Candy Operator Packer - Part Time

The Topps Company Scranton , PA 18510

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

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

We Offer:

  • Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D

  • Paid Vacation & Sick Time

  • Paid Holidays

Qualifications

  • 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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Candy Operator Packer - Part Time

The Topps Company