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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:  Systems Integration Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Feb 8, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 157074 - Richmond, Indiana, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!



The Systems Integration Specialist supports the engineering team with the development, implementation, and maintenance of plant floor systems, computer networks, telecommunications, and other information systems in support of the manufacturing operations.  Participate in a creative and innovative environment to lead Richmond in driving efficiency in order to reduce costs.  Work with Global Technology Group to maximise the best communication systems used in industry today. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Infrastructure support including implementation of all integration projects.
  • Under the direction of the Plant Systems Integrator, support building system competencies.
  • Provide technical support to update the configuration of the computerized systems.
  • Deliver training and assist with troubleshooting.
  • Assist with defining new, more efficient processes and system capabilities in the plant.
  • Assist with supporting the enforcement of standards that ensure global consistency of manufacturing and integration systems.
  • Actively participate and support the plant system’s network.
  • Follow through on problem determination, prioritization, resolution, and closure of reported issues.
  • Document solutions and update the knowledge database.
  • Assist with database development and maintenance (SQL, InSQL).
  • Works with corporate and external resources to develop, install, and maintain SAP xMII interface applications.
  • Utilize Wonderware MES client modules to improve the throughput and efficiency of plant operations. 
  • Maintain and expand current technical expertise to include PLC & controls programming and troubleshooting.


Education/ Experience Requirements:

Basic qualifications include:  

  • Associates degree or equivalent in engineering, supply chain operations and/or IT or a related technical field.
  • Proficiency with SAP usage (or a comparable ERP system) and knowledge of transactions (Production Orders, Production Confirmations, Material Movements, Quality notifications).
  • Ability to configure and work with various databases exchanging information through the network between IT systems and control systems in manufacturing departments.

Preferred qualifications include: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in engineering, supply chain operations, or IT, or related field.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing operations and core processes.
  • Understanding of: Production planning and scheduling, Plant floor control system concepts, Inventory management fundamentals, SPC concepts, Planned maintenance concepts, Plant metrics, Reporting requirements
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment and the ability to troubleshoot manufacturing equipment automation issues.


Expected Areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Allen-Bradley ControlLogix software
  • Ability to teach, coach and mentor facility technical resources and point people.
  • Ability to support on-call rotation schedule
  • Ability to adjust schedule to fit project startup and production needs
  • Ability to communicate effectively


Physical Requirements

Ability to bend, climb, crawl, work in confined spaces, work in hazardous condition spaces, work in extreme weather conditions, use hazardous materials, and lift up to 50 lbs. on a continual basis and work in a standard office environment

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Grade Range: $32 - $36 USD per hour 

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana

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