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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:  Flex Operator

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jul 12, 2024


 No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 161012 - Clinton, Oklahoma, 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 Role

The role functions as a member of an area team that is directly responsible for the efficient production of quality products in the required quantities. This role will operate/change over specified machinery in the assigned area. Flex Operators must have the skill set to train and/or perform the tasks of other employees in the area as needed. This job requires strong communication, interpersonal and team building skills to support site objectives.


Key Responsibilities

  • Load trailers according to loading specifications and in a manner which delivers product on time and complete as measured by our customers and other receiving destinations.

  • Receive, unload, inspect all in-bound shipments (finished goods, materials and ingredients) using safe procedures while maintaining the quality of all products and using accurate inventory management procedures. Complete bin inspections and measurements accurately.

  • Ensure quality ingredients are being extruded and finished product meets all quality standards and run documentation is completed.

  • Collect samples for quality assurance as required.

  • Perform product density checks as required.

  • Perform analysis for fat, moisture and protein as required.

  • Properly operator extruders, dryers, mixer, receiving and bulk unloading, packaging and other related duties. Fulfill all duties in absence of operator.

  • Performs QC tasks such as metal checks, inspection of date codes, item numbers, dump logs, etc. 

  • Maintains accurate records of quality checks, production numbers and waste performance.

  • Ensure finished product is properly formed and coated.

  • Isolation, segregation and re-evaluation of materials deemed to be non-compliant with regard to established specification.

  • Both routine and non-routine collection of test data, sending and receiving analytical samples and results as well as process problem solving and troubleshooting.

  • You are responsible for ensuring all finished goods meet finished product specification.

  • You must be certified to operate a fork truck during routine job duties.

  • You are responsible for routine cleaning and minor adjustment of packing    equipment.

  • You will perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the line manager. Check the daily line-up before each shift.

  • Perform accurate inventory transactions 

  • Must follow Lock out Tag out procedures.

  • General sanitation and cleaning and maintaining proper GMP's for site


Key Functional Skills/Knowledge

  • Good communication skills.

  • Good math, reading, writing skills and ability to set bin strategies.

  • Maintain a clean safe work environment that promotes associate safety and product integrity.

  • High level of mechanical aptitude and knowledge, with good skills in troubleshooting and problem solving.

  • Excellent housekeeping skills and knowledge of GMP’s.

  • Good knowledge of personal computers, use of Microsoft Excel and Google sheets.

  • Standing on a concrete floor for extended periods. 

  • Wearing proper personal protective equipment correctly.

  • Ability to work under stressful conditions such as heat, cold, heights, dust, dirt, chemicals and /or confined spaces and have full mobility with ability to climb ladders and stairs and do repetitive bending and twisting, stooping and standing. 

  • Must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces.

  • Must be able to lift up to 55 lbs.

  • Forklift certified or the ability to certify, operate aerial lift.


Minimum Qualifications:

18 years or older

High School diploma, GED or equivalent education

Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules

Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language.

Successful completion of background and drug screen


Preferred Qualifications:

3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines

2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline

Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office, Google docs and email.

Knowledge of inventory control principles.

SAP knowledge



Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $17,85  - $21,00 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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