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Production Supervisor

City & State: 

Santa Ana, CA, US, 92705

Job Category:  Bakery Operations

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries 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

  • Production Supervisor 


  • Production 

Reporting to

  • Bakery Manager


  •   Swing Shift- candidate needs to be flexible to work 2nd and 3rd shift




Key Accountabilities

Assists the Bakery Director by ensuring the smooth operation of production on their assigned shift, as well ensure the food safety and quality for all foods produced.


  • Trains, develops and oversees production staff.  Conducts regular on-time performance appraisals and gives continuous performance feedback and corrective/disciplinary actions, when appropriate.
  • Ensures that food and GMP practices are followed and employees are handling the manufacturing of food in conformance with regulations and company standards.
  • Ensures pre-requisite programs for food safety are in compliance.
  • Assists with the planning, direction and coordination of the production process to ensure a continuous flow of quality food that meet or exceed all requirements of the customer, company and regulatory agencies.
  • Assists Bakery manager with fulfilment of daily production requirements.
  • Communicates with Bakery manager prior to the start of each shift.
  • Ensures a safe and sanitary facility that meets or exceeds all requirements of the customer, company and regulatory agencies
  • Encourages and maintains effective communications in all areas and between all levels within the bakery.
  • Promotes positive employee relations through effective conflict management and issue resolution.
  • Supports the company by following policies and procedures and modeling behaviors for others to learn from.
  • Participates in the company’s safety programs and brings safety awareness down to the level of the workers.
  • Maintains a variety of reports and records to accurately reflect schedules, performance, time recording, daily production, ingredient usage, package verification, and others as needed.
  • Ensures that established timekeeping practices are followed by reviewing and approving employee time records in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assists with bakery preparations for audits and regulatory controls
  • Participates in other projects and assignments as needed and requested

•            Follows rules and regulations to ensure food safety, quality, and legality.

•            Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent                           
  •  Years of Experience: 5 Years, manufacturing
  •  Language Skills:  English and Spanish proficiency in Reading, Writing, Speaking
  • Computer/Software Skills: SAP, Microsoft Office Applications      
  • Travel requirements:  <25% Travel                                                                




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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed required to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather).  The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat or cold (non-weather), and to rapid changes in temperature.  The employee must be able to tolerate a work environment that contains flour dust.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can get loud.




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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


This position requires employee to have adequate communicating and observational skills, including seeing, speaking and hearing, due to the operation of various types of moving equipment used in the bakery.  These requirements are for the safety of the employee and co-workers.  These requirements are also necessary for collecting and distributing information to staff, and communicating with co-workers.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and color vision.





Aspire Bakeries 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.