Contract Spy Welwyn Garden City, UK
Oct 07, 2019Duration not stated
Job Description "Ocado Technology, powering the future of retail through sustained disruptive technology innovation..." Ocado Technology is putting the world 's retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We develop the innovative software and systems that power Ocado.com, the world 's largest online-only grocery retailer as well as the global 'Ocado Smart Platform '. With everything from websites to fully autonomous warehouse that we design in-house, our employees need to be specialists in a wide range of technologies to help drive our business. Our Automation team is seeking a talented contractor toprovide specialist support to the installation and commissioning of all PLC controlled systems at our newest automated warehouses, train and supervise controls engineers and participate in the design and implementation of bespoke systems. Your role will include... Commissioning: * Work with project engineering team to commission and test all PLC controlled material handling equipment (MHE) systems. * Troubleshoot fieldbus networks using software and hardware diagnostic tools * Assist project engineering team with any electrical or mechanical troubleshooting during commissioning. * Liaise with ACS Peripheral PLC development team to report issues or improvements to the control of the MHE. * Create and maintain SCADA visualisation for the warehouse, including any supporting systems such as OPC servers * Identify problems with IT networking to the MHE and work with technical support team to resolve any issues. * Generate MHE reliability reports for business testing team to allow handover of the equipment from project to engineering teams * Handover of machines to operations according to the overall timescales may involve additional hours during the weekdays. Support : * Support business acceptance testing of all new machines. * Review performance of machines and investigate poor performance * Investigate faults reported by the operations team, identify whether it is a software or hardware fault and escalate to the relevant team if it does not fall within the scope of this team to resolve. * Identify electrical and mechanical failures and work with engineering operations to resolve. * Support roll outs of new features or fixing urgent software issues. * Train and mentor all new warehouse controls engineers, allocating work to them, reviewing their performance and providing feedback to their line manager. * Provide training to engineering operations on manual recovery of machines, use of SCADA and fundamentals of PLC architecture and operation. * Organise the provision of support for existing equipment in the field as required. This may be in the form of training and documentation for onsite support teams or direct on-call or on-site support. * Maintain a detailed understanding of the functionality and operation of all supplied equipment. Participate / initiate discussion on improvements and modifications with other teams and internally. This role is based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, but will require regular travel to our warehouse in Paris, France. We are interested in people with... Essential * Siemens TIA portal (V14/V15) * Profinet commissioning and troubleshooting * Experience with 24v roller drives such as Interroll, TGW KingDrive * Understanding of electrical drawings and basic electrical fault finding skills Desirable * Profibus & ASI bus troubleshooting * Inverter setup with Schneider SoMove or SEW Motion Studio * Siemens safety PLC and experience with functional safety systems * At least 3 years experience working with material handling equipment Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.