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Summer Student


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 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.



Aspire Bakeries is accepting applications for Summer Labor.  We have a variety of positions available for the summer including Operations, Sanitation, Maintenance, and Quality Assurance.  You will work between 32-40 hours per week, with optional overtime. Shift differential is available for the 2nd and 3rd shifts. This position is available from May 15 – August 15.





  • Inspect product to ensure it meets established standards and specifications and watch for upside-down products.
  • Feed on trays and/or stack off trays.
  • Maintain the proper flow of product into the pattern formers and re-pack any missing or damaged product in packages.
  • Tailor trays and stack off trays from the tray line when necessary.
  • Monitor and assist the tray feeder to ensure the proper flow of trays.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Maintains cleanliness, sanitation, and upkeep of production equipment and production areas in accordance with Company and regulatory agency quality and food safety standards.
  • Efficiently disassembles and assembles production equipment for proper cleaning.
  • Adheres to all GMP guidelines in the performance of the job.
  • Keeps accurate cleaning records of equipment, and areas in accordance with SSOP’s.
  • Follows rules and regulations to ensure food safety, quality, and legality.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Performs preventive, scheduled and corrective repairs on equipment reports findings to supervisor, and takes appropriate action. 
  • Operates general machinery and tools including saws, drills, power tools, scissor lifts, forklifts, etc.
  • Interacts with and maintains records in accordance with Maintenance Management System requirements and job assignments and communicates via email, all with the use of computer systems.
  • Completes duties in accordance with quality assurance, GMPs, safety, and other company programs and procedures, and in compliance with government code and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Quality Assurance

  • Ensure that our foods meet Company standards and specifications.
  • Understanding and identification of non-conforming raw materials, semi-finished and finished foods.
  • Participate in Pre-operational inspections with a cross-functional team. Physical bakery inspections, such as GMP and Hygiene, Food Safety, Foreign material, Glass and Hard Plastics, etc. 
  • Complete sensory, physical, and packaging evaluations on finished food and report the results to bakery management.
  • Verify finished food case labels are accurate.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • A high school degree or equivalent required; currently enrolled in a trade school, accredited college or university is preferred.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.


Hourly Rate: $13.68 Per Hour


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.