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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 Planner

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  May 18, 2024

 No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159884 - 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 Maintenance & Reliability Planner will interact directly with the Reliability Business Unit Leads to provide administrative, organization, and planning support to the maintenance functions of the facility by ensuring the effective scheduling of maintenance work orders and preventative maintenance (PM) plans as well as coordinating materials availability to minimize downtime and maximize productivity. The Maintenance Planner is also responsible for planning and coordinating the maintenance activities for designated areas of the plant. The position will also be responsible for maintaining the in-house systems and managing the work order process. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities


  • Manages and maintains the in-house system. Responsible for creating and maintaining equipment masters, equipment BOMs, spare parts lists, and developing plans for Smart Maintenance activities per vendor recommendation or business need. Functions as an SAP power user and assists in training and support of SAP systems when/as needed. Note that a portion of the administrative side for this responsibility may also be supported by a third-party vendor.

  • Responsible for detailed scheduling of Maintenance activities. Works closely with Reliability Business Unit Leads and Operations to review, prioritize, and schedule work orders, and Smart Maintenance activities – eventually utilizing SAP software. Schedules work orders for maintenance technicians and outside contractors as managed through a detailed plan. 

  • Utilize technologies to predict or prescribe required maintenance activities.

  • Coordinate effective PM execution. Attends plant meetings, as appropriate, to receive updates/provide feedback on plans, communicate work schedules, and lead review of open work orders.

  • Owns portions of services and repair budgets and therefor handles purchase order creation, any invoicing or finance issues, and manages services and repair templates.

  • Works closely with maintenance tech, area leaders, team leaders, focus resources, engineers, and operation technicians with root cause analysis to identify reasons for equipment failures.

  • Works closely with parts and material resource to ensure availability of incoming and outgoing maintenance parts for PM’s, rebuilds, work orders and storeroom.

  • Identifies and reports Food Safety and EOHS issues/work orders to management through a weekly report. Understands and complies with Hill’s policies, safety standards, good manufacturing practices (GMP) and food safety. Identify and report food safety issues to management.


Expected Areas of Skills

  • Knowledge of FP&R Standards, specifically PM, CI, 5S, and AM Standard

  • Assists with root cause analysis to identify reasons for equipment failures

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Proficient knowledge of HACCP, GMP’s, and SPC

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties

  • Excellent attention to detail


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 years maintenance experience or technical degree with minimum 3 years maintenance experience

  • Proficient with an office suite software for business such as: Microsoft (work, excel, power point) or Google (docs, sheets, slides) and email (Outlook, Google Mail, Lotus notes)

  • Industrial equipment-related and technical expertise to troubleshoot technical issues, determine root cause and provide guidance on improving preventative maintenance activities.

  • Electronic Maintenance work order system experience.

  • Ability to bend, climb, and work in confined spaces, and work in hazardous condition spaces for up to twelve hours per day.

  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions with temperature ranges from cold to hot and humid.

  • Ability to use hazardous materials.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs on a continual basis

  • Ability to wear all required Fall Protection Equipment and all required PPE 

  • Complete tasks that require working with hands overhead

  • Forklift experience

  • Using computer keyboard up to 12 hours per day

  • Walk unlimited distances each day

  • Climbing ladders

  • Walking up and down multiple levels of steps, multiple times per day while carrying tool bag, materials, and other supplies.

  • Frequently bending at waist and flex at knees 120 degrees.

  • Receive and transmit information in person and by telephone communications.


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Previous SAP-PM-EAM experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Technical degree in relevant or related field

 Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $28.05  - $33.00 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.

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