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Packing Operator - 3rd Shift


Hazleton, PA, US

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.





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Operate the machines, including the box forming machine, bag inserting machine, box taping machine, metal detector, and label machine in the downstairs packaging area to ensure a constant supply of boxes and bags to the Grandi Vision System. Maintaining a consistent flow of finished goods cases to the palletizing robot and ensuring the accuracy of each line's metal detectors and labels.



Applies basic skills to ensure that products are meeting all company specifications, and ensuring that all job duties that affect safety, legality, and quality standards are addressed. Comply with the company code of conduct by working safely and efficiently in both a team and individual environment. Adapt techniques as needed to perform duties and tasks in a timely and routine manner. Perform all tasks as directed by the production supervisors to attain the company and customer's production needs. Read, follow, and communicate the production schedule with team members, support staff, and the production supervisors to properly prepare materials and machinery for every scheduled production run. Ensure that all materials are consumed in a cost-effective manner that limits unnecessary waste. Report any damaged, faulty, outdated, or incorrect supplies to a supervisor for proper documentation and handling. All paperwork must be legible and completed by the end of every shift. Understand and implement the knowledge in the Aspire Bakeries values throughout the facility and your teams to ensure continuous improvement for the company, customers, and employees.



  • Set up the box machines, bagging machines, and box taping machines to the proper product specifications, and ensure all paperwork pertaining to samples, case codes, and any other job-related material is complete and legible before the end of the shift.
  • Understand the company's HACCP plan, and perform all metal detector checks appropriately to ensure product and customer safety. Call for a quality assurance tech to unlock the metal detector chutes for every check (hourly) and properly record each check on the corresponding paperwork. Call for a Quality Assurance tech and Production Supervisor for any rejected case not part of the hourly metal detector challenges. Cases must be rescreened in a timely manner and should not be left to sit in the chute. 
  • Clear box jams on empty case spiral taking boxes from Subway packing up to the Grandi room
  • Ensure that every case of the finished product has a label applied to it and the information on the label (LOT code/Julian date, Use by date, and Product code/SKU) is accurate and legible.
  • Communicate effectively with Grandi Room upstairs to ensure that the boxes and bags are formed and set in the correct manner, maintaining a consistent flow, and not causing unnecessary waste.
  • Investigate all alarms and ensure that they are resolved in an efficient and safe manner. Use a radio or overhead PA system to communicate to mechanics and production supervisors as necessary to minimize downtime and waste.
  • Communicate effectively with shipping personnel to solve issues with the box palletizing robot, and ensure that both quality assurance and shipping are informed at the start and end of every product run.
  • Proper communication of issues to coworkers or the proper department(s) (ie. Sanitation, Maintenance, or Quality Assurance) as needed through the use of radios or overhead PA systems. All positions are part of a team and must communicate and work together to ensure a safe and efficient workflow.
  • Report any products that are visually out of company and quality standards to the production supervisors.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, sanitary, and organized work area. Remove scrap modules if they become full, never allowing them to overflow.
  • Know, understand, and follow safe operating procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Performs all tasks and duties required to ensure production and efficiency standards are met.
  • Actively participate with the team, through problem-solving, planning, and team decision-making with individual accountability.
  • Ensure the proper set up for the next shift and communicate to them all information relevant to the manufacturing process.
  • Perform training of new operators and assist in other training activities which support the manufacturing process.
  • Flexibility in job assignments based on production needs, as designated by a supervisor.
  • Assist team members regardless of position if help is needed to ensure safe and efficient production runs.
  • Ensure all company assets including but not limited to machinery, tools, and the facility; are accounted for and kept in a safe, clean, and well-maintained condition.
  • Make all necessary machinery & equipment adjustments and performs all tasks & duties necessary for efficient start-ups, daily operation, change-over, and shut-downs.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.



  • High school diploma or GED and/or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Previous work history in a food manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Good communication skills, in English.
  • Ability to read and write in English, and use basic math and timekeeping.





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.