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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 1

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Mar 11, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered

Sign-on Bonus of $1,000 for eligible new hires.

Looking for a Happier You?  Look no further.  At Colgate-Palmolive Morristown, we offer competitive pay and an array of benefits that includes quarterly bonuses, a savings and investment plan that provides more than just a company match, 14 paid holidays, paid vacation/PTO and medical coverage.  Many of these benefits start on day one!  We also offer work-life balance with occasionally required overtime, clean work environment, on-site fitness facility, company store and much much more!  


So come join our amazing team and Build a Future to Smile about. #buildAfuture #ColgateSmile.


Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for the Operations Associate position based at our Morristown, Tennessee Oral Care plant. This is an exciting opportunity to begin a career with a world-class manufacturing company.


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 clearance.  The key role of position is to ensure all material is supplied and taken to and from production areas.


This position will have primary responsibility for executing the coordination of production materials, safety compliance, data collection, quality samples, maintaining 5S Visual Workplace, inventory (raw materials, packaging materials and finished goods), cycle counts 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 function.


Responsibilities include:


  • Understands and is accountable for full compliance of all Quality, EOHS and FP&R guidelines; as well as external regulatory requirements
  • Unload and inspects, samples and test inbound trailers according to SOPs
  • Transfer materials and supplies to storage, processing and finishing areas as needed using required equipment
  • Confirm in-house availability of raw and packing materials for current and next runs understanding schedule and demand plans
  • Coordinate with upstream and downstream processes by working with others in planning, warehouse, receiving and vendor representatives to ensure availability of materials
  • Prepares and loads finished product for shipping using SAP and working with internal stakeholders and external suppliers
  • Complete all appropriate SAP, Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Forklift Terminals/RF transactions for receiving, transferring and shipping of materials and finished product
  • 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
  • Assists with startup, line clearance, and operations of automated and manual equipment throughout the production facility
  • Complete daily housekeeping activities and perform assessments as required to meet all GMP’s and FDA requirements
  • Removes and disposes of production line waste according to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Assist with loading scrap trailers for disposal or recycle
  • Other job functions that may be assigned





  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a manufacturing / warehousing environment
  • Proficient with computers, software, and data processing
  • Must be able to work any shift, weekends and mandatory overtime as needed
  • Demonstrated competency of Attention to Detail, Work Standards, Initiative and Managing Work
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly for extended periods of time
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, bend to 90 degrees repeatedly



  • Demonstrated ability and experience safely operating forklifts and other powered industrial vehicles
  • GMP and/or consumer goods manufacturing experience a plus
  • Demonstrated competency in problem solving/decision making, effective communication, results oriented, and job fit
  • WMS/SAP experience

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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