Monday , February 26 2024

Ocado UK Jobs – Stock Management Hardware

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About Us:

Ocado Technology’s Fulfilment Automation teams are at the cutting-edge of our technology engineering business; the team brings together talented and innovative engineers from a broad range of disciplines to create some of the most interesting and important automation products in the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) solution. From concepts through to go live, each of our multi disciplined teams devises, develops and delivers high performance products into key areas of our multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs).

About the Role:

We have an exciting opening within the Stock Management Hardware team, which is responsible for the hardware development for many of these innovative automated machinery products within our Customer Fulfilment Centres. We are looking for a talented Mechanical Design Engineer, who will be responsible for the mechanical design of inbound and decant automation products.

As an Engineer at Ocado, you may be involved at any stage of the product development lifecycle, from translating requirements, through concept generation, detail design and manufacturer support, all the way through to design updates and enhancements.

Day-to-day, you will work with Ocado Technology teams and component suppliers in order to:

  • Develop and optimise designs in 3D CAD software with associated CAE tools.

  • Validate manufacturing, assembly, and service feasibility.

  • Complete and release component designs and documentation, including 2D drawings.

  • Validate components per defined engineering requirements.

  • Resolve issues and concerns with cross-functional teams including engineering, firmware,supply chain, production, and service.

  • Participate in the sourcing process and manage engineering relationships with suppliers.

  • Deliver to defined timelines and schedules.

About You:

You will have:

  • A good Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent Mechanical Engineering qualification with associated professional experience.

  • Proficiency with 3D CAD software e.g. Solidworks.

  • The ability to generate technical documentation.

  • Experience presenting ideas to a group audience, and the ability to influence others.

  • The ability to work within a team on multiple projects concurrently, to prioritise tasks and to manage time autonomously.

  • A proven record of working in a fast paced, dynamic professional environment.

This would make you stand out from the crowd…

  • Experience with Solidworks and PDM software, including Practical FEA experience.

  • Experience designing specialised machinery, mechatronics systems, and or complex mechanisms.

  • Experience draughting to BS8888 with the use of GD&T.

  • Familiarity with and experience of production processes including CNC machining and sheet metal fabrication, as well as product Handling Machines and Automation.

  • Experience with risk identification and activities to de-risk designs through analysis and testing.

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;

  • Hybrid working patterns meaning part of the working week can be spent working remotely (typically 3 days per week). However, your working pattern will depend upon your role/team).

  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere’ policy.

  • 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 Hatfield Train Station to the Hatfield offices.

  • 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 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).

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

We are thrilled to welcome applicants from across the world. Whilst we are able to offer visa sponsorship, please note that we are only able to cover costs relating to the Certificate of Sponsorship and the Immigration Skills Charge only. For all employment offers made for UK roles, it is expected that you will be based in the UK in commutable distance, ready for your first day of work, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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. Please assume you have been unsuccessful if you haven’t heard from us within 4 weeks.


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