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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:  (Manufacturing) Sr. Processing Technician

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 2, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151303 - Tonganoxie, Kansas, United States


Starting Pay Rate: $33.00 per hour
$1,500 Hiring Bonus
Tonganoxie, Kansas, United States


Join an exciting opportunity to be part of a brand new, highly automated facility for Hill's Pet Nutrition! We invite you to apply for our  position at our Tonganoxie, Kansas manufacturing facility. 



What we offer:

  • $33/hr starting rate.
  • Merit increase every year based on performance
  • Advancement Opportunities 
  • 8 hr shift schedules with overtime available
  • $1 shift differential for off shifts
  • Great Culture & work environment at a climate controlled facility
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage for employee & eligible dependents - Start on Day 1
  • Basic Life Insurance for you and eligible dependents at NO Cost
  • 15 Days of Paid Vacation
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Saving & Investment Plan with Company Match
  • Tuition Assistance - up to $10,000 per year
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to discounted Company products
  • Non-smoking facility



Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates, monitors, and performs changeovers and maintenance of automated and manual equipment throughout the production facility through computer terminals, control panels, tablets and/or by manual means.  Critical knowledge of the Mixer area, Fillers and Seamers, and Hydrostat Sterilizer
  • Monitor conditions throughout the facility and work with other team members to ensure consistent operational performance
  • Provide expert job knowledge and take a lead role in troubleshooting including root cause analysis
  • Gather relevant information efficiently; apply logic in solving problems and making decisions; use data to support recommendations; weigh risks and predict costs and benefits. Use software to monitor equipment performance, making recommendations for improvement to Production or for Autonomous Maintenance (AM) and Preventative Maintenance (PM) activities
  • Participate in Sanitation and upkeep of Process area
  • Fosters an environment that values teamwork and sharing of ideas, work, etc.
  • Makes product to required standards: sampling, testing, and making adjustments as needed
  • Interact with Reliability BUL to plan Autonomous Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance activities
  • Follow all safety and quality requirements
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities, provide solutions and empower employees in decision making



Education / Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Five years working in Manufacturing environment interacting with HMI screens and working knowledge 



Preferred education and experience requirements: 

  • Technical Certification, Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working with SAP


Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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 and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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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