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Date: Jan 23, 2019

Location: Morristown, TN, US

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: Morristown, Tennessee, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for the Operations Associate position based at our Morristown, Tennessee Oral Care plant. This is an exciting opportunity to begin a career with a world-class manufacturing company.


The Operations Associate is responsible for material handling, warehousing, quality checks and assisting Operations Technicians with the preparation and execution of startup, changeovers, operations, and line clearance.  The key role of position is to ensure all material is supplied and taken to and from production areas.


This position will have primary responsibility for executing the coordination of production materials, safety compliance, data collection, quality samples, maintaining 5S Visual Workplace, inventory (raw materials, packaging materials and finished goods), cycle counts and overall production support. The Operations Associate works within a structure that requires considerable interaction with others in the same production unit as well as other production units and support function.


Responsibilities include:


  • Understands and is accountable for full compliance of all Quality, EOHS and FP&R guidelines; as well as external regulatory requirements
  • Unload and inspects, samples and test inbound trailers according to SOPs
  • Transfer materials and supplies to storage, processing and finishing areas as needed using required equipment
  • Confirm in-house availability of raw and packing materials for current and next runs understanding schedule and demand plans
  • Coordinate with upstream and downstream processes by working with others in planning, warehouse, receiving and vendor representatives to ensure availability of materials
  • Prepares and loads finished product for shipping using SAP and working with internal stakeholders and external suppliers
  • Complete all appropriate SAP, Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Forklift Terminals/RF transactions for receiving, transferring and shipping of materials and finished product
  • Performs cycle counts and inventories
  • Completes daily check sheet for forklift safety and maintenance
  • Changes out forklift batteries daily for recharging using overhead crane
  • Performs safety check of pallet stacking at end of shift and reports and resolves any issues
  • Assists with startup, line clearance, and operations of automated and manual equipment throughout the production facility
  • Complete daily housekeeping activities and perform assessments as required to meet all GMP’s and FDA requirements
  • Removes and disposes of production line waste according to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Assist with loading scrap trailers for disposal or recycle
  • Other job functions that may be assigned





  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a manufacturing / warehousing environment
  • Proficient with computers, software, and data processing
  • Must be able to work any shift, weekends and mandatory overtime as needed
  • Demonstrated competency of Attention to Detail, Work Standards, Initiative and Managing Work
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly for extended periods of time
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, bend to 90 degrees repeatedly



  • Demonstrated ability and experience safely operating forklifts and other powered industrial vehicles
  • GMP and/or consumer goods manufacturing experience a plus
  • Demonstrated competency in problem solving/decision making, effective communication, results oriented, and job fit
  • WMS/SAP experience

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, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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