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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:  Automation Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 13, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 102183 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

In an ever-changing and dynamic world, our Supply Chain and Manufacturing professionals, who are recognized as the best in the business, are essential to quickly delivering our products to consumers worldwide. They are responsible for ensuring we make quality products that consumers love. Using advanced technology and an analytical mindset, they are especially adept at continuously improving manufacturing processes. This team comprises a variety of global roles and focus areas, including operations, engineering, process development and innovation, procurement, network operations, project management, factory performance & reliability, packaging, continuous improvement, and supply chain management.

 

Join our team at Topeka, KS as an Automation Engineer!

 

The Automation / Smart Factory Engineer is responsible for developing, designing, building, planning, executing and closing automation and smart factory projects through multi-functional team collaboration and following Colgate Standards including Safety, Sustainability, Performance, Reliability, Finance, Security and Risk Management.

 

Responsibilities

  • Execute technical studies with end user and cross functional teams to understand and accommodate requirements and needs
  • Develop, review and influence approval on automation and smart factory solutions that align with business objectives as well as supplier negotiation with support from Indirect Procurement
  • Ensures the integrity of equipment specifications, layouts/designs, building and infrastructure construction, electrical and controls requirements and project documentation
  • Benchmark latest technical developments and identify potential applications for supply chain continuous improvement. Utilizes risk analysis and evaluates vertical integration.
  • Use technical skills including PLC/Archestra programming, HMI screen development, and data acquisition and analytics to integrate and improve automation and smart factory projects.
  • Supervise equipment delivery from supplier plant to ensure quality, on time delivery and mitigate any potential issues or delay.
  • Where required coordinate installation, EMO, Commission, Start up with supplier, end user, plant operation team, maintenance team, plant engineering team and others as required
  • Coordinate design, installation, operation and performance qualifications with supplier, end user, plant operation team, maintenance team, plant engineering team and others.
  • Coordinate Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT) with supplier, end user, plant operation team, maintenance team, plant engineering team and others.
  • Ensures appropriate testing is conducted to verify that process/equipment meets design specification and that personnel are trained appropriately.
  • Prepare, share and archive final technical documentation including, drawings, schematics, instructions, commented programs and the like.
  • Participation and involvement in Continuous Improvement Reviews, Subject Matter Expert groups and other technical forums
  • Coordinate project planning, execution and closing: participate in Project Management Plans and Processes (cost, schedule, communication, resources, scope, risk, etc.)

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in engineering, information technology or related technical field.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in plant floor systems, integration, HMI GUI development, and/or automation.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing operations and core processes.

 

Expected areas of skills

  • PLC, Archestra,SAP Mii, and Microsoft SQL programming.
  • HMI guide development and knowledge of situational awareness design
  • Control system design standard methodologies including alarm management.
  • Understanding of networks (IT and Industrial) and IT systems.
  • Understanding of cybersecurity in manufacturing systems.
  • Experienced knowledge in Wonderware systems including MES, Archestra, Intouch, and Historian.
  • SPC concepts.

 

 

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 http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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.

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 http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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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