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Lead, Bakery - 3rd shift


Newark, CA, US, 94560

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.



Works with his or her staff to ensure client satisfaction by maintaining high product quality standards and a safe, positive and efficient work environment. Oversees, trains, coordinates and gives appropriate feedback to assigned team. Acts as the primary liaison between the Production Supervisors and production staff.  Observes employees in assigned area and monitor performance in relation to set goals, plant policies / procedures and report any deviations to Supervisor.



  • Coordinates operators’ work, training and learning. Provides performance feedback to help Supervisors with staff reviews. Participates in corrective action procedures, as required. 
  • Performs or coordinates the equipment setup, start-up time and shut down.
  • Cover line operators including mixing operator
  • Enter on SAP topping when it use.
  • Complete the line daily report.
  • Monitor operations and apply known QA policies/procedures relevant to the assigned area and notify Supervisor of any deficiencies or variances.
  • Ensure crew is following all safety and GMP rules.
  • Lead by example (be neat, punctual and professional).
  • Ensure that all paperwork in area of responsibility is correct and followed.
  • Assist Supervisor in coordinating breaks, lunches and overtime.
  • Coordinate with Maintenance Department to trouble shoot and resolve issues to ensure full capabilities.
  • Ensure work areas are clean and safe, report any unsafe conditions or employee actions immediately to the Supervisor.
  • Communicate effectively with hourly employees, Supervisors and other departments
  • Ensure that the next shift is setup with proper materials and adequate tools.
  • Assist with training/mentoring of new employees and advise Supervisor if there are delays or concerns in training a new employee.
  • Assurance that all employees comply with company policy and procedures regarding conduct and safety. 
  • He or she must motivate workers to do the work with higher efficiency and ensure work is completed on time, properly.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Overtime hours may be required based on work demand. Employee must be flexible with the work hours as needed.  Might need to work different shifts and work weekends.
  • Print film, labels, boxes and ensures the lot codes, bar codes and use by dates information, Allergen Label verification are eligible and correctly applied according to specifications.
  • Verifies that metal detectors are functional and performs regular tests as directed by the Quality Assurance Department.
  • Adjusts and prepares ink jet coder (markem) for daily production. Monitors to ensure accuracy and legibility.
  • Print film, labels, boxes and ensures the lot codes, bar codes and use by dates information are eligible and correctly applied according to specifications.



  • High School diploma / GED desired or equivalent years of experience in a bakery environment. 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in large scale baking.
  • Specialized knowledge of all area and/or departmental processes and relevant equipment will be given consideration.


How we Sweeten the Deal:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision coverage
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Daily pay (DAYFORCE Wallet)
  • Shift differential for hourly 2nd and 3rd shift positions
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Credit union membership





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.