Headquartered in New York, NY, The Topps Company is a leading creator and marketer of sports and entertainment products and distinctive confections. Topps' North America Sports and Entertainment division produces trading cards, sticker album collections, and collectible games related to iconic global brands such as Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, Star Wars, English Premiere League, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, and World Wrestling Entertainment. Topps' confectionery brands, which are marketed under its Bazooka Candy Brands division, include Bazooka bubble gum, Ring Pop, Push Pop, Baby Bottle Pop, and Juicy Drop Pop confectionery items.
The Topps Company was founded in 1938 as Topps Chewing Gum, and in its early years produced a popular penny "Topps Gum" from a factory in Brooklyn, NY. After World War II, the company developed Bazooka Bubble Gum, and in 1950, added trading cards to its product line. Baseball cards appeared in 1951 and quickly became a vital part of pop culture, a tradition that continues to this day.
Our Scranton, PA production facility which produces the iconic Ring Pop candy is looking for Part Time Candy Operator Packers to cover shifts along our production line.
This is an hourly union position starting at $12.00 per hour.
The Candy Operator Packer performs various operating, feeding, filling, forming and closing operations necessary for the continuous packaging of candy products as assigned
We are currently looking to fill positions on all shifts and duties can include, but are not limited to:
Operates production machine, supplying candy and material as necessary; continuously observes operation for proper wrapping
Cleans jams from machine; cleans parts such as wheels, guides, heat plates, etc.
Assures proper feeding of material by aligning or otherwise manipulating; maintains the wrapping feed during the process
Performs minor machine lubrication
Form boxes or cartons to catch output directly from wrapping machine; catches product and closes refilled boxes as required
Manually feeds product though wrapping machine as required
Performs continuous inspection of wrapped product; discards substandard product and sorts reusable items during machine downtime
Forms boxes and load with specified number of wrapped packages, adds specified inserts, closes box and asides as required
Makes up shipping cartons and load filled boxes into cartons; stamps cartons and seals with tape or staples, using automatic or manual equipment as required
Responsible for proper inspection so as to guarantee the packing of an acceptable quality finished product
Must wear gloves furnished when handling or deeding unwrapped hard candy items
Assists in emergency shutdown of equipment only under emergency conditions
Performs other job related duties as assigned
Shifts Available include 7AM-3PM, 3PM-11PM, and 11PM-7AM
Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits Package
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D
Paid Vacation & Sick Time
Must possess the ability to read, write and comprehend oral instructions
Previous production experience in a factory setting
Experience in food production strongly preferred
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