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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:  Finishing Technician, 2nd Shift

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jul 20, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 161158 - 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!

 

Tom's of Maine is seeking a Finishing Technician to fill and package natural personal care products while meeting safety, quality, and productivity goals. The role supports the Finishing Area through Factory Performance & Reliability program elements such as visual workplace, equipment operating maintenance, and continuous improvement. The role also supports the facility with cleaning, repair, groundskeeping, and other support as needed. This position requires occasional overtime and weekend work.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Safety - Ensure all EOHS requirements (Environmental Occupational Health and Safety) are met while you handle materials and operate equipment.

  • Quality -Ensure all quality guidelines (Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures) are followed during all manufacturing and cleaning processes. This includes documenting all batch, material, label, and in-process data with accuracy and neatness to meet FDA guidelines. Keep the finishing area and equipment clean and organized at all times.

  • Productivity – Operate workstation to achieve production targets with minimal waste and downtime. Cross-train to achieve mastery of all work station operations, material handling/documentation, and equipment set-up/routine maintenance.

  • Leadership –Work within the team environment in a professional and respectful manner. Attend all meetings promptly and engage in their content. Lead or contribute to Factory Performance & Reliability projects that promote continuous improvement.
     

Education:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required

 

Experience:

  • At least 1 year of manufacturing experience preferred

 

Key Competencies:

  • Ability to read, write, and understand English

  • Skill at adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing with consistent accuracy

  • Attention to detail and neat documentation

  • Ability to lift repeatedly up to 55 lbs

  • Ability to operate machinery safely

  • Strong attendance record

  • To make safety the top priority in every interaction with co-workers, equipment, and materials

  • To understand the quality specifications of each product and ensure they are met at your station

  • To follow all quality guidelines (Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures)

  • To willingly work within a team

  • To produce units at a rate determined by the line speed, maintaining smooth and continuous production flow, so as to achieve the daily production goals

  • To minimize waste of product and packaging by filling and packing each unit according to the Standard Operating Procedure

  • To be flexible to swing to an alternate shift, work overtime, or work weekends when required

  • To communicate with your team leader and fellow team members in a respectful way

  • To listen in a non-defensive way when receiving feedback

  • To be engaged in training and meetings

  • Forklift experience preferred

  • Basic computer experience preferred


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $ - $ 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 Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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