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Date: May 8, 2019

Location: Kankakee, IL Illinois, US, 60901

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Armstrong Flooring Products has full-time openings on its Afternoon (2:15 pm to 10:30 pm) and  Night (10:15 pm to 6:30 am) shifts for Production Associates at our plant in Kankakee, Illinois.


In manufacturing resilient flooring tile, your work may involve the mixing of chemical compounds to form tiles, adding coloration, setting plant equipment that sizes, grinds, handles and transports tiles for the forming, shaping, heating, drying and packaging of tiles.


In our plant, we celebrate safety as our most important work standard and successful candidates must have a strong safety bias and attitude.  Our production associates work in a team environment and rotate through multiple positions.  We are looking for people who are flexible, who show initiative and who are motivated and interested in learning and have the demonstrated ability to be successful in a fast paced environment.


If you have an eye for color and understand how color hue consistency can impact the quality of products and fixing things at the root cause, this might be the right job for you.

This position will perform the following tasks:

  • Perform safety start up and shutdown of equipment
  • Maintain assigned work areas and equipment in a clean and orderly manner (5S)
  • Work with material utilizing computer controlled equipment
  • Input formulas for mixing of raw materials
  • Maintain appropriate levels of raw materials so that work processing runs continuously
  • Add in defined levels/weights of pigments and other raw materials for controlling color and appearance
  • Understand and adhere to daily production schedules
  • Properly grind and store materials for the sizing and grinding operations
  • Acquire mastery of the sizing systems components, limitations and use
  • Ensure that quality standards are achieved and rework is minimized
  • Move materials using a sit down fork lift truck
  • Communicate changes in conditions or operation effectively to other operators and supervisors
  • Function in a team-based environment with the ability to learn and perform essential job functions of multiple jobs within the team with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Perform other related duties as assigned




  • 1 year of manufacturing experience operating machinery or equivalent military experience is preferred
  • A High school diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • Ability to communicate effectively; function in a team-based environment;  and perform essential job functions
  • Must be available to work any shift and overtime including overtime on short or no advance notice and weekends
  • Ability to lift 65 pound tile cartons floor to waist on a repetitive basis
  • Ability to perform basic math and operate a calculator
  • Must agree to follow safety guidelines and wear applicable safety equipment; e.g., safety glasses, side shields, approved safety shoes, and other PPE as needed
  • Candidates must be willing to submit to a post offer physical which includes a visual acuity test (color blind test), lifting test and drug screen

To qualified candidates we offer an excellent wage and benefit package, paid time-off for vacation and holidays, career advancement, and steady employment opportunities.


About Kankakee

Our Kankakee Plant employs approximately 250 people working multiple shifts in the manufacture and shipment of vinyl-flooring tile. 


Located just 50 miles South of Chicago, IL, the city of Kankakee offers a diverse blend of both rural and urban influences.  The Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, Kankakee Valley Theatre and Kankakee County Historical and Art Museum are just a few of the sights and sounds of the area.  The beautiful Kankakee River winds through town serving as a backdrop for year round recreation and relaxation and is ideal for landing small mouth bass, channel catfish, walleye and northern pike.  Kankakee is proud of its history of agriculture and commerce and looks ahead to an exciting future as the service, industrial, cultural and governmental hub of Kankakee County


We are a drug free environment.

Armstrong is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Kankakee
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradley

Job Segment: Industrial, Forklift, Manufacturing

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