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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:  Project Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 6, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 145781 - Tonganoxie, Kansas, United States



Join an exciting opportunity to be part of a brand new, highly automated facility for Hill's Pet Nutrition!


The Project Engineer is responsible for working with the plant design and start-up teams to design, install and bring into operation the new plant. This includes driving continuous improvement initiatives for all manufacturing systems from unloading to packaging in order to design in plant safety, quality, efficiency, and reliability. The Project Engineer is also responsible for leading capital projects, supporting operations start-up, and handling the technology transfer process for all parts of the raw to packaging areas.  This position works closely with a variety of other groups, including production, quality, and maintenance as well as outside suppliers and consultants to achieve desired goals.




Principal duties and Responsibilities



  • Develop all aspects of project management; project definition, project planning, capital expenditure management, and technology transfer associated with capital projects, new materials, and new products conferring with management.


  • Support the design, specification, installation, start up, troubleshooting, and improvement of equipment and systems.


  • Develop and maintain specifications, technical documentation, and procedures for processes and equipment which are consistent with Factory Performance and Reliability goals and support Quality and Safety Standards.


  • Serve as primary resource to the operations and quality team for issues involving design, process changes and equipment modification by soliciting feedback and driving continuous improvement.


  • Accountable for ensuring compliance with Colgate-Palmolive, local, state, and federal standards and guidelines related to Safety, Quality, and Regulatory.


  • Develop new insights and drive innovative engineering and processing solutions to reduce costs and improve process capability and quality.


  • Engage stakeholders in design decisions to ensure projects satisfy quality, cost, service, and environmental health and safety criteria, and manage third party contractors and engineering design firms effectively.


  • Develop, validate, and transfer factory standard operating procedures associated with new products, packaging, and process improvements.


  • Collaborate with suppliers, internal stakeholders, procurement, and engineers on plant floor systems controls.


  • Integrates with Corporate IT and GIT to ensure alignment on information technology systems.


  • Drive the company values and principles of managing with respect in all daily business affairs.


  • Other functions that may be assigned.





Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Science or related technical field.


  • A working knowledge of production processes and control systems.


  • Working knowledge of Quality standards required.


  • Working knowledge of Environmental Occupational Health and Safety standards.


  • Teamwork orientation with excellent interpersonal and team skills.


  • Strong technical communication skills.


  • Able to support a 24 hour operation including weekends and holidays based on project demands.







  • 2+ years of functional experience in manufacturing.


  • 1+ year of project management / engineering from project concept through implementation


  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and validation


  • Knowledge of the Capital Procurement preferred


  • Prior experience with manufacturing of consumer goods products or food manufacturing


  • Prior experience with food safety requirements and standards


  • Continuous improvement and/or lean six sigma experience or certification.


  • Experience in SAP (Systems Applications and Products)


  • Advance degree in Engineering or related field


  • MBA




Salary Range $68,880 - $113,400 USD

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 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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