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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:  Manufacturing Team Member

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 13, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 155024 - Villawood, New South Wales, Australia

We are seeking motivated individuals to join the Colgate-Palmolive Villawood Home Care manufacturing team on a fixed term basis.

We are hiring for Manufacturing Team Members (MTMs) who are responsible for working in a team to successfully accomplish business objectives: 


  • Producing a range of Colgate products including Liquid Home Care and Fabric Conditioners 
  • Working safely according to Villawood principles and guidelines 
  • Identifying opportunities for Continuous Improvement 
  • Solving problems in the manufacturing environment 
  • Working in a team to achieve production targets 
  • Ensuring product meets all quality specifications 
  • Maintaining environmental standards in regard to the manufacture of Colgate product 


Essential Skills: 

  • Experience as a Machine Operator in FMCG
  • Ability to work in a technically advanced / automated manufacturing environment 
  • Problem solving and ability to respond efficiently to production breakdowns 
  • Communication (written and verbal) 
  • Ability to record and analyse basic production data 
  • Basic computer skills (Windows/Google applications) 
  • Teamwork/relationship building/collaboration skills 


Personal attributes required: 

  • Will be fully committed to achieving the company’s business goals 
  • Have a high regard for their own safety and safety of others 
  • Are capable of accepting responsibility 
  • Are team players 
  • Are flexible to work shift work (Day or Afternoon) as required 
  • Are hard working, innovative, dedicated, flexible and self motivated 
  • Interact and communicate well both individually and as members of a team 
  • Are willing to become well trained and technically proficient, learning to perform a variety of tasks 


Qualifications & Experience 

  • Forklift License essential  
  • Trade Qualifications are highly regarded 
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment/similar industry highly regarded 


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 recognised 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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