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Bakery Lead


Ancaster, ON, CA, L9G 3L1

L9G 3L1
Shift Type:  Bakery Operations
L9G 3L1

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 13 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.

Position Purpose

To oversee the operation of the front make-up area


Key Accountabilities

To deal with people/equipment issues, while ensuring food quality along with standard productivity



  • Responsible for the Mixers, Machine Operators and other team members.
  • Complete pre-op inspection, take appropriate action
  • Organize processing personnel in their job station placements
  • Ensure processing personnel are rotating between job stations and ensuring breaks are taken and covered.  
  • Continuously communicate with Processing Leadhand to ensure product quantities and quality are maintained
  • Ensure all line checks are performed and validated
  • Ensure that the line runs with standard crewing and throughput
  • Ensure the line produces the required amount of first quality product during the shift
  • Must provide relief coverage as required
  • Flexibility around shift work is required with availability for overtime hours as needed (must be prepared to work 12 hour shifts)
  • Address mechanical, sanitation and safety issues as they arise
  • Oversee entire process, ensuring SOP’s are followed
  • Prepare all reports and paperwork in a timely manner
  • Ensure that all employees are aware of their responsibilities specific to food safety, legality and quality
  • Adhere to all applicable job procedures as outlined in SOP manual
  • Adhere to GMPs and Health and Safety rules as outlined in employee handbook
    • Keep work area clean and clear of hazards
    • Report any unsafe conditions, incidents or injuries to supervisor immediately
    • Use all prescribed personal protective equipment
  • Adhere to food safety practices and ensure they are being followed
    • All tools to be cleaned and maintained in good repair. Report any broken, damaged, or missing tools to your supervisor. Do not discard any damaged or broken tools.
    • Follow all GMPs including maintaining personal hygiene, handwashing/sanitizing hands, clean up spills (i.e.: ingredients, water, debris and wood)
    • Report any foreign material findings to your supervisor
    • As part of food security, report any unusual people or behaviours to your supervisor
  • Perform all other duties assigned


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Must be focused, alert, aware, and able to respond quickly
  • Must work with speed and accuracy to keep up with the production process
  • Effective communicator
  • Must be organized and goal oriented
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to direct people
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Must be dependable
  • Must have excellent attendance and work habits
  • GMP and safety awareness
  • Basic Computer Knowledge


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level



  • N/A



  • High school diploma or equivalent


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.

  • The majority of work in the bakery requires employees to stand on their feet for the entire 

8-12 hour shift

  • Physical demands may also include reaching, bending, walking, lifting (up to a maximum

of  50lbs) and performing repetitive actions

  • Please refer to the PDA for all physical requirements of this position


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.

  • ASPIRE BAKERIES Limited is a 24 hour/ 7 day manufacturing operation
  • The temperature of the environment within the production area can range from 58 - 80

degrees farenheit depending on the department  

  • The production areas are often loud, exceeding 85 decibels, due to the machinery that is

running; earplugs are required to be worn while in the bakery at all times

  • Depending on position, some employees may be exposed to dust; dust masks and

respirators are available if required

We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.