Career Opportunities

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.

Career Opportunities

Check out our opportunities within our Corporate, Corporate Manufacturing and Manufacturing divisions below.


  • Accounting & Finance
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
  • Information & Technology
  • Logistics
  • Materials Management
  • Research & Development
  • Sales & Marketing

Corporate Manufacturing

  • Engineering
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Machine Technicians
  • Quality Assurance
  • Receiving
  • Shipping


  • Fork Lift Drivers
  • General Laborer
  • Leads
  • Machine Operators
  • Mechanics
  • Mixers
  • Packer
  • Palletizers
  • Medical
    • 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
  • 401K Plan
  • 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.

401K Plan New employees are eligible to enroll in Jel Sert’s 401k plan on the first of the month following 30 days of employment. The 401(k) plan is a pre-tax retirement savings vehicle that is built on contributions from you and Jel Sert. Jel Sert will match .50 cents for every dollar you contribute of the first 6%, however employees can invest up to 60% of their pay (depending on annual IRS and required plan limits). Vesting begins after 2 years of service and is fully reached after 6 years of service.

Basic Life/AD&D Insurance Your designated beneficiary will receive a benefit to help ease their financial burden if you die from a covered accident or illness. Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) provides an additional benefit if you die or become dismembered due to a specifically covered accident. Plan Details:

  • Basic Group Term Life Insurance equal to 1x your basic annual earnings, plus $50,000; Maximum Benefit = $450,000
  • Basic AD&D Insurance benefit amount is 100% of the life amount

Voluntary Term Life/AD&D Insurance Plan details:

  • Employee coverage in $10,000 increments; Maximum of $500,000, not to exceed 7 times salary; $150,000 Guarantee issue for 7/1/2016 enrollment.
  • Spousal coverage in $5,000 increments; Maximum of $250,000, not to exceed 50% of employee amount; $30,000 Guarantee Issue for 7/1/2016 enrollment.
  • Coverage for child(ren) available; $10,000 per child from age 6 months to 19yrs old (25 if full time student)
  • Employee pays 100% of the insurance premium

Short Term Disability Plan If you become ill or suffer an injury that prevents you from working, this form of disability insurance replaces a portion of your income for a defined maximum period of time. Plan Details:

  • Benefits pays up to 75% of pre-disability earnings depending on length of service with Jel Sert
  • No insurance premium cost to employees

Long Term Disability Plan If you become ill or suffer an injury that prevents you from returning to work for an extended period of time, this program will replace a portion of your income for a defined period of time. Plan Details:

  • LTD benefits pays up to 66.67% of pre-disability earnings to a maximum of $10,000 per month
  • No insurance premium cost to employees

Aflac Supplemental Insurance If you wish to purchase additional lines of insurance coverage, Jel Sert offers a range of Aflac plans to help you with unexpected expenses. Program Details:

  • Provides coverage and security to help maintain your everyday life in case of illness or injury
  • Benefits help you pay for the many out-of-pocket expenses as well as your daily/monthly household expenses you may incur when you are sick or hurt
  • Benefits are pre-determined and paid regardless of any other insurance you have
  • Employees pay 100% of the insurance premium


EEO Statement

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.