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Operations Technician - 2nd & 3rd shifts

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Date: Jan 22, 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
# 72059

Our company invites applications for the position of Operations Technician for our Morristown, TN Oral Care Focus Factory Facility.   The responsibilities of the Operations Technician position include: effective operation, minor repair and changeovers of production equipment; and working with others to achieve factory business objectives of safety, productivity, customer service, quality, cost and environmental protection. The primary accountabilities of the role include daily production, quality and sanitization procedures, safety compliance, equipment maintenance procedures, data collection, housekeeping, problem solving and continuous improvement as part of a work team. The Operations Technician works within a structure that requires considerable interaction with others in the same production unit as well as other production units and support functions.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Operates, monitors, and performs changeovers and minor maintenance of automated equipment (making, finishing, injection molding) through computer terminals, control panels and/or by manual means in the manufacturing of Colgate-Palmolive products.
  • Confirm in-house availability of raw and packing materials for current and next runs. Seek and understand 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.
  • Unloads materials and supplies from delivery vehicles and delivers those materials and supplies to storage, processing and finishing areas as needed.
  • Performs quality sampling and statistical process control activities both manually and through computer keyboard throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Troubleshoots, performs minor repairs and other maintenance on production equipment, supported by maintenance personnel as needed.
  • Prepares and loads finished product for shipping using SAP and working with Colgate local warehouse employees and Colgate distribution network employees.
  • Performs Housekeeping activities as per established protocol and conducts/participates in area housekeeping assessments per requirement. Responsible for house-keeping of team work area undertakes daily reporting and updates of information systems (SAP, Shop Floor Reporting, Cycle Counts).
  • Accurately and fully completes all regulatory and compliance related documentation and procedures; highlights variances.
  • Stays abreast of team's production performance via visual, written and verbal communications.
  • Participates in regular review of team production performance and uses information to drive continuous improvement.
  • Seek and apply Continuous Improvement tools and techniques to achieve team goals e.g. Quality Systems, Total Productive Maintenance, Problem Solving tools.
  • Understands and adheres to Environmental, Occupational, Health and Safety requirements.
  • Understand and adheres to all Quality, Good Manufacturing Practices and Micro Cleaning & Sanitization Guidelines standards and guidelines .
  • Understand the needs of both internal and external customers. Internal customers include Quality, Planning, Maintenance, and Finance. External customers are other Colgate plants, customer service and, for example, Target, WalMart etc.
  • Shares knowledge and develops skills of others in the work team. Actively participate in continuous learning opportunities.
  • Every team member has responsibility to fully utilize our resources to optimize our productivity to contribute and meet the needs of our customers, businesses and each other.


Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1+ year of manufacturing, military or relevant production operations experience
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly
  • Ability to adhere to all safety and EOHS standards, and wear and utilize all personal protective equipment.

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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