AMF BAKERY SYSTEMS WELCOMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS FOR U.S. AND LATIN AMERICA

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – September 11, 2020 – Today AMF Bakery Systems, the global leader in complete bakery automation solutions, welcomed David Burke as Vice President of Operations for U.S. and Latin America. Burke joins the company with a strong background of leadership positions in manufacturing, supply chain, and continuous improvement.  

Burke joins AMF most recently from the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense systems, and aftermarket service provider, Boeing, where he was Vice President and General Manager of their Encore Group division.

“David brings great passion and experience in developing high performing teams,” mentioned Jason Ward, President of AMF. “As we continue to drive operational excellence, continuous improvement and innovation in our businesses, we are thrilled to welcome someone with David’s proven track record and accomplishments to our senior leadership team.”

Throughout his career, Burke has led supply chain and manufacturing strategies with a focus on lean manufacturing processes. As part of the continued growth plans for AMF and the company’s commitment to the Markel Business System, Burke will be leading all operations, engineering and customer care  groups in the U.S. and Latin America to fulfill AMF’s mission of being the partner of choice for bakers around the world.

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ABOUT AMF BAKERY SYSTEMS

Bakeries around the world partner with AMF Bakery Systems – inclusive of AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer – for best-in-class unit equipment and complete system solutions, from mixer to marketplace, that improve operations, products, and bakery success.

With global reach and local presence, AMF is the only truly global partner delivering complete system solutions that empower bakeries to rise. AMF Bakery Systems is a proud member of the Markel Food Group.

Financial Analyst

Job Summary: AMF Bakery Systems is looking for a motivated and self-driven Financial Analyst. The primary responsibilities of the role include the ability to conduct proper research, examine financial details, and deliver accurate reporting.

How You Will Impact AMF: The Financial Analyst will be a critical linkage between the operations and sales teams to improve business processes. This linkage will allow for improved accounting principles and practices that impact operations and AMF’s goal of producing high-quality equipment that commences on schedule and budget and providing a best-in-class customer experience.

What You Need To Succeed:

  • A  bachelor’s degree and a solid financial background and work experience
  • An orientation to do all you can for the customer
  • The ability to communicate well, adapt, and bring energy to your work
  • A good command of the English language 
  • Residency in The Netherlands in the Gorinchem area

What We Offer:

  • Full-time employment with an international organization. (Due to the organization’s growth, this may become a structural position)
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Participation in CAO Metalektro
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Safe working environment
  • Working partly from home is an option

Interested in this job as Financial Analyst?

Send your resume and motivational letter before September 6th, 2020 to Claudia van Straaten, HR Advisor via hr-eu@amfbakery.com.

Do you want to know more about this vacancy? Contact Marcel Blom at mblom@amfbakery.com

AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer provide best in class unit equipment and fully integrated bakery solutions for the global baking industry. AMF Bakery Systems, AMF Tromp, and AMF Den Boer help bakers grow their product portfolio with confidence to produce soft bread and buns, sheeted artisan bread, pizzas, flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastries and croissants. Along with the latest bakery innovation, AMF provides expert design and applications engineering, production expertise, full-system integration, project management, installation, training, and lifetime parts, and service support. Information about AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer is available on www.amfbakery.com

Checkout and Install Technician

Job Summary: AMF Bakery Systems is looking for a motivated and self-driven Checkout and Install Technician (CIT). The primary responsibilities of the CIT include execution of final machine checkout (which will require coordination with Assembly and Engineering), full ownership of machinery installs at customer locations, as well as support for Assembly teammates.

How You Will Impact AMF: The CIT will be the key linkage between equipment checkout and installation/startup. This linkage will allow for better feedback and communication between these two critical steps equipment delivery process. This role will have a significant impact to AMF’s goal of producing high quality equipment that starts on schedule and on budget, and providing a best-in-class customer experience. A CIT at AMF:

  • Become an expert in the functionality and operation of AMF machinery
  • Perform duties of Assembly Technicians in the final stages of assembly, or earlier in builds as needed.
  • Play a lead role in ensuring we are meeting critical internal and external target dates
  • Facilitate the repair of parts both internally and externally through design improvements, manufacturing of parts, or fabrication in the field.
  • Lead efforts to provide feedback to the appropriate parties to either reduce costs or improve equipment functionality.
  • Solve simple and/or complex problems in real time.
  • Will demonstrate the professional demeanor of an industry leading and widely respected company daily
  • Provide Field Service support on occasion (non-install)

What You Need To Succeed:

  • Field service experience and willingness to travel for field service up to 60%
  • 2 Year Technical Degree or 5 years of controls electrical experience
  • Ability to comprehend and execute verbal, written and drawn instructions (e.g. engineering control drawings and/or schematics)
  • A solid electrical aptitude with demonstrated knowledge of NEC code and wiring techniques
  • Knowledge of various types of variable speed drives, sensors, conveyors, PLC and human interfaces (incl. Rockwell and AB)
  • Basic machine shop and fabricating skills (incl. cutting and drilling of various materials, dismantle, repair and re-assembly)
  • PLC programming capabilities: Ability to understand existing programs, make required changes and troubleshoot in real time
  • Understanding of power transmission parts (bearings, motors, reducers, belts, pulleys), pneumatics (air cylinders, valves), hydraulics and electrical circuits and how they work together.
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of hand, electrical and pneumatic tools with ability to select which is most optimal
  • Sound troubleshooting skills and thought process
  • Can work and communicate effectively with multiple levels of both AMF and customers’ organizations (from operator to upper management)
  • Can quickly learn and adjust to customers’ policies (safety, health, or any other policies)
  • A professional demeanor with the ability to play the required role in a customer setting (leader, follow, or assist)

Working Conditions: Typical manufacturing facility conditions.

  • Indoors (95%) and outdoors (5%) working conditions
  • Wide variety of conditions possible at customer locations
  • Teammate must be able to stand on concrete floors for a minimum of eight hours. Kneeling, squatting, bending over and standing for long periods of time may be required to perform assigned tasks.
  • Must have own basic tools. List of teammate provided tools includes, but is not limited to: box/open end/socket wrench sets, Allen wrench set, screwdriver set, tap handles, pliers, combination square, 9” level and tape measure. English and metric tool sets are recommended. A lockable tool box is also recommended.
  • Safety glasses and steel-toed safety shoes are required
  • Long pants and a sleeved shirt (short sleeve at a minimum) are required

What We Offer:

  • Attractive compensation package
  • Quarterly bonuses
  • Profit sharing
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Ability to purchase up to 5 days of vacation
  • Tuition reimbursement program

Mechanical Assembly Technician

Job Summary: AMF Bakery Systems is looking for a motivated and self-driven Mechanical Assembly Technician (MAT). MATs are responsible for mechanical assembly of AMF machinery, assemblies, and equipment. MATs must be able to work with or without the aide of drawings and/or schematics. Fabrication and occasional rework of parts (cutting, grinding, drilling, tapping, welding, etc.) will be required to complete assemblies.

How You Will Impact AMF:

  • Interpret and follow verbal, written and drawn instructions
  • Assemble parts using a wide variety of fasteners and joining techniques
  • Maintain work area cleanliness, functionality and safe conditions
  • Perform all assigned tasks in a limited amount of time, within acceptable quality limits and while following safe work practices
  • Report out on assembly progress and suggest countermeasures to maintain or recover schedules
  • Identify and suggest productivity and/or quality improvements to Supervisors and/or Engineers

What You Need To Succeed:

  • Trade school
  • Relevant mechanical assembly experience
  • Ability to comprehend and execute verbal, written and drawn instructions (incl. 2D and 3D engineering drawings and/or schematics)
  • A solid mechanical aptitude which enables the use of sound judgment in the proper use of fasteners and assembly steps
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of hand, electrical and pneumatic tools and the understanding of which tools are best to use in a given situation
  • Ability to assess a problematic situation, diagnose a potential issue and repair the problem
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to safely operate a fork truck
  • Ability to weld preferred but not required

Working Conditions:

  • Typical manufacturing facility conditions (Indoors ~95% / Outdoors ~5%)
  • Facility is heated in winter, but not air conditioned in summer
  • Employee must be able to stand on concrete floors for a minimum of eight hours. Kneeling, squatting, bending over and standing for long periods of time may be required to perform assigned tasks.
  • Can occasionally be loud, especially in local areas where grinding or machine testing is taking place. Ear plugs are provided for work performed where noise is a factor.
  • Employee must be able to work with both live wire (up to 575V) and dead wire conditions. Live wire conditions generally make up less than 20% of normal working environment.
  • Must have own basic tools. List of teammate provided tools includes: box/open end/socket wrench sets, Allen wrench set, screwdriver set, tap handles, pliers, combination square, 9” level and tape measure. English and metric tool sets are recommended. A lockable toolbox is also recommended.
  • Safety glasses and steel-toed safety shoes are required.
  • Long pants and a sleeved shirt (short sleeve at a minimum) are required.

Project Manager

Job Summary: AMF Bakery Systems is seeking an experienced Project Manager who will be responsible for technical and business requirements discovery, solution design/engineering (create/modify AutoCad layouts), supporting the sales team with information for customer presentations and project implementation/execution and management.
The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership qualities with a proven track record of managing, motivating, and developing teammates to achieve corporate metrics and strategic goals.

How You Will Impact AMF:

  • Provide strong project management by generating project Gantt charts, organizing various activities of a bakery project to include coordination of activities from engineering, manufacturing, delivery, installation, start up and sign off. Conduct status update meetings and communicate with customers and stakeholders involved in the project
  • Assume responsibility of communication channel with customers
  • Control customer’s specification documents and ensure clarity and understanding of scope between AMF engineers and customer.
  • Responsible for obtaining customer approval on equipment designs
  • Manage the Sales Change Notice process to ensure changes are clearly documented and communicated throughout the life of the project
  • Perform field surveys and execute layout drawings
  • Develop an understanding of technical and financial risks
  • Coordinate OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) equipment integration including follow up of all OEM activities (PO’s, Shipments, Scope, etc.)
  • Support the scheduling of appropriate service technicians, oversee installation and equipment start up activities
  • Maintain on site punch list to ensure support service and ‘warranty’ activities are actioned
  • Provide technical support to the global Sales and Applications engineering functions.
  • As experience grows, become knowledgeable of the competitor’s product lines and their strategic advantages and disadvantages compared to AMF product lines
  • Participate in the development of the overall business strategy of the Value Stream and ensure the achievement of operations Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Work closely with the Engineering R&D and Assembly/Installation teams to ensure a flawless execution of projects.

What You Need To Succeed:

  • Knowledge of food/beverage/bakery manufacturing industry
  • Microsoft platform software
  • Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Project
  • AutoCAD 2016
  • Understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering basics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer relationship and management skills
  • Ability to navigate and capture sales opportunities
  • Detail oriented with great organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions under pressure
  • Creative mind to problem solving
  • Comfortable with change and working in a fast-paced environment
  • Travel required (up to 50%), with frequent ‘short term’ notification.
  • Bilingual (English/other language) a major asset
  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial business management or finance.
  • Experience in a supervisory role and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to present to large groups and to the Management of the company.
  • Strong problem- solving skills. Experience with lean tools such as Kaizen, Problem Solving, A3’s, etc. is preferred.
  • Travel: 20 trips per year for; Start-ups, Follow up visits, warranty, training

CNC Machinist

Job Summary: AMF is looking a qualified teammate to produce parts by programming or running CNC machines, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.

How You Will Impact AMF:

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Programs mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to international standards.
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

What You Need To Succeed:

  • CNC Certification
  • CNC Programming a Plus
  • Strong Manufacturing background
  • Conceptual Skills, Process Improvement, Verbal Communication, Functional and Technical Skills
  • Controls and Instrumentation and Tooling
  • Attention to Detail, Judgment

Manufacturing Engineer

Job Summary: AMF is looking a qualified teammate to supply support to the Machine Shop Department; this candidate will work closely with Engineering in the development of programs, process improvements, test and update drawings.

How You Will Impact AMF:

  • Process parts from engineering to be in house production
  • Purchase necessary supplies for the shop including but not limited to to tools
  • Program various pieces of CNC equipment
  • Create routers for parts as required
  • Collaborate with internal partners; Engineering, Sales, Mechanical and Electrical Assembly and Accounting to provide support and feedback
  • Monitor and investigate standard cost to seek opportunities for reductions

What You Need To Succeed:

  • Strong CNC and Manual Machine Shop experience.
  • Ability to accurately estimate the process, time and material required to make a part
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Working knowledge of Merry mechanization and Bob Cad Feature CAM
  • D365/Bluestar A plus but not required

Other Qualifications Needed:

  • Bachelors in relevant field or combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years machine shop experience
  • Basic AutoCAD / 3D software experience
  • Knowledge of Merry Mechanization, Feature CAM or similar software

Mechanical Engineer

Job Summary: AMF is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to provide mechanical engineering support for AMF Bakery System’s products located in our Goldsboro, NC facility. This includes current standard food machinery equipment, custom and legacy products, value engineering and sales support.

How You Will Impact AMF:

  • Provide mechanical machine design which includes sizing and specifying all mechanical design components
  • Assemble complete and accurate Bills of Materials (BOMs) for the machine/system design
  • Provide field service technicians remote support during system service calls, installation and commissioning.
  • Provide on-site troubleshooting and startup support. This generally could result in 15-20% travel
  • Provide solutions for End of Life (EOL) components within AMF systems to support customer needs
  • Responsible for maintenance of technical documents
  • Assist the Applications Engineering and Equipment Product Managers during the scope phase of a potential project
  • Assist sales with custom design solutions and custom quote estimating

What You Need To Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. A combination of an AA degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to understand, design, and document pneumatic control systems
  • Experience with technical documentation, including equipment manuals and bulletins
  • Experience with equipment and plant layout design
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, proficient in any 3D modeling applications (i.e., Solid Edge/Solid Works/Inventor),
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Strong project management skills with ability to manage multiple processes simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable with working in fast-paced environment

How You Benefit:

  • We offer a competitive salary, benefits, vacation and other ancillary benefits as well as a robust 401k Profit Sharing plan! 

Position Reports To Tim Wice, Product Group Leader

CONTROLS ENGINEER R&D

Job Summary: AMF is looking for a fast and flexible Controls Engineer R&D to work independently on assigned projects and tasks, effectively using all available resources as needed. With all stakeholders in and outside of AMF, you will realize new implementations and problem-solving concerning the design and testing of controls systems. Together with your teammates, you will translate customer requirements into viable products.

How You Will Impact AMF:

  • Participation in all phases of (new) product development, including requirement specification, research, design, implementation, software integration, testing, and documentation
  • Design, code, test and troubleshoot applications utilizing the appropriate hardware, software platform, database, programming tools, and technology
  • Engineer technical solutions based on best practices (e.g., standard tools)
  • Provide technical documentation on the developments
  • Drive the continuous deployment and improvement of process through the Markel Business System (MBS)

What You Need To Succeed:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Industrial Automation, Information Technology or similar computer science or at least ten years of experience in a similar position
  • Five years or more of experience with controls engineering at a senior level in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in agile programming methodology, programming PLC’s and HMI’s (Siemens and Allen Bradley), programming drive controls and motion (Lenze / Allen Bradley / SEW / Siemens) and programming structured text or visual Basic/C++
  • Able to design hardware concepts
  • Experience in vertical communication (SCADA – MES), data analytics and PowerBI type applications
  • Familiar with lean management tools
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Capacity to influence others and take action on daily business
  • Proficient communication skills (written and verbal) at all levels in the organization and English process technologies
  • Committed to continuous improvement through problem-solving and employee involvement

What do we offer?

  • Excellent compensation & benefit package
  • Pension scheme (Metalektro) 
  • 27 holidays per year
  • Training and development options

Please send your resume and motivation letter to Claudia van Straaten, HR Advisor at HR-EU@amfbakery.com

Want to know more about this job? Contact Peter van Zessen (Technical Director | pvanzessen@amfbakery.com) for further questions.

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