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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:  Maintenance Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 14, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 152008 - Villawood, New South Wales, Australia

About Colgate-Palmolive


Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of connecting with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be! Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


Job Summary (Purpose) :


  • This role is responsible for  effectively managing the implementation of maintenance strategies at the Villawood manufacturing facility, to produce quality products that meet customer expectations in an efficient, timely and profitable manner. This role will also manage and oversee cost control of all site related maintenance activities.
  • Ensure production and related equipment are maintained to the highest standard to minimize downtime and maintain product quality.
  • Implement an effective PM (preventative maintenance) program to deliver sustained equipment reliability in line with CP policies, goals, and objectives
  • Partner with Operations to lead AM and PM standards for FPR (Factory performance and reliability)
  • Lead and manage the maintenance team, ensuring ongoing coaching and development
  • Effective management of the maintenance budget and spare parts
  • Oversee contractor management
  • Provide hands-on breakdown support for the manufacturing and maintenance team with a focus on timely and effective RCA


Required (Education, Knowledge required, Language skills, etc)


  • Electrical / mechatronics engineering or similar background
  • +5 Years’ experience in engineering roles in FMCG manufacturing facilities
  • At least 2 years as a maintenance engineer or maintenance manager managing a team of trades
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with computerized maintenance management systems (e.g. SAP PM, MEX, etc)
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of PLC’s (e.g. AB, Siemens, etc)
  • Plant Systems experience (e.g Wonderware Scada) 
  • Experience with process and manufacturing equipment used in FMCG manufacturing (e.g. rotary fillers, labellers, tanks, pumps, packaging equipment, etc)


Preferred Requirements:


  • Hazardous area experience
  • Knowledge of GMP and EHS principles
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


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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