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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:  Production Technician - Finishing

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Mar 30, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 158816 - Piraeus, Attiki, Greece

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


Colgate Palmolive Athens plant has been operating since 1968 in Piraeus. It is a modern industrial unit with a high degree of automation. It has innovative equipment and follows an impressive course of development and modernization in all departments, such as packaging, mass production, palletizing, warehouse of materials and products. The factory also operates a modern unit for the production of plastic bottles and caps, which is also constantly being upgraded. The factory produces most of the brands of the company's Home Care category, mainly for export.
We are currently looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Finishing Operations team!
The role : Production Technician Finishing
reporting to Team Leader Finishing
As a Production Technician you will be responsible for the effective equipment operation, autonomous & preventive maintenance, on line quality control and changeovers in production line equipment. You will work with others to achieve factory business objectives of safety, efficiency, customer service, quality, cost and environmental protection. The primary accountabilities of your role include daily production, quality and sanitization procedures, safety compliance, equipment maintenance procedures, data collection, housekeeping, problem solving and continuous improvement as part of a work team. You will work within a structure that requires considerable interaction with others in the same production unit as well as other production units and support functions.
What you need for this position:

  • Technical education (TEI, IEK, Technical School) Mechanical or related
  • Communication skills: Excellent command of Greek and English languages
  • Digital literacy: PC proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner and working collaboratively with others
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvements and assist with implementing them

It’s an advantage to have:

  • 1-3 years of manufacturing experience

Do you have a dynamic personality, with excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, a continuous improvement mentality and the determination to succeed in a results-focused and exciting environment ?
Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? We offer an attractive salary with excellent career prospects.
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. All applications will be treated in strict confidentiality. We look forward to your application!

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.


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