2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Mechanical Engineer - Weekends

Rotating shifts 32 hours: (more hours available)

Sat/Sun - 6am - 6pm

Sat/Sun - 6pm – 6am

Plus 8 hours in the week (flexible to which day)

£29,000 - £34,000 (Base salary + Shift Allowances) + Bonus

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

The purpose of a Mechanical Engineer is to maintain conditions of operating equipment by repair or replacement of failed components, troubleshooting and repairing routine mechanical problems on assigned equipment, conduct preventative maintenance on various manufacturing and packaging equipment, document WO’s/PM’s using computerised maintenance management system, support Operations in equipment setup and adjustments to centerline operational output of assigned equipment, participate on MSE teams, train operators in AM activities, and conduct Breakdown Analysis

What are we looking for?

  • Proven experience in diagnosing and fixing mechanical issues within an FMCG environment

  • Ability to troubleshoot various competencies: Pneumatic, Basic Hydraulic, Machining and Mechanical Systems on all Process and Packaging Equipment with minimal guidance.

  • You’ll be very hands-on with a self-driven attitude that works well with people and can prioritise workloads with ease.

  • Suitably qualified in a engineering discipline supported by relevant experience.

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Capable of troubleshooting, repairing and overhauling equipment within close tolerances.

  • Perform routine mechanical problem-solving on process & packaging equipment.

  • Perform Preventative Maintenance (PM's) on Process & Packaging Equipment with minimal guidance.

  • Support Operations in equipment setup and training of operators in Autonomous Maintenance (AM) activities.

  • Document Work Orders (WO) using SAP-PPM Plant Maintenance logging and completing maintenance activities on a daily basis.

  • Effectively communicate with Operators, Peers, Supervisors and all levels of management on a daily basis.

  • Demonstrate Engagement in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Theory and Concepts through participation in Pillar Teams, training fellow Technicians/Operators in Autonomous Maintenance (AM) activities to include conducting Breakdown Analysis (BDA’s).

  • Understand and adhere to Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO) Procedures, Confined Space Procedures and all other Plant Safety/Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements related to supporting machinery uptime.

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

  • As a Team, properly maintain and ensure efficient and effective repairs of equipment in a fast paced, high production work environment, while prioritizing multiple mechanical/electrical and administrative tasks.

Key Functional Competencies & Technical Skills:


  • Possess a fundamental understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic schematics and mechanical drawings in order to solve problems in a timely manner.

  • Ability to troubleshoot basic pneumatic and mechanical drive systems at the component level on all assigned equipment, i.e. sorting systems and palletizing robots.

  • Willingness to develop required technical skills in welding, basic machinist and fabrication skill sets.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary + shift allowance

  • An attractive benefits package, including an 6% 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