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Date: Feb 18, 2018

Location: Piscataway, NJ, 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, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Tom’s of Maine, Ajax, Fabuloso, Haci Sakir, elmex, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.


Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

No Relocation Assistance Offered



Colgate-Palmolive Company invites applications for the position of Production Control Internship in our Global Information Technology division. The Production Control Internship for Colgate-Palmolive will act as a key contact in our Production Control command center which handles all network, hardware, and business processes globally. This position is located in our office at 909 River Road, Piscataway, NJ.

The Production Control Internship is responsible for ensuring the production systems are monitored in an effective reliable and efficient manner and:

  • Learning about & ensuring the effective operation of the systems environment through monitoring and resolving production issues
  • Supporting areas to include Oracle, SAP Unix , NT, Lotus Notes, WAN,LAN, Cisco systems and Enterasys
  • Working closely with a mentor and 2nd level support to ensure procedures and fixes are completed and systems are running as efficiently as possible
  • Reviewing system performance consistently, including alerts and notices, and taking appropriate action quickly to prevent downtime
  • Keeping all Production Control staff up-to-date regarding issues and outstanding items; ensures all occurrences are documented and brought to resolution; works with the Shift Manager to develop new processes and procedures to address issues effectively
  • Performing first level support and problem solving for all Data Center systems to ensure the Colgate business is not impacted
  • Participating in daily operations such as tape backups, libraries, SAP recycles, printer setups, ISDN and KPI reporting
  • Working independently with staff in Shared Service Organizations (SSO's) to ensure that information is shared quickly and accurately to all appropriate groups
  • Monitoring of business processes and performing resolution or escalation of alerts
  • Setting up all SAP job scheduling requested by SSO's and Global Development teams
  • Importing of all approved changes into SAP systems

The Production Control Group operates on a 7X24 365 days a year schedule resulting in work schedules that encompass weekends, holidays and shift work. Interns must be available to work 2 days a week - one week-end and one during the week. Training will be provided on site to learn new systems and teach interns about the workings of the Production Control group.

This position requires the following qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Current Enrollment in a degree program - undergraduate or masters programs are both acceptable
  • Juniors & Seniors Preferred
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends and holidays

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Unix experience either in school or in an industry setting
  • SAP experience
  • Oracle 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.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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