Mars UK • United Kingdom


Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Reliability Engineer


Monday - Friday - Days

Excellent salary PLUS bonus and fantastic benefits

An exciting opportunity to join the Mars Wrigley factory in Slough as a Reliability Engineer has become available, to support Slough on its journey to becoming a world class factory. The primary responsibility of the role is to provide technical input for our value stream, coordinate all technical activities and lead technical and RCA projects.

What are we looking for?

  • Extensive and proven technical experience (Mechanical, electrical & controls) & Problem Solving, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • Demonstrable experience of building high-performing teams, and coaching other peers on technically related subjects

  • Strong communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to relate to all people at all levels, from a variety of backgrounds and to confront difficult and challenging situations as required

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Provides all technical representation for the Operations lines.

  • Co-ordinates all technical activities within Operations lines.

  • Lead all associated co-ordination of Planned events (shutdowns, PM’s etc)

  • Responsible for prioritising escalation cards for the Operation Lines and tracking all cards/updates in appropriate systems.

  • Leads RCA events. Organises and facilitates the required associates that are best placed to attend. From the outcome develop this into a cohesive action plan based on the most likely cause descending to the least likely, identify all corrective actions and owners.

  • Works 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 and/or involving engineers based on priorities. As part of the Operations team, technical leads should provide reliability/maintenance input into the Operations Capital investment process.

  • Coaching the Operations team on ways of working to ensure our processes are followed.

  • Participates in the Factory Management Operations meetings having clarity on unplanned losses from the lines.

  • Participates in the Daily Reliability Review meeting, focussing on priority setting, corrective and preventative follow up to limit the unplanned losses

  • Participates in the weekly planning meeting, focussing on engaging/involving and updating the maintenance team. They are to set a clear direction for defect and improvement works.

  • Participates in the weekly Operations meeting setting direction for maintenance activities moving forward.

  • Facilitates the Escalation card review weekly meeting.

  • To provide hands on experience (on the tools) up to a maximum of 50% (controls, mechanical and electrical skills required)

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded 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.

  • An attractive benefits package, including an 8% performance bonus, pension scheme up to 9% employer contribution, private medical care and life insurance

  • 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

We asked employees of Mars UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

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
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022