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Armstrong Flooring, Inc. Engineering Leadership Development Program in Kankakee, Illinois

Innovation and engineering are at the heart of Armstrong Flooring’s strategy for success. We are seeking college seniors, early career professionals, and Junior Military Officers for our Engineering Leadership Development Program. The goal of this accelerated development program is to cultivate future leaders for our business. Our Engineering Leadership Development Program offers you highly visible positions and provides you opportunities to lead Armstrong Flooring’s critical projects and operations.

Location: Kankakee, IL

Our Engineering Leadership Development Program prepares you for roles of increased responsibility through a combination of rotational assignments, structured learning, formalized feedback, and mentoring.

Incorporating two different assignments over the course of eighteen (18) months, the program provides you with an outstanding opportunity to develop skills in project leadership and people leadership. This program allows you to build a deep foundation of knowledge as you produce results, quickly gain credibility, and develop a strong company network. You will also have the opportunity to interact with senior leaders and participate in various key initiatives.

Assignment areas include:

  • Capital Project Engineering

  • Innovation

  • New Product Development

  • Manufacturing-based Engineering

Assignments will be based in Kankakee, IL for the entire eighteen (18) month program.

After completing the program, you will work closely with the program managers and mentors to identify roles within the organization that match your skills and aspirations with the best opportunities for career development and advancement.

What you will get out of the program:

  • Hands-on experience and established credibility

  • Experience in improvement projects, innovation and driving new products to market

  • Broad-based knowledge of our company and growth into a well-rounded leader

  • Individual mentoring by successful leaders to provide custom coaching and support

  • Industry-leading training in multiple disciplines

  • Opportunity to live in various locations throughout the U.S.

Upon entering into the program, you’ll work daylight hours, but must have the ability to work all shifts and respond to emergency calls during off hours, weekends and holidays (if the need arises).


What you'll bring to the table:

  • College seniors, early career professionals and Junior Military Officers

  • Bachelor’s degree by December 2020 or May 2021 in Industrial Engineering or Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and work without constant supervision

  • Prior internship or work experience in manufacturing, a technical role or the military is highly preferred

  • Leadership potential displayed through projects, student organizations and/or community service

  • Demonstrated skills in communication, interpersonal relations and working within a team environment

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Natural curiosity, knack for continuous improvement, and the drive to roll up your sleeves and get things done

  • Prioritized safety for yourself and others


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 producer of resilient flooring products and our mission is to inspire great spaces.

That’s us. That’s Armstrong Flooring.

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


At Armstrong Flooring, every employee has a development plan and discussions around career growth. We have many employees with diverse backgrounds and career paths. We offer the following opportunities which promote a growth culture:

  • Certifications

  • On-the-Job training

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Instructor-led & online courses

  • Job shadowing

  • Cross-functional team projects


  • Choice of competitive Medical, Dental and Vision plans - effective Day 1 of employment

  • 401k with company match

  • Health Savings & Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Prescription plan with mail-order options

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Paid vacation with graduated schedule & option to purchase more

  • Paid holidays

  • Product discounts

  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Company celebrations & department gatherings

  • Recognition program

  • Service awards

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.