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About Ocado Technology

Ocado Technology is changing the way the world shops using advanced Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Big Data, Cloud and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power Ocado.com, as well as the unique ‘Ocado Smart Platform’ which is being implemented by ambitious retailers across the world from Europe to America, Asia and beyond. 

Find out more about how we are pioneering the future through serial technology innovation here.

Our Engineering Services function is responsible for aiding the design, testing and manufacture of our automated products relating to our hardware and software products. We have a briiliant opportunity for an experienced Quality Technician to join us and help us push the standards of the products we develop directly from our workshop. This would be initially a 6 month fixed term contract and you would be responsible for ensuring our function can successfully support the measurement needs and requirements from our development teams.

How you’ll spend your days...

As a Quality Inspector you will be charged with measuring and checking supplier parts, non-conformances and manufactured components within a highly technical and innovative environment. As our Quality Inspector you will be responsible for:

  • Manual inspection of mechanical components in a variety of metallic and plastic materials using hand tools and gauges.
  • CMM inspection Online / Offline programming while performing ad-hoc inspection and measurement to engineering requirements (3D or 2D drawings and technical specifications).
  • Scanning and archiving of Supplier Quality Documentation (Dimensional Reports and documents) as per Inspection Procedures, creating inspection records in the Inspection Register.
  • Liaise with Design, Manufacturing and Quality Engineering on supplier and internal non-conformances.
  • Completing, processing and archiving Supplier Non-Conformities Reports (SCAR and Concessions) as per Supplier NC Procedure, communicating back to suppliers when necessary.
  • Review measurement reports and product deviations with suppliers and internally.
  • Be involved in Quality Continuous Improvement activities to support ISO9001 certification and compliance programmes.
  • Inspecting supply parts coming from the goods-in area and sub-assemblies and final assemblies.
  • Checking all supply parts against the relevant supplier quality documentation and against the relevant Purchase Order’s requirements (including drawing requirements).
  • Raise Non-Conformance Reports where parts fail to meet the requirements and inform and liaise with Supplier Quality, Purchasing and Design to manage the NC.
  • Ensure any parts received into goods inwards are appropriately packaged and give feedback to the IP Purchasing team where suppliers have not met IP’s requirements.
  • Manage the calibration systems and third party support for calibration of all measurement equipment used on site.

We want to hear from people with

  • Ability to use manual measurement tools and equipment
  • Background within quality inspection of complex machined and assembled parts
  • Understand and analyse metrology reports including CMM, surface roughness and form measurements.
  • Knowledge of quality control and quality systems
  • Ability to read/understand Engineering CAD drawings and dimensional tolerances (GD&T)
  • Basic calibration and process management

Ideally you will be...

  • Adaptable and flexible and a good team player.
  • An excellent collaborator and works well with Team members, stakeholders. 
  • Good communicator across all levels of stakeholder.
  • Willing to take on new training and learning.
  • Proactive in identifying gaps/needs

What we can offer you...

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

    • Hybrid Working patterns (varies depending on your role/team)
    • 30 days Work from Anywhere policy 
    • Wellbeing support through Apps such as Unmind and an Employee Assistance Programme
    • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
    • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
    • Private Medical Insurance
    • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) 
    • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices
    • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
    • 15% discount on Ocado.com and free delivery for all employees
    • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary)

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

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Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

We are thrilled to welcome applicants from across the world. Whilst we are able to offer visa sponsorship, please note that we are only able to cover the company-specific costs. 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.

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one. All benefits information is subject to change and the terms of the individual arrangements.



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