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Production Operator III


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 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.




  • Ensure that all ingredients are correct based on SAP item number, and all LOT code information is properly recorded including LOT changes.
  • Responsible for the sifting of all hand –add ingredients in each formula/recipe
  • Report any and all ingredient issues, damages, or non-conformances on the LOT code tracking paperwork, allowing for proper accountability of the ingredient(s).
  • Know when changes are needed in ice and water, communicating them to the production supervisors to ensure that all changes made will ensure an efficient and streamlined work flow.
  • Keeping accurate and neat records of production up and down times, and recording any and all issues delaying or impacting the mixing process.
  • Troubleshoot issues before getting maintenance or supervisors involved if it is a minor issue. Communicate the issues to the break relief, mechanics, or supervisors as needed to ensure safe and efficient production runs.
  • Properly scale and record all ingredients, including hand additions, to the correct amounts as specified by the product recipe.
  • Properly record dough temperatures, flour weight, ice, water, and mix times for each batch, ensuring that any and all changes made are properly and clearly recorded.
  • Communicate properly with line operators and inspectors to ensure any changes to the dough consistency are easily accounted for in a manner that will maintain efficient and safe production runs, minimizing downtime and waste. Proper communication of issues to coworkers or the proper department(s) (ie. Sanitation, Maintenance, or Quality Assurance) as needed through the use of radio’s or overhead PA systems. All positions are part of a team and must communicate and work together to ensure a safe and efficient workflow.
  • Break relief is the first contact for operators/mixers for issues that do not impact major waste, excessive downtime, or quality/safety issues. They have a radio to contact maintenance/supervisors if the issue is beyond their knowledge base.
  • Report any products that may contain foreign materials immediately to the production supervisors so the proper steps can be taken to alleviate or fix the issue, ensuring the safety of every product.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, sanitary, and organized work area. Ensuring that all waste is disposed of in a timely manner.
  • 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. Assist operators in the event of a dough jam, or mechanical failure, and at the start and end of runs as necessary.
  • 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 required or assigned.



  • A high school diploma or GED and/or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Previous work history in a food manufacturing facility is preferred.
  • Ability to read and write in English, and use of basic math and timekeeping.
  • Able to make logical decisions.


Shift: 3rd



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.