Colgate Engineering Graduate Trainee

Colgate Engineering Graduate Trainee
Colgate Engineering Graduate Trainee

Colgate Engineering Graduate Trainee – Canelands Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

  • Travel Required?: No Travel
  • On-site
  • No Relocation Assistance Offered
  • 160881

Who We Are

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

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our 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 its values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!

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Main Duties / Responsibilities for Colgate Engineering Graduate Trainee

– 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 accurately.

– Support in analyzing all workstations’ performance daily, to display and update plant performance and maintenance KPIs (Indicators).

– Control, monitor, and manage spare parts/equipment 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.


End Results / Outputs of the Work Colgate Engineering Graduate Trainee

– all equipment is maintained in good working condition.

– Ensure compliance with Trade Metrology and SABS regulations related to weighing and measuring equipment.

– GMP compliance concerning temperature, humidity, pressure, and weight measurement equipment maintenance.

– compliance with all EHS regulations and Colgate-Palmolive safety standards.

– Support in ensuring full-time Maintenance Resources to the Production Team.

– reduction of equipment downtime as per company targets – Continuous Improvement.

– 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).


Level of Education

– B.Sc. (Electrical / Mechanical) + 1 year of experience preferably in a high-volume environment

– S4 Eng. (Electrical / Instrumentation / Automation / Mechanical) + 2 years of experience preferably in a high-volume environment


Essential Skills/Attributes

– Excellent analytical and math skills

– Good report writing and presentation 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

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve — and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect, and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.


Equal Opportunity Employer Colgate Engineering Graduate Trainee

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.


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


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