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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:  Temporary Automation and Control Engineer

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 30, 2021
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 112340 - San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico


Temporary Position, Contract for 6 Months


Position Purpose


Programming of control equipment and instrument configuration, engineering development, equipment start-up, testing and validation, training for personnel in operational areas, implementation of new technologies, updating of systems and 24/7 support to production areas and of services.


Main Responsibilities:


  • Engineering design and development
  • New Initiative Collaboration (Cross Category)
  • Project scheduling for the entire Mission Hills plant:

Experience in automation and control software such as: Rockwell (Studio5000, RsLogix5000, RsLogix500, RsLinx, RsNetworx for ControlNet, RsNetworx for DeviceNet, FactoryTalk, CCW Workbench); Wonderware (InTouch, InBatch, Historian, Archestra, DAS Server); Microsoft (MS SQL, Reporting Services, Office, Windows Server, Windows XP / 7/10, Thin Manager, VmWare)

  • Configuration and commissioning of instruments and MCC
  • Commissioning and validation of new equipment and processes
  • Training for Team Leaders, Operation Technicians, Maintenance Technicians and Equipment Operators
  • 24/7 Support for Focus Factories
  • Track software and hardware project updates, as well as obsolescence
  • Programming of improvements of current operations processes.

These descriptive activities being more non-limiting, all those that the same production demands will be covered.


Expected Skills:


  • Establishes clear, challenging and measurable goals for all stakeholders
  • Balances speed with quality in achieving goals
  • Simplifies systems and processes to eliminate unnecessary work
  • Shows passion and energy in tackling challenging goals
  • Clarifies who is responsible for which results and holds people accountable for delivering them
  • Delivers against commitments


Basic Requirements:


  • Education: Degree in Engineering in Automation, Electronics, Mechatronics, Systems or related.
  • Minimum experience of 2 years in automation projects in Allen Bradley PLCs, industrial networks, HMIS, instrumentation, electricity.
  • Knowledge in manufacturing processes
  • Interpretation of process and electrical diagrams
  • Intermediate English language (reading)


Desirable Requirements:


- Average knowledge of good manufacturing practices
- Average knowledge of safety regulations


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 recognised 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 programme, 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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