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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:  Process Support Technician - 2nd and 3rd shift

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Feb 22, 2024
On-site

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 156692 - Tonganoxie, Kansas, 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!

 

 

Starting Pay Rate: $27.00 - $28.00/ hour USD 
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:

  • $27 - 28 /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

 

The Process Support Employee (Operations Technician) is responsible for the effective operation, repair and changeovers of production equipment.  The primary accountabilities of the role include safety compliance, daily production, quality and sanitization procedures, equipment maintenance procedures, data collection, housekeeping, problem solving and continuous improvement as part of a work team. The Operations Technician works within a structure that requires considerable interaction with others in the same production unit as well as other production units and support functions.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates, monitors, and performs changeovers of automated and manual equipment throughout the production facility through computer terminals, control panels, tablets and/or by manual means.
  • Unloads ingredients and packaging materials.  Interacts with auto-guided vehicles (AGV) and automated robots (AMRs) for putaway and staging of items for end use.    
  • Monitors quality sampling when taken by a cobot or robot.  Where sampling is not automated, take samples manually and documents as required.  Reacts appropriately to ensure Quality compliance of product. 
  • Assist maintenance personnel with troubleshooting, completes autonomous maintenance activities and performs simple repairs on production equipment.
  • Performs Sanitation activities as per established protocol and conducts/participates in area housekeeping assessments per requirement.
  • Works with other employees on continuous improvement projects and process design.
  • Understands and complies with Hill’s policies, Safety standards, Good Manufacturing  Practices (GMPs) and Food Safety.
  • Identifies, reports, and seeks resolution for issues around Food Safety, Quality, Safety, etc.
  • Fosters an environment that values teamwork and sharing of ideas, work, etc.

 

Required Education/ Experience Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Computer skills-  Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer/ various computer systems 
  • Teamwork and strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed with a strong results-oriented attitude

 

 

Preferred Education/ Experience Qualifications:

  • Technical college/vocational school certificate or Associates degree in Manufacturing-related area 
  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving technical issues
  • Food safety experience
  • Ability to drive a forklift
  • Experience with SAP
  • Manufacturing and/or military experience

 

 

The Company and our Hill's Tonganoxie Plant maintains a smoke-and tobacco-free facility. No smoking or other use of tobacco products (including, but not limited to, cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vaping devices, pipes, cigars, snuff, or chewing tobacco) is permitted in any part of the building, facility or in vehicles owned, leased, or rented by the Company.

 

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Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $ - $ USD

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 Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.

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