We’re hiring! Are you a disciplined self-starter in search of a challenging new career path within the wonderful world of food? We would love to hear from you. Check out our open positions within our Packaging Department.

Eli’s Cheesecake, located on Chicago’s northwest side, is a family-owned business looking for bright, energetic individuals to join our team. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, inclusive work environment, where each member of our workforce is truly valued for their contributions. Eli’s is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive compensation plan inclusive of health, dental, vision, paid time off, and a 401K match program. In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we firmly believe that the keystone of success is education, which is why we offer ESL language classes in addition to other continued education classes to our associates in cooperation with Wright College, our educational and Campus partner.

We are guided by our founder, Eli’s Schulman’s mantras: “Treat others as if you were the other” and “Charity will never bust you.”


Packaging Associate

1st and 2nd Shift
401(k) Matching
Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
Employee Discount
Paid Time Off
Weekly Cheesecake & Sweet Treats
Daily Lunch & Coffee
Continuing Education Support

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Candidates must be able and willing to work in a fast paced production environment
Learn the variety of products produced as well as their associated characteristics.
Ensure all equipment and machinery is in proper working condition at the start and end of every packaging order
Operate said equipment and machinery throughout the bakery production process.
Identify packaging materials and subsequently be able to properly pack products into specified packaging containers
Learn and maintain a standardized rate and quality of production
Ensure all products meet quality and food safety standards
Assist with other duties around the facility as needed
Follow company rules, food safety, personnel safety, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) to ensure a safe clean working environment.
Work as active member of the department’s team
Be able to communicate with leads, managers, or supervisors regarding any safety or manufacturing concerns.
Ability to work overtime as needed

High School diploma/GED equivalent – preferred but not required
Ability to carry out detailed but uninvolved written and/or oral instructions
Basic understanding of entry level mathematical skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Be able to lift a minimum of 25+ lbs on a repetitive production basis
Perform work duties that involve extended periods of standing
Be able to communicate openly and effectively with leads and managers as needed
Ability to transition between tasks as needed
Current Shift Openings

Pay Starting @ $15/hr

Eli’s Cheesecake is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.