Making Technician - 3rd Shift
Company: Colgate-Palmolive Company
Posted on: June 12, 2021
No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 91029 - Sanford, Maine, United States
Tom's of Maine, a leading natural personal care manufacturer, is
seeking Making Technicians who are responsible for
the manufacture of natural oral and personal care products while
delivering excellence in safety, quality and
productivity. The role supports new product and process
development. The Technician is also supportive of the Tom's
of Maine Mission and site requirements as needed such as
participation on cross-functional teams, leadership for
community events, volunteering, and working on
Safety - Ensure all EOHS requirements (Environmental
Occupational Health and Safety) are met while handling materials
and operating equipment.
Quality - Ensure all quality systems (Current Good Manufacturing
Practices and Standard Operating Procedures) are followed during
all manufacturing and all cleaning and sanitization (C&S)
Productivity - Ensure completion of each batch within its cycle
time. Minimize downtime, changeover time, material waste, and
- Leadership - Promote teamwork to achieve all goals for the
Process Area and the factory. Take initiative to identify issues
and offer continuous improvement actions in safety, quality, and
Safety - Understands and is accountable for full compliance with
Minimum Safe Behaviors and other safety requirements. Specific
examples include ergonomics, personal protective equipment, and
powered lift operation.
Environment requires following all procedures for waste
handling, disposal, spill control, and water minimization.
Quality - Understands and is accountable for following all
Quality, Good Manufacturing Processes, and Micro [C&S
Guidelines] standards and guidelines. Responsible for following
Standard Operating Procedures during all activities. This includes
documenting every weight, batch number, mixture addition, and
equipment C&S with accuracy and neatness to meet FDA
guidelines. This also includes partnership with Quality on GMP
improvement projects, sampling, and root cause analysis. Performs
Housekeeping activities as per established protocols.
Productivity - Responsible for efficiency of workflow for
weighing, charging, and cleaning activities throughout the Make
Area during the shift. Minimizes downtime to reduce batch cycle
time. Completes batch changeovers quickly and prepares for the next
incoming shift. Meets business needs by flexing scheduled work
hours or contributing additional work hours when needed.
- Leadership - Responsible for Factory Performance & Reliability
work such as visual workplace organization and housekeeping. Works
with other employees and management on continuous improvement
projects and process design.
Attention to detail with the ability to follow all procedures,
and neatly document tasks with precision.
Accuracy to maintain inventories of each material with batch
control using math skills.
Mechanical skills to set up, operate, and clean equipment with a
focus on safety.
Computer skills to operate controls (such as Programmable Logic
Controller, scale interface, handheld scanner,
SAP computer transactions, computer email) with skill as
Leadership to take initiative for continuous improvement and act
according to Managing With Respect principles.
Teamwork to work closely with others to achieve shared
Communication skills with ability to understand and assess team
production performance via visual, written, and
- verbal communications.
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS:
1-2 years' work experience in a manufacturing environment
Read, write, speak, and understand English.
Able to lift up to 55 pounds repeatedly with or without
Work on feet for extended periods in a fast-paced environment
with or without accommodation.
Meet shift requirements with excellent attendance.
Work mandatory overtime including weekend work when needed.
Teamwork and strong interpersonal skills.
Self-directed with strong results-oriented attitude.
Ability to stand, walk, bend, climb, crawl, and work in confined
spaces, and work in hazardous condition spaces for up to twelve
hours per day.
Ability to work in extreme weather conditions with temperature
ranges from cold to hot and humid
Ability to use hazardous materials
Ability to lift up to 55 lbs. on continual basis
Complete tasks that require working with hands overhead
Use a stand-up or sit-down forklift, intermittently for up to
twelve hours per day
Walk unlimited distances each day.
Frequently walk up and down multiple levels of steps, multiple
times a day, up to 8.5 levels - carrying tool bag, materials, or
other supplies that weigh 25 lbs on average
Occasionally climb ladders or ledges, with tie-off equipment
Frequently bend at waist 90 degrees and flex at knees 120
Wear required personal protective equipment, including hearing,
eye, foot and dust protection.
Frequently perform tasks in an environment that contains
significant levels of dust
Perceive visual and audible alarms and telephones while wearing
- Receive and transmit information in person and by telephone
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
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
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 http://www.tomsofmaine.com and
or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and
Reasonable accommodation during the application process is
available for persons with disabilities. Please contact
Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject
"Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.
Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine
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