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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  Senior Engineer, Devices

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 17, 2020
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 91303 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Are you looking to drive products from conception to the market place? 

Do you want to make an positive impact to the global marketplace?

Do you want to work with the worlds leading scientist and engineers, both internally and externally?



Colgate Palmolive Company is searching for a Senior Engineer to join our Global Toothbrush team to develop novel product solutions for oral care devices from initial concept through transfer to mass manufacturing by working with a multi-functional team of internal and external subject area specialists in Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Manufacture Engineering, Software Engineering, Packaging Engineering.


We are looking for you to join our team!



  • Lead the development of novel device product structures based on concept & market needs. Define product requirements and build multiple initial concepts, based on early research scientific and/or engineering studies to address identified consumer needs and insights.
  • Proactively participate in the device innovation, improvement or adaptation opportunities. Build connections between internal local & global innovation teams, as well as explore external innovation partners and new opportunities
  • Select technology architecture and bring in external new technologies & practices. Execute the device development process by designing, prototyping, validating and optimizing devices.
  • Partner with multi-functional teams, generate all required product documentation including Detailed Product specifications, Key Product Performance Requirements, Supporting Test Plans and Test Reports. Documentation will be used to support safety and regulatory processes, and transfer products through a stage gate process into manufacturing.
  • Present to management, marketing teams and R&D peers on various subjects, including, scientific principles, engineering concept diagrams and computer generated renderings, rapid prototypes and demonstrations, experimental data and test results, etc.
  • Working with both internal teams and ODM/OEM, support production pilots by reviewing and approving manufacturing plans, assembly workflows, quality inspection plans and criteria.
  • Monitor product quality post manufacturing through consumer complaint data and returned product to generate corrective and preventative actions.
  • Be responsible for aspects of project management including: project planning, project budget, cost of goods management.
  • Generate and detail documented intellectual property through creation of invention records and supporting patent applications.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Science or related engineering fields (Mechanical/Electrical/Computer/Industrial Design)
  • Minimum 8 years work experience with at least 4 years of experience in the development of consumer and/or medical / diagnostics device with experience in state of the art technology is required
  • Prior experience with electro-mechanical device system development, system engineering, product testing and validation required
  • Knowledge in high volume production and quality control to ensure product robustness (stability and reliability) and manufacturability
  • Abilities to manage product life cycle and communicate with stakeholders


 Preferred qualifications:


  • Product and system requirements writing is preferred
  • Skills in managing product ramp up and execution of cost reduction 
  • Data and statistical analysis using tools such as Minitab (or similar tools) 
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory and compliance systems


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.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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