Maintenance Mechanic - 2nd Shift
Colgate Palmolive

Sanford, Maine

Posted in IT

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Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 110801 - Sanford, Maine, United States

Activist For Everyday Good!

If you are looking for an opportunity to join somewhere special, look no further, you found it.

Tom's of Maine, part of Colgate-Palmolive Company is hiring!!

Tom's of Maine products - including toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, bar soap, body wash, lotions and lip balms - are sold across the United States and Canada. And because we are so committed to giving back, we donate 10% of our profits to charitable organizations, and our employees can use 5% of their paid time volunteering for causes they are passionate about.

Tom's of Maine is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic who has a proven background in mechanical and electrical repair. This individual will be responsible for maintaining a range of equipment that includes motors, pumps, PLC's, conveyors, trolleys, etc. in a FDA Regulated environment. This role requires working closely with other departments (Safety, Quality, Planning, Operations, etc.) to meet business objectives and productivity requirements. The Maintenance Mechanic will report to the Maintenance Team Leader and/or the Plant Engineer.


  • Troubleshoots and resolves equipment issues in a timely manner to minimize downtime.
  • Support Operations to perform changeovers of equipment on an as needed basis.
  • Execution of assigned Preventative Maintenance activities, which may include documentation updating and creation.
  • Assist in controlling adequate inventory parts and supplies
  • Coordinates with upstream and downstream processes by working with others in planning, warehouse, receiving and vendor representatives on timing of effective changeovers
  • Maintains work area to required housekeeping standards. Performs housekeeping activities as per established protocol and conducts/participates in area housekeeping assessments per requirement
  • Understands and adheres to Environmental, Occupational, Health and Safety requirements
  • Understands and adheres to all Quality, Good Manufacturing Practices and Micro Cleaning & Sanitization Guidelines and standards
  • Support general building maintenance to ensure the factory building facility meets the federally GMP required standards, and safety guidelines required by OSHA.
  • Seeks and understands production scheduling and demands. Prioritizes maintenance activities that support and facilitates these schedules and demands.
  • Other job functions that may be assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Knowledge and experience working with mechanical, electrical and pneumatic controls
  • Knowledge and the ability to follow Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines and standards
  • Ability to work well with others or independently
  • Knowledge and ability to follow standard safety procedures
  • Ability to work with the production team to accomplish common goals
  • Requires climbing, bending, kneeling and the ability to lift 50 pounds and the availability to remain on-call for nights and weekend coverage.
  • Knowledge of computers such Microsoft / Google Suite's, SAP, etc.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, bend to 90 degrees repeatedly


  • Minimum 3 years maintenance work experience in a manufacturing, production or operation environment
  • Experience working with food safety regulated environments (AIB, FDA, USDA, cGMP)
  • Technical certifications or degree
  • Certificate in machinery equipment preferred

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 Tom's of Maine? 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.

Tom's of Maine 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 Tom's of Maine and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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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