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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 2006, Tom’s of Maine was founded in 1970 with a goal to simplify lives with natural, unprocessed, and unadulterated products.

Today our Oral Care, Bath & Body, and Deodorant & Antiperspirant products continue to meet the same high quality standards on which the company was founded and never use artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, preservatives or animal testing.

Tom’s of Maine is the kind of place where everyone knows everyone else, and people are not afraid to be themselves. Our supportive, team-based environment encourages creative ways of doing business.

A career at Tom’s of Maine or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Maintenance Mechanic - 2nd Shift

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Apr 5, 2021

No Relocation Assistance Offered

# 96141 - Sanford, Maine, United States


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.Empowering a naturally healthy life – for our family and yours – for over 50 Years!

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



Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.



When Tom and Kate Chappell moved to Maine and started making natural personal care products, they were guided by two simple philosophies.  
• First, that it was possible to make effective personal care products that were free from artificial flavors, fragrances, sweeteners, colors and preservatives.
• And second, that businesses should be good corporate citizens working to care for the planet and communities.  These same philosophies guide us to this day.  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 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.  

Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine

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