Armstrong World Industries Electrical Engineer Intern, Summer 2018 Job in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Armstrong World Industries is a leader in the design and manufacture of acoustical ceilings. Our Technology department has an Electrical Engineer Internship opportunity for the Summer of 2018, located at our corporate headquarters in Lancaster PA. We are looking for candidates that are energetic, technically savvy and highly motivated to succeed in our team environment. Candidates should be majoring in Electrical Engineering, and possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.

AWI is a leader in manufacturing and marketing acoustical ceilings and suspension systems for commercial and residential applications. The business mix is nearly 90% commercial with the balance in residential markets, primarily home improvement and remodeling projects. Our ceilings business is geographically diverse, supported by regional manufacturing and local sales organizations around the Americas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Under the supervision and guidance of an experienced electrical engineer, you will be assigned a project that can be completed during the term of your internship and you may be contributing to an ongoing larger scale project. Electrical Engineers at AWI support the design and installation of capital equipment and systems in our ceilings manufacturing locations. As a member of a cross-disciplinary team, you will participate in projects including problem investigation, project requirements gathering, developing solutions, writing scope documents, specifying equipment, preparing appropriation requests and working on all phases of project and equipment installations.

Value Added Activities (% Time Spent)

  • Replacing/adding production capabilities by adding or modifying equipment

  • Establishing equipment Standard Operating Procedures and maintenance practices to place assets in a precision state

  • Estimating and executing new product and cost improvement projects

  • Modifying equipment and processes to automate manual tasks to improve capacity and/or reduce cost

Supervisory Responsibilities None

Qualifications 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.

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 encounters 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 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

  • Must be pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, cumulative and within major

  • Must have completed Junior year prior to starting Summer 2018 internship

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations



Other Skills and Abilities

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the specific ability to work in teams

  • Capability to build working and professional relationships with other functions

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office with emphasis in Word, Excel, and Power Point

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to work independently and make autonomous decisions when necessary

  • Unlimited authorization to work in the United States

  • Ability to travel, if required

  • Ability to climb ladders and walk catwalks, etc., in order to monitor, direct and validate equipment and installations

Benefits offered by Armstrong World Industries:

AWI offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance, long term disability coverage, vacation and product discount programs.

About the Location (Lancaster, PA):

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants. Click here to read stories about Armstrong employees and how they have found “home” in Lancaster County and surrounding areas.

How to Apply:

AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets. Apply online at

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Job: Engineering

Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Employment Status: Full-Time

Target Grades: 6

Travel: 10%