Ocado Jobs 2023 – Reliability Engineer

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“We are on a mission to transform the future of grocery retail through sustained technology innovation.”

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.

About our team…

Our Automation Storage and Retrieval Systems teams are at the cutting-edge of our technology engineering business. From the design and manufacture of the most state-of-the-art products in the business, to their delivery into our multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) across the globe, our bespoke electrical and mechanical development projects are pushing the boundaries of innovation and automation. We have a brilliant opportunity for a Reliability Engineer to join our mission and help support the next phase of our products.

How you’ll spend your days…

As a Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for defining test strategies for new product development including sample sizes, confidence levels, key metrics to measure, test and analyse.

Other responsibilities might include;

  • Developing predictive reliability models for new and existing products including traditional reliability analyses of failures (e.g. Weibull).

  • Quantifying the impact on reliability of any design changes or cost down projects.

  • Using accelerated life testing & stress screening techniques to realise potential weaknesses in design of new products. Work with other teams to mitigate them.

  • Extracting useful statistics from existing product(s) in order to drive improvements for the next generation of design.

  • Facilitating and leading Risk analysis and FMEA Workshops.

You may be asked to perform tasks as required by management deemed as a reasonable request. This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the role, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of possible role responsibilities, tasks and duties and is subject to review.

We’d love to talk to you if you have…

  • A good degree in a numerate discipline such as Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Mathematics

  • Experience with hands-on Mechatronics processes

  • Excellent numerical, modelling and structured problem-solving skills

  • Understanding and application of ‘Design for Reliability’ principles in new product development

  • Ability to produce and present technical findings across all business levels

  • Flexibility to travel to Ocado’s other sites within the UK as and when required

Bonus points if you also have…

  • A statistics based post-graduate qualification

  • Experience of using accelerated life testing, reliability growth curves in electro-mechanical product development.

  • Experience of using Minitab and/or Six Sigma toolkits

  • Proficiency in reliability software packages such as BlockSIM, Weibull++

Please don’t worry, this is not an exhaustive list! If you feel you’d be a good fit for the role there are some things we can teach you, so we would still love to hear from you.

What we 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 regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

  • Flexible working patterns and options for remote working (depending on your role/team)

  • 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)

Our Values

We champion a value-led culture to get our teams working at their very best and to help create a collaborative working environment with inspiring projects that our people love. Core values of Trust, Autonomy, Craftsmanship, Collaboration and Learn Fast help drive our innovative culture. But don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what our people are saying about us on Glassdoor.

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

We welcome applicants from across the world. If your employment is subject to sponsorship under the UK points-based immigration system, Ocado Group will only pay for the cost of a Certificate of Sponsorship for you, including the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) if applicable. You will be responsible for the cost of your own visa application and the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS).

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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