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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:  Automation & Digital Engineer for Manufacturing

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 23, 2021
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 102901 - Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala


Main Objectives :


Development and implementation of manufacturing systems, digital transformation, internet of things (IoT) and automation projects.
Manage the software applications related to the operation.
Train and manage change in the plant to guarantee and promote the proper functioning and use of the systems as well as identify and communicate good practices.
Contribute to the change of profiles to develop a support and maintenance protocol for the systems by plant staff.
Encourage and promote the automation and digitization strategy in the plant, which in turn are aimed at

Functions and responsibilities:


  • Lead the implementation and management of projects related to automation digital transformation, considering people, processes and systems within the implementation.
  • Develop the skills required by staff and technical personnel for plant systems and digital implementations through proactive leadership and constant advice.
  • Provide technical expertise to the plant to update system configurations.
  • Application of updates and global developments to the production hardware and software of the plant.
  • Provide training in analysis and problem solving to the plant related to digital transformation and automation.
  • Provide guidance and training to plant operations to encourage utilization of the systems.
  • Apply standards that guarantee global consistency of manufacturing systems.
  • Work together with IT, Maintenance Engineers or Project Engineers, to define new processes and system capabilities that improve operation efficiencies.
  • Establish and maintain close communication with the regional IT SSO and the Regional Automation engineer to review new implementations and / or to adhere to global guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain open communication with the Managers and Manufacturing Director, the engineering team, and the plant operations team.
  • Actively participate and support the global network of systems and automation engineers for all plants.
  • Support and support in the implementation of automation projects in Colgate plants.
  • Promote automation and digitization in the plant, through project proposals in conjunction with the plants
  • Give training to employees, Supervisors, Staff on new systems to be implemented.
  • Attend training sessions to learn about new automation projects.
  • Keep monthly KPIs on digital systems.
  • Attend meetings with local and global team.


Basic Requirements;


  • University Degree in Engineering such as electronics, mechatronics, related technical field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in manufacturing automation processes or projects for example; data networks, servers, databases, manufacturing software (Allen Bradley PLC, Aveva, Wonderware, etc).
  • Experience in project management and implementation.
  • Knowledge of the English language by 75% 
  • Using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) or Google Suite (docs, sheets, slides)

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience using Google Data Studio, Tableau
advanced Excel
Knowledge of IoT, internet services and Industry 4.0



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 recognized 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 program, 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.

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