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Bakery Operator


Chaska, MN, US, 55318

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 15 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

The Bakery Operator has the primary responsibility of contributing to all phases of the team-oriented production process. Included is the operation of automated production and packaging equipment, determining equipment failures and making minor adjustments or contacting appropriate personnel for assistance, aiding in operator preventative maintenance and hygiene of all related equipment. This position is expected to become fully versed in the entire production and packaging process. Therefore, they must be flexible and adaptable as they may be required to rotate job assignments throughout production and packaging, to monitor both equipment and food according to ASPIRE BAKERIES standards, and to make real time, accurate decisions that affect order fulfillment and food quality. In addition to quality and compliance, it is the responsibility of Bakery Operator to contribute to maintaining a safe work environment for themselves, fellow employees and our customers.


Key Accountabilities

The Bakery Operator is responsible for ensuring the food is prepared in accordance with the specifications established by ASPIRE BAKERIES.  Also require to work with the Bakery Team to accomplish production goals and maintain efficiencies.



  • Ensure food meets quality specifications
  • Operate and adjust machinery & equipment to ensure accuracy and proper food specifications
  • Maintain appropriate documents/reports
  • Ensure work areas, machinery and equipment are clean, organized and adheres to applicable safety rules at all times
  • Assemble, set-up, start and stop equipment for start-ups, changeovers and line specific needs
  • Continuous compliance with Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP’s)
  • Adhere to production work schedule, running order and recipes
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required
  • Communicates with supervision and co-workers all information relevant to the manufacturing process.
  • Knows all equipment on line, can effectively and efficiently work machinery while employees are on break
  • Fills in gaps where necessary for absent employees


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • 3 Years Manufacturing Experience
  • Equipment and product knowledge
  • Equipment and product troubleshooting ability
  • Must be at least 18 years of age


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies 

  • High School Diploma
  • Computer skills
  • Read, Write and Math Skills
  • Good communication and observational skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and must also adapt to frequent changes that occur on the production line
  • Position requires ability to act as a member of a highly functioning team
  • Food Manufacturing Experience


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 50 lbs. with or without assistance
  • Navigate up and down stairs
  • Standing/Walking/Climbing
  • Twisting/Bending/Stooping
  • Pushing/Pulling
  • Handling/Fingering/Feeling
  • Seeing/Speaking/Hearing
  • Flexing/Extending/Turning the neck


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.

  • Ability to work in a hot, cold, wet, frozen, dusty, and loud environment
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts
  • Ability to work 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.