AS Design Engineer Job
Libertyville, IL 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description

Primary location:Libertyville,Illinois
Relocation offered:No
Employment status:Full-Time

The estimated base salary range for this role is "$75,000 to $90,000" per year.
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

What does it mean to work at MRK Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, and many more.
Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results.

Reporting to the AS Engineering Manager, the AS Design Engineer supports the product line for MRK by providing solutions to internal and external customers through creating drawings to address issues within complex ceiling & wall systems. The incumbent utilizes 2D & 3D design software and provides practical contributions in the skillful translation of design layouts into detailed drawings and perform take-offs as required in the development of projects from inception through order completion.

What's in it for you!

  • Ability to network across the company and learn from different departments.
  • Dedicated training and development to help you grow in your role.
  • Collaboration and an open friendly team environment.
  • Ability to work on unique, custom projects

What you'll do

Level I - Associate

  • Reviews building plans identifying products and components to prepare for production.
  • Creates & maintains CAD library drawing files under direct supervision.
  • Prepares 2D & 3D drawings and/or work order packages for production teams.
  • Provides production teams with supporting documentation as required on a job-by-job basis.
  • Maintains a high level of customer focus in producing quality products and services that do not sacrifice the safety of others, oneself, nor the environment.
  • Commits to and follows the facility mission, vision and values that support the Corporate Operating Principles.
  • Interprets architectural drawings provided by end customer.
  • Problem solves issues discovered in drawing review process.
  • Coordinates, processes, and tracks orders through various stages of the manufacturing process.

Level II - Staff(includes all duties described in Level I)

  • Analyzes architectural drawings and proposes creative solutions to issues discovered in drawing review process.
  • Inspects drawing submitted by newer employees for accuracy and adherence to drafting standards.
  • Provides feedback and mentorship to team members.
  • Develops internal procedures and practices to be implemented within the Engineering Department, pending review by management.

What will make you successful

  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Self-manage time effectively to accomplish all tasks within an appropriate time frame.
  • Proficient in MS Office (emphasis on MS Excel), Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Vault is a plus.
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills; bilingual is a plus.
  • Works well in small groups.
  • Strong critical thinking/ creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage project timelines.
  • Initiative-taker with a strong ability to multi-task and juggle multiple responsibilities.
  • Superior organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with the construction business, estimating, reading blueprints and an understanding of the bidding process desired.
  • Project Management skillset a plus.

Level I - Associate

  • Bachelor's degree in design or similar specialty, engineering, or computer science OR 3 - 5 years of equivalent work experience.
  • Experience with using Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor.
  • Experience with product development and construction design solutions.
  • Proven experience in a customer-facing role that includes influencing sales.

Level II - Staff

  • Bachelor's degree in design or similar specialty, engineering, or computer science OR 5 - 7 years of equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Mechanical, Industrial Engineering, or similar specialty.
  • Experience with using Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor.
  • Experience with product development and construction design solutions.
  • Proven experience in a customer-facing role that includes influencing sales.

What will make you stand out

  • Project Management skillset
  • Bilingual in English/ Spanish
  • AutoDesk Vault knowledge

Physical Demands

The physical requirements 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 essential functions of this job.

  1. Office Environment- This position operates in a professional office environment and is no exposed to adverse environmental conditions. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. No PPE is required.
  2. Plant Environment - This position operates in a manufacturing setting and can be subject to extreme cold and hot temperatures; uneven walking surfaces with cords, tools, and other obstacles; intermittent loud noises; and dusty or dirty conditions. Required PPE includes hard hat (when required), safety glasses, earplugs, steel toe/composite boots, and fall protection.

Why should you join MRK Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.

At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.

We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.

Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.

About the location (Libertyville IL)

MRK Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI), is one of twelve AWI plants in North America. Our Libertyville plant in northern Illinois is located 1 hour northwest of Chicago, and 1 hour south of Milwaukee, WI. It is also a short, 7 mile drive to beautiful Lake Michigan. Visit Libertyville's historic downtown shopping and dining district, with nearly 100 restaurants, cafes and pubs. Stop by the Dunn Museum. Take your friends and family to the Libertyville Sports Complex. Check out their calendar of events for festivals, wine tastings, community bike rides, classic car shows and other activities that are hosted year-round. Libertyville provides a hometown feel, while being close to the 3rd and 31st largest cities in the US!

MRK Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce. As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisitionand let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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