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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:  Global Plant Systems Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Nov 18, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 146649 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Global Plant Systems Engineer

Do you want to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? 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,
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.
As part of the Global Plant Systems team the candidate will be responsible for providing technical leadership in manufacturing
execution, automation & control systems to manufacturing plants around the globe. The candidate will design, develop and
implement manufacturing execution, automation & control systems projects based on requirements gathered from key
stakeholders such as local plants, Regional Plant Systems teams, Global Engineering and Global Quality. The candidate will train
local systems teams on use and maintenance of the systems as well as provide troubleshooting support to foster and maintain
system utilization.

What you will do

  • As part of the global team, design, develop and implement new, more efficient digital processes and systems capabilities for the plants.
  • Provide technical leadership, advice and advanced troubleshooting support for globally implemented manufacturing systems projects.
  • Enforce standards that ensure global consistency of manufacturing and integration systems.
  • Establish and maintain close relationships with the local plant systems teams, Regional Plant Systems teams, Global
  • Engineering, Global IT and Global Quality.
  • Develop and maintain specifications, technical documentation, and procedures for manufacturing execution, automation & control systems, processes and equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree Computer Science or other Information Technology related degree
  • At least 5 years Engineering, Automation or IT supply chain
  • Proven troubleshooting skills with customer focus.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing operations and core processes
  • Strong proficiency in manufacturing software products such as HMI development, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), ISA-88 Batching software and historian software. AVEVA (Wonderware) product knowledge is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL), preferably using Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Basic understanding of SAP usage and SAP Transactions: Production Orders, Production Confirmations, Material Movements (Goods Receipts and Goods Issues), SAP Quality Management
  • Basic understanding of: Statistical Process Control (SPC) Concepts, Operational Excellence Standards and Expectations (Factory Performance and Reliability, EOHS Standards, Quality Standards/Regulatory Requirements),
  • Plant Metrics (throughput, Operating Efficiency (OE), unplanned downtime (UPDT))
  • Ability to configure and test plant systems
  • Strong training skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of manufacturing operations, continuous improvement processes and Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)
  • Working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and industrial instrumentation
  • Working knowledge of SAP MII software.
  • Working knowledge of analytics and reporting tools such as Tableau, Domo, SQL Reporting Services

Physical Demands

  • Feeling - Frequently
  • Talking - Frequently
  •  Hearing - Frequently
  • Night Shift - Rarely
  • Working Conditions
  • Noise - Occasionally

Salary Range $86,400 - $126,840 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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