Bakery Production Worker

Publix Associate

Whether operating the muffin line or baking delicious chocolate chip cookies, the Production Workers are critical to supplying our more than 1,000 stores with bakery products that delight our customers.

How to Apply


Bakery Production Workers package the bakery goodies to be sent to Publix stores, such as cookies, muffins, brownies, and apple turnovers. They also stack these items on pallets so they can be loaded onto trucks for delivery. Furthermore, Production Workers operate various machines to mix and bake these products. It is also their responsibility to clean the equipment in their area to make sure they are in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

Qualifications we look for

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Ability to operate a forklift and to obtain a forklift license
  • Possess basic mechanical skills
  • Possess general knowledge of machine operation
  • Possess basic math skills
  • Ability to use creative thinking for troubleshooting
  • Ability to occasionally push or pull heavy equipment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Ability to demonstrate safe working habits
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently
  • Ability to follow detailed written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • Ability to perform steady and productive work for an extended period of time
  • Ability to work efficiently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to work well with others and be a team member
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work

How to apply

For Manufacturing positions, other than entry level, please go to the Publix Jobs Center to see our current openings. Click "YES" or "NO" to the question, "Are you an active Publix associate?" Then narrow your search by choosing Manufacturing within the Functional Area selection box.

When you apply, your information will be sent directly to the appropriate hiring manager. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted for an interview and possibly for testing customized to that position.

For entry level Manufacturing positions, please refer to the employment agency, Adecco. Go to and click "Apply Now" in the top right hand corner to load your resume. You may indicated that you would prefer to be assigned to Industrial and Manufacturing type positions with Publix Super Markets, Inc. After working at least 90 days as a temporary associate you may be eligible to apply for a full time position, if available.

If you have any questions about our application process, please call our Employment Office in

  • Lakeland at (863) 688-7407, ext. 32504 or
  • Atlanta at (770) 995-0073, ext. 2153.