Mechanical and Electrical Engineers!

Ocado Solutions and Client Services are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power Ocado.com, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer as well as the global ‘Ocado Smart Platform’. With everything from websites to fully autonomous warehouse that we design in-house, our employees need to be specialists in a wide range of technologies to help drive our business.

We are currently looking to recruit an Engineer to join Ocado at our state-of-the-art, automated Customer Fulfilment Centre, which is around 300,000 square feet and boasts world leading technology, that is predominantly developed in house at Ocado. At full capacity we will be fulfilling over 70,000 customer orders a week from Purfleet, which requires a 24/7 operation and a dedicated team of Engineers and Technicians.

As an Ocado Engineer, you will be undertaking day to day reactive and planned engineering maintenance activities and improvement works at the Customer Fulfillment Centre, on MHE such as conveyor networks, lifts, cranes, belts, etc.

Shift: Our Engineering Team work 12 hour shifts working an average of 42 hours per week, where you will be required to work weekdays and weekends both days and nights.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Reacting to MHE breakdowns (both mechanical and electrical), locating the fault, analysing the issue and completing the fix in a timely manner to keep operation downtime to a minimum.
  • Be required to keep accurate records such as work activities, tasks carried out, parts used through stores, etc.
  • Work closely with other departments to will find ways to increase machine reliability on existing and new equipment, diagnose equipment breakdowns and action repairs ensuring direction of labour and planned engineering activities fully support the operation.
  • Attend meetings as required and be able to analyse data and find solutions to improve equipment performance whilst ensuring safe working practice and full communications are maintained at all times.
  • In addition, you will be involved in projects within the business to develop an effective engineering install and commissioning.

You may also be asked to perform tasks as required by management deemed as a reasonable request. This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the role, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of possible role responsibilities, tasks and duties and is subject to review. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the job holder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might form part of the job.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Strong electrical experience preferable within a FMCG environment.
  • A formal qualification in an electrical subject (apprentice served, NVQ, HNC or equivalent)
  • Knowledge / experience of working with controls, analysing faults and providing solutions.
  • Experience of both reactive and preventative maintenance
  • Good technical ability relating to automation hardware and software.
  • Strong organisation and communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-disciplined team of varying levels of technical experience.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of experience working in a related field at an appropriate level.

You will be required to complete your training in your first 4-6 weeks in the role. This training will be held at our sites in either Andover and/or Erith to be completed Monday-Friday. 

What will I get in return?

  • Competitive salary and benefits including Free Shares and Life Assurance
  • 15% off your Ocado shopping
  • Onsite subsidised café and company shop offering discounts of up to 70% on groceries from leading brands and major retailers
  • Private Healthcare
  • National discounts including Vodafone, Merlin Attractions, Cineworld, Enterprise Car Hire and many more  
  • Enhanced Pension scheme - matching up to 7% of your contributions
  • Employee Assistance Programme  

We are thrilled to welcome applicants from across the world. Please note that unfortunately we are unable to cover the cost of your visa at this time. We do cover the relevant company costs for visa sponsorship. For all employment offers made for UK roles, it is expected that you will be based in the UK in commutable distance, ready for your first day of work, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employers are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.
 
We will always aim to respond to everyone who applies for one of our roles. Sometimes though we have a lot of applicants and it takes us a little while to get back to everyone. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of your application, then you should take it that you have not been successful on this occasion and accept our apologies that we didn’t manage to get back to you personally.
 
Due to the fast-paced nature of Ocado's business our vacancy close dates may be subject to change.

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