Systems Integration Specialist at Colgate Palmolive

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Job Description:

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country

# 97680 - Topeka, Kansas, United States


Support the engineering team with the development, implementation, and maintenance of plant floor systems, computer networks, telecommunications, and other information systems in support of the manufacturing operations. Participate in a creative and innovative environment to lead in driving efficiency in order to reduce costs. Work with Global Technology Group to leverage the best of best communication systems used in industry today.


  • Infrastructure support including implementation of all integration projects in the plant..

  • Under the direction of the Process Engineer, support building system competencies.

  • Provide technical support to update the configuration of the computerized systems.

  • Provide training and assist with troubleshooting.

  • Assist with defining new, more efficient processes and system capabilities in the plant.

  • Assist with supporting the enforcement of standards that ensure global consistency of manufacturing and integration systems.

  • Actively participate and support the plant system's network.

  • Follow through on problem determination, prioritization, resolution, and closure of reported issues.

  • Document solutions and update the knowledge database.

  • Assist with database development and maintenance (SQL, InSQL).

  • Works with corporate and external resources to develop, install, and maintain SAP xMII interface applications.

  • Utilize Wonderware MES client modules to improve the throughput and efficiency of plant operations.

  • Maintain and expand current technical expertise.

  • Meets yearly plant and department objectives.

  • Assist project managers in achieving capital project deliverables

  • Write functional specifications for hardware and software purchases

  • Investigate new computer hardware and software technologies for business and plant floor systems.

  • Coordinate internal and external resources (software integrators, hardware support)

  • Start-up and troubleshooting of computer systems


Maintains positive and productive relationships with co-workers.

Meets commitments to all Topeka plant employees and follows up to ensure that they are satisfied.

Maintain a positive working relationship with Colgate Palmolive Global Technology Group in order to properly maintain systems and software standards.

Communicates with engineering, operations and all capital project managers for project planning and implementation.

Communicates and documents all system changes to the appropriate plant, corporate personnel, and other Hill's facilities.

Utilizes available resources so as not to spend excessive time troubleshooting problems.

Procures products and services from suppliers and contractors.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Information Technology or related technical field

  • Proficiency with SAP usage (or a comparable ERP system) and knowledge of tranactions (Production Orders, Production Confirmations, Material Movements, Quality notifications).

  • Ability to configure and work with various databases exchanging information through the network between IT systems and control systems in manufacturing departments.

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment and the ability to troubleshoot manufacturing equipment automation issues.

  • Proficiency with SAP usage and knowledge of SAP transactions.

  • Able to grasp technical concepts quickly.

  • Ability to lead groups through problem solving sessions and meetings, identify viable solutions, and analyze the pros and cons of each.

  • Good oral and written communication skills. Possess the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical users.

  • Challenge the status quo and suggest ideas for continuous improvement.

  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Displays the ability to work in a team environment.


Knowledge of manufacturing operations and core processes.

Understanding of Production planning and scheduling

Plant floor control system concepts

Inventory management fundamentals

SPC concepts

Planned maintenance concepts

Plant metrics

Reporting requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets! At Hill's we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill's is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries. To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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