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Packaging Lead


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.




Position Purpose

Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates daily activities of Packaging and Retail Bagging of his/her line.


Key Accountabilities

The Packing Lead is under the direction of the Packaging Supervisor or Manager, 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 the 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 products to ensure that other product specifications are met.
  • Informs maintenance department or Packaging Supervisor of equipment maintenance issues.
  • Adjusts and prepares inkjet 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, checklist, and daily employee hour 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 the 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • A high school diploma or GED is preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred
  • Knowledge of inventory control software is helpful
  • Forklift certification is preferred
  • Two years of related manufacturing experience and/or training; or an 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


Shift: 3rd shift ( 10pm-630am) *must work weekends*


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.