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Lead, Bakery-Production

City & State: 

West Columbia, SC, US, 29172

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.



Job Title:  Lead, Bakery-Production 


Department:  Production   


Reports To: Production Supervisor



Responsible for all areas meeting the mixing operations requirements.



  • Insure KPI Requirements are met daily. 
  • Inspect process and procedures to insure production standards are consistent.
  • Complete required paperwork for each shift
  • Remember your shift Mixing Process Summary Log report tells your story of the production run.
  • Complete the Mixing Process Summary Log 3 times a shift. Summarizing the success and challenges as the shift progress.
  • Assist in setting up line at the start of the shift due to a changeover wash down and allergen cleaning.
  • Meet formula requirements for the customer specification (measurement, total ingredients required, and temperatures).
  • Makes sure  proper equipment is used at all times
  • Discard, record and properly report and rejected product
  • Notify the supervisor of rejected ingredients and/or product due to incorrect ingredients or inclusions, stale dated or miss-labeled.
  • Insure that the work station platform is clean and orderly
  • Insure that all employees follow the current GMP Policy
  • Perform any other reasonable tasks as assigned by supervisor. Include be following.  Other duties may be assigned




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty adequately. The requirements listed in this document 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.



  1. Be extremely careful when dumping material into the mixing bowl. Train employees to observe ingredients and process for foreign material as well as safety concerns.
  2. Be careful when standing on plat form to avoid falling
  3. Be careful when walking up and down platform stairs.
  4. Do not place hands in machinery
  5. LOTO (Lockout Tag out) must be followed when necessary.
  6. Know the company evacuation plans
  7. Know where the emergency stop buttons are located.


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • 2 Years Manufacturing Experience
  • Equipment and product knowledge
  • Equipment and product troubleshooting ability
  • Must be at least 18 years of age


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level


  • Read, Write and Math Skills
  • Good communication and observational skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and must also adapt to frequent changes that occur on the production line
  • Position requires ability to act as a member of a highly functioning team



  • High School Diploma
  • Computer Skills
  • Food Manufacturing Experience


Physical Requirements

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.

  • Lift/Carry up to 50 lbs. with or without assistance
  • Navigate up and down stairs
  • Standing/Walking/Climbing
  • Twisting/Bending/Stooping
  • Pushing/Pulling
  • Handling/Fingering/Feeling
  • Seeing/Speaking/Hearing
  • Flexing/Extending/Turning the neck


Work Environment

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.

  • Ability to work in a hot, cold, wet, frozen, dusty, and loud environment
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts

Ability to work 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.