Colgate Operations Assistant in Richmond, Indiana
No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 89713 - Richmond, Indiana, United States
The Operations Assistant is responsible for assisting Technicians with the preparation and execution of startup, changeovers and line shut down. This position will have primary responsibility for executing the master sanitation functions, coordination of production materials, safety compliance, data collection, basic quality checks, maintaining 5S Visual Workplace, inventory (storeroom and packaging) and overall production support. The Operations Assistant works within a structure that requires considerable interaction with others in the same production unit as well as other production units and support functions.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Assists with startup, changeovers, and line shut down of automated and manual equipment throughout the production facility
Performs Housekeeping activities as per master sanitation schedule, and conducts/participates in area housekeeping assessments as required to meet all GMP’s, FDA, regulatory and Corporate requirements
Assists with finished goods preparation and inspection; including top cap placement, inspection checklist, legible date codes, quality of bag seals, and packaging inventory/put away
Monitors and supports line operation during lunches, breaks or as needed
Removes and disposes of Production line waste according to Standard Operating Procedures
Cleans and sanitizes equipment throughout the production areas during operation
Supports packaging lines with staging of resources needed based on the production schedule including hand stacking of all bag sizes
Performs basic quality checks
Manages Dump back/Regrind/Reblend product movement
Attends the Shift Transition Meeting to understand current shift production schedule
Understands and complies with Hill’s policies, safety standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Food Safety. Identifies and reports Food Safety issues to management. Completes necessary training, monthly learnings and audits
Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.
Education/ Experience Requirements
Basic qualifications include : High School Diploma or equivalent
Problem assessment, problem solving and basic math skills
Basic computer skills in MS Word and Excel
Basic understanding of mathematical calculations, weights and measurements
Preferred qualifications include: Technical College/Vocational school certificate or an Associate’s Degree in related areas of manufacturing
Food safety experience and/or ForkLift experience.
Expected Areas of Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
Complete understanding and adherence to all Quality, GMP’s, AIB and Micro [C&S Guidelines], EOHS, and safety standards and guidelines.
The ability to contribute additional work hours when needed to meet business demands. Must be able to work any shift schedule, including nights and on occasion weekends.
Ability to effectively communicate with other technicians, maintenance technicians, quality technicians, and member of management
Responsible for role modeling the CP Values and the Principles of Managing with Respect.
Ability to clearly and effectively express ideas.
Teamwork and strong interpersonal skills.
Self-directed with strong results-oriented attitude.
Planning and organizational skills.
Able to work in a standard manufacturing environment:
Ability to bend, climb, crawl, and work in confined spaces, and work in hazardous condition spaces for up to twelve hours per day.
Ability to push totes containing product up to 800 Ibs.
Ability to work in extreme weather conditions with temperature ranges from cold to hot and humid
Ability to use hazardous materials
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly to perform quality checks on product bags, clear jams and dump back product for rework. Consequences of not being able to lift these bags include having to scrap the materials rather than reworking the product in the production process, which could result in a financial impact
Use a stand-up or sit-down forklift, intermittently for up to twelve hours per day
Walk unlimited distances each day.
Frequently walk up and down multiple levels of steps, multiple times a day, up to 8.5 levels - carrying tool bag, materials, or other supplies that weigh 25 lbs. on average
Occasionally climb ladders or ledges, with tie-off equipment when required
Frequently bend at waist 90 degrees and flex at knees 120 degrees
Wear required personal protective equipment, including hearing, eye, foot and dust protection.
Perceive visual and audible alarms and radio while wearing hearing protection
Receive and transmit information in person and by radio communications
Leadership Competencies (Should match the Colgate Global Competencies)
Teamwork and Collaboration
Functional Competencies (Should match the Colgate Global Competencies)
Partnerships & Collaboration
Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)
Does this position supervise: No
Quality, Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, EOHS, HR, Finance, Procurement, etc.
AIB, FDA, USDA, and other external auditing agency’s or customers
External Cleaning and Sanitation Services
External Temporary Employees
External supply Vendors
Shift Coordinators, Team Leaders, Operation Planners, and Managers
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 http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com , or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.
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