Bakery Operator (2nd Shift) in Northlake IL

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Aspire Bakeries
Bakery Operator (2nd Shift)
Job ID: 
Northlake IL
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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.

Position Purpose

To ensure that job duties that affect the safety, legality and quality standards are addressed.

Responsibilities (Mixers)

  • Responsible for operation of equipment/Mfg. line, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products per production guidelines.
  • Ensures compliance with Production/Packaging procedure/practices as well as inspecting all areas within the Mfg line/equipment for any operational and/or mechanical issues as well as taking corrective action and notifying supervision and/or management.
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Assists supervision in standardizing procedures/practices to improve line efficiency and/or product quality.
  • Expected to work in other areas as needed.
  • Work safely; follow proper Lock out/Tag out procedure where applicable.
  • Be proactive in preparing for all runs for that day.
  • Review production orders, sequence and amount.
  • Print all documents such as specification, process control.
  • Order materials needed.
  • Inspect ingredient bin, ensure all scoops are there and lids are not broken
  • Inspect scaling containers to make sure they are in good condition
  • Inspect mixing area for good housekeeping
  • Set up line based on production schedule
  • Ensure to follow proper bag and box opening procedure
  • Scale all ingredients according to formula, only variation is ice and water ratio due to temperature requirement. Mix time may change due to flour spec.
  • Use a dedicated egg container for scaling
  • When filling ingredient bins make sure the lots are the same if not, finished all of the old lot and then pour in new lot.
  • Ensure systems are on such as, proofer and ovens.
  • Inspect scaling containers, making sure that they are in good condition.
  • Inspect Proofing and Baking area for good housekeeping.
  • Set up Proofer and Oven based on what is running first.
  • Ensure to follow proper how to open bag and box procedure.
  • Scale all ingredients according to formula.
  • Use a dedicated Egg container for scaling.
  • Maintain all ingredients covered.
  • Record actual and lot numbers.
  • Complete all necessary documentation (production orders, batch sheets, temperature, and reusable trim where it applies.
  • If allergens are produced follow proper allergen procedure, tag line/equipment that needs cleaning
  • Maintain line clean and organized
  • Return all unopened materials to warehouse clean
  • Maintain line speed/standard
  • Fill out all documents; production orders, batch sheets, process control.
  • Remove any product that is visually incorrect and set aside such as open seals, product too dark or
  • light, incorrect and deformed pieces
  • Ensure correct number of trays (packing)
  • Return all unopened materials to warehouse, clean.
  • This position is also responsible for food safety and legality.
  • Support quality control programs to ensure production procedures are in compliance with best practices food safety and quality standards.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED, and (1) one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands, handle or feel objects.
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lift/Carry up to 50lbs. with or without assistance
  • Navigate up and down stairs
  • Standing/Walking/Climbing
  • Twisting/Bending/Stooping
  • Pushing/Pulling
  • Handling/Feeling
  • Seeing/Speaking/Hearing
  • Flexing/Extending/Turning the neck
  • Must wear toe-protective footwear

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must comply with all personnel safety policies and procedures at all time
  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required for task at hand (i.e. ear plugs, bump cap, safety glasses)
  • Ability to work in a hot, cold, wet, frozen, dusty and loud environment
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts
  • Required to maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Keep all equipment in sanitary condition
  • Follows all work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ability to work different shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required

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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