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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:  Maintenance Mechanic

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Dec 29, 2021


Activist For Everyday Good!


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


There are positions available in 1st and 2nd shifts. This is the best time ever to join a special place.




Base Pay: $29.40/hour



  • 2nd Shift: $1.50/hour


Sign-On bonus / Internal Referral Program

  • After 90 days,  $500 Dollars;

  • After 180 days, $500 Dollars;


Relocation Allowance


  •  If you need to relocate to Southern Maine You will receive a sign-on bonus of $5,000 within your first month of employment. This sign-on bonus is subject to applicable taxes. 




  • Medical, Dental & Vision  Coverage for employee & eligible dependents - Start on Day 1;

  • Vacation days (15 days to 25 days) for full worked year;

  • Access to discounted Company products;

  • 13 Paid Holidays/Year;

  • Paid Volunteer Time (Up to 12 days / year)

  • Saving & Investment Plan with Company Match & Retirement profit-sharing opportunities;

  • Tuition Assistance - up to $10,000 per year;

And much more..



Position Details:


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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine

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