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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:  Sr. Plant Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 10, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 123800 - Sanford, Maine, United States

Sr. Plant Engineer


Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions! If this is how you see your career, Tom's of Maine is the place to be! 


Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. 

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


The Sr. Plant Engineer is responsible for the oversight of the Engineering and Maintenance departments for the facility as well as other facility infrastructure functions. Must ensure successful execution of the facilities capital program which can include multiple projects with varying scope, timelines and capital expenditures. He/She develops and manages the overall facility capital and the facility maintenance budget. He/She will also ensure that all engineering aspects of projects as well as associated documentation are in compliance with local and Tom's of Maine quality, legal and EOHS regulations. Overall responsible for " Equipment Management Strategy & Reliability" to manufacture superior quality products while eliminating potential risks to employees and equipment and driving improvement in Plant Efficiency, Quality of product, creating Flexibility, minimizing waste, establishing safe Maintenance work practices and ensuring that the Plant Equipment is safe to operate at all times. Additionally the Sr. Plant Engineer is responsible for managing the MRO (Materials, Repairs and Operating Supplies) program and identifying other potential opportunities for margin improvement. Also needs to build relationships with R&D, Division and Subsidiary business and Supply Chain management, Global Product Supply Engineering, Global Packaging, Quality and EOHS departments, as well as outside consultants and suppliers to ensure the business and technical objectives of all projects are satisfied. 


What you will do:

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


Required Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering 
  • At least 5 years in project management/engineering with production management experience. 
  • Very Good communication skills 
  • Computer skills 
  • Proficient in English. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a technical field or MBA.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license 
  • International experience
  • Manufacturing/plant experience and/or experience in other Global Supply Chain functions. and Familiarity with Company practices related to EOHS, Quality and Microbiology, and plant financials


Salary Range:  $96,640 - $126,840 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 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 45 years.  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.  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.

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