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General Labor, Bakery - Production 1

City & State: 

Chicago Heights, IL, US, 60411

Job Category:  Bakery Operations

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.



Job Title

  • General Labor, Bakery-Production (1st shift)


  • Production

Reporting to

  • Production Supervisor


Position Purpose

Applies basic skills to ensure that product meets company specifications, ensure that job duties that affect safety, legality and quality standards are addressed.  Perform duties and tasks routinely. Adapts techniques to meet special needs, and apply basic skills to ensure that product meets Company specification

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensures that our products meet the company’s standards and specifications
  • Complete, legible and accurate documentation
  • Must understand and follow all company Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
  • Food Safety and Quality Standard Requirements are being maintained daily
  • Must understand and comply with the company Allergen, Food Defense and HACCP policies
  • Must communicate with Supervision of any Food Safety and Equipment concerns
  • Follows all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the area worked
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships
  • Never abuse equipment
  • Work with Supervision and Maintenance to maintain equipment in good working condition
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Correct weighing and recording of any waste to be disposed of
  • Follows all work instructions
  • Perform all other work assigned duties as required by Supervision
  • Keep work area and machinery clean
  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as necessary for task at hand
  • Never use damaged pallets
  • Must comply with all safety policies and procedures at all times
  • Utilize all safety devices
  • Report any unsafe work practices or injuries to your supervisor
  • Required to maintain a safe and clean work environment 




  • Sign in on your line staffing sheet
  • Be at your work station on time
  • Work safely, use floor mats
  • Follow all Food Safety and GMP policies.
  • Wear blue Vinyl or Nitrile gloves (where applicable)
  • Pick product and place on conveyor
  • Remove any visual small, large, dark, light and deformed pieces then place in inedible bin.
  • Report any dough pieces that may visually contain foreign material
  • Maintain area of responsibility clean and organized
  • Inform Line Lead or Production Supervisor any time you must leave line
  • Ensures compliance with production/packaging procedure/practices as well as inspecting all areas within the manufacturing line for any operational and/or mechanical issues as well as taking corrective action and/or notifying supervision and/or management.
  • Expected to work in other areas as needed
  • Ensure quality and consistency of product during processing.
  • Maintain line speed/standards
  • Also responsible for food safety and legality
  • Supports quality control programs to ensure production procedures are in compliance with best practices food safety and quality standards
  • Other duties assigned by manager/supervisor



Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • One year related experience and/or training


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level



  • High School Diploma or GED



  • Experience in the food industry


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.

  1. Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time
  2. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  3. Able to stand up to a minimum of 8 hours
  4. Able to work with product on moving conveyors


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.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold
  2. The noise level in the work environment is often moderate to loud





ARYZTA 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.