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Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Manufacturing Engineer

Colgate-Palmolive Company. - Hodges, SC

Manufacturing Engineer



South Carolina

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, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

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

Location: Hodges, South Carolina, United States

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country



Responsibilities include:

Support the design, specification, installation, start up, troubleshooting, and improvement of packaging equipment and systems.

Develop all aspects of project management; project definition, project planning, capital expenditure management, and technology transfer associated with capital projects, new materials, and new products conferring with management.

Support the technology transfer for the packaging/finishing area and supports plant engineering with implementation of new capital projects, new packages, and packaging features.

Develop and maintain specifications, technical documentation, and procedures for processes and equipment which are consistent with Factory Performance and Reliability goals and support Quality and Safety Standards.

Develop, validate, and transfer factory SOPs associated with new products, packaging, and process improvements.

Support the development and implementation of process improvements (reliability, waste, product quality, safety margin) to meet business needs.

Develop new insights and drive innovative engineering and processing solutions to reduce costs and improve process capability and quality.

Serve as primary resource to the operations and quality team for issues involving design, process changes and equipment modification by soliciting feedback and driving continuous improvement.

Develop working procedures/instructions and machine settings to maintain an optimal machine operation.

Support plant Quality needs in identifying quality defects and driving resolution both internally and with suppliers.

Supports the implementation of specific standardization, simplification and margin improvement projects.

Accountable for ensuring compliance with Colgate-Palmolive, local, state, and federal standards and guidelines related to Safety, Quality, and Regulatory.

Drive the company values and principles of managing with respect in all daily business affairs.

Work closely with a variety of other groups, including production, quality, maintenance and engineering as well as outside suppliers and consultants to achieve desired goals.

Collaborate with suppliers, internal stakeholders, procurement, and engineers on plant floor systems controls.

Integrates with Corporate IT and GIT to ensure alignment on information technology systems.

Engage stakeholders in design decisions to ensure projects satisfy quality, cost, service and EHS criteria and manage third party contractors and engineering design firms effectively.

Managing capital expenditure budgets and information technology equipment, maintenance, services and technician labor.

Other functions that may be assigned.



Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field required

Working knowledge of EOHS and Quality standards required.

Total of 4 years of functional experience that includes cGMP manufacturing with an emphasis on project management/engineering from project concept through implementation as well as experience managing capital projects, budget and contractors required.

Must be proficient in Statistical Process Control and Continuous Improvement Methodologies.

A working knowledge of production processes and control system required.

Teamwork orientation with excellent interpersonal and team skills.

Strong technical communication skills.


Knowledge of cGMP and IQ/OQ/PQ validation

Knowledge of the CEB Capital Procurement preferred

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application. 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Colgate-Palmolive Company.


Manufacturing Engineer Colgate-Palmolive Company. - Hodges, SC, United States


Location: Hodges, SC

Company Profile:
Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. The company operates in two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. It offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as dental floss and pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising liquid hand soaps, shower gels, bar soaps, deodorants, antiperspirants, shampoos, and conditioners; and home care products, such as dishwashing liquids, laundry and dishwashing detergents, household cleaners, oil soaps, bleaches, and fabric conditioners. The company also offers pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs; a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions; and various products with natural ingredients. Its principal trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet, and Hill’s Ideal Balance. The company markets its pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers and veterinarians. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.