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Operator 3, Bakery-Warehouse

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

  • Operator 3, Bakery-Warehouse


  • Warehouse

Reporting to

  • Warehouse Supervisor


Position Purpose

The Operator 3, Bakery–Warehouse is a contributing member of the team-oriented Warehouse process.  Responsibilities include unloading of inbound bulk ingredients into bulk ingredient silos and conducting CIP’s to prepare bulk tanks for ingredient delivery. Must maintain accurate documentation of all products.  In addition to quality and compliance, it is the responsibility of Operator 3, Bakery–Warehouse to contribute to maintaining a safe work environment for themselves, fellow employees and our customers.


Key Accountabilities

The Operator 3, Bakery–Warehouse is responsible for ensuring the food is shipped, received and stored according to the specifications established by ARYZTA.  Also required to work with the Bakery Team to accomplish production goals and maintain food quality.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with procurement team to keep track of ingredient deliveries
  • Regular silo climbs to ensure there is enough room for ingredient delivery, and to ensure silo hatches are secured before ingredient delivery.
  • Unload bulk ingredients into proper  bulk ingredient silos
  • Monitor inventory levels and provide feedback to appropriate personnel
  •  Conduct CIP’s to ensure tanks are ready for liquid ingredient delivery
  • Receive product into SAP and verify accuracy of incoming  and outgoing product against documentation
  • Verify COA documentation for incoming loads matches against Aryzta ingredient specifications
  • Conduct sampling and testing of bulk trucks and unitized ingredients.
  • Maintain files of Certificates of Analysis for raw materials.
  •  Enter receipts into SAP system and receiving log.
  • Inspect the warehouse on a daily basis and report any product damage, equipment malfunctions or department deficiencies to appropriate personnel
  • Ensure warehouse and outside grounds are kept clean and organized
  • Continuous compliance with Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP’s)
  • Adhere to production and packaging work schedule and running orders
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • 2 Years Warehouse Receiving Experience
  • Proficient computer skills including experience with SAP, MS Outlook and Excel
  • Documented equipment training using forklifts, electric and manual jacks and other moving equipment
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Education, Operatornical 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


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 and ladders
  • 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.


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