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Ingeniero de Automatización

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Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Guatemala, GU, GT

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Location: Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Region
# 71009


Position Purpose:


Implement projects of manufacturing systems and administrate the implemented systems, from a perspective of the entire production plant, taking into account an approach of people, processes and systems. Promote the automation and digitalization strategy in the plant, which in turn are aimed at the "Future of work" strategy.


Let’s talk about the main responsibilities:


• Lead the implementation and management of projects related to manufacturing systems. Consider the people, processes, and systems within the implementation. Participate in the analysis and supervision of PLC programming (programmable logic controllers), HMI (man-machine interface) and control servers.

• Management of the instrumentation equipment of the plant and of the companies that integrate the control systems, as well as the follow-up of their orders to purchase and supply equipment and materials.

• Develop the necessary skills for the personnel and technical personnel for the systems of the plant, through proactive leadership and constant coaching.

• Provide technical expertise to the plant to update system configurations.

• Application of updates and global developments to the productive hardware and software of the plant.

• Provide training in analysis and problem-solving skills to the plant. Provide guidance and training to the operations of the plant to encourage the use of the systems.

• Apply standards that guarantee the global consistency of manufacturing systems.

• Work jointly with IT, Maintenance Engineering or Project Engineering, to define new processes and systems capabilities that improve operation's efficiencies.

• Establish and maintain close communication with the regional SSO (Single Sign-on) for new implementations or to comply with global guidelines.

• Establish and maintain open communication with the managers and the Manufacturing Director, the engineering team and the operations team of the plant.

• Plan the NVO budget related to the implementation of new systems.

• Actively participate and support the worldwide network of systems engineers of all plants.


What you need for this position:


• Bachelor´s Degree in Electronic Engineering or Mechatronics.

• Minimum 3 years performing project management functions, implementation of new equipment in the area of industrial processes, knowledge in process automation, data networks, servers, databases or software in general.

• English proeficiency

• Knowledge or application in Wonderware Automation software.

• PLC programming knowledge of the Allen Bradley family (80%) •

• Use of operating systems for servers

• Use of software for server virtualization


Additional knowledge/experience:


• Use of Microsoft Office.

• Use of Microsoft SQL databases.

• PLC programming knowledge of the SIEMENS family (10%)

• General knowledge of GIT and Cisco standards

• Knowledge of safety standards and GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practice)


Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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