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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:  Engineering Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Dec 4, 2022
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 144188 - Emporia, Kansas, United States

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions?
If this is how you see your career, Hill’s is the place to be!

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a multi billion dollar, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products, and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.

The Engineering Services Manager is responsible for the oversight of the Engineering, Maintenance and Utilities departments for the facility. The primary accountabilities of the role include overseeing capital projects, technology transfer, performance and reliability of plant technical systems, and corporate EHS, FP&R and Quality standards compliance. Additionally the Engineering Services Manager is responsible for managing the MRO (Materials, Repairs and Operating Supplies) program and for identifying other potential opportunities for margin improvement.


What you will do

  • Leads the technical engineering team to promote collaboration and alignment across functions in order to achieve plant key performance indicators (KPI) goals. Scope of team includes Project Engineers, Facilities & Maintenance supervisor, electrical supervisor & utilities leader.
  • Functions as a member of the Strategic Leadership Team which establishes clear direction and continuous improvement expectations for the plant, leads and supports change, provides effective career development and planning for direct reports
  • Develops and manages the overall facility capital and the facility maintenance expense budget
  • Coordinates with the EHS manager and Quality manager to ensure personnel and contractors follow all guidelines for safety, quality and Managing with Respect
  • Ensure and accountable for all engineering aspects of projects as well as associated documentation are in compliance with CP, local, state, and federal standards and guidelines related to EHS, Quality, and Regulatory including factory acceptance tests and validation protocols
  • Support C&S initiatives, leading capital projects related to it.
  • Ensure and support property loss control initiatives, following CP standards and working closely with insurance company.
  • Ensure training for newly implemented methods and systems to continuously improve technical skill level and performance of maintenance programs and teams
  • Develops and maintains the plant’s 5-year strategic capital plan and overall capital plan implementation
  • Leads all plant energy management and optimization projects
  • Support digital and automation initiatives
  • Responsible for the timely capitalization of assets, management of surplus equipment and use of global idle equipment databases for capital avoidance.
  • Review and analyze plant process capacity data and identify bottlenecks. Develop five year site plan in partnership with Director of Manufacturing.
  • Collaborate with the Strategic Leadership Team to identify, design, and implement continuous improvement projects.
  • Leverage analytical tools, business data, and financial information to improve the total performance of the Supply Chain and to forecast plant capabilities for growth opportunities.
  • Utilize the company PM&D system to ensure the development of direct reports.
  • Represents the company in outside community activities.
  • Leads and participates on cross functional project teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a technical related field.
  • At least 5 years in project management/engineering with production management experience.
  • At least 8 years manufacturing experience, preferably in a food processing plant.
  • At least 8 years experience in engineering, project management, capital projects.
  • At least 3 years experience in management or supervisory role.
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications and Google Suite applications.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a technical field or MBA.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license would be a plus.
  • International experience.
  • Manufacturing/plant experience and/or experience in other Global Supply Chain functions.
  • Familiarity with Company practices related to EHS, Quality and Microbiology, and plant financials.

Salary Range $107,760 - $158,445

Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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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