2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Electrical Engineer


Rotating shifts (29 hours):

Sat/Sun - 6am - 6pm

Sat/Sun - 6pm – 6am

Plus 5 hours in the week (flexible to which day)

£37,897.20 (Base salary + Shift Allowances)

An exciting opportunity to join the Mars Wrigley factory in Plymouth as a Electrical Engineer has become available, to support Plymouth on its journey to becoming a world class factory.

An exciting opportunity to join the Mars Wrigley factory in Plymouth as a Electrical Shift Engineer has become available, to support Plymouth on its journey to becoming a world class factory. The primary responsibility of the role is to maintain plant equipment and fix mechanical / electrical issues sitewide. For this role a strong electrical bias with control / automation skill will be required, along with an intermediate level of mechanical expertise.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven experience in diagnosing and fixing automation, electrical and mechanical issues, with an electrical bias, within an FMCG environment.

  • An action orientated, results driven, problem solver that works well with people and can prioritise workloads with ease.

  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) in an electrical/automation or multiskilled engineering discipline is desirable, supported by suitable experience.

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • As an Electrical Shift Engineer you will be performing fault diagnosis and resolving random failures on production machinery. Such as, automation, electrical and mechanical issues.

  • Escalate maintenance issues where necessary.

  • Detailed reporting and recording of maintenance work.

  • Provide technical experience/expertise/ information to assist others in resolution of equipment issue.

  • Drive reactive maintenance continuous improvement

  • Undertake preventative maintenance activities, equipment checks, repairs etc.

  • Conduct training and coaching of all operators, technicians and apprentices

  • Monitor and reduce the amount of energy consumed

  • Complete risk assessment / permit to work and formulate method statements to assist in safe undertaking of any activity.

  • Measures and monitors both the quality of work and the accurate recording of shift reliability issues

  • Identify, design, and implement controls improvement solutions

  • Work with engineering on specific electrical and or controls projects from design to startup, including HMI and PLC programming, installation, checkout, start-up, and training

  • Provide on shift – plant-wide support (including overtime coverage for vacancies) for diagnosing, troubleshooting, and resolution of Level I (PLC/Servos) and Level II (HMI) system related problems

What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary + shift allowance

  • An attractive benefits package, including an 8% performance bonus, pension scheme up to 9% employer contribution, private medical care and life insurance

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented associates, all guided by the five principles

  • Mars have been voted in the Top 10 of UK ‘Great Places to Work’ since 2016

  • A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance. 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

  • You can count on our commitment to your growth and development as you work across our world-famous brands. Mentoring and coaching tailored to each individual’s diverse background

If you're looking to work for an innovative, forward-thinking and thriving global business then look no further! We would love to hear from you so get in touch!

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