Manufacturing Training Specialist


Alsip, IL, US, 60803

Job Type:  Bakery Operations

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 like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 14 bakeries 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.



Responsible to ensure that product meets company specifications, ensure that job duties that affect safety, legality and quality standards are addressed.  Perform duties and tasks routinely, adapts techniques to meet special needs, and apply basic skills. Ensure training is complete for all employees, new hires, and temporary workers.



  • Learns and demonstrates full competency in performing the job functions of the various positions assigned.
  • Deliver a high-quality & effective associate training & orientation experience
  • Partner with people managers to coordinate training schedules
  • Partner with people managers to coordinate New Hire Orientation activities throughout the 3-day onboarding experience
  • Ensure all training materials and tools are up to date, and ready for use
  • Track associate skills development, training attendance, and program outcomes
  • Monitor the associate application of training to job performance and discuss gaps and solutions with people managers 
  • Ensure training is complete for all employees, new hires, and temporary workers.
  • Quick learner of new technologies, and can teach others to navigate tools
  • Collaborates with stakeholders and builds buy-in
  • An engaging and effective trainer
  • Ability to self-manage work progress, identify challenges and propose solutions to completion 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Sound decision-making and resourceful
  • Maintains cleanliness in the work area.
  • Follows rules and regulations to ensure food safety, quality, and legality.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships



  • A high school diploma or GED is required; Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in training associates in safety and/or job skills is required.
  • Proven experience in coordinating training experiences for more than 80 employees.
  • One year of related experience and/or training.
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish preferred.
  • Experience in the food manufacturing industry is desired.


Shift: 1st


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.