Armstrong Flooring Inc. Electrical Engineer- Lancaster, PA in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Electrical Engineer- Lancaster, PA

Date: Oct 17, 2017

Location: Lancaster, PA Pennsylvania, US, 17603

Electrical Engineer- Lancaster, PA

Job: Engineering

Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Other Locations:

Employment Status: Full-Time

Travel: 50%

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI) is seeking an Electrical Engineer to be located in Lancaster, PA. The ideal candidate will effectively provide engineering and technical support to the manufacturing operations, identify and execute process improvement and cost reduction initiatives, and handle the selection, design, and installation of capital projects. You will also work with a team in standards development, root cause analysis, packaging and labeling projects, and the integration of process improvement methodologies throughout the organization.

The Electrical Engineer supports our Flooring manufacturing operations, under the supervision of the Engineering Manager. The position works closely with other staff engineers and is responsible for providing engineering and technical services to support the manufacturing equipment, maintenance systems, and production processes. In addition, this position plays a critical role in our lean efforts as we continuously strive to improve our processes and reduce waste. In our fast paced and dynamic manufacturing environments, you will take on and execute projects and studies of significant importance, scope, and complexity. Travel to our plants throughout the U.S. is required, and will vary from single day to multiple week trips.

Responsibilities of the Electrical Engineer:

  • Proactively providing engineering and technical assistance to the manufacturing plants in term of equipment, maintenance, and production processes and systems.

  • Actively participating in identifying and resolving common cause and special cause issues that impact plant reliability and performance.

  • Investigating manufacturing problems in the plants and recommending corrective actions. This includes consulting with production personnel, analyzing the supporting data, recommending corrective actions, and following through on recommendations to evaluate their effectiveness.

  • Developing preliminary concepts and budgetary capital estimates for new products, projects, and improvements.

  • Assisting in and / or developing vendor bid packages and final vendor selection for purchased parts and services.

  • Executing capital projects, ensuring cost, schedule, and performance goals are met or exceeded. This may vary from owning portions of a large project to sole ownership of a project.

  • Project Management within a team setting, utilizing principles based on PMI (Project Management Institute)

  • Applying Precision Maintenance concepts and principals.

  • Educating plant personnel on engineering and technical issues to ensure their knowledge and understanding.

  • Coordinating training and start up activities of new equipment and processes.

  • Participating in Lean efforts, such as kaizen events, where an emphasis is placed on creativity before capital investment.

  • Providing status updates on project progress and issues.

Required Qualifications and Skills of the Electrical Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Minimum of 5 - 10 years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Demonstrated Project Management skills.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation).

  • PLC and HMI programming experience with Rockwell suite of products.

Desired Qualifications and Skills of the Electrical Engineer:

Experience with the following:

  • Rockwell RSLogix 5, 500, and 5000 PLC software

  • Rockwell RSView Studio ME and SE software

  • AB PLC 5 and ControlLogix PLCs

  • AB Panelview Plus series HMI's

  • AB PowerFlex AC variable speed drives

  • AB Kinetic and Ultra 3000 Servo Drives

  • AB DH+, DeviceNet, ControlNet, and Ethernet communications

  • DataBase Systems i.e., SQL

  • Tension control systems

  • Web guiding control systems

  • Registration control systems for printing and punch operations.

  • Mixing and Batching operations

  • Cognex Vision Systems

  • Networked system design and configuration.

  • 480 VAC power distribution design

  • Wonderware application programming and support.

  • Adherence to NFPA 70E and NEC guidelines

  • Previous experience with the application of Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing methodologies, Statistical Process Control and Team Facilitation.

About the Location (Lancaster, PA)

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants. Click here at http://www.armstrong.com/common/uscorp/content/files/88590.pdf to read stories about Armstrong Flooring employees and how they have found “home” in Lancaster County and surrounding areas.

Why Armstrong Flooring?

With a heritage that began more than 150 years ago, Armstrong Flooring, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of flooring products with a focus on innovation, design, and environmental sustainability. Based in Lancaster PA, Armstrong Flooring serves both the residential and commercial markets.

Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance

  • Competitive 401(k) with company match

  • Long term disability coverage

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Product discount programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.

Armstrong Flooring partners with Scout for all direct hire search firm activity.

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