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Controls Engineer

Dordon, UK

About us

Ocado Logistics is the beating heart of our UK business, comprising a network of cutting-edge warehouses, spokes, and offices across the country. Our customer-centric approach is fueled by a passionate team dedicated to delivering an exceptional shopping experience. With a focus on our people, we drive business results and maximise the value of our employees. At Ocado Logistics, we prioritise meeting the needs and fostering the spirit of our workforce.

Our Dordon Customer Fulfilment Centre (Ocado CFC2) is around 350,000 square feet and boasts world leading technology. At full capacity we will fulfil between 190,000 - 200,000 customer orders a week from this one site alone, which requires 24/7 operation and a dedicated team of Controls Engineers, Engineers and Technicians.

About the role

As a Controls Engineer, you will undertake the day to day reactive and planned engineering activities and improvement works at the CFC. The main task is providing front line support to the Ocado Engineering team to ensure that control issues,including PLC code related issues within our live operational systems are investigated and resolved as quickly as possible.

The role involves activating predefined workarounds or temporary modifications to PLC code in case of hardware faults, collaborating with Engineering and PLC Support Teams to diagnose and deploy code fixes. Additionally, it entails front-line investigation of live production control systems, including the use of diagnostic tools like Profibus/Can Bus networks and Bar Code Readers. Other responsibilities include executing planned maintenance activities, analyzing data to enhance MHE performance, and closely collaborating with Operations and support teams to optimize facility availability and MHE automation performance.

Hours: Permanent - 42 Hours per week 

Shift: 12 hour shift with an average of 42 hours per week and 264 hrs holiday equating to 22 days. This will involve working weekdays and every other weekend both days and nights.

Rewards Package: Enjoy a compensation package that includes; Salary, Free Shares, and Life Assurance benefits.

About you

Candidates for this position should have experience as an Engineer in Automated MHE systems, possessing strong technical skills and hands-on experience with automation hardware and software. They should hold a formal qualification in electrical or mechanical engineering (NVQ Level 3, HNC, or equivalent) and possess a good understanding of PLC control system architecture, AC/DC motor controls, and Industrial Bus Networks like Profibus and ASi. Experience with Siemens S7 300/400 PLCs and TIA, SCADA, and Siemens HMI systems is essential, along with familiarity in warehouse, distribution, production, or FMCG environments. Additionally, candidates should be proficient in Control System Communication Protocols, fully computer literate, and possess excellent communication and organizational skills. 

They should demonstrate sound analytical abilities, customer focus, and the ability to deliver results under time-critical situations, understanding the criticality of MHE in an automated environment and prioritizing responses accordingly.

What we offer you

Private healthcare; Car salary sacrifice and Cycle to Work schemes; Company shop offering discounts of up to 70% on groceries from leading brands and major retailers; Exclusive travel, retail and leisure discounts nationwide ; 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) ; Enhanced Pension scheme, matching employee contributions up to 7% of salary; Employee Assistance Programme

We’re in it together, we are proud of what we do, we can be even better.

Ocado Group is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, age, or disability or union membership status.



About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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