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Operator 3, Bakery-Mixing

City & State: 

Van Nuys, CA, US, 91406

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.



Assistant Lead Mixer 


With the support of the Production Supervisor the Mixing Assistant Lead is responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating activities in the Mixing Dept. when the Lead is out. Responsible for monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of the department. For assuring that the highest quality of dough mixes are process to specified standards. Assuring that the scheduled batches are prepared for line processing; monitoring that sufficient ingredients are available for preparing targeted batches. Monitoring that mixing employees are executing their job functions to expectations.


  • Review daily production schedule for accuracy of batches and product to be prepared.

Plan, organize, and coordinate activities for efficiency and effectiveness.


  •    Assigned job tasks to subordinates. Monitor and maintain control of quantity of starter on floor and additional starter required for the following shifts.


  • Verify that finished dough mixes are to target temperature.


  • Verify that dough batches are being mixed to time and temperature specifications.


  • Visually and physically feel dough texture for proper characteristics.

           Monitor that ingredients manually prepared are to specifications (olives, onions, peppers potatoes, etc.)


  •  Maintain ingredients inventory control using oldest ingredients first, “FIFO”.

          Verify that records are being recorded accurately, legibly, and timely.
           Assure that all documents are being completed at the end of the shift and placed in their designated place.


  •  Monitor organization of cooler and mixing areas for performing job tasks safely.


  • Assure mixing equipment is maintained in good sanitation and safety conditions.

           Comprehension of GMP’s and Lockout/Tagout Procedures.


  • Additional tasks may be assigned as needed.


  • 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.



Education:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

License/Certification: No certifications needed.

Work Environment: Ability to organize, plan, direct, and coordinate subordinates activities in the most efficient and effective manner to obtain daily required batches. Ability to function consistently within expected standards of operation, handling multiple tasks, execute job functions with interruptions, prioritize job tasks, and deal effectively with mechanical and employee challenges. Ability to give clear and precise directions and instructions to subordinates. Ability to perform basic math skills (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division), plus basic percentage calculations. Effective communication skills, verbal and written (English).Basic writing and spelling skills (English). Ability to write clear and legibly. Ability to understand and operate the mixing process controls on the mixers and starter tanks. Ability to understand scaling and temperature readout data. Record data entries accurately and timely. Ability to perform well under pressure and time constraints.

Physical Requirements: Ability to pull approximately 1000 lbs. mixing bowls with wheels. Ability to anticipate and resolve challenges and unusual situations effectively. Communicate effectively with other departments and employees. Ability to monitor and control potential process and mechanical challenges by being pro-active in assuring they are resolved. Comprehension of GMP’s and Lockout/Tagout Procedures. Quality and Safety conscious in executing job tasks pounds.





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.