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Human Resources Generalist

West Fraser

Augusta, Georgia 30906
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Human Resources Generalist

West Fraser - US

Augusta, Georgia

West Fraser Timber is a diversified North American wood products company producing southern yellow pine lumber and wood chips across the Southern US and Western Canada. We are the largest lumber producer in North America, with 15 lumber-producing locations throughout the U.S. South. This position is located at West Fraser’s mill in Augusta, Georgia.

General Description/Essential Functions

Responsibilities include providing support in the following areas:

  • Provides direct support to the Mill Manager and the leadership team

  • Determines root causes of hourly turnover and develops plans to reduce; develops plans to improve hourly skills and retention plans for key positions

  • Builds an effective recruiting, interviewing and selection process to hire quality hourly talent

  • Assists in developing and maintaining relationships with area trade schools and other local sources

  • Assists in organizational training and development efforts; coaches and supports front-line supervisors to retain and develop employees

  • Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in department efficiency and streamlining of processes

  • Maintains personnel files in compliance with applicable state and federal requirements

  • Answers routine employee inquiries; interprets, administers and communicates company policies and procedures; assists in scheduling interviews; arranges drug screen and background checks; verifies all new hire paperwork for completion and accuracy; conducts new hire orientation; assists in employee relations counseling and documentation

  • Prepares paperwork required to place employees on payroll and processes employee status changes

  • Assists in the hiring process by coordinating job postings both internally and on external job boards; performs pre-screening telephone interviews, in-person interviews and reference checks

  • Assists as directed by the Controller in the preparation of reports and other information

  • Maintains and updates the employee handbook

  • Reviews benefit enrollment forms for accuracy and coordinates enrollment with the Corporate office; leads the annual Open Enrollment and Wellness processes at the mills

  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings as required

  • Maintains HRIS records and compiles reports from the database as needed

  • Ensures compliance with West Fraser policies and procedures

  • Assists in investigations as needed

  • Works on other priorities as assigned by the Mill Manager, Controller or the Human Resources Manager – US business

Additional Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Ability to handle confidential information and to maintain a high level of legal and ethical standards

  • Supervisory experience preferred

Education & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or a related field or a combination of production, management and Human Resources experience

  • Five years of experience in Human Resources, preferably in a manufacturing environment

  • PHR or SHRM-CP preferred.


  • Approximately 10% travel required


  • West Fraser offers competitive benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, 401-k savings plans, and vacation



All persons meeting that criteria above are encouraged to apply, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will not be accepted at the Augusta, Georgia mill office.  No phone inquiries, please.

West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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