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Maintenance & Engineering Manager

Date: Feb 3, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA California, US

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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 #1 manufacturer of resilient flooring with a strong passion for integrity, safety, quality, and community.


That’s us. That’s Armstrong Flooring.




Community & Philanthropy: We have a heritage of investing substantial 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.




Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI) has a job opportunity for a Maintenance and Engineering Manager to be located in South Gate, CA. The Maintenance and Engineering Manager will provide engineering and maintenance leadership to the manufacturing and facility operations. This position is responsible for the effective management and coordination of the hourly maintenance & storeroom teams, plant engineers and the plant capital budget. This includes providing engineering support for safety issues, Lean initiatives, engineering effectiveness and efficiency, daily operations, cost reduction, and new product development.


What you'll be doing:

Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Under the general guidance of the Plant Manager, this position is responsible for plant engineering and maintenance projects, storeroom operation, IT/Network operation, and capital budget plan development and execution.
  • Provide leadership in support of the organizations Safety Management Process.  Work closely with the EH&S Manager and other managers to assure that necessary support is given to this process.
  • Support all required internal and external accounting standards. Work closely with the plant controller to ensure all purchasing, maintenance spending and engineering projects meet control standards.
  • Ensures the timely repair and maintenance of buildings, grounds and other facilities.
  • Promotes the continual improvement of Plant Reliability, through proper support of Lean events, through capital investment and re-engineering projects that strive to offset maintenance materials inflation and to reduce plant downtime.
  • Responsible for maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of all production related manufacturing equipment and processes required to manufacture a high quality product in a repeatable and cost effective manner
  • Involvement in day-to-day plant manufacturing activity to ensure designed and documented processes are delivering the desired results.
  • Drives improvements in all related manufacturing processes, including those related to products, equipment, human interface and product quality
  • Ensure new parts and optimization projects are completed by the required deadline, at reasonable cost, and with a robust process
  • Ensure effective operation of the storeroom in support of the plants goals.  This includes inventory / cost control and adherence to internal / external purchasing requirements.
  • Ensure the plant IT/Network is effectively managed in support of the plants goals. This includes working closely with Corp. IT/Network liaisons to drive improvements and meet required internal standards.  
  • Through partnerships with Operations personnel, will ensure the required technical support for all critical process and product issue resolution is available for all product builds, process operations and facilities management
  • Approve all tooling, either manufactured or purchased, used in assigned functional area.
  • Transfer of knowledge to all levels of the organization. 
  • Recommends and provides leadership support for the implementation of new process improvement projects related to safety, Plant Reliability, process effectiveness, and cost utilizing improvement systems/tools such as Six Sigma, Lean and 5S.
  • Develops departmental goals and strategies consistent with Plant, Corporate, and Operational goals and provides the leadership for the planning process to meet these goals.
  • Provides general direction and performance requirements for use of outside contractors and service representatives as it relates to engineering efforts.


What you'll bring to the table:

  • 7 years of experience in heavy manufacturing industry with at least 5 years of supervisory responsibility.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience developing and managing capital improvement budgets and projects.
  • Must understand systems, design of repeatable processes, and utilize SPC when appropriate.
  • Knowledge of Machine Shop Operations, Metal Fabrication, and mechanical assembly processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of Continuous Improvement tools and approaches (Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Problem Solving, Kanban, Process Mapping, etc.)
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Must be able to communicate well with all levels of the organization.
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to function in a semi-autonomous environment.



At Armstrong Flooring, every employee has development plans 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-led 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 Room





Company celebrations

Family picnics

Department gatherings/networking

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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