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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.



  • Responsible for operation of equipment/manufacturing line, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products per production guidelines.
  • Ensures compliance with Production/Packaging procedures/practices as well as inspecting all areas within the manufacturing line/equipment for any operational and/or mechanical issues as well as taking corrective action and notifying supervision and/or management.
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Assists supervision in standardizing procedures/practices to improve line efficiency and/or product quality.
  • Work safely; follow proper Lockout/Tag out procedure where applicable.
  • Be proactive in preparing for all runs for that day.
  • Review production orders, sequence, and amount.
  • Print all documents such as specification, process control.
  • Order materials needed.
  • Inspect ingredient bin, ensure all scoops are there and lids are not broken
  • Inspect scaling containers to make sure they are in good condition
  • Inspect the mixing area for good housekeeping
  • Set up line based on the production schedule
  • Ensure to follow proper bag and box  opening procedure
  • Scale all ingredients according to formula, only variation is ice and water ratio due to temperature requirement. Mix time may change due to flour spec.
  • Use a dedicated egg container for scaling
  • When filling ingredient bins make sure the lots are the same if not, finished all of the old lot and then pour in new lot.
  • Ensure systems are on such as, proofer and ovens.
  • Inspect scaling containers, making sure that they are in good condition.
  • Inspect the Proofing and Baking area for good housekeeping.
  • Set up Proofer and Oven based on what is running first.
  • Ensure to follow the proper “how to open” bag and box procedure.
  • Scale all ingredients according to formula.
  • Use a dedicated Egg container for scaling.
  • Maintain all ingredients covered.
  • Record actual and lot numbers.
  • Complete all necessary documentation (production orders, batch sheets, temperature, and reusable trim where it applies.
  • If allergens are produced follow proper allergen procedure, tag line/equipment that needs cleaning
  • Maintain line clean and organized
  • Return all unopened materials to the warehouse clean
  • Fill out all documents; production orders, batch sheets, and process control.
  • Remove any product that is visually incorrect and set aside such as open seals, products too dark or
  • light, incorrect and deformed pieces
  • Ensure the correct number of trays (packing)
  • Return all unopened materials to the warehouse, and clean them.
  • This position is also responsible for food safety and legality.
  • Support quality control programs to ensure production procedures are in compliance with best practices in food safety and quality standards.



  • A high school diploma or GED, and (1) one-year of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.



We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.