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General Labor, Production (1st shift)


Northlake, IL, US, 60164

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.



Responsibilities (Pan Feeder, Racking, Dough Feeder, Dough trim, Utility, Break Relief (Hvy)

  • Sign in on your line Staffing sheet
  • Be at your work station on time
  • Work safely, use floor mats provided
  • Follow all Food Safety and GMP policies
  • Wear knit or cotton glove where applicable
  • Lift pan and place on conveyor or table
  • Ensure proper racking, un-racking procedures
  • Ensure top rack is covered, if not place 2 empty pans upside down on top shelf
  • Pick up dough trim from line and place on dough block
  • Place dough piece on conveyor
  • Spray water if needed at the connections
  • Overlap dough about 2 inches and press down
  • Place empty sheet pans on pallet
  • Fill out dough tag, keep one for record and send other down line to Line Lead
  • Report any dough pieces that may visually contain foreign material
  • Do not overlap trim, place single strips; do not place any on seams
  • Maintain floor duster full
  • Report any dough pieces that may visually contain foreign material
  • Maintain line speed
  • Inform Line Lead any time you must leave line
  • Ensures compliance with Production/Packaging procedure/practices as well as inspecting all areas within the Mfg line for any operational and/or mechanical issues as well as taking corrective action and/or notifying supervision and/or management
  • Expected to work in other areas as needed
  • Ensure quality and consistency of product during processing
  • Maintain area of responsibility clean and organized
  • This position is also responsible for food safety and legality
  • Support quality control programs to ensure production are in compliance with best practices food safety and quality standards


Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Education/Experience Requirements: HS Diploma or GED, and (1) one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands, handle or feel objects.  Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Ability to lift up to 50lbs.


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


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.


  • Must comply with all personnel safety policies and procedures at all time
  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required for task at hand (i.e. ear plugs,  bump cap, safety glasses)
  • Ability to work in a hot, cold, wet, frozen, dusty and loud environment
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts
  • Required to maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Keep all equipment in sanitary condition
  • Follows all work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ability to work different shifts, 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.