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Handcrafting fragrance and design. Creating perfumed stories. Candles by Tatine. 100% handcrafted + perfumed, candles and products.


We are growing and are currently looking for detail oriented, conscientious, motivated, and enthusiastic individuals! We are located in a sunny studio in the former Hammond Organ Factory in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood surrounded by creative businesses. We are an open concept artisan studio, office, showroom, and manufacturing facility which requires close working relationships with all members on staff and all departments. We are an incredibly hardworking team looking for other likeminded talent.

HOW TO APPLY – Email your resume, a brief cover letter, three work references, and a few words about yourself to Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. You will hear back from us via email if we are interested in setting up an interview with you. No phone calls or drop ins please!

Full Time Candle Manufacturing Production Assistant– Entry Level

As a Candle Manufacturing and Production Assistant you will follow the production schedule and directives with ease and accuracy, communicating with upper management to meet daily production goals. We have many types of projects going on, so you will need the ability to shift gears quickly when asked. Your days will involve loading several hundred pounds of wax into melting vats, mixing fragrance into melted wax, pouring wax into candle vessels, finishing candles to company standard, moving finished candles off production tables to assembly tables, and completing production goals correctly and in a timely manner.

Candle making work is extremely physical work, but we find it appeals to those who have worked in the restaurant industry as the workflow is similar but with the added benefit of a 9-5 schedule! A few must-haves: You must be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly and have the ability to stand on your feet between 6 to 8 hours per day. There will be a lot of repeated bending, reaching, lifting, and set up/re-set up of glassware. As you will be working hands-on with the candles you must be able to tolerate direct contact with fragrance oils and essential oils. You must be self- motivated, careful, attentive, and on task at all times in production. This is a rigorous, hardworking, and physical position and is the backbone of what we do here at Tatine. You will be expected to show up on time and maintain good attendance!

You will also keep the studio stocked with materials, break down boxes for recycling, and clean and organize the studio at the end of the day. Your handcrafting skills will be crucial as the candle making process is integral to a quality product output. We need someone who can maintain focus, skill, and speed to help us maintain our output goals.

You will also provide production assembly back up as needed on a daily basis, which will involve wick preparation, setting up glassware, labeling and cleaning finished candles, assembling handcrafted packaging carefully, which involves folding and pleating paper, assembling boxes, putting labels on boxes, and case-packing product and getting it on the shelf for our wholesale customers. These tasks require handwork, skill and attention to detail.

Those hired into this position will also be trained to back up our shipping department so you are skilled in times of heavy shipping, such as trade show season, holidays, and custom product developments with serious deadlines. A great attention to detail is required and as well as PC computer skills to enter shipments into UPS WorldShip. You will also take deliveries in and out of our loading docks when required. Must be comfortable hauling in several thousand pounds of material shipments on pallet jacks and have a strong work ethic and kindness in dealing with our shippers.

Each department is assigned daily clean up at the end of each production day to maintain a safe and clean working environment. You will also be responsible for weekly cleanup of our communal kitchen and production areas.

This position will be fully trained, but prior experience in manufacturing, restaurant work, or artisan production is strongly desired.