Mars UK • United Kingdom

Mechanical Engineer Area Technician

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Mechanical Engineer Area Technician

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Salary range from £34,600-£38,960 (PLUS annual company bonus and benefits)

Monday-Friday, Day shifts only (flexible on start time)

At Mars, your pet's health is our obsession. We focus our attention on the unique needs of cats and dogs. That obsession with detail is what makes it possible for us to deliver precise, effective nutrition, and help them become their magnificent best!

At Mars we have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer Area Technician to join and drive a reduction in MTTR through effective problem solving and technical skills. The role will include technical facilitation, training, and leadership of technical solutions, to enable a reduction in technical downtime impacting TRS, Waste, Quality and Safety.

What are we looking for?

  • Mechanical engineering experience or HNC / HND (NVQ LV4 apprenticeship) in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Technical engineering skills within a FMCG environment or similar.
  • Experience in problem solving and Root Cause Analysis of technical issues.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Conformance to company standards, e.g. ISO 14000, SSWs, PTW, Hot Work etc.
  • Clear communications to operations and technical teams using appropriate systems.
  • Effective delivery of maintenance activities, to ensure smooth transition between maintenance and production availability of equipment.
  • Level one problem solving including component failure analysis
  • Complete 5Y / A3 root / BDA cause analysis for more in depth problems
  • Equipment improvement / modification & redesign

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

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.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

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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