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Alpha Baking Company Packaging-Machine Operator in Lawrence, Kansas


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Job description:

Produces quality dough by dumping the ingredients prepared by setup; adding additional ingredients per recipe; using dough mixers to mix; using the timer and guidelines for consistency; understanding consistency and changing the mix if needed.

Assists in the production of quality dough by following a recipe; weighing and measuring highlighted ingredients according to chart; and delivering to mixers for completion.

Ensures the baking of quality bread by knowing when the bread is ready to go from the proof box to the oven, and loading into the oven.

Ensures quality bread products by operating the divider machines; keeping track of weights and temperatures; observing and understanding the presentation of the product; eliminating below standard dough loaves, and assists with pushing racks into the proof box.

Loads oven by placing unbaked goods from the rack (trays from the bottom up) into the oven for baking.

Assures end result is a quality product by understanding each of the products and suggesting changes based upon weights and size of various products.


Packaging-Machine Operator





About us:

Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national distributor of breads, rolls and buns, as well as sweet goods, was founded in 1979. Headquartered in Chicago, Alpha Baking has three production plants in Illinois and others in Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Alpha Baking’s retail brands include S. Rosen’s, MaryAnn, Natural Ovens Bakery, Kreamo, and Golden Hearth, with additional product sold under private label agreements and the Alpha Baking foodservice brand. Our broad array of products can be found in national restaurant chains, quick service restaurants, schools, institutions, major league sports franchises, national grocery chains and independent grocery stores.

Required qualifications, skills and experience:

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 functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent required

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of sanitation, and safety procedures

  • Knowledge of Natural Ovens products

  • Knowledge of all machine operations

  • Understand the allergen program and follow procedures

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to read, write and understand and carry out simple instructions

  • Ability to read and follow recipes and charts

  • Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations

EEO statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer with policies prohibiting unlawful discrimination on the basis of any protected classification under applicable local, state and/or federal laws which include race, color religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or veteran status, Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


2nd Shift