Position Overview


  • The Western Sugar Cooperative has a challenging opportunity for a Human Resource Professional. The Human Resources Generalist manages the local day-to-day operations of Human Resources. The HR Generalist manages the administration of human resources policies, procedures, programs, and recruitment of employees. The HR Generalist carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: departmental development, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), employee relations, employee recruitment, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational development, and employment.


Essential Functions


  • Live our Core Values of: Being a Safety Leader, Integrity, Openness & Trust, Team Work, Entrepreneurship, and Social Responsibility,
  • Provide a primary source of information on WSC’s policies and procedures for managers and employees
  • Manage hands-on, full cycle recruiting, new hire orientation and onboarding for leadership, administrative and production roles.
  • Manage staffing list daily to ensure proper recruiting
  • Provides main point of contact for HR vendors who provide third-party services
  • Participates with special projects and initiatives
  • Oversees performance management and improvement systems
  • Responsible for training and development
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and applies this knowledge to ensure the organization’s compliance with federal, state and local legislation pertaining to all personnel matters
  • Responsible for policy administration and compliance
  • First point of contact for plant employees on all HR matters.
  • Oversees local compensation and benefits administration for hourly and salaried nonexempt employees
  • Provides employee services and counseling
  • Collaborate with and provide advice, guidance and support to supervisors and managers in all HR related matters.
  • Assist Corporate Human Resource with development of annual succession plans and salary plans
  • Coordinates internship and trainee programs
  • Assures adherence to the Collective Bargaining Agreement which includes but is not limited to progressive discipline, grievance resolution, wage rates, attendance regulations, and job postings
  • Conducts employee investigation and administers discipline when required
  • Other job duties as assigned


Skill & Experience Requirements


  • Friendly, results oriented, and collaborative
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with an emphasis in Human Resource or related field
  • 2-3 years’ experience in Human Resource required
  • Demonstrated experience with improvements in Human Resources, recruiting and employee relations
  • Experience in employee investigations and dispute resolution
  • Excellent verbal, written, group facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Excellent computer competence (outlook, word, PowerPoint, Excel, HRIS software)
  • Must be able to handle several priorities at one time





Working Relationship:

  • Report to Factory Manager with dotted line to Corporate HR



Leadership skills:


  • Solid leadership and influencing skills



Travel Requirements, if any (please indicate percentage):

  • Up to 10%


Position Type:      Non- Union Status: Non-Exempt   Location: Billings
Benefits:  Medical, Vision, Dental, LTD, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP),  401K  with match opportunity and the Company also contributes an additional 6% discretionary amount into each employee’s 401(k) at the end of the calendar year. Vacation, Salaried Continuance Plan, Holidays, and Paid Sick Leave if required by applicable State Law.



Please submit all resumes in PDF form to: hr@westernsugar.com


It is the policy of The Western Sugar Cooperative not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin.  This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training, layoff and termination.Western Sugar Cooperative is a Drug Free workplace.