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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  Plant Automation Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Feb 14, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 96224 - Cambridge, Ohio, United States



The Plant Automation Engineer will use his/her technical expertise to lead manufacturing automation projects from an approach of people, process and systems!


Scope of responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing technical expertise on automation projects, training of plant personnel on automation systems, system troubleshooting and maintenance, identification and communication of standard methodologies, and developing solutions to system utilization issues. Relationships required include relevant partnerships with manufacturing operations, IT, engineering and quality for system requirements.



  • Lead plant automation projects. This includes management of all aspects of the implementation including people, process, and systems.
  • Implement manufacturing automation systems for all capital projects utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)
  • Support plant controls team in developing and maintaining plant controls systems (Wonderware / OPERA)
  • Support plant operations by maintaining process control systems
  • Provide training and sophisticated troubleshooting to the site.
  • Implement standards at the site that ensure global consistency of manufacturing automation and integration systems.
  • Establish and maintain close relationships with:
    • Plant operations team,
    • Plant quality team,
    • Plant FP&R team.
  • Primary contact for local electric utility running: Coordination of utility outages, Management of demand response program, Management of self-assessment tax program and review of monthly electric utility bills.
  • Provide the technical leadership to maintain plant medium voltage and low voltage power distribution systems.
  • Maintain electrical power systems coordination and arc flash study.
  • Work with outside contractors to implement preventative maintenance plan for substations.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • 5+ years’ experience with engineering, supply chain operations and/or IT Supply Chain.
  • Experience in Industrial Automation using GE / Rockwell / Siemens PLC’s or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of Industrial Network Communication protocols (Ethernet, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Profibus)
  • Ability to configure and test plant systems.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing operations core processes and plant floor equipment and instrumentation.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Wonderware Industrial Automation software (SCADA (InTouch), Historian, Archestra) or an equivalent software.
  • Experience in operations management.
  • Experience in systems configuration and maintenance.
  • Basic knowledge of SAP.

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.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and 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.

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 recognised brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.  

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education programme, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

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: Columbus

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