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Automation Engineer

Salary Details:
Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
Shift Details:
5 over 7 - Days
Work Level:
Work Level 3
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
26 May 2022
About The Role

Our manufacturing sites are fast paced, ever-demanding and complex. Therefore it's vital we have a strong Engineering team who are able to keep up to the demands of the site. It's ultimately our responsibility to minimise machinery downtime whilst identifying ways to improve performance without impacting on the quality of our produce and Engineer engagement.

In this role as an Automation Engineer, you will report to the Site Engineering Manager and be responsible for:

  • Automation Strategy: Driving force behind a structured and sustainable programme of electrical & automation improvement
  • Automation Standards: Develop & Deliver equipment standards and create user requirement specifications with appropriate quantitative and qualitative performance measures for all CAPEX and OPEX investments involving Automated Devices on Site.
  • Training & Development of Engineering Team: Deliver a skills development programme and take full responsibility for up-skilling in the areas of electrical & automation. Actively coach and mentor colleagues resulting in the internal team being autonomous with respect to critical competency areas within electrical and automation disciplines.
  • Business Continuity with respect to Automated Systems: Proactively implement sustainable ways of working, asset improvements and resilience to ensure critical assets are always available for production when required with minimal disruption through failure.
  • Automation & Electrical Obsolescence & Future-Proofing: Working with external supplier partners and from own knowledge/experience, develop a repeatable process to identify, track and manage areas of risk through obsolescence.
  • Maintaining Own Knowledge of Industry Trends & Best Practice: Keep up to date with latest trends and opportunities to speed up and simplify our operation with automation and involve/engage colleagues in implementing change in this area.
About You

As well as the ability to work at pace, we're also looking for someone who has...

  • Technical engineering experience, preferably through recognised time-served apprenticeship in manufacturing - strong examples of structured improvement gains through Automation. 
  • A HND/HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering or equivalent qualification.
  • A background in process control and automation engineering in FMCG or equivalent industry. (You’ll need specialist knowledge of PLC, HMI SCADA, SQL along with the skills and capability to coach staff through fault finding on a variety of equipment/situations.)
  • You will need experience of working with project teams and OEMs to influence design improvements and strong experience in ensuring safe working and safe systems of work are utilised and followed. 
  • Experienced and is comfortable in CI and Lean techniques who is comfortable to lead the way within the Engineering team.
  • A can do attitude and a strong work ethic 
  • An innovative and forward thinking mindset 
  • You will be a strong team player and be an advocate of the Morrisons values.   

In return you'll get competitive pay rates, up to 6 weeks holiday (including bank holidays) and many benefits including a discount card for you and 2 more for friends or family members giving you up to 15% off your shopping in Morrisons. We also offer Cash Back Discounts, Retirement Saver, Free Life Assurance and much more.

About The Company
 - From a Bradford market stall to the UK’s 4th largest supermarket chain and the UK's 2nd largest fresh food manufacturer. 

We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving customers across the UK with up to 500 stores and an online home delivery service. Our 18 manufacturing sites provide our customers with the freshest produce from flowers, fish and veg to burgers and bread, all delivered to our stores via our 6 distribution sites by our 2,000 strong fleet. 

Every week, 11 million customers pass through our doors and over 110,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. We cover more than 11 million households with our Morrisons.com service. With competitive, permanently low prices we are committed to helping our customers save money every day.

We are foodmakers and shopkeepers and #wemakemorrisons.

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