Current Opportunities with The Jel Sert Company

The Jel Sert Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Assistant Production Supervisor

Department: Powder
Location: West Chicago, IL (Far Western Suburbs)
Salary: $0 - $0
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Shift: 2nd Shift
Scheduled Work Hours: Monday thru Friday 1pm to 11pm

For nearly a century, The Jel Sert Company has focused on creating high-quality, high-value foods and beverages that help bring people together. We are currently looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a ASSISTANT PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR. If you are looking for a work environment that encourages personal growth, responsibility, and a shared vision for creating incredible products that help create lasting memories, then Jel Sert wants you!

Supervises employees to maximize employee safety, food quality, and productivity.  Key responsibilities include daily safety observations, production monitoring, lot control, inventory accuracy, reporting, sanitation, housekeeping, and adherence to standard operating procedures.  Assures correct preparation of products and finished goods.  Shared responsibility for Safety training, new methods e.g. 5 S, standardize work and methods improvements.


2nd Shift - Monday - Friday 1pm to 11pm 

3rd Shift - Monday - Friday 9pm to 7am

This position will require the employee to work overtime and Saturdays  as needed. Overtime is scheduled based upon individual job responsibilities and the needs of the department.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Conduct safety line inspections, department safety audits, safety meetings
  • Create daily and overtime schedules
  • Delegate responsibilities to line group leaders and other employees
  • Quality (high-quality production, quality audits, clean environment) HACCP, Verification of CCP’s
  • Assist in performing new hire orientation training
  • Report and review employee disciplinary issues with the supervisor
  • Sanitation and housekeeping
  • Perform other duties as assigned



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.




  • Minimum of 2 years within a production environment, preferably lead experience
  • Experience within Food and beverage industry preferred
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent experience, preferred BA/BS
  • Bi-lingual required
  • Capability to prioritize and organize workload
  • Ability to foster teamwork
  • Good verbal & written communication skills are required
  • Basic computer skills within programs such as Microsoft Office and the internet are required



  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • 401(K ) & ROTH Plan with Company Match
  • Life Insurance
  • Aflac Supplemental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off plus Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program



  • Training and Career Development Opportunities
  • Referral Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Discounts on our Delicious Products
  • Health Club Member Reimbursement
  • Interactive Company Culture with Engagement Activities
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Company Philanthropy



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to-position.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection).
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate heavy equipment.
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures and be able to discern differences between red/green/amber.




Manufacturing environment with some allergen products


The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.

The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, exposure to heat.



Follow applicable procedures and work instructions.

Verification and monitoring audits of CCP’s

Back-up Redundancy – Assistant Production Supervisors



This job directly impacts departmental Safety, product quality and production efficiency .

Application Accommodation Information

Jel Sert is committed to providing reasonable accommodations when necessary for 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.

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. 

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. 


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