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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:  Mar 14, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 135931 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States

Operations Associate - Greenwood, SC Night shift


The Operations Associate is responsible for material handling, warehousing, quality checks, and assisting Operations Technicians with the preparation and execution of startup, changeovers, operations, and line shut down.  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. The Operations Associate works within a structure that requires considerable interaction with others in the same production unit as well as other production units and support functions.


Responsibilities include:


  • Understands and is accountable for full compliance with safety and other EHS requirements.

  • Understands and is accountable for following: all Quality, GMP, and cleaning standards and guidelines.

  • Inspects and samples inbound trailers, packaging materials, and products according to SOPs

  • Loads and unloads materials, parts and finished products manually or by mechanized means

  • Transfers and stores finished and materials throughout the plant and warehouse using forklift equipment

  • Complete all appropriate SAP and RF transactions for receiving, transferring and shipping of materials and finished product

  • Utilizes SAP to confirm material movements and reads work order or follows verbal instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved 

  • Delivers production items to designate work areas for processing

  • Delivers processed units to storage or for the next stage of processing

  • Stacks processed items in warehouse 

  • Performs cycle counts and inventories

  • Completes daily check sheet for forklift safety and maintenance

  • Changes out forklift batteries daily for recharging using overhead crane

  • Performs safety check of pallet stacking at end of shift and reports and resolves any issues

  • Packs products in containers 

  • Assists with startup, changeovers, and operations of automated and manual equipment throughout the production facility.

  • Performs daily housekeeping activities and conducts/participates in area housekeeping assessments as required to meet all GMPs and FDA requirements.

  • Assists with finished goods preparation and inspection

  • Removes and disposes of Production line waste according to Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Other job functions that may be assigned



  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 0-2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Must be able to work any shift, weekends and mandatory overtime as needed.

  • Proficient with computers, software, and data processing.

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

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds. 

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



  • GMP and/or consumer goods manufacturing experience a plus

  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred

  • Demonstrated competency in problem solving/decision making, effective communication, results oriented, and job fit

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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