Controls Technician

Ocado is the world’s leading innovator in online grocery shopping with a highly sophisticated and pioneering technology led solution. Forming exciting new business partnerships with retailers internationally, our automated warehouse solutions enable our partners to deliver what their customers want.

Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) is an end-to-end online retail platform combining micro-service based software with modular and scalable hardware. It brings together innovative technologies such as our highly automated warehouses, We call them Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs), with market leading software such as our highly efficient routing engines or our highly optimized supply chain & forecasting systems.

We are now proud to be partnering with ICA, the leading grocery retailer in Sweden. This is a very exciting time to join Ocado and be part of the first solution in the country and our wider global growth journey.

At the heart of this is our Automated Engineering, Maintenance and Robotic Repairs team who play an important part in the solution. Based on-site in Kungsängen within the Greater Stockholm region partnering with ICA they are key in maintaining an operation that delivers our partners expectations, whilst providing pivotal feedback to internal teams that enable future development of our products.

The position as Controls Technician is a hands-on role that requires excellent technical, communication and organisational skills . You will be part of a strong maintenance team and react to any breakdown of our automated machinery and conveyors as well as providing in-depth knowledge on the controls to help improve operations. You will be working closely with our centralised PLC team to provide solutions for continuous improvement

Roles and Responsibilities:

Troubleshoot software and hardware issues and implement Code fixes while working closely with Ocado’s Automation Control Team

Provide front line issues investigation of live production control systems (hardware and software) including the use of relevant diagnostic tools such as Profibus / Can Bus networks and Bar Code Readers

Analyse data and find solutions to improve MHE performance and carry out planned maintenance across the site

Provide hands on support for Firmware and software upgrades on Bots and Manage PLC version control together with Ocado’s Control team

Knowledge, Skills & Experience required:

Competency in English Language

It is essential to have experience with SCADA and Siemens HMI systems.

You also need to have a good technical ability and experience relating to automation hardware and software. A good understanding of PLC control system architecture and field control devices is required.

A good understanding of DC motor controls and Online code monitoring with Siemens S7 300/400 PLC’s and Tia-Portal

Understanding of Control System Communication Protocols such as WCS and WMS systems

Sound analytical skills, able to look at data and solve problems with full customer focus and determination to deliver results under time critical situation

Experience in a warehouse, distribution, production or FMCG environment with strong IT skills is also preffered.

Flexible working shifts

This role will require your flexibility due to us being a 24/7 operation and therefore a shift pattern will be put in place that will require working a variety of days, evenings, weekends and this pattern can include some nights. This is essential so that we can work efficiently to meet the needs of our ICA partners in Sweden but should average 40 per week.

For more information on what life is really like in one of our CFCs at Ocado Engineering and the exciting technology you would be working with just click the link and watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2huDm7AyhA

Vi är stolta över att få samarbeta med ICA som är Sveriges största livsmedelshandel. Detta är ett väldigt spännande tillfälle för att joina oss på Ocado och vara med på vår tillväxtresa både i Sverige såsom världen runt.

Ocados lokala Automations Team spelar en central roll i att leverera enligt kundens förväntningar, samtidigt som samarbetar med andra team inom Ocado för att vidareutveckla våra produkter.

 

For further information please visit our global Ocado Solutions website at https://www.ocadogroup.com/about-us/ocado-solutions

 

Ocado is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other classification as required by applicable law.

 

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