Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: April 30, 2018


Location: Greenwood

City: Hodges

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: $24.10




High School Diploma or GED

Minimum of three years functional experience in a manufacturing environment; or Technical college/vocational school certificate or Associates degree in related field

Practical knowledge of MS Office programs

Mechanic, pneumatic, hydraulic and basic electrical knowledge

Must be able to work any shift, weekends and mandatory overtime as needed

Capability to analyze process flow to identify issues.

Practical skills in working with technical documentation (mechanical drawings, P&IDs, equipment manuals)

Teamwork and cross functional cooperation style of work.

Action/Decision making capability

Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly for extended periods of time

Ability to climb stairs and ladders, bend to 90 degrees repeatedly


Troubleshooting and repairing of technical issues experience

Demonstrated autonomous and preventive maintenance experience

Experience working with food safety regulated environments (AIB, FDA, USDA, cGMP)

Working knowledge of SAP

Job Description:

Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for the Maintenance Technician position located at our new personal care plant in Greenwood, SC. This is an exciting opportunity to join a world class global manufacturing company recognized as a Best Employer by Forbes Magazine, Fortune 100s Best Companies and A Best Place for Working Mothers just to name a few. We offer a market leading benefit package and competitive wages. Come be a part of a globally recognized ethical company that cares about our employees, our environment and our community.

     The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the effective operation, major & minor repair and changeovers of production equipment. Works with others to achieves factory business objectives of safety, productivity, customer service, quality, cost and environmental protection.  The primary accountabilities of the role include attaining high equipment reliability and uptime, safety compliance, equipment maintenance procedures, data collection, housekeeping, problem solving and continuous improvement as part of a work team. The Maintenance Technician works within a structure that requires considerable interaction with others in the same production unit as well as other production units and support functions.

          Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

        Leads major and minor maintenance of automated and non-automated equipment (making, finishing) through computer terminals, control panels and/or by manual means in the manufacturing of Colgate-Palmolive products (including correlation between process and mechanical processes/equipment).

Operates and performs changeovers of automated equipment (making, finishing, injection molding) through computer terminals, control panels and/or by manual means in the manufacturing of Colgate-Palmolive products.

Confirms in-house availability of tools, change and spare parts required to keep production running. Coordinates with upstream and downstream processes by working with others in planning, warehouse, receiving and vendor representatives on timing of effective changeovers.

Accurately stores tools, change parts and spare parts in appropriate locations.

Troubleshoots, performs major and minor repairs and preventive maintenance as required to ensure equipment reliability and on-going production (Works with OEM & consultants to solve related problems)

Is the first point of contact in case of mechanical and process malfunction on production lines.

Works with Maintenance Supervisor and Maintenance Planner to establish, review, improve and execute plant maintenance system standards

Undertakes daily reporting and updates of information systems (SAP, SFR, Cycle Counts) including documentation of maintenance activities performed on equipment

Provides support on capital projects in the production floor and to determine recommended spare part list.

Participates in new equipment installation, validation and start up processes

Supports Failure Investigations in respective areas.

Highlights potential maintenance issues and takes corrective action including parts requisitioning and maintenance planning

Fabricates simple machine parts using the required shop equipment such as: lathe, drill press, milling machine and others

Replaces mechanic, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment when needed.

Recommends, decides and implements actions under daily operation pressure to drive production lines performance.

Accurately and fully completes all regulatory and compliance related documentation and procedures; highlights variances

Stays abreast of teams’ production performance via visual, written and verbal communications

Participates in regular review of team production performance and uses information to drive continuous improvement. Provides status of maintenance activity for line/area; recommends machine modifications

Participates in structured group or team activities related to line/area performance improvement e.g. autonomous maintenance, housekeeping, problem solving etc.

Seeks and understands production scheduling and demands. Prioritizes maintenance activities that support and facilitates these schedules and demands.

Seeks and applies Continuous Improvement tools and techniques to achieve team goals e.g. Quality Systems, Total Productive Maintenance, Problem Solving tools

Understands and adheres to Environmental, Occupational, Health and Safety requirements

Understands and adheres to all Quality, Good Manufacturing Practices and Micro Cleaning & Sanitization Guidelines and standards

Understand the needs of both internal and external customers. Internal customers include Quality, Planning, Maintenance, and Finance. External customers are other Colgate plants, customer service and, for example, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.

Maintains work area to required housekeeping standards. Performs housekeeping activities as per established protocol and conducts/participates in area housekeeping assessments per requirement

Shares knowledge and develops maintenance skills in operator technicians. Identifies new opportunities for transferring skills to operator technicians. Actively participate in continuous learning opportunities.

Other job functions that may be assigned.

 Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? Then apply 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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Tom’s of Maine, Ajax, Fabuloso, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.

Location: Hodges, South Carolina, United States

No Relocation Assistance Offered



12 hrs shift
Contact Name:
Ana Perez-mena HR Specialist
Contact Phone Number: 8643744263
Application Process:
Apply online