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General Labour, Bakery-Quality Assurance (Contract)

City & State: 

Brantford, ON, CA, N3S 7X6

N3S 7X6
Job Category:  Bakery Operations
N3S 7X6

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.


ARYZTA Brantford’s Summer Student Program provides opportunities for summer employment for qualified students to finance the furthering of their education while allowing the company to support summer vacation coverage and evolving business needs. 


Summer Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Actively pursuing a formal education and returning to school as full-time student in the fall semester
  • Enrolled in a full time course of study, leading towards a recognized college diploma or university degree
  • Ability to work 12 hour continental shift rotation
  • Available to work the entire summer work term from May to end of August


Job Title

  • Quality Assurance Summer Student


  • Brantford, Ontario


  • FSQA

Reporting to

  • Supervisor, FSQA


Position Purpose

Assist with conducting food safety and quality assurance procedures to ensure ARYZTA is in compliance with best practices for food safety and quality.


Key Accountabilities

  • This position will assist in the evaluation of finished foods and project work as assisigned.



  • Assisting in sampling, testing, and documentation of the Quality Management System
  • Reports food safety and quality issues to their supervisor or on shift Tech 3, FSQA
  • May participate in physical bakery inspection
  • Collects samples for analysis from production for evaluation
  • Ensures appropriate communication of food safety/QA issues with Tech 3, FSQAs at shift change
  • Conduct raw material analysis
  • Complete ATP swabbing
  • Complete required paperwork for shift
  • Participate in sensory evaluations
  • Non-compliance reporting
  • Communicating quality and compliance issues to operators and supervisors
  • Verification of on-line operator checks and procedures pertaining to quality
  • Maintain the required hygiene, safety and quality standards on the production floor
  • Other duties including project work may be assigned


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Effective work ethic and good communications skills
  • High School Diploma, some college science courses or experience in the food industry preferred
  • Training in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) preferred
  • Good writing, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Detail oriented, and possess strong computer skills


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.


  • 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
  • The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50lbs
  • Food and ingredient tasting or sampling is required. For people with food sensitivities or allergies, this facility uses the following allergens in food production:
    • Wheat
    • Egg
    • Tree nuts
    • Soybean
    • Milk
    • Sulphites



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 frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold
  • The noise level in the work environment is often moderate to loud
  • Ability to work different shifts and 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.