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Operator 2, Bakery- Forklift

City & State: 

Northlake, IL, US, 60164

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.



General Description: Operates various types of warehouse equipment, keeps records of warehouse actrivities. . Assists in training of new personnel as well as filling in for absent employees.  Reporting to warehouse supervisor.


  • Responsible for the operation of forklifts, establishing priorities and sequences for warehouse and manufacturing requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with shipping and receiving, procedure/practices as well as inspecting all areas within the warehouse for any operational and/or mechanical issues, as well as taking corrective action and notifying supervision and/or management.
  • Assists supervision in standardizing procedures/practices to improve warehouse  efficiency  and/or product quality.
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Expected to work in other areas as needed
  • Work safely, follow proper Lock-out/Tag-out procedure where applicable
  • Be proactive in preparing for all daily assignments
  • Review inbound/outbound orders and schedules.
  • Inspect all trailers to ensure they are clean and free of contamination.
  • Inspect warehouse area for good housekeeping
  • Ensure to follow proper loading and unloading procedures.
  • Ensure lots are the same when filling ingredient bins (if not, finish all old and pour in new lot)
  • Complete all warehouse documents to ensure all lot numbers have been picked properly.
  • If allergens are used follow proper allergen procedure.
  • Maintain warehouse, coolers and freezer so it is  clean and organized
  • Return all unopened materials to warehouse clean
  • Fill out daily forklift inspection records
  • Expected to work in other areas as needed.
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency of all documents in warehouse
  • Maintain area of responsibility clean and organized
  • This position is also responsible for food safety and legality.
  • Support quality control programs to ensure production procedures are in compliance with best practices food safety and quality standards.
  • Must comply with all personnel safety policies and procedures at all time
  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required for task at hand (i.e. ear plugs,  bump cap, safety glasses)
  • Ability to work in a hot, cold, wet, frozen, dusty and loud environment
  • Frequently works near moving warehouse equipment
  • Required to maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Keep all equipment in sanitary condition
  • Follows all work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ability to work different shifts, 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.