Operator 1, Bakery-Packing


Swedesboro, NJ, US, 08085

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 14 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.


Shift: 2nd shift (2pm -10:30pm)

Position Purpose

Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates daily activities of Packaging and Retail Bagging of his/her line(s). Ensures products meet final expectations and packing areas are within GMP’s standards.

Key Accountabilities

The Operator is under the direction of the Bakery Supervisor, plans, organizes, directs and coordinates daily activities of Packaging and Retail Bagging Departments.



  • Performs duties as assigned by the Packaging Supervisor or their designee.
  • Ensures adherence to the daily production, packaging, and retail bagging schedule.
  • Coordinates, organizes, and assigns subordinates daily job tasks in packaging and retail bagging departments.
  • Verifies that metal detectors are operational and performs regular tests as directed by the Quality Assurance Department.
  • Monitors blast freezer temperature and core product temperatures to ensure product temperature specifications are met. Monitors product to ensure that other product specifications are met.
  • Informs maintenance department or Packaging Supervisor of equipment maintenance issues.
  • Adjusts and prepares ink jet coder for daily production. Monitors to ensure accuracy and legibility.
  • Ensures that lot codes, bar codes, use by dates, case labels, and retail bags are correctly applied, used, or inserted into the cases according to specifications.
  • Ensures all packaging documentation, including finished product report, spoils report, metal detector log, pallet tags, check list, and daily employee hour’s reports, and other documentation, is filled out accurately, legibly, and on time.
  • Ensures that sufficient packaging materials are available for daily activities (cartons, labels, retail bags, pallets, pallet tags, case tape, etc.).
  • Operates forklift and pallet jack to move product, including into and out of freezer.
  • Completes duties, and ensures that subordinates complete their duties, in accordance with quality assurance, GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices), safety and other company programs and procedures, and in accordance with government codes and regulations.
  • Ensures subordinates are wearing the proper protective freezer clothing issued when performing job tasks in the freezer.
  • Maintains clean, organized, and safe work area, including wiping and washing equipment and tools; sweeping and mopping floors; and trash removal.
  • Ensures that subordinates are operating equipment safely and correctly.
  • Enters case production (finished goods) information into spreadsheet
  • Does data entry of production runs as per requirements of MOVEX/SAP
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Works to maintain and improve on the quality, legality and safety of each product and the processes used in their manufacture. Responsible for keeping assigned work area clean and tidy at all times and reporting any potential contamination and suspicious activity to a Supervisor immediately.


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Design - Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming others; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control.
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views.
  • 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.
  • Managing People - Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Cost Consciousness - Conserves organizational resources.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; 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; arrives at meetings on time.
  • Dependability - Follows written and oral instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; completes tasks on time.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • 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; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • 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, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level



  • Math Ability - Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Two years of related manufacturing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as production schedules, safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to complete routine reports
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software. Ability to learn new computer software as required by the company


  • Bilingual English and Spanish
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Knowledge of inventory control software helpful.
  • Forklift certification preferred.



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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to stand and walk; and use hands to finger, handle or feel equipment controls and materials. The employee is frequently required to twist, bend and stoop. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with the aid of a co-worker. The employee is expected to occasionally push/pull manual forklifts and other equipment. Frequent flexing, extending and turning of the neck and head are required. 
  • This position requires employee to have adequate communicating and observational skills, including seeing, speaking and hearing, due to the operation of various types of moving equipment used in the bakery.  These requirements are for the safety of the employee and co-workers.  These requirements are also necessary for collecting and distributing information to subordinates, and communicating with co-workers.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and color vision.


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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is regularly exposed to extreme cold (non-weather) conditions and to rapid changes in temperature, and occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and extreme heat (non-weather).  The employee must be able to tolerate a work environment that contains flour dust. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can get loud.




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.