Bakery Operator (1st Shift)- Relief Staff in Newark CA

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Aspire Bakeries
Bakery Operator (1st Shift)- Relief Staff
Job ID: 
Newark CA
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Job Types:
Packaging Technician, Production Worker, Warehouse Worker

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands likeLa Brea Bakery,Otis Spunkmeyer, andOakrun Farm Bakery. With 15bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

Key Accountabilities:

Observe employees in assigned area and monitor performance in relation to set goals, plant policies / procedures and report any deviations to Supervisor.


  • Monitor operations and apply known QA policies/procedures relevant to the assigned area and notify Supervisor of any deficiencies or variances.
  • Ensure crew is following all safety and GMP rules.
  • Lead by example (be neat, punctual and professional).
  • Ensure that all paperwork in area of responsibility is correct and followed.
  • Assist Supervisor in coordinating breaks, lunches and overtime.
  • Coordinate with Maintenance Dept. to trouble shoot and resolve issues to ensure full capabilities.
  • Ensure work areas are clean and safe, report any unsafe conditions or employee actions immediately to the Supervisor.
  • Communicate effectively with hourly employees, Supervisors and other departments
  • Ensure that the next shift is setup with proper materials and adequate tools.
  • Assist with training/mentoring of new employees and advise Supervisor if there are delays or concerns in training a new employee.
  • Assurance that all employees comply with company policy and procedures regarding conduct and safety.
  • He or she must motivate workers to do the work with higher efficiency and ensure work is completed on time, properly.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Overtime hours may be required based on work demand.
  • Employee must be flexible with the work hours as needed.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • High School diploma / GED desired or equivalent years of experience in a bakery environment.
  • Specialized knowledge of all area and/or departmental processes and relevant equipment will be given consideration.
  • Ability to comprehend basic verbal and written instructions.
  • Must have good command of The English language.
  • Ability to distinguish and identify different products by reading labels.
  • Ability to do simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ability to write numbers legibly.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Forklift certification helpful.

Physical Demands:

  • The employee is frequently required to twist, bend and stoop, and occasionally to climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with the aid of a co-worker.
  • The employee must occasionally push/pull manual or automated pallet jacks and other equipment.
  • With the aid of co-workers, the employee is occasionally expected to push/pull equipment on wheels up to 75 to 200 pounds approximately 75 feet.
  • Frequent flexing, extending and turning of the neck and head are required.

Work Environment:

  • For line manufacturing environment hearing protection is mandatory.
  • Employees move between hot and cold environments.
  • Temperatures may be around 45F or 100F and in between.
  • Hottest temp months between May & September.
  • Exposed to moving equipment through the shift.
  • Exposed to milk, eggs, butter, chocolate ingredients used in our products.

Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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