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Associate Site Engineer

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Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Topeka, KS, US

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Location: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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Do you want to work in an environment that will enhance your skill development by exposure and participation on a wide variety of project teams? This role will be part of a team dedicated to the operation and enhancement of a 15 building campus, 160 acre research and development facility. This exciting job provides opportunities for someone interested in developing project management skills, wants broad experience with facility systems and equipment, technology, and working with a diverse group of researchers and contractors. If you consider yourself a highly motivated problem solver who loves taking on a variety of challenges, this job may be for you!


This position exists to support all PNC site building and utility systems reliability through effective maintenance, identification and communication of best practices, and planning/execution of capital projects. This position will require strong partnerships with Hill’s Technical Services team and JLL contracted maintenance staff.


Main responsibilities:


  • Perform project management on site capital projects. Must be able to lead projects through all phases (design, implementation, and commissioning) according to schedule and within budget.
  • Collaborate with Tech Services team and contractors to ensure site buildings, systems, and utilities are reliable, well-maintained and serviced as per the PM (Preventative Maintenance) schedule.
  • Collaborate with and provide feedback to site maintenance supervisor on site work order scope, priority, and execution quality.
  • Facilitate job planning/briefing/safety review and issue safe work permits to contractors, Hill’s, and JLL maintenance staff
  • Ensure site engineering documentation is maintained to a minimum level
  • Participate in long-term planning of capital and maintenance projects
  • Periodically review existing PM’s, add additional PM’s as necessary.
  • Coordinate site utility projects, outages, buried utility locates, and excavation work with contractors and site maintenance personnel.


Education/ Experience Requirements


Basic qualifications include:


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering/engineering technology
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Google application (i.e. Word, Excel, etc)
  • Related internships totaling 1 year or 1+ year experience with Building Automation Systems (BAS) such as Johnson Controls Metasys or other process control systems


Preferred qualifications include:


  • 1+ year experience in facility management or building/utility construction
  • 1+ year experience in project management or leadership role on project teams
  • 1+ year experience with Microsoft Visio and Project


Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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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