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Operator 2, Bakery-Mixing

Location: 

Northlake, IL, US, 60164

60164
Job Type:  Bakery Operations
60164

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 13 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.

 

 

Job Title

  • Operator 2, Bakery – Production

Location

  • Northlake, IL  USA

Department

  • Production/Packaging

Reporting to

  • Production  Supervisor

Position Purpose

To ensure that job duties that affect the safety, legality and quality standards are addressed.

Key Accountabilities

Purpose: To ensure that job duties that affect the safety, legality and quality standards are addressed.

Budget Scope: Applies basic skills to ensure that product to meet company specifications.  Training program will include how training will occur and the exit criteria will verify skill requirements which could include results of the exit criteria to prove comprehension.  This could be in the form of written, verbal and/or demonstration for compliance.                  

General Description: Operates various types of commercial food processing equipment, keeps records of production through put and material usage on a daily basis within his/her production line. Assists in training of new personnel as well as filling in for absent employees.  Reporting to Line lead.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for operation of equipment/Mfg. 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 Mfg.  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 of batches
  • Follow proper sequence how to run dough due to allergens
  • Order materials as 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 mixing area for good housekeeping
  • Set up line based on 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
  • Ensure lots are the same when filling ingredient bins (if not, finish all old and pour in new lot)
  • Remove old “lot” tag and place new “lot” tag
  • Maintain all ingredient bins covered
  • Record “actual” and “lot” numbers
  • Complete all documents, production orders, batch sheets, temperature, 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 warehouse clean
  • Fill out all documents, production orders, batch sheets, temperature, reusable trim where it applies.
  • Report any dough pieces that may visually contain foreign material.
  • Maintain line speed.
  • 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 procedures 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.
     
  1. Lift/Carry up to 50lbs. with or without assistance
  2. Navigate up and down stairs
  3. Standing/Walking/Climbing
  4. Twisting/Bending/Stooping
  5. Pushing/Pulling
  6. Handling/Feeling
  7. Seeing/Speaking/Hearing
  8. Flexing/Extending/Turning the neck
  9. 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.