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Delivering front line support globally

Engineering operations opportunities

Our Engineering Operations teams are located within our partner sites. They are responsible for sustaining and optimising robotics and automation in the world’s most sophisticated grocery fulfilment centres to transform the operational economics for our retail partners. We ensure that all elements of the built environment run seamlessly and at peak performance.

Our teams may be distributed around the world but we are a global community bringing together expertise across electrical, mechanical, controls, electronic, PLC, robotic automation, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic fields to monitor and diagnose smart automation and robotics systems. 

Who works here?

  • Engineering Technicians

  • Maintenance Engineers

  • Maintenance Technicians

  • Controls Engineers

  • Grid Support Engineers

  • Robotics Operators

  • Engineering Team Managers

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Recent highlights

Customer Fulfilment Centres going live

Last year we saw six of our international large-scale smart warehouses 'go live' around the world. Every warehouse opening was the culmination of work from teams across Ocado Engineering, from the design office to supply chain, integration and field engineering teams.

Our application process

We will provide the training required to enable you to work with automation and robotic handling systems. We have a vast array of cutting edge technology, providing the opportunity to develop your skill base in future engineering design, 6-axis robotics, in-depth control and management system, intra logistic solutions and 3-phase PLC controlled automation equipment. Because our engineering teams ensure that all operations run seamlessly year round, many of the roles work shifts. Resolving issues are time sensitive, so we’re looking for problem-solvers who can think on their feet to minimise any downtime. 
*Please note that Engineering Team Managers will have one additional interview after the onsite final interview and Senior Engineering Operation Managers will have an additional two interviews.

Where could your career take you?

Wherever you start in Ocado we’ll help you pursue your own unique career path and provide you with the personalised training you need to grow.
Every career path is unique. Wherever you start we’ll support your choices and your ambitions. We’ll provide personalised training and we’ll help you grow. Meet some of our colleagues and be inspired by their stories and their words:

“I thought, maybe if I used my warehouse experience to get into another warehouse, but with a larger, growing company, I could then progress through the ranks towards management… I was the first engineering team member to join under the Lead Engineering Operations Manager at the Bicester CFC. We've had to recruit the whole department from scratch - more team managers, engineers, technicians, and so on. Then we had to get everybody trained, and ready to go in time to go-live."

Rob, Engineering Team Manager

“The company culture is really inclusive. We have technicians and engineers from a wide range of backgrounds and industries, everyone’s perspective is valued. Mistakes are treated as a learning experience, and support is provided in areas that need to be developed.”

Kruti, Automation and Robotics Technician

“The Ocado Engineering graduate scheme provides you with many opportunities to learn, experience and own projects. I ran a workshop with our experienced engineers and managers after only being in the business a few months.”

Sheyda, Engineering Operations Graduate

“We need engineers that are not only equipped for today, but for whatever is around the corner.” 

Mel, Global Training Manager

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We are scaling our Engineering community around the world. This provides a unique opportunity to help shape the future of grocery ecommerce, work with advanced technologies and to be a part of something new. Search our opportunities for your next role.

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