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Operator 2, Bakery-Production

City & State: 

Newark, CA, US, 94560

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.




Responsible for safe and efficient handling of baked products and packaging of these products in appropriate Packaging. 



  • Work in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Responsible for set up and pre-running of the equipment to ensure proper production start-up.
  • Responsible for the operation of different pieces of bakery equipment.
  • Responds positively with sense of urgency while meeting quality standards.
  • Reports any product anomalies or issues to Lead.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Ensures continuous flow of product line, adjusts machines as needed to assure quality guidelines, weights and product specifications are met. Corrects problems as needed.
  • Performs minor repairs using hand tools according to direction from higher level position.
  • Visually inspect product mixing for quality deviations; notify Lead for quality deviation.
  • Control of line speeds, production rates, starting and stopping equipment, and overall product quality and safety.
  • Performs quality checks such as weight, temperature, and other parameters.
  • Operate and monitor high speed continuous production line including placing dough in pans/sheets and placing on moving conveyors.
  • Performs all product-handling activities (i.e., counting, packing, sealing, labelling, palletizing).
  • Know and follow GMP guidelines.
  • Maintain required hygiene and follows safety practices as established.
  • Effectively communicate with Leads, co-workers and department staff from all areas of operation.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Follows rules and regulations to ensure food safety, quality, and legality
  • Overtime hours may be required based on work demand. Employee must be flexible with the work hours as needed.  Might need to work different shifts and work weekends.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Oral Communication - Speaks clearly; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.

Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Perform work tasks in harmony with peers.

Written Communication - Writes numbers legibly.

Cost Consciousness - Conserves organizational resources.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; works with integrity and ethically.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

Flexibility - Is able to move from one task to another task with ease.

Dependability - Follows written and oral instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; completes tasks on time.

Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed. Able to execute job tasks with minimal supervision.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



  • High School diploma / GED desired or equivalent years of experience in an automated or semi-automated packing environment preferred
  • Previous experience in a baking environment preferred



Ability to comprehend basic verbal and written instructions.  Must have good command of the English language.  Ability to distinguish and identify different products by reading labels.



Ability to count to 60.  Ability to do simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Ability to write numbers legibly.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.



Basic computer skills are required.



GMP/HACCP Certification (In-house). 

Forklift certification helpful.







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.