Colgate-Palmolive Company Engineering Graduate Trainee

Colgate-Palmolive Company Engineering Graduate Trainee

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  • LOCATION: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, Colgate-Palmolive Company sells its 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.

Colgate-Palmolive Company is recognized for its leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including its 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!

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Requirements for Eligibility

  • Designing and preparing drawings including cross checking for manufacturing equipment.
  • Processing all relevant paperwork such as bill of materials, purchase requisitions, prints for manufacturing purposes, report writing etc.
  • Carry out all necessary filing associated with day-to-day work.
  • All drawings to be prepared using AutoCAD
  • Design gearing and components based on Colgate-Palmolive standards and programs as well as international standards.
  • Work as an effective team member of the engineering team, but also work independently to achieve pre-set goals and objectives.
  • Due to the nature of the business, all information must be supplied in an accurate manner.
  • Support in Analyzing all workstations performance on a daily basis, in order to display and update plant performance and maintenance KPIs ( Indicators )
  • Control, Monitor and Manage Spare Parts / Equipments Cycle Inventory ( Including Tags )
  • Maintain the right database in SAP EMA. KPIs, Training, SOPs, etc
  • Active participation/development of: Root Cause Analysis, FAP, CAPA, SOPs, Training, etc


  • Ensure all equipment is maintained in good working condition
  • Ensure the compliance to Trade Metrology and SABS regulations related to weighing and measuring equipment
  • Ensure GMP compliance with respect to temperature, humidity, pressure, and weight measurement equipment maintenance
  • Ensure compliance to all EHS regulations and Colgate-Palmolive safety standards
  • Support in ensuring full-time Maintenance Resources to the Production Team
  • Support Reduction of Equipment Downtime as per Company Targets – Continuous Improvement
  • Support as a Key Pillar for Plant Performance according to Company Standards
  • Support the implementation In Place of the Colgate Standards related to Maintenance and its interaction with… AM, PM, CI, Master Plan, Program In Place and its tracking and compliance
  • Cross Functional Collaboration and Teamwork with key stakeholders (Planning, Packaging, Engineering, Indirect Procurement, Quality and Operations)


  • B.Sc. (Electrical / Mechanical) + 1 years experience preferably in High Volume Environment
  • S4 Eng. (Electrical / Instrumentation / Automation / Mechanical) + 2 years experience preferably in High Volume Environment


  • Excellent analytical and math skills
  • Good report writing and presentations skills
  • Ability to persuade others to change existing practices
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to identify, assess and solve problems
  • Familiarity with applicable health and safety regulations
  • Computer literacy relating to proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel), SAP

About Colgate-Palmolive Company

Colgate-Palmolive Company is an American multinational consumer products company headquartered on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The company specializes in the production, distribution, and provision of household, health care, personal care, and veterinary products.

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