Maintenance Team Leader

Colgate-Palmolive - Cambridge, OH4.3

30+ days ago
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine please visit

Location: Cambridge, Ohio, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 65725

Position Purpose:
The primary function of the Maintenance Team Leader position is to manage the maintenance activities in the Making and Finishing of all production, utilities and facilities related equipment. The individual will be responsible for leading the implementation of maintenance strategy for the facility. Elements of that strategy will address safety, planning/scheduling, staffing, preventative and corrective maintenance, storeroom, continuous improvement and training. Manages 20-25 people.

Let's talk about Responsibilities:
Work with Manager to assist in developing a plant maintenance strategy consistent with operational excellence initiatives
Oversee plant maintenance planning activities
Oversee and support a structured PM program utilizing SAP PM/EAM that drives the reduction of UPDT and unexpected equipment breakdowns.
Oversee and support autonomous maintenance process, which fosters operator engagement with the maintenance of the equipment
Create and manage equipment history and a major maintenance program
Manage maintenance team schedules and technician staffing levels
Manage team balance and address performance and accountability
Provide coaching and feedback session with direct reports
Calculate and Communicate maintenance related KPI´s defined by FP&R Standards.
Identify individual training needs and work to create development plans
Work closely with storeroom coordinator on parts management and in achieving the defined goals for this area.
Support partnerships between maintenance and operations, creating a customer/provider relationship
Support GMP, Calibration and EOHS plant initiatives
Work with Manager to assist in the development and management of the plant maintenance budget,
Assist Manager with the design and monitoring of an effective and economically justified preventive maintenance program.
Perform inspections (prior to and after) maintenance of machine, adjustment, replacement of parts, overhauls/rebuilds, etc., for critical equipment
Maintain and analyze equipment data and history records to optimize the maintenance program
Ensure maintainability of new installations through the creation of the proper maintenance strategies for them in the SAP PM/EAM system
Develop, Organize and Ensure execution of a predictive maintenance program i.e: vibration and oil analysis, and develop/implement iOT systems that support this strategy.
Identify chronic and costly equipment problems and provide cost effective solutions for them.
Provide technical advice to Production
Ensure proper operation and care of equipment
Establish a comprehensive lubrication program
Ensure employee safety from unsafe equipment conditions and equipment protection from environmental conditions
Ensure Maintenance Shop, Store Room and Utilities Areas are kept accordingly to the 5S & VWP Standard

What you need for this position:
BE/BS in Engineering
3+ year’s production /operation experience.
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communications skills.
Coaching and feedback skills required in a high performance work systems environment.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple initiatives and manage in ambiguous situations.
Proficiency with MS Excel

It’s an advantage to have:
Maintenance supervision experience in a Manufacturing environment
Demonstrated ability in the use of SAP
BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
Supervisory experience

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application. 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.

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