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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 Technician

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  May 9, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 156184 - Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States



Are you interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets? What about having the opportunity to make impactful contributions in a multi-billion dollar company? If so, you found it! We invite you to apply for our Maintenance Technician position in our Orangeburg, SC facility.


What we offer!  


  • $26-$32 hourly rate

  • $1/Hour Night Shift Differential for all hours worked

  • 120 Hours Paid Vacation

  • 12 hr 2-2-3 shift schedules

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage for employee & eligible dependents - Start on Day 1

  • Basic Life Insurance for you and eligible dependents at NO Cost

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Saving & Investment Plan with Company Match

  • Advancement Opportunities

  • Tuition Assistance - up to $10,000 per year

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Access to discounted Company products

  • Non-smoking facility



Purpose of Role

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a multi-billion dollar, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products, and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals, and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.


The Maintenance Technician maintains equipment and facilities to operate in the safest and most productive electro-mechanical condition, implements continuous improvement, and supports new system installations, production strategies, and plant reliability.


Principal Responsibilities


  • Analyze condition, troubleshoot failures, repair, and perform preventive/predictive maintenance on production equipment, building, utilities and all associated equipment.

  • Prioritize work assignments to ensure immediate response to emergencies, diagnose faults quickly, and make immediate repairs.

  • Respond to any immediate associate safety issues documented in the work order system.

  • Follow regular checks and preventative maintenance schedules that includes assessing equipment condition and ensuring compliance with prescribed schedules.

  • Ensure all work-orders are complete and accurate, including planned and unplanned assignments.

  • Initiate, plan and coordinate work performed by other associates, contractors and /or self. (Unplanned, planned, changeovers etc.)

  • Be a lead in technical troubleshooting  process, mechanical and electrical (power and interlock) issues.

  • Maintain and improve electrical and mechanical knowledge and skills to improve customer service levels.

  • Maintain functional knowledge of all equipment in the packaging department.

  • Train operators and technicians on operational set-up issues.

  • All associates are responsible for the safety, quality and food safety in their work area including observing proper Lockout/Tag out and all safety procedures as required.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

Required Qualifications: 


  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • 1+ years industrial maintenance experience OR

    • 3+ years manufacturing experience and a related technical degree.

  • Ability to work varying shifts and schedules including  2-2-3 off-shift work schedule that includes weekends.

  • Basic knowledge of hand and machine tools, operation and repair.  

  • Basic knowledge and ability to troubleshoot equipment including mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical circuits (AC/DC, single/polyphase, low/high voltage) and all related equipment both power and logic controls.

  • Basic math, reading, computer, and writing skills.

  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language. 

  • Successful completion of a substance screening and background check.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 3+ years of industrial maintenance experience OR 

    • 5+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines and a related technical degree.

  • Working Knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, and SPC. 

  • Knowledge of inventory control principles. 

  • Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification. 

  • Experience with JD Edwards.


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $26.00 - $32.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. 

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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