Apply for Colgate-Palmolive Engineering Graduate Traineeships

Colgate-Palmolive Company has an exciting Engineering Graduate Traineeship Programme based in KwaZulu-Natal

Closing date: Ongoing

Location: KwaZulu-Natal


  • 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 in an accurate manner.

  • Support in Analyzing all workstations performance on a daily basis, in order to display and update plant performance and maintenance KPIs ( Indicators )
  • Control, Monitor and Manage Spare Parts / Equipments 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


  • Ensure all equipment is maintained in good working condition
  • Ensure the compliance to Trade Metrology and SABS regulations related to weighing and measuring equipment
  • Ensure GMP compliance with respect to temperature, humidity, pressure, and weight measurement equipment maintenance

  • Ensure compliance to all EHS regulations and Colgate-Palmolive safety standards
  • Support in ensuring full-time Maintenance Resources to the Production Team
  • Support Reduction of Equipment Downtime as per Company Targets – Continuous Improvement
  • Support as 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)


  • B.Sc. (Electrical / Mechanical) + 1 years experience preferably in High Volume Environment
  • S4 Eng. (Electrical / Instrumentation / Automation / Mechanical) + 2 years experience preferably in High Volume Environment


  • Excellent analytical and math skills
  • Good report writing and presentations 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

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