Mars UK • United Kingdom

Reliability/Multi Skilled Technician

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Reliability/Multi Skilled Technician

Milton Keynes

Shifts (Winter – 2 weeks days/2 weeks nights)

Mon/Tues on shift , Wed/Thurs off, Fri/Sat/Sun on shift, Mon/Tues off, Wed/Thurs on shift, Fri/Sat/Sun off (some bank holidays included).

Excellent salary PLUS bonus and fantastic benefits

An exciting opportunity to join the Mars site in Milton Keynes (Horsecare) as a Reliability/Multi Skilled Technician has become available.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, focusing on priority setting, corrective and preventative follow up to limit the unplanned losses

  • Participates in the weekly planning meeting, focusing 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 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.

  • 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!

About Mars:

Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, VCA™ and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our 125,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.


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

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

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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