Our offer is unique. Unlike other supermarkets, we make the majority of the food we sell and we own most of our supply chain. We’re foodmakers as well as great shopkeepers. Thanks to our in-house manufacturing and logistics teams, we supply millions of customers with the best products every day.
We couldn’t do any of this without our engineers. They make it possible for us to achieve some incredible things like packing thousands of blueberries every day and baking millions of loaves of bread every week.
Investing in the future
It’s not just the scope and scale of our business that’s exciting. There’s also our investment. We’ve bought the latest equipment and increased the number of lines at most of our sites. There’s more automation, more planned maintenance and more projects day-to-day. It’s all about asset care, reliability and continuous improvement.
In short, engineering is a top priority in manufacturing and logistics. And because engineers are so important to our business, we work hard to make sure they thrive. This is an environment with a real buzz, where people are passionate about success. There’s a culture of ownership that offers real scope. The freedom to launch ideas, face fresh challenges and enjoy new opportunities. It's invigorating, revitalising and constantly stimulating.
Engineer an exciting future
Right now, we’ve some fantastic opportunities for you to be part of our growth. There’s a whole range of roles available in different areas and for all levels of expertise.
If you’re just starting out or looking to change career, we can give you a great head start with an engineering apprenticeship. It’s a brilliant blend of study and experience – plus you’ll earn while you learn.
Who decides the best times to carry out crucial maintenance? Our engineering planners. They develop weekly maintenance plans that make the most of staff, materials and equipment. They also lead longer term horizon planning, which is matched to the needs of production. And on top of that, engineering Planners are experts in key systems. They are CMMS master data owners and CMMS super users, training colleagues and making sure current systems and processes are ready to migrate upon arrival of the CMMS. And you’ll also find engineering planners analysing performance data to help drive continuous improvement in planned maintenance. With responsibility for encouraging a proactive approach to improving equipment, engineering planners are a key part of the team.
Site engineering manager
Site engineering managers make sure their site runs safely and achieves its production goals. They encourage safe working practices and see that production plans are fulfilled. They also see that customers get great service, whether they’re internal or external. And all the while, they control the engineering budget and keep an eye on colleagues’ engagement and staff turnover levels. With responsibility for building a culture of continuous improvement too, they look for ways to enhance performance and drive investment in their site.
Shift engineering manager
Using great management, communication and organisational skills, shift engineering managers get the best out of the team on each and every shift. It’s all about finding ways to improve performance while maintaining quality and our engineers’ motivation. At the same time, they minimise machinery downtime and ensure we make the most of resources. The role involves working closely with the site engineering management team to carefully plan engineering work. Together, the team co-ordinates planned maintenance so it doesn’t disrupt production. The shift engineering manager also handles crisis incident management, accidents and near miss investigations, making sure that our team works to industry standards and observes regulations. A hands-on engineer, the shift engineering manager repairs equipment and makes sure it’s reliable.
Automation engineers are in charge the whole end-to-end process for automated equipment, devices and controls on site. They shape automation strategy and deliver equipment standards and user requirement specifications. They may also look at future proofing, obsolescence, business continuity and the resilience of automated systems: how do we ensure production in the event of a major problem? With the opportunity to train the team in automation and keep their knowledge up to date, automation engineers are resident experts who keep Morrisons at the cutting edge.
Using their in-depth technical engineering knowledge and leadership skills, reliability engineers drive reliability-centred improvement programmes across the whole site. They work alongside department and shift managers, leading reliability projects that are based on analysis of top loss events. They also develop, coach and mentor the whole engineering team, teaching them about asset reliability improvement and tracking scorecard benefits. You’ll also find reliability engineers driving a structured approach to maintenance plans for assets of high business criticality. And what’s more, they encourage front line colleagues to take responsibility for our equipment and assets.
Department manager - engineering
Working with the site’s engineering management team, the department manager plans and prioritises work, minimising machinery downtime and making the most of resources. They lead our asset care programme and make sure equipment is reliable and in good repair. And that means working closely with the maintenance team so work doesn’t disrupt production. The department manager also plays a big part in crisis incident management, accident and near miss investigations, making sure that standards are upheld and observed.
Multi-skilled engineers work within the engineering team, investigating ways of improving plant productivity and the causes of any breakdowns. They get repairs rolling, make sure that recurrent faults are spotted and tackle electrical and mechanical maintenance.
Engineering stock controller
Core members of the engineering team, stock controllers make sure we have the parts and equipment we need. They help to manage the site materials management process, resulting in an optimised inventory holding which is available to staff on demand. stock controllers are in charge of the spares issue and receipt process, and responsible for ensuring that engineering stock holdings are accurate. Thanks to their efforts, our team is aware of the quantity and quality of stock physically held within the engineering stores, based on business criticality and lead times. Stock controllers also ensure that held spares can be located within 90 seconds, by laying out the engineering stores using lean 5S techniques.
Maintenance assistants are essential to the team. They make sure equipment performs at its best so we can manufacture a huge range of products. They make practical improvements to maintain the condition of machinery and make sure that the appropriate risk assessment and method statements are in place. Our maintenance assistants also oversee contractors working on site and make sure high 5S standards are being met. Thanks to their vigilance and insistence on excellence, our sites are prepared for food safety and engineering compliance audits at all times.