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Electrical Engineer

Open Position

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posted Date: 03/04/21

Position Summary:
AMF is growing and looking for an Electrical Engineer to provide engineering design for AMF Bakery System’s products. The role includes engineering design for current standard machines/systems, custom products, legacy products, and sales support. This position is responsible for hardware and software design for machine and control systems for assigned AMF projects. The Electrical Engineer will work in conjunction with the Control Specialist to issue, maintain, and update project-related documentation. Responsibilities include assisting assembly during system build, machine/system check out, field service assistance, and installation as required.

How You Will Impact AMF:

• Electrical Machine Design includes all power, control systems, and electrical diagrams required to meet the customer’s specifications for each project assigned
• Understand, design, and practice machine safety and lean management
• Design control systems from concept to completion following AMF standards
• Assemble complete and accurate Bills of Materials (BOM’s) for the machine/system design
• Design and develop machine/system programs following AMF standards
• Design and develop machine/system operator interface programs following AMF standards
• Provide field service technicians remote support during system service calls, installation, and commissioning
• Provide on-site troubleshooting and startup support as needed
• Provide solutions for End of Life (EOL) components within AMF systems to support customer needs
• Determine spare parts list for AMF systems
• Assist the Applications Engineering and Product Managers during the project scoping phase
• Other tasks or duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or a similar field. A combination of an AA degree and a minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience will be considered in place of a bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of Electrical/electrical engineering experience
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Dynamics 365 desired
  • A “self-starter”
  • Ability to work well with others and project the right image for AMF
  • Knowledge of industrial communications (Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC and Operator Interface hardware and software (primarily Compact Logix and Panel View Plus series)
  • Ability to understand and design electrical control schematic ladder diagrams
  • Working knowledge of industrial electrical and control systems – 600 VAC and less, 3Ø control systems – Motors, servos, low voltage DC devices, and sensors
  • Ability to specify, assist with installation, debug, and startup of electrical control and power system equipment
  • PLC programming skills necessary to make a machine function safely and adequately
  • Operator interface programming skills necessary to run machine smoothly and without confusion
  • Be able to understand how a machine mechanically functions
  • Be able to apply electrical components to a control system to make the machine run as designed
  • Understand and have the capability to apply electrical codes and regulations such as NFPA 70, NFPA 79, and UL 508a as well as agency approvals to control systems manufactured at AMF

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.