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Multi-skilled Technician


Plymouth, DEV, GB



Multi-Skilled Shift Technician (Automation/Control)

Monday - Friday 22:00 - 06:00

£50,000 pa including shift pay PLUS bonus and fantastic benefits

An exciting opportunity to join the Mars Wrigley factory in Plymouth as a Multi-skilled Shift Technician has become available, to support Plymouth on its journey to becoming a world class factory. The primary responsibility of the role is to maintain plant equipment and fix technical issues sitewide. For this role an advanced level of controls/automation skills will be required, although an intermediate level of mechanical expertise will also be needed.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven experience in diagnosing and fixing automation, electrical and mechanical issues, with an electrical bias, within an FMCG environment.
  • An action orientated, results driven, problem solver that works well with people and can prioritise workloads with ease.
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) in an electrical/automation or multiskilled engineering discipline is desirable, supported by suitable experience.


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Performing fault diagnosis and resolving random failures on production machinery. Such as, automation, electrical and mechanical issues.
  • Escalate maintenance issues where necessary.
  • Detailed reporting and recording of maintenance work.
  • Provide technical experience/expertise/ information to assist others in resolution of equipment issue.
  • Drive reactive maintenance continuous improvement
  • Undertake preventative maintenance activities, equipment checks, repairs etc.
  • Conduct training and coaching of all operators, technicians and apprentices
  • Monitor and reduce the amount of energy consumed
  • Complete risk assessment / permit to work and formulate method statements to assist in safe undertaking of any activity.
  • Measures and monitors both the quality of work and the accurate recording of shift reliability issues

What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary of up to £40000 pa.
  • 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!



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