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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:  Quality Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 13, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 150001 - Sanford, Maine, United States

The Quality Engineer provides a critical link between the Innovation team including Implementation and Support (I&S), Engineering (PD&I), Category Technical Managers, Plant Operations, and Quality. The role requires attention to detail while working at an energetic pace. The Quality Engineer is active and visible in promoting plant quality performance and consumer satisfaction supported with a strong and effective internal /external networking.


Responsibilities include:

Provide daily support to the plant to address quality issues and continuous improvement initiatives by spending time in the production area and participating in the site Standard Daily Meeting (SDM) and Internal Quality Area Meetings.

Ensure site quality systems are configured for current and upcoming production requirements in a timely manner.

Conduct technical reviews of changes in specifications, processes, formulas, packaging, and labeling, to ensure product quality. Key reviewer in the Management of Change process.

Interface effectively with key business partners including Operations, Technology, Business Unit, Procurement,and Vendors to drive Company results.

Support key activities at the site by: review processes and procedures including validation protocols, lead pre and post launch review meetings, submit stability samples for testing, and other tasks as needed.

Process Validation & Control: Oversees the validation program, conducts risk analysis, maintains and updates, validation master plan, develops validation protocols for PQ, supports IQ/OQ in conjunction with the engineering team.

Lead product inspections, line trials, Warehousing, On-Shelf Quality Audits and others Quality Key Performance Indicator (KPI’s).

Lead continuous improvement efforts by trending nonconformance, utilizing Quality KPIs, consumer complaint data, audit results, and benchmarking information.

Conduct training sessions on topics such as GMP, quality standards, validation, etc.

Participate in and Lead audits at distribution centers and local & international raw and packaging material suppliers.

Utilize quality tools such as Change Control, Failure Investigation, Pareto Charts, Control Charts, Corrective & Preventive Actions (CAPA) and Notice of Deviations, etc. to help drive continuous improvement.

● Lead the Technology Transfer Quality Standard applicable to the Site for those specific site-related activities.




Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or related science

A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a manufacturing plant or equivalent. 

Demonstrated time management skills in a fast paced work environment

Ability to communicate effectively to achieve results

Working knowledge of statistical principles including control charting and sampling plans experience managing projects and using project management tools

Good team player with good relationship building skills

● Experience in manufacturing process, ingredient/compound applications or similar.



A strong background in quality systems, understanding of cGMP and 21 CFR 210 & 211

Working knowledge of SAP

Experience leading quality training and cGMP training courses

Prior experience with Minitab or similar statistical tools.

● Knowledge of Regulatory requirements applicable to cosmetic products.

Salary Range $79,200 - $116,550 USD


Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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 Colgate-Palmolive? 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.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

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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