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Operator 1, Bakery-Packing

City & State: 

Hazleton, PA, US, 18201

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

  • Operator 1, Bakery-Packing (Flow Wrapper Operator) - 1st shift


  • Production

Reporting to

  • Production Supervisors


Position Purpose

Effectively set up and monitor the Ilopak Flow Wrapper individual piece wrapper machines ensuring the uniformity of the wrapper seal, clearing wrapper jams, loading new rolls of film, troubleshooting operational troubles and communicating any mechanical issues to Maintenance staff, follow proper record keeping procedures and accurately fill out relative company documents assigned to this equipment.


Applies basic skills to ensure that products are meeting all company specifications, and ensuring that all job duties that affect safety, legality, and quality standards are addressed. Comply with company code of conduct through working safely and efficiently in both a team and individual environment. Adapt techniques as needed to perform duties and tasks in a timely and routine manner. Perform all tasks as directed by the production supervisors to attain the company and customers production needs. Read, follow, and communicate the production schedule with team members, support staff, and the production supervisors to properly prepare materials and machinery for every scheduled production run. Ensure that all materials are consumed in a cost effective manner that limits unnecessary waste. Report any damaged, faulty, out dated, or incorrect supplies to a supervisor for proper documentation and handling. All paperwork must be legible and completed by the end of every shift. Understand and implement the knowledge in the Aryzta values throughout the facility and your teams to ensure continuous improvement for the company, customers, and employees.


  • Set up the Ilopak Flow Wrapper machines to proper product specifications, and ensure all paperwork pertaining to samples, case codes, and any other job related material be complete and legible before end of shift.  
  • Make any necessary adjustments to ensure that the product meets Aryzta Gold Quality standards.
  • Change rolls of packaging film when required.
  • Troubleshoot equipment operation issues
  • Support packing inspectors packaging individually wrapped product from this machine.
  • Identify and remove non-compliant products from the process and place them in the proper containers following the bakeries color code.
  • Remove and properly discard of non-compliant film and repackage products
  • Communicate effectively with team members inspecting individually wrapped products, operating box machines and taping machine to ensure that all products are coded, labeled, weighed, and packaged to all company and customer standards. Communicate with break relief for information regarding status of production runs, or when appropriate use company issued radios or overhead PA system.
  • Communicate immediately any out of specification products to the production line team via the break relief, radio, overhead PA system, or a production supervisor to quickly alleviate issues and minimize loss.
  • Knows and understands the operation and function of all machinery and supporting equipment in area to ensure production needs are able to be accomplished. Perform tasks such as hand palletizing, hand packaging, and other duties as needed.
  • Trouble shoot, identify and solve process, machinery and equipment problems within the scope of operator responsibility.
  • Communicate effectively with shipping personnel to solve issues with box palletizing robot, and ensure that both Quality Assurance and Shipping are informed at the start and end of every product run.
  • Proper communication of issues to coworkers or the proper department(s) (ie. Sanitation, Maintenance, or Quality Assurance) as needed through use of radio’s or overhead PA system. All positions are part of a team and must communicate and work together to ensure a safe and efficient work flow.
  • Report any products that are visually out of company and quality standards to the production supervisors.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, sanitary, and organized work area.
  • Know, understand, and follow safe operating procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Perform all tasks and duties required to ensure production and efficiency standards are met.
  • Actively participate with the team, through problem solving, planning, and team decision-making with individual accountability.
  • Ensure the proper set-up for the next shift and communicate to them all information relevant to the manufacturing process.
  • Perform training of new operators and assist in other training activities which support the manufacturing process.
  • Flexibility in job assignments based on production needs, as designated by a supervisor.
  • Assist any team members regardless of job position if help is needed to ensure safe and efficient production runs.
  • Ensure all company assets including but not limited to machinery, tools, and the facility; are accounted for and kept in a safe, clean, and well maintained condition.
  • Make all necessary machinery & equipment adjustments and performs all tasks & duties necessary for efficient start-ups, daily operation, change-over and shut-downs.
  • Other duties as required or assigned.


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Good communication skills, in English.
  • Ability to read and write in English, and use of basic math and time keeping.
  • Able to make logical decisions.

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level



  • High school diploma, GED and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Previous work history in a food manufacturing facility.



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.

  • Standing, walking, climbing, bending, twisting, stooping may be required while performing these job duties.
  • Able to lift or move (push or drag) 50 lbs.
  • Frequently carrying more than 20lbs.
  • Able to handle or feel frozen objects.
  • Requires an employee to have adequate communication and observational skills.
  • Frequent head and neck movement.


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.

  • Able to operate and work with mechanical and electrical machines.
  • Employee may be required to work in areas that are cold, wet, dusty, slippery, or hot.
  • Frequently working in areas of loud noise.
  • May require employees to work in small/confined, or elevated areas.
  • Production schedule subject to change, based on needs.
  • Weekends, Holidays, and Overtime as required.

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.