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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 recognised 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 programmes 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 Project Engineer - Manufacturing

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  3 Jul 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160641 - San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico

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 recognised 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!


Resume of The Position:


The project engineer is the one who defines and takes the Leadership of the execution of the plans and/or activities for the execution of the assigned projects, including equipment, layout or distribution of the installation site, the acceptance parameters with the process variables to be met, for the purchase of equipment, prepares the purchase requisitions for the acquisition of equipment, materials, facilities, methods, inputs, human resources, for the corresponding works and complementary works including safety and environmental protection devices, among others.


Evaluates, plans, develops and implements Engineering projects in the manufacturing areas to meet the requirements of the manufacturing processes, including the evaluation of options, generation of technical specifications and scope for the purchase of equipment and facilities, the development of drawings and installation arrangements until their approval, monitoring of the transportation and importation of equipment, mechanical and electrical installation, field supervision of the facilities to ensure compliance with the installation standards and procedures approved by the equipment manufacturer, knowledge of cleaning and sanitizing guidelines in the manufacturing industry. ufacturer of personal care products, the generation of the parameters and variables of acceptance and control of the process, the training of the personnel, the acceptance tests and until its complete validation and financial closure of the project.



Engineer who has the skills to analyze, model and solve problems related to manufacturing from the perspective of ensuring the quality of products and processes, designing and installing equipment, valves, pipes, instruments, water, air, steam, electricity, gas services, control systems, tanks and/or mechanical parts and their manufacturing process.

Responsible for the technical and engineering disciplines necessary to complete a project with the required training of the operating personnel and documenting 100% of the facilities and equipment for their corresponding validation. The project engineer works to plan projects, establish the acceptance criteria of the project with the FF, coordinate project reviews, guarantee the adequate implementation of the project elements, compliance with the Quality and productivity objectives within the framework of Safety for its operation.


Required knowledge:

  1. EOHS Standards and Industrial Work Safety for maneuvers and execution of works with contractor personnel.
  2. Guides and standards of GMP's and C&S
  3. Degree completed in Chemical or Electrical Engineering
  4. Management of SAP
  5. Management of Excel programs, Project, English Language 70%
  6. Methodology for Personnel Supervision and Planning
  7. Methodology for quality control establishing parameters according to corresponding standards
  8. Methodology for project management
  9. Communication and teamwork
  10. Interpretation of P&ID's, flow diagrams, plans, electrical force, pneumatic and control diagrams


General activities:

  1. Compliance with EOHS standards
  2. Comply with the Quality and FP&R standards
  3. Planning and control in time, quality and budget of the assigned projects
  4. Follow-up with Purchasing until the assignment of purchase orders necessary for the execution of the project.
  5. Supervision in the field and ensuring the quality and acceptance parameters of the assigned projects.
  6. Monitoring of concurrent compliance with the validation of each of the assigned projects
  7. Evaluation and analysis of manufacturing projects including estimates, p.point presentations and project progress reports.
  8. Document with the detailed information of the support of each project, with the specifications, Quality certificates, preliminary tests, operation parameters and critical variables of acceptance for the corresponding Quality Validation.


What you need for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or any Engineer 
  • Minimum 4 years of verifiable experience in similar positions.
  • Experience in manufacturing processes (desirable)
  • English 70%
  • Experience in personnel management

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.


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