2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Multi Skilled Engineer

Wolverton, Milton Keynes

Summer Shift Pattern 2x12 hour shifts, Monday-Friday, Days only

Winter Shift Pattern Week One: 5x12 hour shifts, Week Two: 2x12 hour shifts (days, nights, and weekends)

Annual Salary £40,000-£42,000 (including base salary, shift allowance + company bonus)

Mars have been a global company, and family owned business for over a century. For generations, you and your family — including the four-legged members — have loved our brands, products and services. Some of our most loved products include M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, ORBIT®, SKITTLES®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, Ben’s Original™, and Dolmio®.

Our Mars Horsecare factory has been producing Spillers, the nation's number 1 high quality horsefeed for over 50 years. Just a 25 minute drive from Northampton, this factory has an opportunity for either a Mechanical or Electrical Engineer, to join and start your career with Mars today.

Opportunity for professional development, plus over the summer months you will work only 2x weekday shifts per week!

What are we looking for?

  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering qualification/experience.
  • Problem Solving skills.
  • Effective communication skills.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Provide all technical representation and activities for the Operations lines (on the tools) up to a maximum of 50% of the time.
  • Lead co-ordination of Planned events (shutdowns, PM’s etc).
  • Work with the Continuous Improvement engineer / R&D and Industrial Engineering to analyse the unplanned technical losses of the lines, aligning Continuous Improvement activities with the maintenance Shift Manager.
  • Coach the Operations team on ways of working to ensure our processes are followed.
  • Participate in the Factory Management Operations meetings having clarity on unplanned losses from the lines.

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.


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