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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:  Maintenance Team Leader

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 25, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 152781 - Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States


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


This position manages the daily activities of the Maintenance department for the plant. Work activities include leading the team on electrical and mechanical trouble-shooting and repairs, preparing and managing the department budget, implementing preventative and predictive maintenance programs, and coordinating the Maintenance Stores area and Project Maintenance work activities.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily activities of the maintenance crews to ensure repairs are performed in a timely and effective manner.
  • Prepare, submit, and manage maintenance expense budget line items
  • Facilitates repairs and trouble-shooting of production problems on a timely and efficient basis (may require climbing, bending, crawling, lifting up to 50 lb.)
  • Implements and maintains preventative and predictive maintenance programs aimed at forecasting potential solutions to constantly improve operating efficiently
  • People management of Maintenance Technicians and Planner/Schedulers.
  • Communicates with maintenance crews regularly to share relevant plant and departmental information (minimum of bi-weekly)
  • Coordinates activities of the Maintenance Planner/scheduler to ensure materials and resources are readily available
    Manages the work order system and provides accurate performance feedback to maintenance technicians



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years maintenance supervisory or Project management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of GMPs/OSHA Regulations
  • Experience in a food manufacturing facility
  • Working knowledge of PLC, instrumentation electronics, and maintenance repair techniques
  • Developing and Maintaining of Budget for department

 Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor degree in an Engineering field (Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Industrial)
  • Prior knowledge/experience with SAP Purchasing and Work Order System 


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Salary Range $88,800 - $125,000 USD
Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.

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 and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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