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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 recognised 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 programmes 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:  28 May 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160569 - Villawood, New South Wales, Australia

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 recognised 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!


We are seeking a motivated individual to join the Colgate-Palmolive Villawood Home Care manufacturing team on afternoon shift (3pm - 11pm).

The Manufacturing Team Member (MTM) is 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, 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


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 with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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