Production Operator III


West Columbia, SC, US, 29172

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 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.



The Production Operator III is responsible for ensuring food is properly shaped, filled, and packaged according to specifications while maintaining efficiency goals. This role operates and adjusts packaging machinery, assembles equipment for changeovers, and adheres to good manufacturing processes. The Operator III also maintains documentation, complies with safety rules, and performs other duties as assigned.



  • Ensure food meets quality specifications  

  • Package food manually and with use of machinery  

  • Operate and adjust machinery & equipment to ensure accuracy and proper food specifications  

  • Maintain appropriate documents/reports  

  • Ensure work areas, machinery and equipment are clean, organized and adheres to applicable safety rules at all times   

  • Assemble, set-up, start and stop equipment for start-ups, changeovers and line specific needs  

  • Continuous compliance with Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP’s)  

  • Adhere to packaging work schedule and running orders  

  • Perform other duties as assigned or required  



  • A high school diploma or GED is preferred

  • 3+ years of manufacturing expereince

  • Good communication and observational skills  

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and must also adapt to frequent changes that occur on the production line   

  • Ability to lift/carry 50 lbs.


Shift: 1st


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.