Human Resources Generalist

Location: Chesapeake, VA
Total Fiber Recovery of Chesapeake (TFRC) is a joint venture between Oregon-based Total Fiber Recovery, a subsidiary of Bulk Handling Systems, and the Swedish company CellMark Inc. This new facility will annually produce over 200,000 tons of recycled pulp from mixed paper (MP) and cardboard (OCC).
TFRC is seeking a Human Resources Generalist to join the team in Chesapeake, Virginia.
In this role, you will be responsible for coordination of human resources responsibilities for the TFRC facility. You will work closely with the BHS Human Resources team to ensure local practices align with overall company strategy and initiatives where applicable. You will collaborate with Operations, Maintenance, and other office personnel to develop, prepare, and implement policies and procedures. Your role is both employee advocate and support for supervisors and leaders in managing employee issues.

 If you have these qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities…                                                                                           

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business management or related field required
  • At least 5 years of progressive human resources experience in a manufacturing or plant production environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of HR best practices, employee benefits, and state and federal employment laws
  • Proficient experience with HR systems required, ADP highly desirable
  • Advanced skills with MS Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams
  • Ability to analyze, define, and diagnose risk management issues based on sound logic and rationale
  • Knowledgeable about OSHA standards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and motivation skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks effectively
  • Capable of maintaining a high level of confidentiality and professionalism

And are interested in these responsibilities…

  • Interfacing with the BHS Human Resource team on payroll, benefits, workers compensation, talent acquisition and related corporate cascaded items and projects
  • Assisting with hiring, firing, training and related talent management tasks
  • Assisting with onboarding and offboarding paperwork and processes
  • Overseeing hourly timekeeping processes including assisting employees with timekeeping concerns and corrections
  • Tracking and reporting on attendance metrics for the facility
  • Providing day-to-day support on employee relations issues, performance behavior, policies and procedures and additional related personnel topics
  • Driving employee engagement by creating and executing meaningful events, creating opportunities for team building and collaboration across the building
  • Working closely with supervisors to ensure employee engagement and satisfaction to prevent employee turnover
  • Coaching and advising supervisors on the resolution of employee relations issues
  • With the General Manager and shift supervisors, supporting the maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment by eliminating hazards, training employees, and promoting safety awareness
  • Serving as the local contact for safety incidents, investigations, and coordinate with the corporate HR team on the Workers’ Compensation claims process
  • Ensuring record keeping and review of facility incident investigations on all work-related injuries, near misses and accidents completed by shift supervisors or the General Manager
  • Proactively identifying opportunities for the continuous improvement and development of employee centric initiatives within the facility

You will receive…

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits program including but not limited to Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off and paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition reimbursement

Please visit our website ( to apply and learn more.

Work Opportunity

TFRC will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. Currently, we do not offer VISA sponsorship or transfers at this time, unless specifically noted in the posting.
TFRC participates in the E-Verify program.

Equal Opportunity Employer

TFRC is an Equal Opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics. 

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