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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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:  Packaging Tecnician 1

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 11, 2020

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 92510 - Richmond, Indiana, United States

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Job Summary

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">The Packaging Technician is responsible for the operation, changeover and set-up of settings for the packaging lines.  The primary accountability of the role includes daily production, quality, sanitation, safety compliance and maintenance of the equipment.        Technicians require the knowledge and operation of packaging technologies (i.e. inclusive of Scales through Stretchwrap and all equipment in between). This position is expected to have basic maintenance and advanced troubleshooting knowledge to optimize line performance.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Principal Duties and Responsibilities

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<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Task

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Completes all quality, regulatory and compliance related documentation as required

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Conducts line set-up, adjustments and changeovers for different product and/or bag sizes

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Communicates with Planner/Scheduler and colleagues to ensure schedule adherence (includes bin management, packaging materials, schedules, regrind, etc.)

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Performs advanced troubleshooting and resolves issues to keep the line operating

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Conducts Preventative Maintenance and Autonomous Maintenance on equipment as well as additional FP&R responsibilities

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Performs all basic transactions in SAP, OPERA, EAM, Wonderware, Plant Floor Systems, etc. related to packaging

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Transfers information to on-coming shift to include current product run, issues, watchouts, etc. to ensure a smooth transition

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Ability to create, convert and confirm work orders in the EAM system

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Performs job tasks with adherence to Food Safety requirements and best practices.

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Ability to create production orders in SAP.

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Understands and complies with Hill’s policies, safety standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Food Safety. Identifies and reports Food Safety issues to management.  Completes necessary training, monthly learnings and audits, as well as train Ops Assistants

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<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Education/ Experience Requirements

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Basic qualifications include:               

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">High School Diploma or equivalent
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Basic computer skills, MS Excel, MS Word
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Basic understanding of mathematical calculations, weights and measurements

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Preferred qualifications include:             

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Certified Production Technician (CPT)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Manufacturing experience in human, pet food, pharmaceuticals or a related field
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Forklift Certified, Experience with SAP, OPERA, Google Mail and Food Safety Experience

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Expected Areas of Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Ability to follow instructions
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and express ideas with team members
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Knowledge of and compliance with Safety, GMP’s and environmental procedures and regulations
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Basic Computer skills (ability to access, input and retrieve information)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Ability to Read/Write/Speak and Understand English
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Ability to be flexible regarding work schedules and shift rotations (including nights, weekends and holidays)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Ability to work in a standard manufacturing environment…including:

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Physical Requirements

    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Ability to work in an environment that has a wide range of temperature variation and humidity
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Lift varied capacities over the following time periods:
      1.         50 pounds, from floor to 36”, 42 times per hour for 4 hours
      2.         50 pounds, from knees to 36”, 42 times per hour for 4 hours
      3.         50 pounds, from waist to 36”, 42 times per hour for 4 hours
      4.         50 pounds, overhead to 36”, 42 times per hour for 4 hours
      • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Objects being lifted weigh up to 50 pounds include bags of finished product.  Consequences of not being able to lift these bags include not being able to complete quality checks, which are required, as well as limit us in running needed products / diets.  This could result in a significant risk to our customers and brand
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Push or pull an 800 pound tote on wheels across a cement surface 8 to 24 times for 8 hours, occasionally
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Work with hands overhead occasionally, up to 100 times for 8 hours
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Bend at waist 90 degrees and flex at knees 120 degrees 100 to 500 times for 8 hours
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Climb steps and/or ladders 30 times per 8 hours, 45 steps per trip
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Walk unlimited distances very workday
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Wear dust masks and hearing protection
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Perceive visual and audible alarms and telephones while wearing hearing protection
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Receive and transmit radio communication
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Perform tasks with vision corrected to a minimum of 20/40, with full peripheral vision for forklift driving

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Leadership Competencies (Should match the Colgate Global Competencies – Up to 3)

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Teamwork and Collaboration           
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Effective Execution
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Analysis / Decision Making

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Functional Competencies (Should match the Colgate Global Competencies – Up to 3)

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Safety
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Equipment Operation

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Does this position supervise:  No
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Team Members within cell
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Team Leaders, Area Leaders, Operations Manager
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Support Functions, i.e. HR, Finance, Quality, EOHS, Planning, Warehouse, Leadership Team, etc.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">AIB, FDA, USDA and other external auditing agencies or customers

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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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