Mars UK • United Kingdom

Controls Electrical Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Controls Electrical Engineer

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Salary Package from £47,935.30 (inclusive of company bonus and shift pay), plus benefits

Shift Pattern 4 on 4 off, (12 hour days/nights)

Mars have been a global company, and family owned business for over a century. For generations, you and your family — including the four-legged members — have loved our brands, products and services. Some of our most loved products include M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, ORBIT®, SKITTLES®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, Ben’s Original™, and Dolmio®.

At Mars Petcare we have an opportunity for a Controls Electrical Engineer to join and be responsible for the efficient, safe, and reliable operating condition of complex process and high-speed food processing equipment.

The role will mainly focus on providing equipment troubleshooting and breakdown maintenance. Other duties include participating in continuous improvement teams, working on new project activities and continuous training.

What are we looking for?

  • Controls electrical engineering experience, HNC / HND (NVQ LV4 apprenticeship or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of precision instrumentation, repair, and calibration
  • Programmable Logic Controller, troubleshooting, repair and adjustment
  • Single and 3-phase powered equipment (troubleshoot, test, and repair)
  • AC and DC control systems (troubleshoot, test, and repair)

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, test, modify, and program automated, electromechanical equipment
  • Eliminate production problems and improve efficiency and reliability
  • Develop, track, and communicate maintenance specific metrics
  • Participation in continuous improvement activities (Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen)
  • Perform Root Cause Failure Analysis on unplanned breakdowns and recurring problems

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps

We asked employees of Mars UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring
Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

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Industry awards 2022