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Mechanical Assembly Team Leader

Open Position

Location: Richmond, VA
Posted Date: 04/09/21

Position Summary:

AMF Bakery Systems is looking for a motivated and self-driven Mechanical Assembly Team Leader. Team Leaders are responsible for leading and participating in the mechanical assembly of AMF machinery, assemblies, and equipment. Mechanical Assemblers and their respective leaders must be able to work with and without the aid of drawings and schematics.

The Team Leader will ensure that the Assembly Team performs at the highest levels such that AMF continues to deliver world-class quality products to their customers. Team Leaders will engage in and lead day-to-day team operations, drive improvement in processes, and develop team skills through training and hiring. The Team Leader reports to the Operations Team Lead for the Makeup department.

Primary Responsibilities (Included, But Not Limited To):


  • 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 group and functional leaders to balance personnel and production activities for the good of AMF
  • Work as a Mechanical 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 both internally and externally
  • Coordinate cross-training for teammates providing production continuity with backups to each position


  • Coordinate the review, presentation, and release of 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 that can not 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 is compliant 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 (Included, But Not Limited To):

  • Bachelor/Associate degree or a combination of education, experience, and licensing
  • Hands-on mechanical assembly experience
  • 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 mechanical aptitude which enables the use of sound judgment in the proper use of fasteners and assembly steps
  • 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

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 may be required to perform assigned tasks
  • Can occasionally be loud, especially in local areas where grinding or machine testing is taking place. Earplugs are provided for work performed where noise is a factor


  • Must have own basic tools. The list of 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 toolsets are recommended
  • A lockable toolbox is recommended
  • Safety glasses and steel-toed safety shoes are required
  • Long pants and a sleeved shirt (short sleeve at a minimum) are required

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