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Automation Engineer - Flowerworld - Derby

About The... Our machines are non-stop and in some sites we operate a 24 hour operation. Our Engineers play a pivatoble part in ensuring our machines work to the best of their ability. So we can provide great product to our customers,...

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About The Role
Our machines are non-stop and in some sites we operate a 24 hour operation. Our Engineers play a pivatoble part in ensuring our machines work to the best of their ability. So we can provide great product to our customers, whilst still ensuring speediness. Our Automation Engineers lead, deliver and own the end-2-end process related to our automated equipment, devices and controls on site.
You would also be responsible for:
- Focusing on machine system improvements, supporting the completion of RCA’s across site, CMMS systems and improving downtime on our non automated lines.- Driving a structured and sustainable programme of electrical & automation improvement.- Developing and delivering 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.- Delivering a skills development programme and taking full responsibility for upskilling in the areas of electrical & automation. Actively coach and mentor colleagues.- 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.- 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.- Keeping 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.
Our pack house in Derby uses around 4 million stems of flowers to provide our stores with 400,000 bouquets of flowers every week.
Flowerworld is our dedicated flower facility. Here 460 colleagues work a single shift operation to provide fresh flowers, roses and bouquets. During busy seasonal events like Valentine’s Day and Christmas it’s all about teamwork. Our production more than trebles to 1.3 million bouquets a week on the run up to Mother’s Day!
Why not take a look around one of our Manufacturing sites and explore some of the equipment we use? Click here.
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.

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 10% off your shopping in Morrisons. We also offer company share options, 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.

Why not hear about what our teams have got to say about life here at Morrisons: click here

Extra information

Type of Job
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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