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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:  Plant Systems Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jun 12, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 127244 - 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 Plant Systems Engineer will be accountable for coordination and management of plant systems from an approach of people, process, and IT systems. Accountabilities include training and change management, reporting, SQL database, MES configuration, SPC concepts and quality management. 


Required Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree in engineering, supply chain operations, and/or IT supply chain

  • At least 5 years Engineering, supply chain operations, and/or IT supply chain

  • Strong communication skills with technical and non-technical teams

  • Proven track record of project management

  • Strong team building and training skills

  • Deep knowledge of manufacturing operations and core processes

  • Experience in systems configuration and maintenance 

  • Experience Implementing:

    • Plant Floor Control System Concepts

    • Wonderware (AVEVA) MES application development & troubleshooting 

    • Dashboarding tools (Tableau and Domo)

    • Wonderware (Archestra, InBatch, Historian)

    • SQL Queries and Table Structures

    • PLC Programming:

      • Allen Bradley (RS Logics 500 & 5000)

      • Siemens


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree Engineering, supply chain operations, and/or IT supply chain

  • Manage and develop direct and indirect reports 

  • Experience in operations management 

  • PLC Programming: B&R

  • Strong proficiency in SAP usage and deep knowledge of SAP Transactions (Production Orders, Production Confirmations, Material Movements, Quality Notifications)

  • Ability to work with various databases exchanging information through the network between IT systems and control systems in manufacturing departments. 

  • Understanding of:

    • Operational Excellence Standards and Expectations

    • Factory Performance and Reliability (FP&R)

    • Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Standards

    • Quality Standards/Regulatory Requirements

    • Inventory Management

    • Fundamental Statistical Process Control Concepts

    • Planned Maintenance Concepts

    • Plant Metrics

    • Reporting Requirements Archestra, SQL Database (Advanced), SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services)

    • Google App Scripting 


To get to know more about this opportunty, please apply!

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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