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Armstrong World Industries - Lancaster, PA

Human Resources Manager (Hybrid) Job



Full Time

On Site


Oakland, California, United States

​Primary Location: Oakland, California
Relocation offered: No
Employment status: Full-Time
Travel: 25%
Non-compete: No
Location: Hybrid position located in Oakland, California

The estimated base salary range for this role is $120,000 - $165,000 per year.
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors (salary may be adjusted based on geographic location)

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 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.

Reporting to the Senior HR Manager, Architectural Specialties (AS), the Human Resources Manager, AS will partner with operations leaders and manufacturing teams by providing HR support and solutions to people and business challenges across multiple California manufacturing facilities. The incumbent will have the responsibility for ensuring compliance with Federal and California State employment law in the areas of workforce management, staffing, employee relations, leaves of absence, benefits administration, compensation planning, etc. This role will drive the execution of HR initiatives and processes that provide for continuous improvement in the HR function at each location plus organizational growth and transformation.

What you'll be doing:

HR Business Partnership:

  • Leads and directs plant HR activities across multiple sites to support the achievement of plant performance metrics in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, cost, and employee engagement.

  • Develops employment guidelines that adhere to California labor codes while still meeting strategic business objectives.

  • Conducts regular compliance audits of each California company location.

  • Supports organization change, integration, and continuous improvement efforts (such as Lean and acquisition integration activities) and collaborates with plant leadership to ensure successful change management approaches through effective planning and analysis, communication of change initiatives, full and active leadership support, and employee involvement.

  • Coaches and develops plant leadership team members providing HR guidance and input on operational plans and decisions and maintaining a forward-looking staffing plan.

  • Maintains regular touch point meetings with individual leadership team members and front-line supervisors at each of the sites.

  • Supports and develops effective performance management and employee development systems for the salaried and production workforce.

  • Develops and implements Human Resource strategies and programs for production wage reviews, employee onboarding and offboarding, DEI initiatives, and fosters employee engagement.

  • Tracks and analyzes plant HR metrics to determine root cause and develops and executes action plans to address problem areas.

  • Drives clear communication to all employees regarding change management in areas of programs and policies.

  • Engages in practical and rational employee relations including investigations, discipline, coaching, and counseling to employees.

Travel: Moderate; approximately 25%. The position will primarily support our Oakland, CA facility in addition to facilities in Lincoln and Gardena, CA.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish.

  • Well-rounded knowledge and experience across all areas of HR.

  • Strong knowledge of applicable employment and labor laws with specific expertise in California Employment Laws.

  • Strong business acumen with a clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between HR and business strategy.

  • Ability to collaborate with, engage, inspire, and influence organizational leaders and employees across all areas of business.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Proficiency with HR information systems (e.g., SuccessFactors Employee Central).

  • Effective communication and presentation skills.

Physical and Mental Demands

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit for prolonged periods; repetitive motion of hands/wrists/fingers; concentrate and repeat the same physical or mental activities over and over; think analytically and be exact or highly accurate; make decisions such as to identify complex problems, develop options and implement solutions; work in a team; ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADAAA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards; pay attention to and remember details; communicate effectively including active listening to understand points being made, and asking appropriate questions and not interrupting inappropriately; speak to convey information effectively; write to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience; read to understand work related documents; move between different physical locations within and between buildings; and push, pull, carry and lift in the normal course of travel.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with a standard level of noise common to an office environment including office equipment and co-workers speaking to each other and on phones. Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when entering the floor of manufacturing facilities based on the specific requirements of each location.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • 5+ years of progressive human resources experience in a multi-shift, manufacturing environment including leadership of HR associates.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, or PHR helpful.

  • SHRM California Law HR Specialty Credential preferred.

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 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.

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 continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.

Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.

Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce. As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at [Register to View] style="color:blue">AWI talent acquisition and 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 inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!