Industrial Designer, Product Design Job

Job: Design

Primary location: Lancaster , Pennsylvania

Relocation offered: No

Employment status: Full-Time

Travel: 10%

Location: Lancaster, PA. A great central location 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, great shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.

Armstrong Commercial Ceilings is looking for an Industrial Designer to collaborate with our dynamic team to develop inspiring ceiling solutions for our customers.  Within the Industrial Designer role, you will develop and support variety of programs, from inception to delivery.

As a key team member, you will utilize design prcoess thinking and enjoy collaborating with business partners.  As well as, have the talent to clearly articulate your ideas through concept sketching, 2D and 3D computer modeling, presentations, and the ability to produce physical prototypes and install mockup installations.

This role requires a motivated design thinker that can inspire others, generate new to the world concepts, and then bring them to life by collaborating with cross-functional partners.

Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,500 employees and a manufacturing network of twelve facilities.

At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.

We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continueto grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.

What does it mean to work at Armstrong?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:
  • A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, product discount programs and many more.
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • A casual work environment where we have a recognition program for our team, and service awards. You will also be able to make the most of our fitness center and lunchtime cafe.
  • A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results.


What you'll be doing:

  • Partnering with internal team members in brainstorming solutions, and other design focused activities in support of broader business initiatives.
  • Developing creative concepts while ensuring solutions are aligned with business strategy, customer insights,  performance, product safety and manufacturing capability.
  • Participating in customer research, benchmarking activities, and ideation sessions
  • Leading design and development activities for new ceiling system products, including new innovations, product line extensions, and existing system enhancements.
  • Providing creative support to enable project teams design objectives, advocate good design, visualize solutions, and be an enabler of new technologies.
  • Producing technical drawings for product specifications & support technical installation detail drawings to support product commercialization and installation literature & web content  
  • Provide hands-on support to build sample components and lead the physical assembly of prototype installations.
  • Operating CNC prototype production equipment, CNC Laser cutter, Mill, and Router.
  • Supporting and providing design guidance to team members and business partners.



Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design, Architecture, or Interior Design.
  • 2+ years of design experience including research, concept development, construction methodology, materials application, and mechanical development.
  • Proactive leadership skills and the ability to identify design opportunities that can impact the business.
  • A strong portfolio of diverse work that demonstrates innovative solutions, creative thinking, and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoDeskSuite.
  • Hands on skills in prototyping and building large scale mockup installations.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Product Designer.
  • Experience using Autodesk Inventor & Vault
  • Experience specifying ceiling systems.
  • Experience with BIM, and Revit software.
  • Knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
  • Knowledge of architectural/interior finishes, lighting integration, building regulations, and safety codes.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, andprinciplesinvolved in the production of precision technical drawings, models, and documentation.
  • Please include examples or hyperlinks to your work!


Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and we value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Accommodation statement: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at AWI talent acquisitionand let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiriesconcerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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