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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:  Plant Automation Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jun 11, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 133900 - Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia


About Us :

We are Colgate - a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are a leading global consumer products company with a portfolio in Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We serve consumers in more than 200 countries and territories around the world and are proud that Colgate-Palmolive is in more homes than any other.

Our strong culture of collaboration, diversity, sustainability and inclusion is rooted in our core values of Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich development and career experiences and progression.

We pride ourselves on our work life balance, our focus on delivering high ethical standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Live Better activities, Product Parcels and Health Checks.

This rare opportunity to join a global market leader that is highly regarded for employee develExecute plant automation projects. 


What you will do

  • Provide input to major capital projects involving automation to ensure global automation standards and policies are followed.
  • Provide technical leadership in the area of manufacturing automation utilizing:
    • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)
    • SCADA
    • SQL Database
  • Provide the technical leadership to implementation teams as needed.
  • Provide the technical expertise to the site to update the configurations of the systems.
  • Provide training and advanced troubleshooting to the site.
  • Establish and maintain close relationships with:
    • Plant operations team
    • Plant Systems team
    • IT teams
    • Plant quality team
    • Plant FP&R team


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Engineering or Information Technology
  • Minimum of 7 years experience with engineering, supply chain operations and/or IT Supply Chain required
  • Experience in Industrial Automation using Rockwell / Siemens PLC’s or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of Industrial Network Communication protocols (Ethernet, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Profibus)
  • Ability to configure and test plant systems
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing operations core processes and plant floor equipment and instrumentation
  • Understanding of MF Domain systems and integration with finishing lines and making.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in operations management
  • Experience in systems configuration and maintenance
  • Basic knowledge of SAP
  • Competent in programming work with Wonderware Industrial Automation software; SCADA InTouch/InBatch, Historian, Archestra IDE or an equivalent software required



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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