Operator 1, Bakery- Sanitation at Aspire Bakeries in Northlake, Illinois

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

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 likeLa Brea Bakery,Otis Spunkmeyer, andOakrun 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

  • Operator 1, Bakery - Sanitation


  • Northlake, IL USA


  • Sanitation

Reporting to

  • Sanitation Lead/Supervisor

Key Accountabilities

Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance, may become actively involved as required to meet schedules and resolve problems. Administer Company policies that directly affect subordinate employees. Supports Company quality control programs to ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are in compliance with best practices food safety and quality standards. Conduct Department Training program and verify skill requirements which could include results of the exit criteria to prove comprehension. This could be in the form of written, verbal and/or demonstration for compliance.

Position Relationships

Work closely with: Plant department managers and personnel toward maintaining high levels of customer service; Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and two-way communication with co-workers and other personnel throughout the Company.

Responsibilities of the position consist of but are not limited to:

  • Sign in on your line Staffing sheet

  • Ensure Daily Shift Start-up & Safety Meetings are conducted.

  • Follow Company Safety Rules and LOTO procedures

  • Responsible for ensuring properly completing required Sanitation Documents.

  • Ensure that plant and equipment cleaning requirements are fulfilled; and report issues.

  • Practice excellent sanitation procedures which support company's requirments.

  • Perform regular inventories of sanitation chemicals and non-chemical supplies.

  • Report falts on all sanitation equipment.

  • This position is also responsible for food safety and legality.

  • Supports Company Safety Programs to ensure all procedures are in compliance with Safety Best Practices

  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

  • Complete and document training to required staff..

  • Confers with Production, QA & Maintenance personnel on sanitation and works to improve communication and interdepartmental support.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications:


  • 1-2 year food process sanitation operator experience

  • High school education and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), safe chemical handling, forklift operations, and the chemistry of proper cleaning


  • Previous sanitation experience

  • Computer literate in spreadsheet and word applications

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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend and use hands, or touch objects.

  • Wear toe-protective footwear.

  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.

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.

  • This location is a 24 hour/7 day manufacturing operation.

  • Ability to work in a hot, cold, wet, frozen, dusty and loud environment

  • Must comply with all personnel safety policies and procedures at all time

  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required for task at hand (i.e. ear plugs, bump cap, safety glasses and/or face shields)

  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts

  • Required to maintain assigned work areas clean and organized

  • Keep all equipment in sanitary condition

  • Follows all work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Ability to work different shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required

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.