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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:  Project Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Aug 1, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 140673 - Piraeus, Attiki, Greece

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!

Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day. We are looking for a highly motivated Project Engineer, reporting to the Engineering Services Manager to join our team.

The Role :

The Project Engineer is be responsible for managing the implementation of projects related to major equipment modification or installation of new equipment and facilities. Projects are handled from concept to completion and delivery to internal customers.

Responsibilities :

  • Driving ideation for new equipment or facilities through teamwork with collaborators under the continuous improvement program of the plant.
  • Translating these needs to a conceptual design aligned with the company standards and local regulations,
  • Involving as necessary, internal experts or external engineering partners or global process engineering for achieving the optimum design and specifications standardisation.
  • Acquiring quotations from the contractors/ vendors / suppliers to form a project budget. Negotiating, along with an indirect procurement team, in order to contain expenditure within the approved budget.
  • Facilitating preparation of financial data/budget for all year projects for further management review and approval.
  • Performing project implementation, start-up, troubleshooting and technology transfer by direct supervision of contractors and suppliers.
  • Preparing the necessary technical documentation after project implementation, including capitalization data, validation reports, certificates, and supporting technical training development and SOP creation.
  • Support the development and implementation of process improvements (reliability, waste, product quality, safety, cost per pound) to meet business needs. This includes working with operating AM teams and participating in the area Small Group meetings
  • Serve as primary resource to operating technicians for troubleshooting issues involving design, safety, production, quality defects, process changes and equipment modification by soliciting feedback and driving continuous improvement
  • Develop and maintain updated engineering specifications, plant layouts and procedures for processing and equipment.

What you need for this position:

  • Degree: Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering degree (or equivalent), ideally at postgraduate level
  • Communication skills: Excellent command of Greek and English languages
  • Digital literacy: PC proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite
  • Project management skills: Team building/networking, cost estimate and scheduling
  • Analytical thinking: Analysis of regulations, compliance guidelines, safety practices, audit reports

It’s an advantage to have:

  • Experience in project management/engineering with production management experience.
  • Familiarity with Company practices related to Safety, Quality and Microbiology, and plant financials.
  • 2-4 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-oriented and exciting environment ?

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? We offer an attractive salary with excellent benefits including group life insurance, medical and pension plan and significant 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!

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, 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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