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Supervisor, Bakery-Maintenance


Northlake, IL, US, 60164

Shift Type:  Maintenance

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.



Position Purpose

Applies basic skills to ensure product meets company specifications. Training will include demonstration of skills required to verify and prove comprehension. This could be in the form of written, verbal and/or demonstration for compliance.

Key Accountabilities

Responsible for assisting the Maintenance Manager in the efficient maintenance of the facility and equipment.  Supports quality control programs to ensure production procedures are in compliance with best practices food safety and quality standards during the absence of the Maintenance Manager, the Assistant Maintenance Manager will assume all responsibilities associated with the management of the engineering department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This section describes the core responsibilities of this position. Duties may vary dependent on department staffing and seasonal variations;


  • Assists Maintenance Manager in maintaining the facility and equipment in a safe and operational state of readiness at all times in order to meet daily production requirements. 
  • Supervises the established preventative maintenance program which includes lubrication, inspections and engineering sanitation schedules to minimize production down time.
  • Participates in the selection, training and development of the engineering department staff.
  • Assists in the scheduling of engineering staff to support schedules, production and non-production hours.
  • Assist in maintain the engineering department’s shop and equipment.
  • Support in purchasing and maintaining proper inventory levels of equipment spare parts.
  • Consults with Maintenance Manager on long and short term improvement needs.
  • Assists the Maintenance Manager in managing the engineering department within all policy and budgetary guidelines.
  • Facilitates open communication with each subordinate and department head to ensure equipment problems are addressed on a timely basis.
  • Assists in maintaining comprehensive and complete engineering records, including preventative maintenance manuals and capital expenditure requests.
  • Contributes to the production of a consistent quality product through maintaining and updating facility engineering practices.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and two-way communication with co-workers and other personnel throughout the Company.
  • This position is also responsible for food safety and legality.
  • Supports quality control programs to ensure production procedures are in compliance with best practices food safety and quality standards.



Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • 3-10 year previous expierence in Supervisor role.  


Communications Contacts:

            -Internal                                                                                     -External

Bakery Director                                                                              Service Contractors

Procurement/Purchasing                                                                  Supply Contractors

Maintenance Manager/Supervisor

Human Resources Manager


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level  Skills, Experience & Qualifications

To perform the job successfully an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Project Management - Completes projects on time and on budget.
  • Technical Skills - Shares expertise with others.
  • Customer Service - Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming others; remains open to others' ideas and tries new ideas; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control.
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; recognizes accomplishments of other team members
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; inspires respect and trust; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically.
  • Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


  • Education Minimum Level 12 years,
  • Technical Training; Desired EDU Level 16 years,
  • Industry related coursework, i.e., AIB


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.


  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time. 
  • Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 25% of total work time.
  • 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.

  • The ARYZTA Northlake bakery is a 24 hour/7 day manufacturing operation.
  • Ability to work in a hot, cold, wet, frozen, dusty and loud environment.
  • 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 and/or face shields and toe protected footwear)
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Required to maintain assigned work areas clean and organized.
  • Keep all equipment in sanitary condition.
  • Follows all work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

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.