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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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 Engineering Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 24, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 115784 - Kansas City, Kansas, United States

At Hill’s we have a purpose, every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding nutrition, and the best and brightest people.

If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply!

 

The plant will be located in Tonganoxie, KS - just 15 minutes away from Kansas City and Lawrence.

 

The Plant Engineering Manager is responsible for the oversight of the Engineering and Maintenance departments for the facility as well as other facility infrastructure functions. Must ensure successful execution of the facilities capital program which can include multiple projects with varying scope, timelines and capital expenditures. Develops and leads the overall facility capital and the facility maintenance budget. Ensures that all engineering aspects of projects as well as associated documentation are in compliance with local and Colgate quality, legal and EHS regulations. Overall responsible for " Equipment Management Strategy & Reliability" to manufacture superior quality products while eliminating potential risks to employees and equipment and driving improvement in Plant Efficiency, Quality of product, creating Flexibility, minimizing waste, establishing safe Maintenance work practices and ensuring that the Plant Equipment is safe to operate at all times. Additionally the Plant Engineering Manager is responsible for leading the MRO (Materials, Repairs and Operating Supplies) program and identifying other potential opportunities for margin improvement. Also needs to build relationships with R&D, Division and Subsidiary business and Supply Chain management, Global Product Supply Engineering, Global Packaging, Quality and EHS departments, as well as outside consultants and suppliers to ensure the business and technical objectives of all projects are satisfied.

What will you do?

  • Functions as a member of the Strategic Leadership Team which:
  1. Leads enrollment of the facility in the Tonganoxie Plant Vision.
  2. Provides resources to achieve plant strategy.
  3. Ensures decision making processes are consistent with guiding principles.
  4. Establishes clear direction and continuous improvement expectations for the plant.
  5. Leads and supports change.
  6. Provides effective career development and planning for direct reports.
  • Develops and handles the overall plant capital budget and the maintenance budget.
  • Ensures that all engineering aspects of projects as well as associated documentation are in compliance with local, Hill's / Colgate, legal and EHS regulations.
  • Leads the technical engineering team to promote collaboration and alignment across functions in order to meet or exceed plant key performance indicators.
  • Accountable for the preparation and management of the capital and facilities expense budgets.
  • Responsible for Technical Staffing and Support needs of the plant.
  • Ensures training for newly implemented methods and systems to continuously improve technical skill level.
  • Coordinates with the EHS manager to ensure contractors follow all guidelines for safety, quality and food sanitation.
  • Develops and maintains the plant capital plan and overall capital plan implementation.
  • Implements and maintains a plant technical document management system that addresses location, access, security, and creation of technical documents.
  • Leads all plant energy management and optimization projects.
  • Ensure appropriate EMO’s (Experimental Manufacturing Orders) are conducted to verify that process/equipment meets design specification and that personnel are trained appropriately.
  • Acts as a key partner in PSI during plant startup.
  • Accountable for ensuring compliance with CP/ Hills, local, state, and federal standards and guidelines related to EHS, Quality, and Regulatory.
  • Drive the values and principles of managing with respect in all daily business affairs.

Advanced Functions:

  • Responsible for the timely capitalization of assets, management of surplus equipment and use of global idle equipment databases for capital avoidance.
  • Review and analyze plant process capacity data and identify bottlenecks. Develop five year site plan in partnership with Plant Manager.
  • Collaborate with the Local/Corporate Leadership Team to identify, design, and implement continuous improvement projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
  • At least 8 years of manufacturing experience, engineering, project management and capital projects.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a technical field or MBA.

 

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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets! At Hill’s we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries. To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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