Mars UK • United Kingdom

Mechanical Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Mechanical Engineer

Birstall, Kirklees, West Yorkshire

Salary £35,000 to £47,000 (including shift allowance and bonus)

Additional benefits include Pension Scheme with employer contribution, Private Medical Care and Life Insurance, plus Holiday Bonus (minimum 100 hours per year)

**We are also offering an attractive joining bonus for candidates, plus relocation bonus for candidates relocating**

Start your career with Mars, a global FMCG voted in the Top 10 of UK ‘Great Places to Work’ since 2016, as a Mechanical Engineer today!

This opportunity is for a Level 3 apprentice qualified Mechanical or Electrical Engineer, to provide first line response to mechanical technical issues, in one of our leading Petcare factories.

Located within close proximity to Leeds, Bradford, Batley, Manchester and Sheffield, with ample parking available.

The Mechanical Engineer plays a key part at Mars to drive reliability and performance on the site across 4 product technologies. The role is responsible for the safe and efficient running of all assets and to provide final port of call for line operatives in diagnosing reasons for plant not running to Standard Operating Conditions.

What are we looking for?

  • NVQ level 3 apprenticeship in mechanical or electrical engineering
  • Hands on experience as a mechanical engineer in a factory or manufacturing environment
  • Fault finding skills and a logical and methodical approach
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, easily approachable

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Perform fault diagnosis leading to resolution of random failures on production machinery, identifying the root cause in the repair process
  • Provide technical expertise to assist others in resolution of equipment issues
  • Reduce breakdown losses across site through the Breakdown Analysis procedure
  • Work closely with the days based maintenance planners to drive effective proactive maintenance
  • Collaborate with the days Continuous Improvement Engineers to drive improvement projects within area of responsibility

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.
  • 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.
  • 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

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

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022