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Controls Engineer

Open Position

Location: Richmond, Virginia

Job summary:

The Controls Engineer will develop and troubleshoot engineering designs for AMF Bakery System’s products. This includes current standard machines/systems, custom products, legacy products, and sales support. In addition, this position is responsible for hardware and software design for machine and control systems for assigned AMF projects.
Responsibilities include ensuring drawings are accurate and are compliant with the latest electrical code, assisting the Electrical Assembler during system build, machine/system preflight check out, field service assistance, and installation as required, which may require travel to customer bakeries.

Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design control systems from concept to completion. The design and components will adhere to AMF and customer standards
  • Prepare machine design which includes all power, control systems, and electrical diagrams required to meet the customer’s specifications for each project assigned
  • Markup drawings, calculate electrical specs (FLA, Heat/AC requirements, etc.), and work with control specialists to ensure the drawings are accurate and follow the latest electrical code
  • Prepare an accurate Bills of Materials (BOMs) for the machine/system design
  • Prepare Machine/System Programs following AMF standards
  • Prepare Machine/System Operator Interface programs following AMF standards
  • Compile and document PLC and HMI programs (as needed) for each machine, and confirm they are up to date with OneAMF standards
  • Prepare spare parts list for AMF systems
  • Assist the Controls Engineering and Product Managers during the scoping phase of a potential project; design the electrical systems for the customer/sold specs
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management

Knowledge, skills, and abilities should include, but are not limited to:

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or a similar field. A combination of an AA degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience will be considered in place of a bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of controls/electrical engineering experience
  • Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Project
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and project a good image for AMF
  • Knowledge of industrial communications (Ethernet/IP, DeviceNET, Profibus, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Programs: Studio 5000, RSLogix (5, 500, 5000), RsLinx, BootP-DHCP Tool, VMWare, Factory Talk View Studio, AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley Operator Interface hardware and software (primarily Panel View Plus series) • Knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC hardware and software (primarily Logic5000)
  • Understand design concepts and how a machine mechanically functions
  • Understand electrical codes and regulations such as NFPA 70, NFPA 79, and UL 508a, as well as agency approvals to control systems manufactured at AMF
  • Some travel is required at 25% to 30%

We offer a competitive salary, benefit, paid time off, and other ancillary benefits, as well as a robust 401k Profit Sharing plan

How To Apply:

Please send your resume and motivation letter to recruiting@amfbakery.com

Bakeries around the world partner with AMF Bakery Systems for best-in-class unit equipment and complete system solutions. From mixer to marketplace, our solutions enhance operations, products, and bakery successes. With a global reach and local presence, AMF is the only truly global partner to provide complete system solutions that help bakeries grow. AMF Bakery Systems is a proud member of the Markel Food Group.