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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:  Controls Technician

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 12, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 148664 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Controls Technician 

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions?
If this is how you see your career, Hill’s is the place to be!

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 Controls Technician is responsible for on-shift support and maintenance of the electrical and control systems

What you will do

  • Maintain and troubleshoot plant floor electrical components including: valves, loop controllers, solenoids, control system I/O, measurement and instrumentation systems (flow meters, load cells, photoelectrics, level probes, metal detectors, container fill detectors, touch screen monitors, computer equipment and peripherals and container vacuum detection.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) including Allen-Bradley PLC5, Allen-Bradley SLC500, Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, Wonderware-based Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) or Panelview.
  • Function as a technical resource and shift troubleshooting resource for operations, maintenance and engineering (requires climbing, bending and crawling).
  • Conduct training for controls and electrical related systems for maintenance and operations personnel.
  • Document changes made to software and hardware (electrical and process and instrumentation prints).
  • Be accountable for meeting or exceeding safety standards according to the published Hill's Safety Policy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • At least 3 years manufacturing plant technical experience
  • Two years technical degree in a related field
  • Ability to read and use electrical schematics
  • Proven experience of troubleshooting electrical circuits (3 phase 480 VAC, 120 VAC, 24 VAC and VDC control circuits)
  • Validated experience of troubleshooting and programming PLC's utilizing ladder logic programming,
  • Know, understand and interpret NEC regulatory requirements
  • Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer utilizing Google Suite applications
  • Be available to work on different shifts and weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 3 years plant floor experience in a manufacturing or programming role or a degree in a related field
  • Experience in troubleshooting Wonderware Intouch
  • Experience working with Microsoft SQL databases
  • Experience using Wonderware INSQL data historian, Wonderware DT analyst downtime analysis tool
  • Experience using Industrial Networks (Profibus, Devicenet, Data Highway, Ethernet, HART Communicator

Salary Range $61,600 - $100,065 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 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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