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Baler Operator

City & State: 

Romeoville, IL, US, 60446

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 26 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

  • Baler Operator      


  • Production

Reporting to

  • Production Supervisor


Key Accountabilities

Ensures equipment, tools and plant are cleaned according to the company standards and USDA requirements.


  • Effectively monitors and performs light trouble-shooting on the baling machines.
  • Ensures ALL corrugate and plastic are baled and loaded properly.
  • Keeps baler area clean and neat throughout the shift.
  • Makes sure the production room, mixing room and packaging room are clean and free of garbage throughout the production process.
  • Cleans any areas where condensation accumulates.
  • Checks paper towel dispensers in production area, at the beginning of the shift and refills as needed.
  • Fills soap dispenser as needed.
  • Removes garbage and maintains the following areas clean: production area, wash area, dry storage, label room, compressor room and maintenance shop.
  • Assures all pest control traps are aligned and in correct locations within the production area, wash area and compactor.
  • Assures insect lights are powered up, report to QA supervisor if not functioning.
  • Takes empty cardboard boxes and plastic from production to the bailer. Informs QA Manager when the compactor is full.
  • Follows Company and USDA requirements during cleaning
  • Properly uses sanitation chemicals (only authorized trained porters).
  • Assists with equipment parts during changeovers.
  • Washes and sanitizes equipment during changeovers (only authorized trained porters).


    Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience with USDA/FDA and OSHA.
  • Team player that generates enthusiasm and builds effective working relationships.
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish preferred.
  • High School diploma.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in the food industry.
  • Able to work in the frozen, refrigerated and non-refrigerated environment.
  • Able to work with chemicals and lots of water.
  • Ability to push and pull heavy loads.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs or more.
  • Standing and walking for a long hours.
  • Large amounts of repetition.





ARYZTA is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer(AA/EOE)

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