Western DuPage Chamber

Manufacturing Production Assistant

Posted: 06/06/2022


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 Manufacturing Production Assistant. 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!

The Manufacturing Production Assistant supports Jel Sert's manufacturing operations by assisting department supervisors and manager with a wide variety of administrative and clerical responsibilities.

This position will require the employee to work overtime 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.

This job description is only a summary of typical functions. Other duties, tasks, and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

  • Support the department with daily production records by reviewing, correcting and routing final records accordingly.
  • Communicate and support Supervisor and Manager with departmental Operations, MRO, PM's, and Maintenance.
  • Maintain required departmental paperwork as required by SQF regulations, assigned CCR documentation and other departmental needs.
  • Support 5S projects by engaging in the solutions and implementation of projects.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely data entry into our time and attendance system, Attendance Enterprise, to ensure all employee records are ready for payroll on a weekly basis.
  • Post weekly overtime lists for all necessary overtime and, as needed, assist with assigning overtime to employees accordingly.
  • Organize weekly payroll checks and lunch tickets by department and shift.
  • Maintain files, records, and other miscellaneous paperwork.
  • Train production employees, including temporary employees, on topics that fall within each training matrix, safety and other miscellaneous departmental training needs as required.
  • Distribute mail and maintain office supplies for manufacturing department.
  • Backup to other Manufacturing Production Assistant as needed.


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 1 year of administrative experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) is required.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft applications is required.
  • Required to have basic math skills.
  • Working knowledge of GMP's and safety regulations preferred and SQF knowledge a plus.
  • Some college preferred.


  • Ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment.
  • Must be detail-oriented, good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Must be able to encounter problems and make fact-based decisions.
  • Build sustainable relationships of trust through open and interactive communication.
  • Adapt to change and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Checks the quality and timeliness of own work.
  • Desire to grow and take on new challenges and opportunities
  • Personable yet extremely professional in demeanor and approachable.


  • 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, scaffolding, ramps, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • 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. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
  • 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.
  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
  • 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.


  • Fast paced manufacturing environment with exposure to various odors and powder dust
  • Subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.



  • Prioritizes and schedules own work
  • Check the quality and timeliness of own work
  • Enforce company policies and procedures to others


Follow applicable procedures and work instructions.

Back-up Redundancy - Manufacturing Production Assistant


This job directly impacts departmental and company productivity by helping to coordinate the administrative functions of the manufacturing departments and providing support in a timely and efficient manner. This job will enable the department supervisors and managers to function at a higher level and have a bigger impact on Jel Sert.

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.

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