Production Lead


Ontario, CA, US, 91761

Job Type:  Bakery Operations

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 like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 14 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.



The line lead is responsible for and oversees the English Muffin line by ensuring our finished product meets the customer's standards and specifications.



  • Monitors English Muffin production area to ensure equipment and operators are working according to food safety, quality, legality standards, and production schedules.
  • Monitors products and packaging in the muffin wrap area to assure compliance with food safety, quality, and legality standards. Ensuring that all code dates are correct on packaging prior to shipping.
  • Monitors mixing and production of English Muffins and assures food safety and quality standards are met.
  • Oversight of the English Muffin line Preventative Control monitoring, specifically the internal temperature of the English Muffins post griddle - Process Preventative Control (PPC), metal detector monitoring - Process Preventative Control (PPC), and package and Kwik Lok code and package verification.
  • Responsible for data verification being entered into MII for the English Muffin line for required quality checks (e.g. checks at required frequency, failed checks with action taken to correct (adjustment), and reporting to supervision (manufacturing and FSQA any issues)
  • Complete Sightline checks during shift. Record findings on the Sightline corrective action form and communicate out-of-specification measurements to Supervision if necessary. Adjusted and placed product physical and QA on hold as needed. ONLY QA can release the product on HOLD.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the muffin mixing and packaging areas.
  • Ensure all process documents are brought out of the day’s start and/or collected at the day’s end.
  • Ensure start-up documents are completed daily and any concerns report to supervisors.
  • Keep maintenance and supervisors informed of any equipment issues by sending communication emails.
  • Ensure that the metal detector checks, temperature checks, and packaging verification checks are completed on time and accurately according to the procedure. Escalate to supervision any concerns. Complete corrective action reports as necessary.
  • Keep supplies stocked in the English Muffin packaging area.
  • Ensure employees are following all SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) in your area.
  • Work with Supervisors and maintenance to maintain equipment in good working order.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.



  • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos such as recipes, build sheets, and par sheets.
  • Willing to comply with PPE(personal protective equipment) requirements and employee safety practices
  • Familiar Food Safety Plan Preventative Controls and Allergen handling procedures preferred


Shift: 3rd

Hourly Range: $25.00 - $36.00


Aspire Bakeries LLC values the contribution each Team Member brings to our organization. The final determination of a successful candidate’s starting pay will vary based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to location, shift, education, skill, and experience within the job or the industry. The pay scale listed for this position is generally for candidates that meet the specified qualifications and requirements listed In this specific job description. Additional pay may be determined for those candidates that exceed these specified qualifications and requirements. We provide a competitive compensation package that recognizes your experience, credentials, and education alongside a robust benefits program to meet your needs. For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.


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.