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Electrical Assembly Team Leader

Open Position

Location: Richmond, Virginia

AMF Bakery Systems offers best-in-class system solutions for industrial bakeries across the globe. We prioritize sustainability and have developed the first-ever industrial hydrogen oven to help our clients reduce food and energy waste daily. Our Richmond location in Virginia provides a dynamic work environment and a chance to join our team as an Electrical Assembly Team Leader.

The ideal Team Leader will lead and participate in the assembly of electrical and control systems of AMF machinery/equipment. Electrical Assemblers and their respective leaders must be able to work with and without the aid of drawings and schematics. Occasional mechanical rework of parts (cutting, grinding, drilling, tapping, etc.) may be required to complete assigned tasks.

The Team Leader will ensure that the Assembly Team performs at the highest levels so that AMF continues delivering world-class products to its customers. Team Leaders will engage in and lead day-to-day team operations, drive process improvement, and develop team skills through training and hiring.

Duties Include:

  • Drive a culture of safety within the electrical team
  • Oversee day-to-day activities to meet daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual expectations
  • Work safely and promote a safe workplace through actions and words
  • Develop and lead teammates; conduct performance assessments; engage in training and employment decisions
  • Partner with other product groups and functional leaders to balance personnel and production activities for the good of AMF
  • Work as an Electrical Assembler frequently and when needed approximately 40% of the time
  • Create a visually controlled environment to ensure problems are surfaced and improvements can be implemented
  • Instill and maintain a positive team atmosphere; hold regular team meetings, assign team member tasks, and coordinate support activities internally and externally with the team
  • Coordinate cross-training for teammates, providing production continuity with backups to each position

Project Specific:

  • Coordinate reviewing, presenting, and releasing design layouts, drawings, analysis, and other documentation
  • Communicate team status, task accomplishment, and direction
  • Provide status reporting of team activities against plan or schedule
  • Serve as a focal point to communicate and resolve interface and resolve issues with other teams
  • Escalate issues which cannot be resolved within the team
  • Guide the team based on management direction
  • Coordinate meetings with all stakeholders to discuss project impediments, needed resources, or issues/delays in completing the task
  • Ensure rapid implementation of decisions and delivery, quality, and budget adherence
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement; create standardized work and processes, ensure processes are followed and the area complies with safety and 5S requirements
  • Update applicable departmental boards daily with in-process work orders to include status and potential bottlenecks
  • Create/lead improvement teams and track progress using visual management
  • Empower the team to stop and fix problems to get quality right the first time

What You Need To Succeed:

  • Bachelor/Associate degree or a combination of education, experience, and licensing with an electrical focus
  • Hands-on electrical assembly experience; A solid electrical aptitude that enables the use of sound judgment and the proper use of NEC code and wiring techniques
  • Experience managing teams or having direct reports
  • Ability to comprehend and execute verbal, written, and drawn instructions (incl. 2D and 3D engineering drawings and schematics)
  • A solid electrical aptitude that enables the use of sound judgment in the proper use
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to safely operate a fork truck
  • Ability to weld preferred but not required
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office and web-based applications
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and structured problem-solving tools a plus
  • Ability to access and develop individual and team skills/capabilities
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills

AMF Bakery Systems offers competitive compensation, benefits package, and excellent opportunities for growth throughout our organization globally and within the Markel Food Group.