Process Technician
Colgate Palmolive - Morristown, NJ

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Scope of Responsibility:
The Process Technician role is located in the Morristown, NJ facility. Work environment and expectations/responsibilities are as follows :

Product Conformance
· Make product that conforms to release specifications.
· Run product only with approved and current SOPs/Batch Cards.
· Have a working knowledge of each product’s specifications.
· Target the midpoint of specifications.
· Investigate discrepancies in production records.

Product Traceability
· Understand and adhere to SOPs covering production records and how it impacts product traceability in the marketplace.
· Ensure raw material lot numbers and identification numbers are recorded on production records.

Consumer & Trade Complaints
· Assist in technical investigations of consumer complaints when necessary.
· Understand impact of product quality on consumer and trade complaints.

· Maintain production areas in a state of cleanliness that controls and minimizes the potential for microbial and particulate contamination in finished products.
· Use validated and documented change over, cleaning and sanitization procedures.
· For micro sensitive product, ensure specified finished product samples are taken for testing as per established SOP.

Corrective & Preventive Action
· Fully understand and adhere to deviation and failure investigation SOPs.
· Assist in deviation and failure investigations where necessary.
· Assist in the determination and documentation of causes of non-conformances.
· Apply corrective and preventive actions assigned to the manufacturing area in accordance with failure investigation results.


  • Understands the hazards associated with the job.
  • Responsible for following safe work practices and other equipment requirements while performing job duties.
  • Wears proper safety protection (safety glasses, safety shoes, ear protection…)
  • Consistently works in accordance to minimum safe behaviors.
  • Watches out for unsafe practices and demonstrates leadership in resolving issues.
  • Must be able to comply with all Respirator standards according to 29 CFR 1910.134 and Standard Operating Procedure EOHS-011

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP):
  • Wears appropriate clothing as required in a regulated environment.
  • Follows all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) within area.

  • Maintains and keeps work area neat and tidy.
  • Willing to take on additional responsibilities as requested.

Team Skills:
  • Respects and values peers.
  • Works to resolve conflict among peers and between shifts in a positive manner.
  • Displays self control.

Other Key Responsibilities:
  • Make minor mechanical adjustments
  • Measure ingredient amounts for product
  • Mix ingredients in accordance with batch card procedures
  • Ph ,Viscosity and Solid testing when working on Softsoap skids.
  • Samples product and delivers to the lab for testing as SOP dictates.
  • Make color and fragrance phase in accordance with schedule
  • Track case count to ensure that excess product is not made
  • Create tickets using Sample Program to order materials (i.e. perfumes, dyes etc.)
  • Ensure that production schedules are met by keeping vanilla base tanks full
  • Semi-continuous batching (i.e. color, fragrance, citric acid, Brine) manually added
  • Manage multiple systems during shift.
  • Support multiple manufacturing lines
  • Minimize finishing downtime.
  • Performs basic sanitization functions when necessary.
  • Maintain documentation of all batch records using SAP and logbooks
  • Performs additional responsibilities as needed
  • Works overtime as required and switches shifts as needed
  • Heavy lifting – lift 50 pound bags or containers, push/pull up to 1,000 lbs.
  • Lock and tag out/Calibration.
  • Operate power assisted lift equipment (walk-behind forklifts, drum handling equipment)
  • Every day and in good faith, operates in a way that makes the business more productive and effective.

Qualifications required:
  • Must have acceptable work performance & no current disciplinary action on file
  • Computer literate, specifically WMS and SAP.
  • GMP knowledgeable.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, as well as strong analytical and decision making skills.
  • High School Diploma or equivalency.
  • Two years prior work experience in a production setting (preferred).

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