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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:  Systems Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 3, 2024
On-site

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 159469 - 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!

 

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? 

If this is how you see your career, Hill’s is the place to be!

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a multi billion dollar, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best innovative pet nutrition technology, products, and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.

 

Job Summary

This role leads plant systems integration projects, training of operations and engineering teams and system fixing and its maintenance.
 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee projects using plant systems: SAP, MII, SQL, MES, Wonderware, InTouch.

  • Run plant Ethernet OT network: Switches, sockets, VLANs, IPs, diagrams, devices connectivity. 

  • In charge of plant server environment: servers, resources, names, IPs, software, updates, backups, patches. 

  • Oversee plant databases and reporting: synchronization, data storage and organization, stored procedures, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Tableau. 

  • In charge of  plant systems security: Active Directory, VPN access, RDA access, BP accounts. 

  • Plant integration: data acquisition, exchange and flow, communication between different systems, communication protocols (Ethernet IP, ABCIP, OPC UA, BACnet). 

  • Provide access to software for diagnostics, development, backup and configuration. Licenses, Thin Clients, tablets, scanners, SAP terminals. 

  • Support robotic transportation systems (AGV, AMR) in terms of: IT infrastructure, integration, synchronization with material movement business transactions.

  • Help finding modern, reliable solutions addressing factory needs and problems.

    Explain existing plant systems functionality to all departments and encourage data driven culture.

    Provide mentorship and training.

 

This is not a list of all duties or functions.

 

Education/ Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Technology or related fields

  • At least 5 years of experience with engineering, supply chain operations and/or IT Supply Chain required.

  • Experience with manufacturing operations and core processes. 

  • Proficiency in Wonderware manufacturing software and/or SAP manufacturing applications

 

Preferred education and experience requirements: 

  • Experience in configuration of data exchange between Wonderware and SAP (MII application). 

  • Knowledge of Tableau or other similar report visualization tools. 

  • Strong proficiency in SAP usage and SAP Transactions. 

 

Expected Areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Database management knowledge and ability to write and fix SQL queries.
  • Excellent knowledge of Wonderware / Aveva System Platform.  Including designing and installing a complete environment from scratch.
  • Strong programming knowledge, ability to write scripts and correct the code.
  • Strong PLC knowledge, ability to write and fix ladder logic code.

  • Extensive experience in the area of manufacturing systems integration, design and commissioning.


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $88,800 - $130,000 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.

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