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City & State: 

San Leandro, CA, US, 94577

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.




  • Packs production units in cases, according to case pack specifications.
  • Ensures product units being packed are to quality and product specifications, including color, weight, height, length, appearance, and core temperature.
  • Inserts master case liner, baking instructions, and retail bags, as needed in formed cases.
  • Ensures that finished cases have been accurately coded and identified.
  • Places finished cases on pallets properly, and labels pallets correctly.
  • Records packaging documents accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Prepares box cartons with accurate labels for packaged products, and/or ensures that box labeler is accurately labeling cases.
  • Operates various packaging equipment, which may include but is not limited to metal detectors, product counters, case erector/bag inserters, conveyors, box labelers, box tapers, pallet jacks, pallet wrappers, and bag counters.
  • Places palletized cases in the holding freezer.
  • Alerts Packaging Foreperson, Assistant Packaging Foreperson or Production Supervisor when metal detector is kicking off product units, or when other machinery is not functioning properly.
  • Maintains sufficient materials for the Packaging Department, including but not limited to pallets, box cartons, box carton tape, master case inserts, baking instructions, pallet tags, correct retail bags, and correct box labels.
  • May assist in collating retail bags according to case counts based on the production schedules.
  • Completes duties in accordance with quality assurance, GMPs, safety and other company programs and procedures, and in accordance with government codes and regulations.
  • Maintains clean, organized and safe work area, including wiping and washing equipment, tools, containers and dollies; sweeping and mopping floors; and trash removal.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Works to maintain and improve on the quality, legality and safety of each product and the processes used in their manufacture. Responsible for keeping assigned work area clean and tidy at all times and reporting any potential contamination and suspicious activity to a Supervisor immediately.



    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
  • Forklift Certification preferred



Ability to comprehend basic verbal and written instructions.  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.



No computer skills are required.



No certifications or licenses are required. Forklift certification helpful.



Performs housekeeping and maintenance tasks to keep work stations cleaned, organized and safe.  These include but are not limited to: a) wiping and washing equipment and tools, b) scraping, mopping of floors, c) trash removal.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.





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