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Plant IT Specialist

Company: Colgate-Palmolive Company
Location: Topeka
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

No Relocation Assistance Offered

# 102061 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

In an ever-changing and dynamic world, our Supply Chain and Manufacturing professionals, who are recognized as the best in the business, are essential to quickly delivering our products to consumers worldwide. They are responsible for ensuring we make quality products that consumers love. Using advanced technology and an analytical mindset, they are especially adept at continuously improving manufacturing processes. This team comprises a variety of global roles and focus areas, including operations, engineering, process development and innovation, procurement, network operations, project management, factory performance & reliability, packaging, continuous improvement, and supply chain management.

Join our team at Topeka, KS as a Plant IT Specialist!

Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Hill's Topeka Plant's Computer/Server Systems and its related software. Coordinate with the corporate IT department for rolling out of corporate initiated directives. To facilitate the deployment and removal of new computer equipment.


  • Execute all plant systems projects in the area of expertise (SAP or Wonderware) in the assigned plant. Provide the technical expertise to configure, maintain and troubleshoot all plant systems at the assigned plant.
  • Provide guidance and training to plant operations to foster utilization.
  • Enforce standards that ensure global consistency of manufacturing and integration systems.
  • Establish and maintain close relationships with the regional IT, SSO and ISM teams.
  • Establish and maintain close relationships with the plant leadership teams, engineering teams, plant operations teams and quality teams.
  • Actively participate in the global plant systems integrator's network.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • 3 years experience with computer software/hardware related equipment and networking

  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer

  • Ability to troubleshoot and fix software and operating systems

  • Willing and able to adhere to all safety and EOHS standards, and wear and utilize all personal protective equipment

  • Provides daily assistance and support to the Plant for all plant computer hardware (includes on call coverage) including computers, servers, LAN and peripherals (mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc)

  • Ability to work varying shifts and on-call for telephone, remote computer access, and in-plant support

  • Experience supporting back-office and customer-facing services such as Active Directory, Domain Name System, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol servers, SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Server Update Services

  • Experience maintaining, securing, patching, and deploying operating systems including but not limited to Windows Server 2012R2/2016/2019, Windows 10, VMware

  • Knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL), preferably using Microsoft SQL Server and SQL reporting services

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of:
  • Production Planning and Scheduling

  • Inventory Management

  • Planned Maintenance Concepts

  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) Concepts

  • Plant Floor Control System Concepts

  • Operational Excellence Standards and Expectations:
  • Factory Performance and Reliability (FP&R)

  • EOHS Standards

  • Quality Standards/Regulatory Requirements

  • Plant Metrics such as throughput, Operating Efficiency (OE), unplanned downtime (UPDT)

  • Ability to configure and test plant systems

  • Proficiency in Wonderware manufacturing software such as:
  • Wonderware Archestra

  • Wonderware MES

  • Experience supporting and troubleshooting scripts

  • A+ Certification

  • Familiar with Cisco networks and basic troubleshooting

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

Keywords: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Topeka , Plant IT Specialist, Other , Topeka, Kansas

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