Job Opportunity: Sustainability Engineer at Armstrong World Industries. Lancaster, PA .
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This job has many requirements, however, these qualifications will make a new employee very successful. In terms of education and work experience, a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, or related technical field is required, and at least one year of equivalent work or research experience. This experience is preferred to be in an environmental field and/or in a manufacturing environment. For the next qualifications, these are directed toward the characteristics of an employee and their working habits. A new hire must have exceptional skills in project management, multi-tasking, and analytics. There should also be success in managing many projects in order to meet final goals. They should have a strong passion for sustainability, as it is a large portion of the company’s initiatives and mission. The employee should have the abilities to work and communicate effectively both in a team setting, with strong interpersonal skills, and individually with an experimental approach, and have the ability to build relationships with others. Finally, the applicant should be proficient in Microsoft Office services, have excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and they should have the knowledge of supply chain initiatives and chemical laboratory analyses.
As for desired, but not required qualifications, these include previous experience in management of chemical inventories. They also include the previous experience in working on waste/recycling programs and water/energy reduction.
Job To-Do List:
For my list of things to do before I could meet the above requirements, I would need to complete the following things.
- Meet with my advisors for advice on an internship vs. a co-op program.
- Apply for internships and/or co-ops via handshake.
- Accept an intern/co-op position.
- Complete the internship/co-op.
- Graduate with a B.S. Chemical Engineering degree.
- Check off the needed work habits and characteristics.
- Fill out and submit the application for the job listed above.
How to Complete My To-Do List:
For a place to start in accomplishing everything on my to-do list, I would begin by planning out the next 3 or so years. I would speak with my advisors in the College of Engineering and see which experience, either an internship or co-op, would be a better fit for me. I would then see when my lighter-workload semesters are, and I would find a good time to add in an internship or co-op. From there, I would begin researching and finding a variety of different opportunities that fit into the type of work, time, place, etc. that I desire. Then, the application process begins. After filling out and submitting a few applications to various programs, I would simply wait and hope for at least one acceptance letter. Assuming I get accepted into a program, I would complete the job with full passion, grateful for the experience. Once this is done, all I must do is continue through completing my degree in chemical engineering and graduate. From here I would make sure I have all the expected characteristics, and then I could complete my application for the job.