Mechanical Engineer
Armstrong Flooring Inc.
 Kankakee, IL


Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has a job opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer (internally called a Maintenance & Reliability Engineer) located in Kankakee, IL. Reporting to the Director of Maintenance & Reliability, this position support the maintenance and reliability systems for our tiled flooring product lines.

Location: 1401 N. Hobbie Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901

Mechanical Engineer Salary: $85,000 - $95,000, based on experience (Gr. 11/12)

How you’ll contribute to the team:

  • Optimize equipment up-time, reliability, and efficiency by analyzing equipment performance data and maintenance practices
  • Recommend improved processes, programs, procedures and systems along with recommending enhancements and new approaches
  • Develop maintenance scheduling methodology to increase proactive work
  • Implement techniques to improve schedule compliance and management of work order backlog
  • Utilize statistics to analyze preventative maintenance needs – MTBF, MTTF, MDT, MTTR, etc.
  • Identify and implement technology to improve equipment reliability
  • Create job planning and kitting processes
  • Ensure storeroom inventory accuracy, maintain list of critical spares, and ensure proper stocking levels of spare parts
  • Evaluate needs for new equipment to ensure reliability of equipment after startup
  • Develop KPI for plant’s maintenance staffs
  • Identify training and development for maintenance staffs
  • Moderate travel expected, approximately 15%


What you'll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering PLUS 3+ years’ experience in Maintenance & Reliability
    OR 10+ years' experience in Maintenance & Reliability
  • Proven track record of working in manufacturing environments
  • Previous experience with implementing new systems

We'll be excited if you have:

  • Advanced degree in a related field
  • Certifications in Maintenance & Reliability
  • Experience in indirect management