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Automation Engineer

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Date: 13-Jan-2021

Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire and the Humber, GB

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

Come to work and be ready in an autonomous environment, work with a great team & grow your skills, and embrace the many opportunities. Our Distribution Centers are the key to getting new products out into our stores: TK Maxx and Homesense. To keep up with our ever-changing merchandise, we operate at pace and can adapt easily to new discoveries. No day is the same, and that’s just how we like it. Every shift is a new opportunity to Discover Different—and support each other along the way. 


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Shift Automation Engineer to join our flagship site in Wakefield  on a 42hr per week continental shift pattern.

Reporting to the Shift Automation Manager you will carry out reactive and proactive maintenance on automated equipment and facilities within the processing Centre and diagnosing electrical and mechanical faults within the Processing Centre. You will carry out Weekly and Monthly checks within the PPM guidelines. The role requires the individual to be a team member, flexible and used to working to the high standards set by the department.


Main duties will include:


• Expected to carry out all maintenance across the Processing Centre

• Attend to breakdowns onsite ensuring that there is always a rapid response and that plant equipment and machinery breakdown time is minimised. Always endeavour to reduce downtime of site Automation

• Carry out repairs to Automation, effectively and efficiently, either alone and/or as part of a team;

• To carry out PPM onsite whilst always ensuring that there is a pro-active approach to planned maintenance and a high PPM output;

• Deliver on plant uptime and maintenance KPI’s through planned, preventative & predictive maintenance;

• Ensure engineering time is managed effectively and ensure site automation availability.

• Improve site OPH by utilising continuous improvement techniques.


Required skills and qualifications:


• Minimum of 3 years engineering experience

• PLC, Network knowledge

• ASI, IBUS networking and addressing knowledge

• Multi-skilled with formal engineering qualification to NVQ Level 3 or higher, in an electrical and/or mechanical subject

• Nationally recognised apprenticeship in an engineering discipline

• Have a proactive approach to fault finding, a commitment to continuous improvement, and personal development;

• Must have the knowledge, discipline and initiative to work alone;

• Practical attitude;

• Applies a team approach to engineering issues;

• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;

• Must have effective communication skills (written and verbal);

• Computer literate and a working knowledge of MS Office and a PPM system;

• Ability to understand electrical and mechanical drawings/manuals;

• A logical and flexible approach to working;

• Demonstrate a sense of urgency and should be proactive in driving through continuous improvement initiatives

• Possess excellent decision making skills


Up for the challenge? Come Discover Different at TJX—we think you’ll find that it’s so much more than a job. We move a lot of merchandise—at all times of the day—and that takes working, learning, and growing together alongside championing our culture. When you’re a part of our TJX family, you have the full support of a diverse, close-knit team in our Distribution Centres.

We consider all applicants for employment without regard to age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and/or sexual orientation.

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