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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:  Operations Associate - 2nd Shift

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  May 18, 2024

 No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159813 - 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!

Job Title: Operations Associate  2nd shift openings

Salary Grade Range: Hourly - Hourly 


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

This is the best time ever to join a special place and be a part of being an activist for everyday good! 

There are positions available on 2nd shifts. 

Base Pay: 20.00 + Shift Differential of $1.50 hr (2nd shift) for $21.50 total 

Sign-on bonus / Internal Referral Program 

     • After 90 days, $500 Dollars; 

     • After 180 days, $500 Dollars; 


Great Benefit Package:

• 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 contribution & retirement profit-sharing opportunities; 

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

And much more.. 


Position Details: 

Tom's 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. 


The Operations Associates will assist Operations Technicians with the preparation and execution of startup, changeovers, operations, and line shutdown. Also can support with material handling, warehousing and quality checks. 

This position will have primary responsibility for performing the coordination of production materials, safety compliance, data collection, quality checks, maintaining 5S Visual workplace, inventory (packaging materials & finished goods), and overall production support. The Operations Associate works within a structure that requires considerable collaboration with team members in the same production unit as well as other production units and support functions. 


Responsibilities include: 

• Understands and is accountable for full compliance with safety and other EOHS requirements and following all Quality, cGMP, and cleaning standards & guidelines; 

• Inspects and samples inbound trailers, packaging materials, and products according to SOPS; 

• Loads and unloads materials, parts & finished products manually or by mechanized means; 

• Transfers and stores finished and materials throughout the plant and warehouse using forklift equipment; 

• Complete all appropriate SAP and RF transactions for receiving, transferring and shipping of materials and finished products; 

• Uses SAP to confirm material movements and reads work order or follows verbal instructions to determine materials or containers to be moved; 

• Delivers production items to designate work areas for processing; 

• Stacks processed items in the warehouse; 

• Delivers processed units to storage or for the next stage of processing; 

• Completes daily check sheet for forklift safety and maintenance; 

• Performs cycle counts and inventories; 

• Performs safety check of pallet stacking at end of shift and reports and resolves any issues; 

• Packs products in containers; 

• Assists with startup, changeovers, and operations of automated and manual equipment throughout the production facility; 

• Performs daily housekeeping activities and conducts/participates in area housekeeping assessments as required to meet all cGMPs and FDA requirements; 

• Assists with finished goods preparation and inspection; 

• Removes and disposes of Production line waste according to Standard Operating Procedures; 

• Other job functions that may be assigned 




• High School Diploma or equivalent

• Ability to lift 55 pounds repeatedly for extended periods of time; 

• Ability to climb stairs and ladders, bend to 90 degrees repeatedly; 

•Must be able to work any shift, weekends and required overtime as needed; 

•Proficient with computers, software, and data processing

•Minimum of 0-2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment; 

• Proven proficiency of attention to detail, work standards, initiative and managing work. 



• GMP and/or consumer goods manufacturing experience a plus; 

• Previous manufacturing work team experience preferred; 

• Proven proficiency in problem-solving/decision making, effective communication, result oriented, and job fit. 

 Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $20.00  - $20.00 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.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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