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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:  Process Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jan 14, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 96600 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States

In an ever-changing and dynamic world, our Supply Chain and Manufacturing professionals, who are recognized as the best in the business, are essential to quickly delivering our products to consumers worldwide. They are responsible for ensuring we make quality products that consumers love. Using advanced technology and an analytical mindset, they are especially adept at continuously improving manufacturing processes. This team comprises a variety of global roles and focus areas, including operations, engineering, process development and innovation, procurement, network operations, project management, factory performance & reliability, packaging, continuous improvement, and supply chain management.


Join our team in Greenwood, SC as a Process Engineer!


The Process Engineer is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of capital projects, taking a leadership role in technology transfer initiatives, and continuous improvement initiatives for the performance, process capability, and reliability of plant processing and utilities systems.


  • Contributes to the design, specification, installation, start up, troubleshooting, and improvement of processing and utility systems
  • Responsible for all aspects of project management: project definition, project planning, capital expenditure management, and technology transfer associated with capital projects, new materials, and new products
  • takes a crucial part in the technology transfer for the processing area and supports global/regional process engineering with implementation of new capital projects
  • Develop and maintain specifications, technical documentation, and procedures for processes and equipment which are consistent with Factory Performance and Reliability goals and support Quality and EOHS Standards.
  • Develops, validates, and transfers factory SOP’s associated with new products and process improvements.
  • Serve as primary resource to the operations and quality team for issues involving design, process changes and equipment modification by soliciting feedback and driving continuous improvement
  • Develop working procedures/instructions and machine settings to maintain an efficient machine operation.
  • Support plant Quality needs in identifying quality defects and driving resolution both internally and with suppliers.
  • Implement specific standardization, simplification and margin improvement projects.
  • Accountable for ensuring compliance w/Colgate-Palmolive, local, state, and federal standards and guidelines related to EOHS, Quality, and Regulatory.
  • Drive the values and principles of managing with respect in all daily business affairs.
  • Other job functions that may be assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Solid understanding of EOHS and Quality standards.
  • At least 4 years of experience in manufacturing that includes an emphasis on project management/engineering from project concept through implementation as well as experience leading capital projects, budgets and contractors.
  • Must be proficient in Statistical Process Control, and Continuous Improvement Methodologies
  • A working knowledge of production processes and control systems
  • Teamwork orientation with excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Strong technical interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of cGMP and IQ / OQ / PQ validation.
  • Master Degree in a technical field would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Capital Expenditure Budget and Capital Procurement.

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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