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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:  Plant Systems Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 14, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 100841 - 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 in Topeka, KS as a Plant Systems Engineer!

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



  • Execute all plant systems projects in area of expertise (SAP or Wonderware) in the assigned plant. Provide the technical expertise to configure, maintain and solve plant systems at the assigned plant.
  • Provide mentorship and training to plant operations to further utilization.
  • Implement standards that ensure global consistency of manufacturing and integration systems.
  • keeping close relationships with the regional IT SSO and ISM teams (be the SPOC regarding site’s IT systems).
  • Establish a good relationship with the plant leadership teams, engineering teams, plant operations teams and quality teams.
  • Actively participate in the global plant systems integrator’s network.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Information Technology
  • 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 Qualifications:

  • 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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