Based in West Chicago, Illinois, The Jel Sert Company employs over 1,000 passionate people who share our mission of making high quality, high value food and beverage products that help families and friends gather together to make lasting memories. We believe that our company’s continued success is dependent on our ability to attract incredible talent, which is why we invest in the professional development of our employees and work hard to help each exceed his or her potential. The Jel Sert Company is seeking candidates who take pride in their work and are looking to contribute their unique ideas, skills, experience, and passion to our company. If you are looking for a privately held, innovative, results driven organization that rewards and values creativity, professionalism, teamwork, honesty, and longevity then follow the link above to apply at The Jel Sert Company.
The Jel Sert Company opened its arms for me in 2010. Since then, I am so proud to be part of the Jel Sert family. I started as a QA Lab Technician on 3rd Shift and right away noticed that I was among hard working employees. The fact that every department works hard every day looking for ways to improve inspired me to learn more about this wonderful company. My superiors gave me all the necessary tools to expand my knowledge and cross train in other areas of my department. Jel Sert gave me the support by allowing me to take part in internal and external training which helped me achieve the dream of becoming the QC Supervisor. Jel Sert is my second family that has watched me mature, gain knowledge, and be a better person every day.
Jel Sert offers the best of both worlds to an employee. They are privately owned with incredible longevity AND have a vision for continued growth in the future. They really care about work-life balance, and manufacture high quality, fun products in a safe, clean manufacturing environment. I like knowing I work for a company that cares about its employees and customers.
I have been working for Jel Sert for 9 years, two of those years as a packer. I am thankful for a company that opens doors to opportunities. I was able to advance in my career here as a line lead. In this position, I have learned a lot about the products that we make. One of my greatest enjoyments is knowing that our products cater to very small consumers…our children. This gives me the motivation to continue being responsible and hard-working at my job. At Jel Sert, we produce freezer bars that are truly very delicious and it is nice knowing that I was a part of their production process.
I’ve been with Jel Sert for 9 years and one of the best things about being here is that if you have an idea for an improvement, management will listen. If your idea is justified, you get to implement it. It’s really a “what’s best for Jel Sert” mentality that doesn’t shut down ideas to remove roadblocks and headaches. Jel Sert is always looking for ways to improve and they recognize that their employees know the process and have good ideas.
I have had the privilege of working for The Jel Sert Company since 1998. I started working in Human Resources, then Customer Service, and currently I am the Administrative Assistant in Sales & Marketing. I am proud to support the talented Sales Team we have on board. I can honestly say that I enjoy my job and coming in to work every day. Jel Sert offers employees a fun, friendly, flexible and family oriented work environment. Regardless of the department you work in, I feel like we all work well together as a team and everyone is so helpful.
I love my job…well, all the positions I have held at Jel Sert! This is the first company that I truly look forward to getting up in the morning and going to. Within the span of almost four years, I have held four positions here. I have participated in many different departments and met a ton of amazing, fun people. When I walk into work every day, I am greeted by people who are a joy to work with and who feel the same as I do. Jel Sert fosters an environment in which one can truly grow. Training, educational assistance and the opportunity for advancement are very important to me and Jel Sert has provided this and more. I started as a Quality Assurance Tech. I am now a Formulation Scientist and am nearly finished with a Master’s Degree with the aid of the tuition assistance benefit. The best part is that I feel like I am being paid to play. Don’t get me wrong, there is hard work to do here, but it is well worth the effort to be able to grow and work for such a fun, family oriented and charitable company. One of the things I love about my company is the charitable work we do in which employees can also participate in. It’s a great way to give back and make a difference.
The Jel Sert Company offers a great work environment to learn and grow. I joined The Jel Sert Company in 2007 as a Local Area Network Administrator (LAN). As the LAN Administrator, I got to see firsthand how we virtualize our server room and desktops. I now oversee the computer operations group. One of the things I enjoy about working here is the opportunity to learn and apply new emerging technologies.
My name is Olga Servin and I have had the honor to have worked at The Jel Sert Company for 24 years. Jel Sert has given me the opportunity to learn and practice my position as a Production Lead. I like to work where I do because we manufacture fun products for children.
Check out our opportunities within our Corporate, Corporate Manufacturing and Manufacturing divisions below.
- Accounting & Finance
- Customer Service
- Human Resources
- Information & Technology
- Materials Management
- Research & Development
- Sales & Marketing
- Facility Maintenance
- Machine Technicians
- Quality Assurance
- Fork Lift Drivers
- General Laborer
- Machine Operators
Rewards & Recognition
- Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
- Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
- Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) with Health Savings Account (HSA)
Dental & Vision Insurance
- Dental Insurance - PDP Plus Network
- Vision Insurance
Basic Life/AD&D Insurance
Voluntary Term Life/AD&D Insurance
Short Term Disability Plan
Long Term Disability Plan
Aflac Supplemental Insurance
Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) When selecting an HMO, you will need to choose and register with your current carrier a Primary Care Physician (PCP) from a list of network providers. If you require a specialist, outpatient procedure, or hospitalization, your registered PCP must refer you. This ensures you remain within your HMO network. There aren’t out-of-network benefits with an HMO.
Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) You have the flexibility to see any doctor or visit any hospital of your choice, however, you will pay significantly less money out of your pocket if you use a doctor or hospital that is in the network. For most doctor visits and specialist visits, you simply pay a copayment at the time of service. Preventative care services are generally covered at 100%, with no cost share to you. You have a great deal of flexibility and choice with a PPO, and can manage your out-of-pocket costs by remaining in network.
Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) with Health Savings Account (HSA) Preventative care services are covered at 100% as long as your physician bills your visit as preventative. For other services, including routine office visits, procedures, lab work, prescription drugs, etc., no benefits will be paid until you have met your annual deductible. The HSA is a bank account paired with your BCBS Major Medical coverage that allows you to save money on a tax-free basis to pay your deductible and other out-of-pocket medical expenses. Qualified medical expenses that can be paid using this account include doctor visits, prescription drugs, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, adult braces, and dental and vision expenses. You own the money in your HSA account and it is yours to keep – even when you change plans or retire. The funds can roll over from year to year and you do not pay tax on withdrawals used for qualified medical expenses.
Dental Insurance – PDP Plus Network You have the flexibility to use any dentist of your choice, however, you can manage your out-of-pocket costs by remaining in-network. Negotiated fees extend to all in-network services—even to non-covered services like cosmetics and adult orthodontia—and to services provided after the annual benefit maximum has been exceeded. Out-of-Network fees are based on the schedule of maximum allowances.
Vision Insurance The vision insurance plan provides reimbursement for vision related services (eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, etc.), however, you can manage your out-of-pocket costs by utilizing in-network vision providers. Vision insurance is automatically given to employees, at no additional cost, that sign up for our medical insurance.
Individual Development Plan
Health Club Membership Reimbursement
Corporate Walking Program & Challenge
Employee Assistance Program
Annual Onsite Flu Shots
Quarterly Onsite Blood Donation Drive
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Quarterly Blood Drives
Employee Sponsored Fundraisers
Donation Drives For Disaster Relief
Discounts on Products
Local Metra Station
Annual Performance Evaluations
Safety Awards & Recognition
Employee Recognition Program
Monthly Employee Luncheons
It is the policy of The Jel Sert Company to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.
Application Accommodation Information
Jel Sert is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to enable all applicants with disabilities, handicaps, or applicants affected by pregnancy, child birth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or child birth provided the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position by calling our accommodation hotline at (630) 876-4940. Please leave a message and a member of our HR department will call you back within two (2) business days. Please note that if you are calling for any reason other than to request an accommodation to search or apply for a job, such as calling to check on the status of your application, your call WILL NOT be returned. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include but are not limited to; making a change to the application process or procedures, providing documents in an alternative format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you need any assistance in reading this page please click here. The Jel Sert Company is a Federal Contractor.