Automation Engineer

Rushden, Northamptonshire
Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
12 Oct 2018
28 Oct 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

We’ve got a fantastic job for a Automation Engineer to join our Rushden manufacturing site. Reporting to the Site Engineering Manager, Working as part of the Engineering Management Team, this role will lead, deliver and own the end-2-end process related to automated equipment, devices and controls on Site.

The role is working 48 hours per week Monday to Friday with some flexibility required.

Requirements of the Job

In this job as Automation Engineer you will lead, deliver and own the end-2-end process related to automated equipment, devices and controls on Site.

This includes but not limited to the following aspects:

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 out 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.

Salary & Benefits

This job as a Automation Engineer offers a very competitive salary in line with current market rates. We will also offer you a fantastic benefits package; 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), a discount card for you and two friends or family members giving you each 10% off your shopping in Morrisons, Annual Bonus Scheme, Single Healthcare Cover, and a competitive pension scheme. You’ll have access to a variety of high street discounts, as well as tonnes of flexible benefits.

About You

You’ll need 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. 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. 

About The Company

About our Rushden Manufacturing Site

Rushden joined the Morrisons estate in 2005 following the acquisition of Safeway. The site is a vegetable packhouse on 9.5 acres of land. The site is home to 300 – 350 colleagues and delivers to 198 stores via three distribution centres.

About Us

You may already know that Morrisons is the UK’s 4th largest supermarket. But did you know that we’re also the UK’s 2nd largest fresh food manufacturer?

Our offering is unique, as unlike other supermarkets, we source and process over 90% of the fresh food that we sell in store

We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving 11 million customers across the UK over nearly 500 stores and an online home delivery service.

Why Join Us?

We’ve a fantastic bunch of people who are at the top of their game in all kinds of fields. And in return for looking after our customers, we look after them with great rewards. Don’t just take our word for it, click here to hear from our colleagues about what life is really like at Morrisons.

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