Date Posted: March 25, 2021

Deadline: April 9, 2021

Organization: Colgate-Palmolive

Location: Greenwood

City: Hodges

Job Type: Full Time


High School Diploma or GED 

Practical knowledge of MS Office programs 

Mechanic, pneumatic, hydraulic and basic electrical knowledge. 

Ability to work nights, weekends, and rotating shifts 

Ability to work 12 hour shifts 

Capability to analyze process flow to identify issues. 

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

Must be able to achieve a passing score on STM mechanical and electrical assessments

Basic understanding of PCs and basic computer skills

Teamwork and cross functional cooperation style of work. 

Action/Decision making capability 

Requires climbing, bending, kneeling and the ability to lift 50 pounds and the availability to remain on-call for nights and weekend coverage. 



Minimum 3 years maintenance work experience in a manufacturing, production or operation environment

1-2 years hands on electrical or mechanical work in manufacturing systems

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

Working knowledge of SAP 

Technical certifications or degree 

Experience with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is preferred

Experience with Autonomous Maintenance (AM) is preferred

Experience with Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) is preferred

Experience with Continuous Improvement methodology is preferred

Job Description:

Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for the Maintenance Technician position located at our Greenwood, SC plant. This is an exciting opportunity to experience a new plant start-up for a world-class manufacturing company.

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, WalMart 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.

Application Process:
Apply online
Employer Address:

5421 US-25
Hodges, SC 29653
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.