Production Operator

Job Locations US-KS-Emporia
Full Time

Company Overview

Hostess Brands, LLC, is a large packaged food company focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing fresh baked sweet goods in the United States such as Ding Dongs®, Ho Hos®, Donettes® and Fruit Pies, in addition to Twinkies®, CupCakes, Voortman’s Cookies and Wafers.

Job Overview

A Production Operator is responsible for operating machines. Candidates must be willing and able to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. Must be able to communicate and work effectively in a team environment. Must be able to follow instructions (written & verbal), safely and accurately operate bakery equipment and maintain GMP standards.


  • Although the physical requirements vary each day, the employee must have the ability to sit (5%), stand (40%), walk (10%), kneel/squat (20%) and bend (25%) for 12 hours.
  • Ability to lift approximately up to a maximum of 50 pounds, approximately 4 times per day from floor to waist.
  • Ability to reach from 10 inches approximately 2 hours per day, and up to 60 inches approximately 1 hour per day.
  • Ability to climb stairs approximately 8 times per day, ladders approximately 1-2 times per day, and crawling approximately 3 to 4 times per week.
  • Performs repetitive motion, using the hands and arms approximately 1 hour per day and the back (twisting) approximately 1 hour per day.
  • Must be able to perform pushing/pulling of the upper body approximately 5 to 6 times per day and the whole body approximately 4 to 5 times per day.
  • May push and pull trash carts weighing 500 lb, dough carts weighing 800 lb, portable equipment and catch pans weighing 500 lb.
  • May walk on unprotected heights, catwalks, etc. occasionally every week. Cannot be afraid of heights.
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Reading, peripheral vision, hearing, understanding scheduling, visual inspection of cake to determine if the product matches stated quality standards.


  • Requires high school diploma, or equivalent.
  • Prefer previous safety training.
  • The employee must have the ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, squat, bend, reach, push, pull, twist, crawl, climb stairs/ladders, and be able to lift to a maximum of 50 pounds. 


Working Conditions:

  • Manufacturing Environment


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