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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 2006, we made our mark making natural products like toothpaste and deodorant. But what is most important to us? We work to make positive change by doing good and you’ll see that focus in our products, our partnerships, and our people.

We strive to make products that are good for us and good for the planet. We are experts at combining scientific know-how with naturally derived and sourced ingredients to make products that really work.

We donate 10% of our profits to nonprofits addressing issues facing our health, our environment and our kids. Our employees are encouraged to use 5% of their paid time volunteering in their local community. And as a Certified B corporation we are held to the highest social and environmental standards. So you know if we say something is important, we're doing something about it.

A career at Tom’s is one that encourages teamwork, flexibility, and big ideas that help us do better. As a part of the Colgate-Palmolive family, we offer great opportunities for people looking for global experience through work that is challenging and always rewarding.

Job Title:  Project Engineer & EHS

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jul 10, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 161256 - Sanford, Maine, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


The Project Engineer and Environmental Health & Safety Manager is a key leader, responsible for the development and implementation of the site end to end Engineering roadmap including capital projects, technology transfer, performance and reliability of the plant. The role is involved in the utilization of internal and external resources to drive continuous improvement projects. This role will also ensure the safety and health of plant employees, community and environment with compliance with all government regulations and Colgate EHS Standards & Guidelines. The position is part of the leadership team and has one direct report. 


What you will do:

  • Develop all aspects of project management; project definition, project planning, capital expenditure management, and technology transfer associated with capital projects, new materials and new products.

  • Support the design, specification, installation, start up, troubleshooting and improvement of equipment and systems.

  • Develop new insights and drive innovative engineering and processing solutions to reduce costs and improve process capability and quality.

  • Accountable for ensuring compliance with Colgate-Palmolive, local, state, and federal standards and guidelines related to Safety, Quality, and Regulatory.

  • Run the EHS budget.

  • Lead hazardous & solid waste programs; wastewater & stormwater programs; first responders; fork truck safety; industrial hygiene & medical surveillance programs.

  • Responsible for performing job hazard analysis and identifying risks.

  • Handle incident reporting via Incident Management System.


 Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

  • 7+ years of functional experience in manufacturing engineering/supply chain operation

  • 3+ years of strong project management / engineering from project concept through implementation

  • Able to support a 24/5 operation including weekends and holidays based on project demands.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or any related field

  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and validation

  • Knowledge of the Capital Procurement preferred

  • Prior experience with manufacturing of consumer goods products or food manufacturing

  • Prior experience with food safety requirements and standards

  • Mastery of EHS Principles, and compliance management of regulations i.e. obtained via OSHA 30 hour course, EPA and DOT

  • Continuous improvement and/or lean six sigma experience or certification.

  • Experience in SAP (Systems Applications and Products)

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $115 200,00 - $144 000,00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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