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Lead, Bakery - 2nd shift


Northlake, IL, US, 60404

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 procedure/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
  • Assists supervision in standardizing procedures/practices to improve line efficiency and/or product quality
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Expected to work in other areas as needed
  • Work safely, follow proper Lock-out/Tag-out procedure where applicable
  • Be proactive in preparing for all daily runs
  • Review production orders, sequence, and amount
  • Print and/or Fill out; all documents such as specifications, weight sheets, downtime, scrap log
  • Order materials as needed
  • Ensure systems are on such as coolers, freezers, air systems, wrappers, and glue hot melt
  • Ensure the line is staffed
  • Pick up any temporary employee if ordered and inform temp employees on GMPS & Safety
  • Ensure that all employees sign in on staff sheet
  • Ensure proper racking and unracking procedure
  • Maintain line speed/standards
  • Ensure proper label and code dates are on the box
  • If allergens are packed, follow proper allergen procedure, tag line/equipment that needs cleaning
  • Return all materials to the warehouse clean, covered, and wrapped
  • Audit line once a week and fill out a safety report
  • Maintain area clean and organized
  • Return all unopened materials to the warehouse clean
  • 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 (3) three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.





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.