JOIN THE
BALES TEAM

Build your career with Bales! Join a team of experts who love what they do, value work-life balance, and enjoy the rewards of hard work.

MAKE THE RIGHT SHIFT

Join a team that values what you do! Bales is a family-owned business dedicated to treating employees right. We love what we do, respect work-life balance, and recognize team members for their hard work. Our employees receive:

COMPETITIVE PAY

OVERTIME PAY

FIRST-SHIFT ROLES

NAMED A BEST
PLACE TO WORK BY PLASTICS NEWS

Since 1978, Bales has been protecting metal surfaces in ways our competitors don’t dare. Our highly skilled team is the backbone of our business. That’s why our employees receive competitive pay, excellent benefits, plus tons of other perks all year long.

BENEFITS AND PERKS

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competitive pay

Bales pays rates higher than industry average. Why? Because our dedicated, highly skilled employees deserve it. Plus, they can earn overtime and bonuses.

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DAY 1 INSURANCE

Starting your career at Bales is easy, thanks to insurance from day one. We’ll help you avoid expensive COBRA plans by covering your family’s health needs right away.

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MEDICAL & DENTAL

At Bales, you’ll have options. Choose from several individual and family PPO and HMO health insurance plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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VISION INSURANCE

Many companies don’t offer vision insurance—but we do. Get coverage for preventative eye care and prescription eyewear for you and your family.

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Accident Insurance

You can’t predict an accident, but we’ll make sure you’re covered. Our accident insurance will help you if you get injured outside of work.

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Disability INSURANCE

You read that right. Bales employees can opt into short- and long-term disability coverage on top of medical & dental, vision, and accident insurance.

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401K MATCH

“I want to work forever,” said no one, ever. Plan for the future with a healthy match to your 401k contributions from Bales.

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Healthy PTO

You’ll start accruing paid time off from your first day of employment, which means you’ll have the flexibility to balance your job with your life.

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LIFE INSURANCE

Get $10,000 in life insurance coverage provided by Bales, with the option to purchase additional term life insurance to meet your needs.

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Paid Holidays

Bales employees enjoy an extra week off with seven paid holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), and Christmas.

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BIRTHDAY HOLIDAYS

Who likes working on their birthday? Not us! Celebrate your big day with a paid day off, every year you work with us.

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APPRECIATION WEEK

Employee Appreciation Day just wasn't long enough. It takes Bales a full week (plus several other days throughout the year) to show how much we LOVE our team!

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Wellness Fairs

Your health and well-being matter to us. That’s why we offer onsite wellness fairs for employees to get flu shots, blood draws, and more.

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EDUCATION & TRAINING

Learn skills you can take anywhere, at a great company you won't want to leave! Participate in formal and on-the-job training, mentoring/coaching, industry conferences, job rotations—all at no cost to you.

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DONATION MATCH

Join a company that supports your values. We donate up to $250 per employee per year to eligible fundraisers and service events that you care about.

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Open Book & Door Policy

We believe in transparency. That’s why we share our P&L, quality reports, and other critical metrics with employees. Plus, company leaders are accessible any time.

CONVENIENT LOCATION

Bales is conveniently located in Downers Grove, Illinois, near I-355, I-88, and the BNSF Belmont train station.

Bales Metal Surface Solutions
2824 Hitchcock Ave • Downers Grove, IL 60515

Bales Metal Surface Solutions
2824 Hitchcock Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515

DON’T SEE YOUR IDEAL POSITION?
BALES IS ALWAYS HIRING TOP TALENT

We have a strong reputation in providing the best industrial mold coatings and polished finishes and are known for the art of fabricating precision anodes. We deliver maximum coverage, no matter how intricate the application. The secret? Our highly-skilled team. Bales is always looking for skilled workers to join our team!