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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 and territories 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 and Hill's Prescription Diet.

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:  Controls Technician - Night Shift

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 23, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 153819 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States


Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!


If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!


Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.


If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.




The primary responsibilities of this role is to provide support during the night shift which involves programming, debugging, and problem solving of highly automated equipment and controls systems including PLCs, HMIs, and electrical circuits.  Additionally responsibilities consist of providing support for continuous improvement and capital projects and analyzing data to attain high equipment reliability and uptime.  The Controls Technician works within an environment that requires considerable interaction and collaboration with team members from other departments and support functions.






  • Provides on-shift technical support who leads troubleshooting of automated, controls and electrical systems by prioritizing internal and external customer needs to improve productivity

  • Researches solutions to technical issues and implements solutions on a timely basis.

  • Drives performance improvement using critical metrics to optimize Controls and Automation Systems using continuous improvement, root cause analysis, data analysis, and failure mode and effects analysis.

  • Provides technical support to engineering for capital projects, equipment installation, and upgrades.

  • Develops and delivers training pertaining to automated processes and systems as needed for operations, maintenance, co-workers, etc.

  • Documents and communicates software and hardware changes, on-shift activities, follow-up actions, and project status using visual, verbal, written, and digital communication.

  • Follows all Environmental, Occupational Health, and Safety (EOHS), Quality, Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and Cleaning and 5S standards and Colgate-Palmolive Policies




Required Qualifications


  • High School Diploma

  • 3+ years proven experience in a manufacturing, production or operation environment

  • Associate’s degree, Technical Certification, or equivalent work experience in Electronics Engineering  Technology (EET), mechatronics or similar field of studies

  • Ability to maintain, troubleshoot, and program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) including Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix, MicroLogix and SLC500, and Siemens; Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Wonderware-based and Allen-Bradley Panelview; VFD and servo drives; I/O; instrumentation; inspection cameras; and robots

  • Knowledge of and capability to install and troubleshoot industrial automation networks (Ethernet/IP, Devicenet and Profibus)

  • Experience troubleshooting electrical circuits (3 phase 480 VAC, 120 VAC, 24 VAC and VDC control circuits)

  • Practical skills reading, understanding and modifying user documentation (electrical schematic drawings, P&IDs, and equipment manuals)

  • Capability to analyze process flow to identify issues

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency using Google Suite applications: Sheets, Docs, Slides, Meets, Forms, gmail, and drive

  • Ability to work nights, weekends, 12 hour shifts, holidays and flexibility to provide vacation coverage

  • Requires climbing, bending, kneeling and the ability to lift 50 pounds




Preferred Qualifications


  • 5+ years technical experience in a manufacturing, production or operation environment

  • Proven working experience with food safety regulated environments (AIB, FDA, USDA, cGMP)

  • Bachelor’s or Associate's degree in Electrical or Computer Science related field of studies

  • Experience with Wonderware, ControlLogix, SLC, HMI, SERCOS, Profibus, Devicenet, Ethernet/IP specific systems

  • Experience working with Microsoft SQL databases

  • Know, understand and interpret NFPA and NEC regulatory standards

  • Capability to troubleshoot and resolve problems with SCADA Systems and batching processes





Salary Range $63,600 - $102,900 USD

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 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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