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Bakery Loader in Kent, WA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 10/15/2021

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Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

Bakery Loader Position Summary:

The Bakery Loader is an entry level position within our distribution department at our bakeries.  They are responsible for the front line distribution operations that perform various duties including moving stacks of product, using pick to light programs or voice activated equipment, filling orders to a route, loading and unloading trucks, etc

Bakery Loader Position Responsibilities:

  • Take appropriate action to ensure the integrity and sustained certification of the food safety and food quality system 
  • Responsible for reporting and taking any necessary action to prevent food safety and food quality problems from occurring 
  • Responsible for following and enforcing procedures outlined in the Food Safety Plan and the Food Quality Plan and any other programs that support the SQF system and other 3rd party audits 
  • Load trucks and routes with proper amount of each variety 
  • Have knowledge of where products are located on shipping dock 
  • Have knowledge of how much of each variety is in each tray 
  • Keep empty trays available for wrapping personnel 
  • Unload product and/ or empty trays from incoming transports 
  • Keep the work area clean 
  • Perform any other job-related duties assigned to them by their supervisor or lead person 
  • Regular dependable attendance is an essential function of this position 
  • Requires lifting, bending, twisting, stooping, excessive walking and constant standing 
  • Additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by supervisor

Schedule for Hire:

  • Days: Sunday - Saturday; Days off vary
  • Shift Start Time: Varies
  • Overtime when needed

Job Requirements

The Ideal Qualifications of the Bakery Loader are:

  • High School Diploma/GED is preferred but not required
  • A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted
  • 0-1 years of shipping or distribution experience preferred 
  • Ability to use a hand truck, two wheel dolly, or other equipment to move product 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and must also adapt to frequent changes that occur on the production line 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stack and/or carry trays, push/pull stacks of product, etc. 
  • Must be able to work around various food machinery equipment 
  • Basic math skills 
  • Ability to stand and/or stoop for the full shift (typically 8 hours) 
  • Ability to work in a loud, hot work environment 
  • Willing to work irregular and/or rotating shifts, including split days off (non-consecutive days off) 
  • Ability to work holidays and weekends 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age 

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.