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Colgate Maintenance and Reliability Team Leader in Topeka, Kansas

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# 83802 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

The Maintenance & Reliability Team Leader manages the daily activities of the Maintenance department for the plant. Work activities include leading the team on electrical and mechanical trouble-shooting and repairs, preparing and managing the department budget, implementing preventative and predictive maintenance programs, and coordinating the Maintenance Stores area, Project Maintenance work activities and select capital improvements.


  • Develop and implement a maintenance strategy consistent with Factory Performance & Reliability initiatives.

  • Develop and support a structured PM program utilizing SAP PM/EAM.

  • Support Autonomous Maintenance process, which fosters operator involvement.

  • Manage the maintenance team, schedules, performance and accountability.

  • Identify individual training needs and work to create development plans.

  • Work closely with the storeroom coordinator on parts management and define long range goals for this area.

  • Support development partnerships between maintenance and operations, creating a customer/provider relationship.

  • Support GMP, FDA, Calibration and EOHS plant initiatives.

  • Ensure maintainability of new installations.

  • Establish a comprehensive lubrication program.

  • Prepare, submit, and manage maintenance expense budget line items.

  • Coordinates activities of the Maintenance Planner/scheduler to ensure materials and resources are readily available.

  • Coordinates Continuous Improvement projects.

  • Identify and develop sensor strategies to support analytics and predictive maintenance programs.

  • Lead Planned Maintenance Optimization (PMO) program including Failure mode and effect analysis (FEMA) and Reliability centered maintenance (RCM).

  • Utilize analytical tools to identify continuous improvement opportunities and gain insights into factory reliability.

  • Provide leadership and guidance to JLL resources for facility related maintenance.

  • Lead capital improvement projects as needed.

  • Ensure employee safety from unsafe equipment conditions and equipment protection from environmental conditions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline.

  • At least 3 years of maintenance supervisory or Project management experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Working knowledge of GMPs/OSHA Regulations.

  • Working knowledge of PLC, instrumentation electronics, and maintenance repair techniques.

  • Previous experience developing and maintaining a budget for the department.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior knowledge/experience with SAP Purchasing and Work Order System.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.