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Bakery Mixer Operator (3rd shift) $18.11
Nation Pizza and Foods
Job Location: Schaumburg, IL

Position Summary:

The Bakery Mixer Operator is responsible for scaling and mixing all ingredients as prescribed by the Bill of Materials (BOM) in a fast paced work environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates all scales, meters, mixers, dough hoist and related mixing equipment.
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work area.
  • Requests the Bill of Materials (BOM) from Gatekeeper/Lead for the product in production.
  • Requisitions the required ingredients stated on the BOM from the Gatekeeper.
  • Checks that the ingredients staged by the Gatekeeper match the ingredients requested in the BOM.
  • Mixes the ingredients loaded into the mixers in accordance to the BOM and approved standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Works with the Gatekeeper to ensure pallet quantities match tag quantities for any ingredients returning to the warehouse or ingredients that are passed to the next shift.
  • Performs setups and breakdowns for the mixing area
  • Accurately weighs all relevant ingredients, including but not limited to re-work dough, small ingredients, etc.
  • Ensures that all containers are labeled, color coded and handled properly using established methods and procedures.
  • Records necessary batch information including but not limited to, ingredient lot numbers, temperatures and machine settings.
  • Loads ingredients into main mixer from auxiliary mixers, hoppers, conveyors, scales, meters, buckets or similar containers.
  • Ensures that outer layer of ingredient packaging is cleaned and removed prior to using.
  • Ensures that all necessary equipment needed for the next production run is ready, clean, and in working order prior to the start of that product.
  • Sets timers and programs on mixer or associated panels prior to starting the mixer.
  • Operates auxiliary equipment to hoist and dump dough for further processing.
  • Cleans mixer and maintains a clean work area on a daily basis.
  • Meets established goals and objectives as it relates to the consistency and materials needed
  • Sets outputs for the mixing area.
  • Ensures final product is meeting costumers specifications as it relates to temperatures, dough consistency, and other dough related quality attributes.
  • Suggests ways to control labor and supply costs as well as improve processes.
  • Ensures that all work activities are performed with attention to the highest standards for quality, safety and compliance with all appropriate legal and food safety requirements and a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Ensures that all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are followed.
  • Follows all company policies & procedures as well as the GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices).
  • Maintains a high level of safety awareness for an accident-free work place.
  • Reports any unsafe or hazardous work conditions or safety-related issues to Management.
  • Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.

Education, Skills and experience:


  • High school, GED or equivalent.

Skills and Experience:

  • One to three months of food manufacturing or packaging experience.
  • Ability to work overtime, irregular hours or rotating shifts.
  • Ability to speak, write and understand English.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of diverse individuals within the plant.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, formulas, and policy and procedures manuals.
  • Ability to write standard information into related paperwork.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure including but not limited to pounds, ounces, grams, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, and temperatures.
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment.

Organizational Structure:

The Bakery Mixer Operator will report directly to the Bakery Supervisor.


Average annual salary: $35,000 - $45,000/year which includes:

Hourly pay of $16.86-$18.11/hour, based on experience

Overtime after 40 hours per week; average work week 40-50 hours per week

Opportunities for advancement positions paying $50K-$60K/year


Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Voluntary Life) - 1st of the month following 60 days

PTO - 8 Personal after 60 days and begin earning additional PTO after 180 days of employment

  • 401K Saving and Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Work Schedule

5-day work week; Rotating

Work 9pm-5am or until the work is completed, typically 8-12 hours per day

Scheduled work days may include holidays, but will include holiday pay

Must be flexible with work schedule; scheduled work days/times can vary

Please apply by forwarding copy of resume or call Recruiting Department, 847-348-7179.


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