Mars UK • Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Electrical Engineer - Weekends

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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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!

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

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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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
Awards & Achievements
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