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Mars UK • Batley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Multiskilled Engineer (electrical bias)

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Multiskilled Engineer (electrical bias)

Batley, Kirklees, West Yorkshire (20 mins from Leeds)

Salary Package from £51,730 - £58,196 (includes shift allowance and annual company bonus)

Rotating days and nights shift pattern, 12-hour shifts

Our Mars Petcare factory have an opportunity to join our dynamic team! Embrace the opportunity to use your existing skills while developing new ones through a comprehensive training plan. Focus on machine maintenance for specialized equipment, including flow wrapping, pick and place robotics, and secondary and tertiary packaging machinery.

Collaborate as part of a four-person team under the guidance of the Engineering Team Leader to ensure safety, quality, and efficiency on our production lines, and take ownership of designated areas, driving continuous improvement (CI) through digitalised analysis at your fingertips. Embrace and embody Mars’ five principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency, and Freedom.

What are we looking for?

  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering qualification such as HNC, plus Mechanical understanding or qualification.
  • Working knowledge in Rockwell PLC including fault finding and diagnosing.
  • Interest in developing your leadership skills and career progression.
  • Strong passion and drive for getting results and a proactive nature.
  • An interest in being trained on a variety of technologies and expanding your skillset.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Provide shift leadership for day to day running of the factory, FMOS execution, PET technical management, coaching and support for line associates.
  • To drive the CI plan for designated area of factory along with Days Reliability Engineer (asset value c. £5 Million).
  • Responsible for delivery of technical training to shift associates and apprentices having responsible for technical upskilling plan for their shift.
  • Accountable for reliability of equipment during shift with a geographic area covering the whole of the Birstall Site, covering 5 product technologies; Cooker Extrusion, Meat Extrusion, Baking, packing machinery, fish flake production and site infrastructure and services.

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
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

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