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Job Description

Mechanical Operator


Location: Slough

Shift pattern: 4 on 4 off pattern (2 day, 2 nights, 4 off) 12 hour shifts

Salary: From £36,643 - £43,257 (Base salary + Shift Allowances) - Depending on experience

​Plus £2,000 Welcome Bonus

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Mars Wrigley factory in Slough. We are seeking Mechanical minded individuals who hold a passion for maintenance! Whether your experience is maintenance of ships, cars, tanks, lifts, generators, or similar mechanical industries. Your hands on mechanical experience is key!

Mars is a family-owned, global business, for over 100 years. We’ve set our sights on making a better life for people and pets alike. We have the unique ability to have a big impact on the world. Mars is, and always has been, a principles-led business. While we are proud of our past, we have our sights on the future.

As a Mechanical Operator you will be complete and take the lead for first line maintenance of several production machines. You will be responsible for operational decisions at the line level to achieve targets and coordinate a team of Operators as required.

What are we looking for?

  • Educated to GCSE level

  • Ideally hold a NVQ or apprenticeship within Mechanical Engineering, however this is not a must.

  • Mechanical tinkering mindset, always looking to improve machinery!

  • Hands on experience of Mechanical maintenance, this can be from numerous environments such as, maintenance of: ships, cars, tanks, lifts, generators etc. We are focused on candidates that are mechanically minded and able to dissemble, fault find and assemble machinery.

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Coordinate a small team of operators and temporary associates to achieve line targets.

  • Identify and repair mechanical breakdowns on various machinery.

  • Accountable for the performance of several machines, processes, or pieces of equipment.

  • Assisting operators with daily productions tasks to ensure line targets are met.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry-competitive salary

  • Excellent pension package keeping your future in mind!

  • Great career progression and a range of in-house training as well as our amazing Mars University- The chance to take hold of your career and develop personally and professionally

  • Flexible working- You can take a 1 year sabbatical after 3 years of service!

  • Refer a Friend Scheme- Earn up to £2,000 by recommending friends and family to work for Mars

  • Excellent Medical scheme and Life insurance

  • A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance

  • Health & Wellbeing and Assistance programme

  • Great parental and sick pay scheme

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
Awards & Achievements
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