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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at 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:  Compounding Technician

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jun 24, 2024

 No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159348 - Burlington, New Jersey, 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!


The Colgate-Palmolive Flavor Center produces and ships flavors used in Colgate Oral Care products around the world.  In this position, the individual  works as a team member in all aspects of the facility including flavor compounding, shipping, receiving , minor maintenance, and computer applications.  They work closely  with others to achieve our business objectives of safety, quality, sustainability, productivity and cost. Accountabilities of the job also include safety and quality compliance, data collection, housekeeping, problem solving, continuous improvement, and communication as part of the work team. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding and accountability for full compliance with safety and other EHS requirements.
  • Understanding and accountability for following all Quality and GMP standards and guidelines.
  • Material handling for shipping, receiving and production.
  • Production and packaging of flavor batches through interaction with computer driven batch making processes and SAP driven material management.
  • Adherence to shipping regulations requirements (DOT, IMDG, IATA).
  • Following SOPs and accurately maintaining all documentation. 
  • Utilizing SAP to confirm in-house availability of materials for production and order fulfillment. 
  • Know and understand the planned schedule to coordinate the upstream and downstream processes by working with others in planning, warehouse, receiving and vendor representatives.
  • Leverage Google Tools and Windows applications to work with others in receiving, shipping, material replenishment. 
  • Active participation in continuous learning opportunities, production reviews and other plant-wide events.
  • Leverage SAP tools for Customer Orders, Production Plans and Material Orders.  
  • Manage and coordinate resources and communicate plans through Google Tools and SAP.
  • Communicate with customers and vendors to support the business needs.
  • Other duties as required.

Required Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 1 year prior experience in an industrial manufacturing setting.
  • Do you have strong computer skills in the following applications MS Office and Google Tools? 
  • Practical experience with  attention to detail, initiative, and managing multiple priorities.
  • Practical experience in problem solving, decision making,  and effective communication.
  • Are you able to perform the essential physical functions of this position as they have been described in the job description either with or without an accommodation?


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Technical College or Vocational College certificate in a related field.
  • Experience with SAP and Wonderware applications.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Lift 18 lb lance in production area up to 30 times per hour for a cumulative 2 hours per day.
  • Lift and dump crystal / powders from a 50 lb fiber drum to a tank up to 60 times a day for cumulative 2 hours per day.
  • Ability to dump raw materials into a tank requiring gripping of the container.
  • Ability to occasionally work with a vertical lifting range of 30 cm above shoulder or reach limit, up to 30 times per hour.
  • Ability to walk unlimited distances each workday on concrete floors.
  • Must have peripheral vision for forklift driving.


Key Competencies:

  • Team Building/Relationship Building – The candidate must be able to maintain a good relationship with all technicians and personnel within the facility. 
  • Results Oriented – Works with a sense of urgency, and persistence to deliver schedule accuracy and meet customer needs.
  • Business/Global Perspective – Understands how Burlington and their roles impact Colgate at large;
  • Consumer/Customer Focused – Knows how this role impacts Burlington customers.  Champions the urgent needs of our customers with suppliers, and with the facility. Seeks to maximize customer service at the most efficient cost;
  • Planning/Priority Setting – Develops plans to support the Burlington needs and the customer needs.  Proactively identifies any issues that will impact the facility’s ability to produce the expected products due to a lack of materials;
  • Communication – The candidate must have strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Computer Literacy – The candidate must have or be able to obtain computer skills including the use of SAP/R3, MS Office, and Google tools needed to perform the role;


 Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $  - $ USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 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 a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • 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)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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