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Process Engineer at Armstrong Flooring in Beech Creek, PA

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Process Engineer 
Job: Engineering
Primary Location: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Other Locations: 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 5%


Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI) is seeking a Process Engineer for its Beech Creek, PA location. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Process Engineer is responsible for providing technical services for the overall facility operation. These services include process improvement work, daily process support, cost reduction activities, and project management. This position plays a critical role in our Lean and continuous improvement activities.



  • Proactively providing engineering and technical assistance to the Beech Creek plant in term of equipment, maintenance, production processes and systems, and facility maintenance.
  • Actively participating as a member of the Leadership Team in driving overall plant performance.
  • Leading plant Quality and ISO teams in maintaining and improving plant quality
  • Maintaining plant maintenance stores and maintenance purchase items
  • Working with plant maintenance personnel and systems
  • Identifying and resolving common cause and special cause issues that impact plant reliability and performance.
  • Investigating manufacturing problems in the plant and recommending corrective actions.  This includes consulting with production and maintenance personnel, analyzing the supporting data, recommending corrective actions, and following through on recommendations to evaluate their effectiveness.
  • 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.
  • Assisting in and / or developing vendor bid packages and final vendor selection for purchased parts and services.
  • 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.


 Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong change management skills and experience
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint


Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • PLC Programming Experience
  • Capital project management
  • CAD
  • Previous experience with the application of Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing methodologies, Statistical Process Control and Team Facilitation.


About the Location (Beech Creek, PA)


Our Beech Creek Plant is a state-of-the-art high-speed rotogravure printing facility which provides high resolution printed surfaces for resilient floors and employs approximately 25 people.


Situated about twenty five miles northeast of State College and fifteen miles from interstate 80, Beech Creek is readily accessible.  The area is abundant with natural resources and offers a broad range of recreational opportunities.  Additionally, being within 35 minutes of Penn State University, Beech Creek is close to many educational, cultural and athletic opportunities.


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


Armstrong Flooring has a partnership with Scout for all of our direct hire search firm activity and as such, all inquiries and resumes must be submitted through Scout. Scout is an easy to use recruitment marketplace integrated within Bullhorn, PCRecruiter or accessible via Scout Connect. Accordingly, we respectfully ask agencies not to solicit our business managers or Talent Acquisition team directly and to reach out to Scout at www.goscoutgo.com/searchfirmreferral.

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