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Job Description

Job Description:

Electrical Technician


£51,800 - £57,800 (base salary and shift allowance) + 8% bonus

Shift Pattern: 2 days, 2 nights, 4 off (7am-7pm / 7pm – 7am)

An exciting opportunity to join the Mars Wrigley factory in Slough as an Electrical Technician has become available. The primary responsibility of the role is to maintain plant equipment and fix electrical/mechanical issues sitewide. For this role a strong electrical bias with control/automation skill will be required, along with an intermediate level of mechanical expertise. This role supports the factory 24/7 by working a 4 on 4 off (continental) shift pattern consisting of; 2x 12 hour days and then 2x 12 hour nights.

What are we looking for?

  • Electrical served Technical Apprenticeship is required as a minimum, supported by industry experience
  • Significant experience as a Technician/Engineer in either Electrical and Controls skills (minimum of 5 years industry experience)
  • Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/HND) in an Electrical/Automation or Multiskilled Engineering discipline is desirable, supported by industry experience
  • Proven experience in diagnosing and fixing Automation, Electrical and Mechanical issues, with an Electrical bias, within an FMCG environment
  • Experienced in basic and complex problem solving to efficient resolution
  • An action orientated, results driven, problem solver that works well with people and can prioritise workloads with ease
  • 18th Edition BS 7671 preferred but not essential
  • Skilled in understanding drawings/electrical diagrams/schematics/P&ID via CAD/CAM software
  • Knowledge of MS office software, CCMS systems and electronic drawing software i.e: Meridian

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • As an Electrical Technician you will be performing fault diagnosis and resolving random failures on production machinery. Such as; automation, electrical and mechanical issues
  • Escalate major maintenance issues where necessary and resolved where possible
  • Detailed reporting and recording of maintenance work through the use of SAP
  • Provide technical experience/expertise/information to assist others in resolution of equipment issues and/or breakdowns with Safety and Quality in mind
  • Drive reactive maintenance continuous improvement
  • Undertake preventative maintenance activities, equipment checks, repairs, filler jobs etc.
  • Conduct coaching and training of all operators, technicians and apprentices
  • Complete risk assessment/permit to work and formulate method statements to assist in safe undertaking of any activity
  • Identify, design, and implement controls improvement solutions
  • 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
  • Provide on shift – plant-wide support for diagnosing, troubleshooting, and resolution to all active process breakdowns.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary + shift allowance
  • An attractive benefits package, including an 8% company performance bonus, pension scheme up to 9% employer contribution, private medical care and life insurance
  • A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance. 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 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
  • 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.

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

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
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