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Mechanical Assembly Technician, Automation

Open Position

Location: Richmond, Virginia

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

Essential Duties/Responsibilities (Include, but are not limited to):

  • 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 Do You Need to Succeed (Included, but not limited to):

  • 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 that enables the use of sound judgment in the proper use of fasteners and assembly steps
  • Ability to weld a plus
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of hand, electrical, and pneumatic tools and 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 the normal working environment.


  • Must have own basic tools. A 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 sleeves at a minimum) are required.