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Automation Electrical Engineer

Date: May 2, 2019

Location: Kankakee, IL Illinois, US, 0

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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.




Under the direction of the Engineering & Maintenance Manager, the Automation Electrical Engineer will serve as the primary subject matter expert for automation and building controls for the site.  Purpose of the role is to create a primary gatekeeper for automation control, building control, material handling robots, as well as work to identify, plan and manage network wide automation improvements and upgrades.


How you’ll contribute to the team:

  • Automation control and programming
  • Manage projects and cost saving initiatives across the plant
  • Operational line support
  • Troubleshoot and enhance our systems
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Develop and update processes and procedures
  • Minimal travel may be required


What you’ll bring to the table:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering is required
  • Experience commissioning and troubleshooting machine/ process controls is preferred
  • Design, deployment, and testing experience, Allen Bradley and Rockwell controls preferred
  • Experience or knowledge of Allen Bradley RS Logix 5000 and Studio 5000 or similar systems
  • Practical experience in network infrastructure and IP-based networks. Experience with Ethernet, Devicenet, and serial communications preferred.
  • Knowledge of programming and configuration of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Demonstrated successful communication and negotiation skills in order to manage conflicting and/or multiple demands, including ability to present to various level within an organization
  • Experience in utilizing Lean and Six-Sigma tools and methodology


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 discoutn 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

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