Automation Engineer


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Automation Engineer



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DESCRIPTIONOperations is at the heart of everything Amazon does, and automation is one of the ways we optimise our processes. As an Automation Engineer, you’ll make sure that our automated systems are working at their best so that our customers get their orders on time. By exploring data on everything from control systems to sensors, you’ll maximise the availability of equipment at your sites. This role puts you at the forefront of Amazon’s emerging technology to solve complex productivity challenges.Key job responsibilities
– Monitor, troubleshoot and repair issues with key systems
– Work with the EU Controls network to monitor = Material Handling Equipment (MHE) metrics
– Provide data visualisations of troubleshooting to internal stakeholders
– Own or actively participate in continuous improvement projects run by the EU Controls network
– Work with different departments to ensure all systems are correctly documented and that accurate backup libraries are maintained
– Work with global colleagues to install and commission new equipment
– Support other sites in the EU Controls network as needed
– Interpret mechanical and electrical drawings, and develop improvement strategies for code conforming to IEC 61131-3A day in the life
As an Automation Engineer, you’ll be the site expert when it comes to keeping key automated systems running smoothly. You’ll be working with our automation machinery, from conveyors to sortation systems, and ensuring they’re working efficiently. If something has gone wrong or can be done better, you’ll take the lead in coming up with and implementing a solution.You’ll also share your expertise with your close colleagues. You’ll be keeping your Engineering Technicians up to date with device troubleshooting and preventative maintenance control training, so that your team can keep our automation systems in order.About the team
Customer Fulfilment, or CF, is where it all started for Amazon. CF has scaled up from a humble team of booksellers to a sophisticated global team which handles more than 1.5 million orders every day. The team is the foundation of our business and its efforts have helped us diversify across new regions and services. With the help of emerging technology, we’re always looking for ways to offer a bigger, better product range – delivered quickly and affordably.The CF team are the first people in the chain that helps customers get products at the speed we’re known for. We’re based in Fulfilment Centres, which are at the heart of Amazon’s fast-paced Operations network. Our centres are sometimes referred to as the ‘First Mile’ because it’s where most Amazon packages start their journey. We help to manage dynamic inventory and facilitate speedy deliveries round the clock.Lots of different people work in our Fulfilment Centres, so there are plenty of opportunities for every skillset. Some of us work with physical products, while others analyse data to help everyone across the business make smart decisions.We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:Darlington, GBRBASIC QUALIFICATIONS– A UK Higher National Diploma (HND), Higher National Certificate (HNC), BTEC National Diploma and Certificate (OND/D), NVQ III/IV/V Engineering Manufacture (or similar), Ieng, CEng, ILM L3+ or a fully accredited apprenticeship with relevant follow on qualifications
– Relevant experience with PLC-controlled automation and issue diagnosis in a continuous process or production environment
– Relevant experience supporting different conveyors and sortation systems
– Relevant experience dealing with material handling, flow and capacity visualisation, and monitoring
– Experience with at least one of the following tools:
Microsoft Office, project management tools and EPLAN
Ladder Logic and structure programming from Siemens, Allen-Brady or Codesys PLCs
Ignition SCADA or similar platform and Human Machine Interface (HMI)
EthernetIP, Profinet, Profibus and AS-i or other fieldbus networks
VFDs, safety gateways and input and output devices
– Advanced proficiency in verbal and written English and local languagePREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS– A degree in computer science, electrical engineering, industrial electronics or another technical subject
– Experience working within ISO 13849 and ISO 62061 frameworks
– Experience working in a multi-site environment
– Project management experience with multiple frameworks such as Agile and Waterfall
– Experience of Six Sigma, data analysis or process improvement techniquesAmazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice ( to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.Our inclusive culture empowers Amazonians to deliver the best results for our customers. If you have a disability and need an adjustment during the application and hiring process, including support for the interview or onboarding process, please contact the Applicant-Candidate Accommodation Team (ACAT), Monday through Friday from 7:00 am GMT – 4:00 pm GMT. If calling directly from the United Kingdom, please dial +44 800 086 9884 (tel:+448000869884). If calling from Ireland, please dial +353 1800 851 489 (tel:+3531800851489).

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Darlington, County Durham

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Thu, 06 Jun 2024 06:00:51 GMT

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