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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:  Operations Associate

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 14, 2022

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 119541 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States

Colgate-Palmoive is among the world’s most trusted and recognized brands, serving hundreds of millions of consumers across over 220 countries. A truly global company, we have a world of opportunities and experiences to offer. Join our growing team in Greenwood, South Carolina.  




These critical roles work closely together to operate a  variety of manufacturing equipment and/or lines. Responsibilities include safety and environment compliance, material handling, warehousing, quality checks, and assisting Operations Technicians with the preparation and execution of startup, changeovers, operations, and line shut down, cleaning and sanitation procedures and continuous improvement as part of a work team. 


Do you have a strong desire to learn and excellent attention to detail? Then we are looking for YOU!!    A resume is required at time of application to be considered. 


Operations Associate duties include (but not limited to):

  • This position will have primary responsibility for executing the coordination of production materials, safety compliance,  data collection, quality checks, maintaining 5S Visual Workplace, inventory (packaging materials and finished goods), and overall production support.

  • Accurately completing computer entries using SAP and RF platforms for receiving, transferring and shipping

  • Executing daily housekeeping and record keeping as required to meet GMPs and FDA requirements  

  • Provides additional production support with line set up and change overs, etc... 


Required Education & Skills - Operations Associate 

  • Minimum of 1 year of manufacturing experience

  • High School Education or Equivalent

  • Proficient with computers, software, and data processing 

  • Self-Motivated with strong drive to learn

  • Demonstrated competency of Attention to Detail, Work Standards, Initiative and Managing Work


Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds independently

  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, bend to 90 degrees repeatedly 


Work Schedule

  • Night shift (7pm - 7:30am) 

  • Rotating Schedule of 2 - 2 - 3 (for a total of only 3 or 4 days per week full-time!)

  • Must be able to work evening shifts, weekends and mandatory overtime as needed. 


Why Colgate? 

Clean Work Environment with Heating & Air Conditioning

Structured Onboarding and New Employee Training Programs

Tuition Assistance & Career Development

Fantastic Benefits, including Medical / 401(k) with company match/ and Bonus program!!


Every one of our employees plays an important role in ensuring we deliver the quality products consumers rely on to care for themselves and the ones they love. So we recognize that our success is driven by these talented and dedicated Colgate people around the world. And in turn we are dedicated to the success of our people.


We’re committed to helping our people get where they want to go. Explore the world of opportunities and experiences Colgate-Palmolive has to offer you.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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