Date Posted: October 18, 2021

Deadline: November 18, 2021

Organization: Colgate-Palmolive

Location: Greenwood

City: Hodges

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time



  • High school diploma or GED 
  • One or more years previous working experience in a team based manufacturing environment 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Must be able to perform problem solving and troubleshooting techniques

  • Accountable for high performance standards and able to give and receive constructive feedback

  • Demonstrated competency in attention to detail, work standards, initiative and managing work 

  • Must be able to work any shift, weekends and mandatory overtime as needed 
  • Proficient with computers, software, and data processing 
  • Ability to adhere to all safety and EOHS standards, and wear and utilize all personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds 
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, bend to 90 degrees repeatedly 


  • GMP and/or consumer goods manufacturing experience 
  • Technical college/vocational school certificate or Associates degree in related field
Job Description:

Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for the Operations Technician position located at our new Greenwood, SC plant.  The Operations Technician is responsible for th effective operation, changeover, and minor autonomous/preventive maintenance of production equipment and processes. The primary responsibilities of the role include safety and environmental compliance, quality procedures, daily production, cleaning and sanitation procedures, equipment maintenance procedures, data collection, housekeeping, problem solving and continuous improvement as part of a work team.  The Operations Technician I works within a structure that requires considerable interaction with others in the same production unit as well as other production units and support functions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understands and is accountable for full compliance with safety and other Environmental Occupational Health & Safety (EOHS) requirements 
  • Understands and is accountable for following: all Quality, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and cleaning standards and guidelines 
  • Operates, monitors, and performs changeovers of automated equipment through computer terminals, control panels and/or by manual means in the manufacturing of Colgate-Palmolive products 
  • Troubleshoots, performs minor maintenance and repairs on production equipment, supported by maintenance personnel as needed 
  • Must be familiar with procedures for all equipment within their work area including, but not limited to, normal operations, quality inspections, safety procedures and safeguards, and lock out tag out (LOTO) 
  • Utilize SAP and other processes to confirm in-house availability of raw and packing materials for current and next runs. Know and understand the planned schedule to coordinate the upstream and downstream processes by working with others in planning, warehouse, receiving and vendor representatives to ensure availability of materials 
  • Performs quality inspections and sampling for statistical process control activities throughout the manufacturing process 
  • Utilizes computer systems (SAP, Wonderware, OPERA, InBatch, etc.) and documentation to properly record production and quality related information 
  • Undertakes daily reporting and updates of information systems (SAP, Cycle Counts, OPERA, etc.) and updates the shopfloor communication boards upon request 
  • Performs raw materials receiving operations including SAP transactions, sampling and quality tests as per procedures in place 
  • Transfers raw materials and work-in-progress materials from the staging areas to the respective point of use according to the daily production schedule 
  • Executes quality tests on work-in-process materials and compares the result to the Key Release Specifications in order to define usage decision 
  • Performs raw materials pre-weigh activities during the work-in-process production cycle 
  • Performs cleaning activities of change parts, portable totes, pucks, etc. to ensure quality and operational requirements are met 
  • Performs materials cycle counts to verify process accuracy and yield 
  • Performs housekeeping activities as per established protocol and conducts/participates in area housekeeping assessments per requirement. Responsible for house-keeping of team work area and common area 
  • Accurately and fully completes all regulatory and compliance related documentation and procedures; highlights variances 
  • Stays abreast of team’s production performance via visual, written and verbal communications 
  • Participates in regular review of team production performance and Kaizen events and uses information to drive continuous improvement 
  • Seek and apply Continuous Improvement tools and techniques to achieve team goals 
  • Shares knowledge and develops skills of others in the work team. Actively participate in continuous learning opportunities 
  • Every team member has responsibility to fully utilize our resources to optimize our productivity to contribute and meet the needs of our customers, businesses and each other 
  • Additional duties as assigned 
Must be available to work flexible hours, including evening shift 7pm-7:30am and weekends
Rotating Schedule of 2-2-3 (for a total of only 3 or 4 days per week full-time)
Must be available to work evening shifts, weekends and mandatory overtime as needed.
Contact Name:
Sofia Yanes
Application Process:
Apply online
Employer Address:

5421 Hwy. 25 North
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.