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Mars UK • Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Electrical Controls Engineer - £5000 Welcome Bonus

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Electrical Controls Engineer


£54,700 - £60,000 (inclusive of shift allowance) + performance related company bonus + £5,000 welcome bonus

Shifts (2 days, 2 nights, 4 off) 12 hour shifts 7 - 7

At Mars we now have an exciting opportunity for an Electrical Controls Engineer to come and join our team at our largest manufacturing site in the UK in Slough!

Working as part of a highly skilled and well-established engineering team, you will be accountable for maintaining plant equipment and fixing electrical/control issues sitewide.

The role will mainly focus on providing equipment troubleshooting and reactive maintenance. As troubleshooting requirements are accomplished, the engineer will change focus toward preventive maintenance activities.

What are we looking for?

· Advanced Electrical skills along with intermediate control/automation skills.

· Electrical Engineering Qualification such as Served Apprenticeship and/or HNC, NVQ or equivalent. Ideally with 18th Edition.

· Proven experience in diagnosing and resolving Electrical and Control/Automation issues, ideally within an manufacturing environment.

· Experienced in basic and complex problem solving.

· An action orientated, results driven, great customer focus that works well with people.

· Priority setting supporting breakdowns and focus where necessary.

What will be your key responsibilities?

· You will be responsible for fault diagnosis and resolving technical failures on production machinery.

· Detailed reporting and recording of maintenance work using our SAP system.

· Provide technical support and coaching to assist others in resolution of equipment failures with Safety and Quality in mind.

· Drive and participate in continuous improvement initiatives (Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen).

· Perform Root Cause Failure Analysis on major unplanned breakdowns and recurring problems.

· Undertake preventative maintenance activities, repairs, filler jobs etc.

· Work with engineering on specific electrical and or controls projects from design to startup, including HMI/PLC programming/fault diagnostics (predominately AB), installation, checkout, start-up, and training.

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
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

1st – Large companies

1st – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022

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