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Electrical Engineer

Date: Mar 8, 2019

Location: Jackson, MS Mississippi, US, 39204

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You’ll see it in the vibrant colors of your school hallway, doctors and nurses will walk it while caring for your loved ones, your family will gather on it while creating everlasting memories.  We are North America’s largest producer of resilient flooring products and our mission is to inspire great spaces.


That’s us. That’s Armstrong Flooring.



Community & Philanthropy: We have a heritage of investing millions of dollars in programs that enhance the neighborhoods where we live and work. Additionally, we’re proud that our employees regularly and willingly give of their time and talents to support the efforts of local organizations

Sustainability: Armstrong Flooring has a long-standing reputation for sustainable innovation, starting with using cork waste to make linoleum floors over 100 years ago. We continue to develop products that have lower environmental footprints, and in some cases, reduce the environmental footprints of the buildings where they are installed.




Who you’ll be working with:

  • Maintenance team
  • Production associates
  • Report directly to the Plant Manager


How you’ll contribute to the team:

  • Provide plant wide support to the manufacturing operations and will work collaboratively to continuously improve the equipment and system operations.
  • Assist in the improvement of product quality, compliance, safety, equipment reliability and reduced maintenance / unit cost.
  • Design and develop all aspects of electrical control systems, equipment, and machinery.
  • Performs electrical systems engineering, including electrical power capacity studies, monitoring of the electrical power grid for outages, disturbances, and other emergencies, participating in the resolution of maintenance and warranty issues for electrical equipment, and maintaining the plant-wide as-built electrical system single-line drawings.
  • Work with and support efforts for the development and implementation of the site PLC control systems and variable speed drives.
  • Provides support to Engineering on new projects throughout the facility.
  • Prepares drawing packages, specifications, documentation and equipment-information packets as necessary for job completion.
  • Prepares capital appropriation requests for electrical systems, which include:
    • Capital estimates and equipment descriptions
    • Analysis of project purpose, benefits, and alternatives considered
    • Project presentations to staff
  • Specific design responsibilities will cover all classes of standard industrial power distribution up 4160 KV, as well as control, instrumentation, and engineering responsibilities.
  • Maintain and assist in the installation/modification of electrical/electronic control systems by working with process operations, engineering, and vendor personnel.
  • Maintain documentation of the site electrical/electronic drawings and schematics to ensure the integrity of the system.
  • Assist in the pre-commissioning and start up of new equipment/instrumentation.
  • Provide maintenance personnel with direction when assistance is needed on electrical and/or instrumentation problems.
  • Perform troubleshooting of electrical/electronic control systems.
  • Maintains the plant-wide as-built electrical system single-line drawings.
  • Willing to participate with others to solve problems, and contribute to team effort.
  • Originate action to identify and correct problems without being told, volunteers ideas for improvement, shows consistent energy, starts work quickly, stays busy, works well without direction.
  • Uses logic and experience to develop alternative courses of action, evaluates the alternatives and makes sound, timely decisions.
  • Understands AC/DC motor theory/application/design, full voltage and variable speeds, control circuitry, Allen Bradley PLC with Ladder Logic troubleshooting, create/design/write code, and distribution systems (< 600 V, >600 V).
  • Experienced in the use of Project Management concepts and practices. 
  • Develop preventive maintenance schedules and safety requirements for new equipment.
  • Able to design control circuits
  • Optimizing equipment uptime, equipment reliability, and equipment efficiency by analyzing equipment performance data and maintenance practices and recommending improved and/or more appropriate programs, procedures and systems along with recommending enhancements and /or new approaches. 
  • Develop project alternatives, scopes of work and financial justification for all small projects.
  • Involved in managing, implementing, monitoring and/or contribute towards programs intended to increase the uptime of assets. Such programs include but are not limited to: Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Reliability-Centered Maintenance, Condition-Based Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance, and FMEA programs.
  • Conduct analysis / investigations and provide leadership in Failure Mode Analysis & Root Cause Analysis on equipment failures that significantly affect product quality, equipment uptime and plant capacity. Report conclusions to plant management and make recommendations for improved programs and practices intended to prevent similar failures.
  • Analyzes data to identify trends in equipment performance that adversely affect efficiency, cost, quality, plant capacity, and production throughput. Make recommendations on actions that can be taken to reverse adverse trends.
  • Moderate travel expected, less than 10% with occasional travel for conferences or vendor meetings.


What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Strong technical background; four-year technical degree required with BSEE preferred
  • 5+ years of practical electrical / instrumentation / controls experience in an industrial setting
  • Processing Equipment and Instrumentation Controls Installation/Setup/Maintenance
  • Network Installation/Setup/Maintenance
  • Solutions and Team support for automation


We’ll be excited if you have:

  • Experience with PLC’s, HMI, variable speed drives desired
  • Able to utilize Project Management, SPC, designed experiments, and other appropriate techniques to evaluate process capabilities, define necessary improvements, and monitor results
  • Ability to work in a semi-autonomous environment without technical direction
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Ability to transfer knowledge to all levels of the organization
  • Computer skills; ability to effectively use information systems


At Armstrong Flooring, every employee has a development plan and discussions around career growth. We have many long-tenured employees with diverse career paths. We offer the following opportunities to promote a growth culture:


On-the-job training

 Tuition reimbursement

 Online learning

 Instructor lead courses

Job shadowing



Competitive medical, dental and vision plans

401k with company match

Health Savings Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts

Ability to purchase additional vacation

Employee discount program

Paid holidays

Employee Assistance Program

Mothers Rooms



Company celebrations
Family picnics
Department gatherings
Casual work environment


In addition, our world headquarters office offers:

Campus-like environment

3 mile wooded walking path

Fitness Center

Lunchtime Café

Disc golf, volleyball, bocce ball



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

Nearest Major Market: Jackson Mississippi

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Electrical, Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Plant, Engineering, Manufacturing

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