Automation Engineer

Knottingley, UK
27 Aug 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Company description:

Discover a distribution job with some very big differences How is TJX different? Distribution at TJX isn't like distribution elsewhere. You never know what's coming - so every day is different. One day you could be dealing with pink china flamingos, the next Hawaiian shirts. Working here is fast-paced and fun.

Job description:

The Automation Engineer will be working as part of the maintenance team, ensuring all materials handling equipment is kept to a high performance and availability following all Health & Safety advice and guidance.

Your key responsibilities will be to:
· Ensure that all work is carried out to the latest Health and Safety at Work Act and other legislation and regulations in line with TJX policy
· Carry out maintenance and servicing to site automated technologies in with the standards set out in the O & M manuals based on the manufacturers recommendations and industry best practise
· Ensure safety standards are upheld to legislative and Company standards
· Ensure work load is prioritised and have a pervading sense of urgency to complete repairs in a timely manner whilst ensuring
H & S compliance
· Optimise availability, productivity and performance from plant, machinery and equipment on site
· Work in a continuous improvement environment highlighting opportunities where appropriate
· Investigate and determine reasons for failure of MHE equipment and ensure all these situations are reported and/or escalated where appropriate
· Ensure all risk assessments and Safe Systems of Work are complied with ensuring a common sense and flexible approach to Health and Safety
· Report any hazard or unsafe situation to line manager if unable to deal with by the post holder
· Carry out planned preventative maintenance, repairs and breakdown activities as instructed
· Implement the Automation Engineering Manager's instructions in all aspects of the role
· Undertake other maintenance duties as directed
· Ensure the maintenance workshop is kept clean and tidy
· Assist in undertaking and reviewing risk assessments for their departments in accordance with the current regulations
· Help undertake accident investigations when necessary with assistance from H&S Advisors and implement appropriate preventative action
· Undertake necessary training to fulfil the role and ensure highest level of expertise maintained
· Manage inventory and replenishment of spares

Required profile:


· Apprentice trained craftsman - desirable
· Experience of automated warehouse technologies preferred, ideally working in a FMCG environment
· Understanding of pneumatic, hydraulic and PLC systems
· Proven ability to work as part of a maintenance team
· IT literate - Experience of Microsoft packages and computerised maintenance management systems
· Problem solving and analytical skills
· Able to read and understand electro-mechanical manuals and drawings
· Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and Codes of Practice applicable to the role
· Ability to communicate effectively

What we offer:

What's In It For You?

As proud as we are of our past success, it's our future that excites us most. We strive to provide opportunities for growth, recognition and a competitive salary and benefits package. Share our determination to think bolder and bigger, and be part of our future. Apply now.

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