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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:  Senior Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jun 21, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 124386 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


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.


Colgate-Palmolive Company is searching for a Senior Engineer to join our Device plus Chemistry team to develop novel product solutions for oral care devices from initial concept through transfer to manufacturing by working with a cross-functional team of internal and external subject matter experts in Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Industrial Design.


What you will do

  • Lead the development of novel device designs and product structures based on concept and market needs
  • Conduct prototype evaluations
  • Assess the feasibility of design concepts
  • Manage the 3D printing processes
  • Design complex mechanical and electro-mechanical assemblies using SolidWorks
  • Prepare detailed 2D drawings to aid component manufacture
  • Define product requirements, and create multiple initial concepts and prototypes and make design adjustments where
  • Proactively participate in the device innovation process, and product improvement and adaptation opportunities. Build and nurture connections between internal local and global innovation teams, as well as explore and build a network of external innovation and engineering partners
  • Execute the device plus chemistry product development process in conjunction with team chemists and others by designing, prototyping, validating, and optimizing devices
  • Partner with cross-functional teams, generate required product documentation including performance and material specifications, testing plans and reports, in support of safety and regulatory compliance processes
  • Participate in theproduct transfer process to manufacturing
  • Present to management, marketing teams, and R&D peers on various subjects, including engineering concept diagrams and renderings, rapid prototypes and demonstrations, experimental data, and test results, etc.
  • Take responsibility for aspects of engineering project management timelines, related development budgets, and with a focus on reduced cost of goods at an early stage of concept development
  • Generate and document intellectual property opportunities through the creation of invention records and support of patent applications
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


Require Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering 
  • A minimum of 8 years work experience
  • A minimum of 4 years experience in the development of consumer and/or medical/diagnostics devices
  • Expert knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Experience with the design of injection molded components
  • Knowledge of volume production and quality control to ensure product robustness (stability and reliability) and manufacturability


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering with a preferred focus on Mechanical Design and Industrial Design
  • Data and statistical analysis using tools such as Minitab (or similar)
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory and compliance systems 


We are a results oriented company with a caring culture and work life balance. Do not miss the chance to join our outstanding team!


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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