Digital Factory Engineer

  • Amsted Industries
  • Petersburg, VA, USA
Full Time Engineering Information Technology Internet Software Development

Job Description

Job Description

Join our 100% Employee Owned Company

Brenco/ Amsted Rail has been changing lives and putting careers on the move for over 70 years. Come join a team where operational excellence, employee development, and continuous improvement are key success factors. Brenco located in Petersburg, Virginia, is the #1 US producer of tapered roller bearings in the railroad industry. Talented and motivated individuals will have the opportunity to do the best work of their lives with an established 70 year-old company.

Digital transformation is a focus at Amsted Rail; the Digital Factory group is driving digital innovation and transforming the company into a fully connected manufacturing facility.  Fundamentally altering how the company does business, pushing technology adoption is key to driving digital transformation through the Amsted organization. 

Job Description

The Digital Factory Engineer is responsible for leading the development, implementation and maintenance of applications and production systems. Including servers, databases, enterprise applications, networking, software systems, both integrated and standalone vision, automation and robotics. Additionally, supporting and maintaining existing software applications that run our manufacturing facility.  Must have a strong technical background, comfortable with developing and supporting complex systems and user interfaces in a manufacturing environment. The Digital Factory Engineer is a solution developer, quick learner, innovative thinker, problem solver who possesses strong troubleshooting skills. 

The Digital Factory Engineer will report to the Manager of Digital Factory Engineering and interfaces with developers, administrators, engineers, project managers, upper-level managers, operation owners and end users.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead implementation, maintenance, and support of applications, databases and middleware, including installing new software releases and system upgrades.
  • Support and resolve technical production issues including; application, database, network and server problems.
  • Maintain production databases that gather and store operational data.
  • Develop full web-based industrial applications that support and enhance manufacturing operations.
  • Develop, modify, or configure moderately complex software applications.
  • Take ownership of solution development and deliverables.
  • Assist in technology adoption and change management (top floor to shop floor).  Develop and deliver general instruction to users for newly installed applications or technology.
  • Clearly document delivered applications, software and projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, equivalent academic program or 5+ years of experience in developing software applications, database and networking support (preferred)
  • Software development on a variety of platforms including but not limited to MS visual studio; C#,,, .net core
  • Web development with proven success deploying web apps
  • Experience with T-SQL, SQL server, stored procedures, database server administration and maintenance
  • Experience supporting manufacturing hardware and software at an advanced level
  • Ability to analyze complex processes and troubleshoot production issues
  • Experience with enterprise network architecture and infrastructure in an industrial environment

Non-Technical Capabilities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate and contribute in a cross-functional team
  • A team player with a positive attitude, who interacts well with others and has a willingness to freely exchange ideas
  • Self-motivated while working in a rapidly changing priority environment while still focused on deadlines
  • Detail oriented and organized with strong analytical, interpersonal and decision-making skills
  • Familiarity with industrial manufacturing factory and understand production urgency

About Amsted Rail

We are a privately held, 100% employee-owned company!  As an Amsted Rail employee, you are an owner.  Our commitment to employee’s professional satisfaction includes creating space and opportunities to be creative and be an integral part of our innovation journey; for employee’s personal fulfillment, we invest in everyone’s growth and development while ensuring a work environment that values them as an individual, with their unique set of strengths and beliefs.

Amsted Rail is an industry leader that can offer more than a chance to succeed. Through our competitive wages, outstanding benefits, and internal development and advancement opportunities, you will have the chance to create a career of which you can be proud, whether inside Amsted Seals and Forming or within one of our other five businesses within Amsted Industries. 

Benefits include being an employee-owner participating in our ESOP program and benefiting from an additional full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision and 401(k) with employer matching.   

To learn more about us, please visit us online at

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree