• QA/QC Specialist

    Job Locations US-PA-Scranton
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/11/2018 4:17 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1258
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Quality Assurance
  • 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, National Football League, Major League Soccer, Star Wars, English Premiere League, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, and World Wrestling Entertainment. The company has also expanded its portfolio of products to include digital trading cards. Topps Digital Apps produces, develops and operates mobile applications that give you access to an exclusive digital card collection at your fingertips that are sold via the Apple and Google app stores under the brand names BUNT, HUDDLE, KICK, and Star Wars Card Trader. 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

    (75%) QC responsibilities

    • Review and ensure compliance to the factory Food Safety Plan (HACCP)
    • Ensure compliance to all company policies & procedures pertaining to Food Safety and Quality
      • Including but not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Sanitation & Housekeeping, Equipment & Facility Maintenance, etc.
    • Enforce GMP compliance through coaching and other contractually appropriate means for:
      • Factory Employees
      • Contractors
      • Visitors
    • Ensure compliance to company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Work Instructions (WI) including proper documentation (completion, control, and retention)
    • Promote Food Safety/Quality culture and enhance Food Safety awareness through daily coaching and scheduled training
    • Conduct Food Safety and Quality testing as necessary
    • Initiate, investigate, communicate, and follow-through on corrective actions for non-compliances. Maintain a corrective action tracking system to ensure non-compliances are resolved in a timely manner
    • Investigate consumer complaints

     (25%) QA responsibilities:

    • Lead training program including preparation of material for the Scranton factory
    • Prepare, update SOPs and WIs as necessary and appropriate
    • Responsible for internal Factory inspections; lead 3rd party audit
    • Manage QA records including but not limited to environmental sampling program, pest control program for the factory

     

    Other duties and responsibilities related to QC/QA as assigned by

    Qualifications

    • Experience working in a manufacturing environment;
    • Bachelor of Science Degree or equivalent;
    • Excellent computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.);
    • Excellent verbal and writing skills.

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