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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Maintenance Technician II

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 27, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 156872 - Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


A Maintenance Technician is responsible for the support of production lines, equipment, and the facility. Must be able to perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, maintain and repair operating equipment during production and breakdowns.  In addition, the Maintenance Technician will work with others to achieve factory business objectives of safety, productivity, customer service, quality, cost and environmental protection. This position will operate under a 2-2-3 schedule.


Pay Information:

Maintenance Tech II starts between $33.80/hr - $34.80/hr

Shift Diff is $1.00 for Night Shift

With opportunity for growth


The primary accountabilities of the role include troubleshooting, repair, and preventative maintenance as required to ensure equipment reliability; assist with root cause analysis to identify reasons for failures and breakdowns; review electrical and pneumatic schematics during troubleshooting, repair and project work; and will work closely with the operators to support production and transfer skills to Operation Technicians.  This role will provide weekend or off - shift coverage for mechanical, electrical, and control systems.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoots, repair and preventive maintenance (PM) as required to ensure equipment reliability
  • Troubleshoots production equipment:

            - Mechanical failures

            - Electrical; 460 VAC 3-phase and 110 VAC control sources as far as determining power

              (voltage) availability unassisted and assists Maintenance Technician II, III and ET Lead with controls and PLC troubleshooting

  • Assists Operations, Quality and Engineering teams with root cause analysis for CAPA, Incident Management, and Non-Conformances to identify reasons for incident causes
  • Works with operators to support production and transfer skills to Operation technicians
  • Support progression of Planned Maintenance and Autonomous Maintenance standards working with teams, focus resources, and planner scheduler on training and forward action plans
  • Accurately and fully completes all regulatory and compliance related documentation and procedures
  • Fabricates machine parts as needed and responsible for shop cleaning and sanitization
  • Understand and comply with Hill’s policies, safety standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Food Safety. Identify and report Food Safety issues to management
  • Helps maintain spare parts inventory and restocking inventory for the plant as needed
  • Ensures completion of work orders as scheduled and document in SAP in timely manner.
  • Reviews equipment instructions, blueprints, electrical, and pneumatic schematics to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions such as part redesign, substitution of material or parts, or re-engineering of parts or subassemblies
  • Participates in structured group or team activities related to line/area performance improvement e.g. autonomous maintenance (AM), housekeeping, problem solving etc.


This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education/ Experience Requirements

Basic qualifications include: 

  • High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification
  • Must have 3 or more years of industrial maintenance experience in a similar manufacturing setting (including pet food, food manufacturing or pharmaceuticals) or 5 or more years of industrial maintenance experience in manufacturing environment.  
  • Technical training in support of required skills: Technical Diploma and/or certification or Military training in similar fields highly preferred
  • Ability to bend, climb, crawl, work in confined spaces, work in hazardous condition spaces, work in extreme weather conditions, use hazardous materials and lift up to 50 lbs on continual basis. Must also be able to work at heights of up to 300 ft.
  • Ability to work an off-shift work schedule that includes weekends
  • Practical knowledge of basic maintenance shop equipment
  • Problem assessment, problem solving and basic math skills


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Technical certificate in an industrial related field or an Associate Degree in Industrial Maintenance
  • 1+ years manufacturing or similar experience with an emphasis in industrial maintenance, mechanics and electronics
  • Experience using electronic maintenance work order systems
  • Previous SAP experience
  • Previous similar manufacturing experience (food, pet food, pharmaceuticals)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Intermediate computer skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Expected Areas of Skills

  • Perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, maintain and repair operating equipment during production and breakdowns.
  • Review blueprints, project instructions, electrical & pneumatic schematics during troubleshooting, repair or project work.
  • Utilize maintenance shop equipment to include drill press, lathe, mill, welding, etc.

$34.80/hour (includes $1.00/hr shift differential)

Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.

  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive three weeks of vacation annually (prorated for first year)
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive up to 13 paid holidays annually (dependent upon shift)
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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