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Ocado Careers


Bicester, UK

About us

Our teams are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs - together with the proprietary software applications - we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery.

About the role

We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Engineer to be part of Ocado history, joining us at one of our newest operational Customer Fulfilment Centres in Bicester, Oxfordshire. You will be working on state-of-the-art technology, being the principal point of contact for any critical technical issues, as well as keeping the operation running smoothly through proactive improvement works and maintenance activity. You will be working on a range of incredible machinery, from the impressive conveyor networks to lifts and cranes.

On a day-to-day basis you will be reacting to mechanical and electrical MHE breakdowns, analysing faults and identifying solutions, proactively improving machine reliability, supporting on project work to optimise efficiency, sharing your knowledge and experience with the wider team, and taking personal responsibility for your own health and safety whilst at work. 

You will work a shift pattern to support our 24/7 operation, consisting of 12 hour shifts across days, nights and weekends. 

About you

You are a highly competent Engineer with a passion for career development. Ideally, you have come from an FMCG background, and are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. You are computer literate, keen to learn new skills, and you take a creative approach to problem-solving. Health and safety is a top priority for you, and you are able to work safely at height. 

You have at least a Level 3 qualification or a relevant Engineering degree, and you have a strong technical understanding of automation hardware and software, along with good working knowledge of PLCs, SCADA, and conveyor systems.

What do I get in return?

A range of amazing benefits, including Private healthcare; Car salary sacrifice and Cycle to Work schemes; Free Shares and Life Assurance; 15% off your shopping ; 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

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, age, 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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