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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

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Apr 16, 2024



 No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 157845 - 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 Shift Maintenance Technician maintains equipment and facilities to operate in the safest and most productive electro-mechanical condition, implements continuous improvement and supports new system installations, production strategies and plant reliability.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze condition, troubleshoot failures, repair and perform preventative/predictive maintenance on production equipment, building and utilities and all associated equipment.

  • Must observe proper Lockout/Tagout and all safety procedures as required

  • Respond to any immediate associate safety issues per work order system.

  • Initiate, plan and coordinate work performed by other associates, contractors and /or self. (unplanned, planned, changeovers etc.)

  • Prioritize and manage work assigned to ensure immediate response to emergencies, diagnose faults quickly and make immediate repairs.

  • Be proactive in technical troubleshooting the process, mechanical and electrical (power and interlock) issues which prevent meeting the shift or weekly schedules.

  • Train operators/technicians on operational set-up issues

  • Maintain functional knowledge of all site equipment

  • Ensure all work-orders are complete and accurate, including planned and unplanned assignments.

  • Maintain and improve electrical and mechanical knowledge and skills to improve customer service levels.

  • Follow regular checks and follow preventative maintenance schedules, assessing condition and ensuring compliance with prescribed schedules.

  • All associates are responsible for the safety, quality and food safety in their work area


Other Responsibilities:    

  • Work as a team member within the maintenance department to improve the total reliability of the plant

  • Understand maintenance principles and develop self and department work practices to promote a proactive environment

  • Understand and utilize drawings, diagrams and equipment manufactures instructions

  • Troubleshoot electrical controls, motor circuits, single and three phase electrical systems.

  • Other similar duties as assigned by manager


Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Standing on a concrete floor 

  • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform) 

  • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 55 lbs 

  • Working at heights

  • Working in confined spaces

  • Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off frequently 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in Facility maintenance preferred

  • Good overall knowledge of plant flow, operation and utilities

  • Excellent knowledge of hand tool application, operation and repair.  Basic ability to operate machine tools

  • Good theoretical knowledge and ability to troubleshoot electrical circuits (AC/DC, single/three phase, low/high voltage) and all related equipment both power and logic

  • Working knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures

  • Proficient in basic mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Basic knowledge of personal computers

  • Good problem solving and/or troubleshooting skills

  • Good communication skills, to access relevant information about equipment and provide clear information about equipment condition and status.  This would include any unscheduled downtime of equipment that hampers achieving the production schedule goals.

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

  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language 


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 

  • Knowledge of inventory control principles 

  • Working Knowledge of food safety, GMP and HACCP 

 Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $24.00  - $30.00 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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