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Relief 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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Cover for any employee in both Production and Packing for PTO, Leave, Call off, etc.  Properly communicate line status to employees for efficient startups, changeovers, and shutdowns. Train with new and temporary employees, as well as troubleshoot minor issues with operators and mixers. Communicate properly with all support departments as necessary to ensure efficient and effective production runs. Verify all information pertaining to ingredients, line speed, and settings/equipment are correct; and ensure that all products are produced to all company, customer, and quality standards. 



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 Report any damaged, faulty, outdated, or incorrect supplies to a supervisor for proper documentation and handling.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.



  • Responsible for learning all positions across Production & Packing to cover any open position as needed.
  • Must carry a company-issued radio at all times, break relief is the first contact for the operator, mixer, and other minor issues. Issues should be reported clearly to the correct personnel (ie. Maintenance, sanitation, shipping, quality assurance) if the issue requires them, to ensure quick response to issues impacting production. All issues involving extended downtimes, safety, or foreign materials should be brought immediately to the production supervisors and appropriate support departments.  
  • Relief should communicate with each other to coordinate all changes inline statuses such as changeovers, start-up time, and end time to the team members in your area. 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.
  • Assist team members regardless of position if help is needed to ensure safe and efficient production runs. Help team members, when possible, troubleshoot issues before involving support departments and/or production supervisors.
  • 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. Ensure that all waste has been cleaned up and placed into waste bins or animal feed bins by team members. Remove all animal feed bins, and empty them into the Bakery Feeds trailer at the appropriate shift change or product changeover times to ensure proper reporting of waste.
  • Know, understand, and follow safe operating procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Perform 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 techs, temporary employees, operators, and break reliefs; and assist in other training activities which support the manufacturing process.
  • Flexibility in job assignments based on production needs, as designated by a supervisor.
  • 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.



  • 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.