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Date: Nov 8, 2017

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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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.


If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply for our Packaging Engineer position at our Topeka, Kansas headquarters.


The Packaging Engineer is part of a team that (1) identifies and validates new packaging technology / methods, (2) develops and implements new packaging specs (3) provides technical expertise to plants to identify and implement solutions to packaging equipment/material issues and to continuous improvement goals, (4) identifies projects that contribute cost savings and to sustainability goals. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with Supply Chain, Marketing and other functional groups to develop and implement packaging related projects.
  • Works with plant operations and contract manufacturers to conduct packaging tests using standardized methodologies for technology transfer process
  • Records and analyzes test data and prepares reports to include recommendations and conclusions
  • Uses and maintains PGSS specification system for all assigned packaging material categories
  • Builds competitive advantage by identifying, evaluating, and championing technical advancements, design trends and innovations in packaging.  Stays aware of supplier and competitor new developments, and highlight to appropriate management as needed
  • Assists in the development of new promotional displays and POS materials at shelf, on pack and in pack materials
  • Understands the capabilities of the Packaging Laboratory test equipment and exhibits a working knowledge of their operation
  • Establishes global specifications for packages, processes, and/or  equipment, which are consistent with KPI goals and support Quality and EOHS Standards. Provides efficient and timely documentation and/or transfer of manufacturing and engineering technologies throughout Hill’s manufacturing plants.


​​​​​​​Education/ Experience Requirements

Basic qualifications include:

  • BS Degree in Packaging Engineering, Material Science or relevant technical field
  • Must be proficient with the following computer programs:
    • MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint
    • Access Dbase


Hill's offers all employees:

  • Highly competitive pay
  • Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment (medical/dental/vision)
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Income Program/Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching
  • Healthcare and dependent care reimbursement accounts
  • Annual tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
  • 14 paid holidays
  • Annual paid vacation
  • Discounts on pet insurance
  • On-going training
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Highly professional, ethical, drug free environment


Employees at our global headquarters also enjoy:

·    Bring your dog to work day, every day!

·    Summer hours (off early on Fridays)!


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.


Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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