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Production Foreperson in Albuquerque, NM at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 9/15/2020

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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.

Top Reasons to Work at Bimbo Bakeries USA as a Production Foreperson:

  • Great starting pay: $19.98 per hour
  • Vacation and Holiday Pay according to company policy
  • Excellent benefits with low premiums - medical, dental & vision
  • Stable Union position
  • Company specific wellness and discount programs available

Production Foreperson Position Summary:

Responsible for leading an assigned work group in performing bakery production job functions.  Helps to set up and check out assigned equipment to ensure proper start up.  Checks the product and equipment during the production and/or packaging cycle for proper makeup, proofing, baking and/or packaging of product to established standards. Makes equipment adjustments as necessary to maintain product quality and an on-time production schedule.  Trains employees to perform to quality, safety, quantity and timeliness standards for each job within the work unit.

Production Foreperson Key Job Responsibilities: 

  • Attends regularly and on time to an appointed job with a five (5) day work schedule including. Shifts are for eight (8) hours or more. 
  • Checks production processes for performance to standards.  Ensures change-overs are done correctly and timely. 
  • Ensures that the metal detectors are operational and correctly calibrated. 
  • Ensures compliance with GMP’s, Food Safety, Personal Safety and Quality
    processes and procedures.
  • Functions as an operator for all production equipment when providing breaks and lunch relief.
  • Must be capable of climbing up and down building stairways, equipment ladders and conveyor cross-overs to reach job assignments and perform the tasks required in the production process. 
  • Tasks require standing for long periods, stooping, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking and hearing.
  • Reports to the Production Supervisor any stoppage, inconsistency of the dough and equipment problems that may occur.
  • Responsible for the understanding of all communications by clearly expressing facts and asking follow-up questions.
  • Must be capable of exerting necessary force to move equipment in the production process.
  • Mental and visual ability to identify various products and general instructions, gauges, scales, thermometers, etc. 
  • Performs tasks requiring independent knowledge in addition to procedures or specific instructions provided. 
  • Must be able to do basic math calculations to count, verify, add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Job duties are varied and spread over a number of locations.  Therefore, special assignments can be created on a case-by-case basis.
  • Additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by the supervisor

Schedule Hiring for:

  • Days: Sunday - Saturday; Days off are Sunday and Monday
  • Shift Start Time: Depends on shift 12:00 pm or 8:00 pm
  • Overtime may be needed

Job Requirements

Production Foreperson Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or 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.
  • Between two (2) and three (3) years of experience is required for preparation and training to meet standards for quality and quantity for the job. 
  • May include attending seminars presented by trade associations, allied groups, or colleges to become knowledgeable of total process. 
  • Training provided in OSHA regulations, M.S.D.S., Lock-Out and Tag-Out, Confined Spaces and procedures for dealing with emergencies. 
  • Some analytical ability required in order to gather and interpret data in situations where the problems are somewhat complex in dealing with people, procedures and equipment.
  • Work involves the constant direction of others to plan, coordinate, check or instruct.

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.


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