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Maintenance Mechanic

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Date: Mar 20, 2017

Location: Sanford, ME, US



Tom's of Maine is a leading natural products company focused on oral and personal care. The company has a longstanding commitment to supporting people, communities and the living planet. For over 40 years, Tom's of Maine has sponsored hundreds of nonprofit efforts by giving 10% of its profits back to organizations that support human and environmental goodness and encouraging employees to use 5% (12 days) of employee time to volunteer. Tom's of Maine employees regularly contribute suggestions for improving the company's high sustainability standards. Employee ideas on ingredients, packaging, waste, energy, water and community are critical to the company's way of doing business.


 Location: Sanford, Maine, United States

No Relocation Assistance Offered


Tom's of Maine is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic.  The person filling this role will be responsible for executing maintenance tasks while following all FDA, GMP, and SOP’s standards. The mechanic will properly clean and set up packaging machinery prior to the production run as well as troubleshoot machinery and equipment during production run to minimize down time. This position will need to understand quality specifications of each product and work with the production team and ensure that they are met. The mechanic is responsible for maintaining the equipment and machinery in clean working order and assisting in maintaining adequate inventory of parts and supplies. Finally, the mechanic will maintain tools and work area in a clean and orderly manner.



Machine Set-ups

Assure all production equipment is set up and ready for daily production. You will follow the current SOP’s for the plant and production machinery.

Minimize Down Time

Trouble shoots machinery and equipment during production runs to minimize down time. Maintain the equipment and machinery in clean working order. Assist in adequate inventory parts and supplies.

Preventative Maintenance Program

Execute general maintenance as indicated by our Preventative Maintenance Program.

General Building Maintenance

Executing general building maintenance to insure the factory building facility meets the federally GMP required standards, and safety guidelines required by OSHA.


Position Requirements: 


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Certificate in machinery equipment preferred
  • Knowledge and experience working with packaging equipment and machinery
  • Knowledge and experience working with mechanical, electrical and pneumatic controls
  • Knowledge and the ability to follow Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines and standards
  • Follow standard operating procedures on setting up equipment as well as preventive maintenance schedules and expectations
  • 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
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly for extended periods of time
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, bend to 90 degrees repeatedly



Are you interested in working for Tom's of Maine? You can apply to work with us using this online application. 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.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine

Job Segment: Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance, Supply, Operations, Manufacturing

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