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Operator 3, Bakery-Packaging

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.



Under the direct supervision of the Packing Supervisor or Production Supervisor, the Packing Assistant Lead plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates daily activities of the Packing Department.



  1. Continually monitors and controls that products packed meet specifications and are of the highest quality standards. Communicates effectively with Production and Maintenance personnel to resolve challenges with product quality or mechanical failures.
  2. Coordinates, organizes, and assigns subordinates daily job tasks to complete daily production schedule. Ensures that employees are trained as necessary to perform their job tasks. Assures that metal detector and other packaging equipment are operating properly.
  3. Monitors and controls freezer temperature and product core temperatures to specification, and inform Maintenance Department or Packing or Production Supervisor when freezer and/or product is out of specification.
  4. Monitors and ensures accuracy of case codes, case labeling, and retail bags. Ensures that case labeling is legible. Monitors and controls that packaging documents are filled out accurately, legibly, and in a timely fashion. Reviews shift case counts tags for accuracy, complete end of shift documents, and place documents in their designated place. 
  5. Places palletized cases in their designated freezer area. 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.
  6. Operate Forklift as a licensed driver, and hand or automated pallet jacks. Always operates the forklift in a safe manner. Attends a Forklift safety-training seminar at least once a year. Monitors and controls that Packaging Department employees are performing tasks to company quality and productivity standards.
  7. Ensures that employees wear proper protective freezer clothing when performing job tasks. Completes duties in accordance with quality assurance, GMPs, safety and other company programs and procedures, and in accordance with government codes and regulations.
  8.  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.
  9. 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.


Work Environment: Uses intuition and experience to complement data. Demonstrates attention to detail.Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming others; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions. Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Perform work tasks in harmony with peers; recognizes accomplishments of other team members. Delegates work assignments; provides recognition for results. Writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively. Conserves organizational resources. Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; works with integrity and ethically. Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.


Physical Requirements:  Is consistently at work and on time. Is able to move from one task to another task with ease.
Follows written and oral instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; completes tasks on time. Asks for and offers help when needed. Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; plans, organizes, schedules and directs other people and their tasks.  Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner.


Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions.


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 unctions.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as production schedules, safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to complete routine reports Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees Working knowledge of Spanish preferred.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


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.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software. Knowledge of inventory control software helpful Ability to learn new computer software as required by the company.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) Two years of related manufacturing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of experience and training.





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.