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Human Resources Coordinator (Entry-Level)

Company: HersheyCareers
Location: Stuarts Draft
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Location: Stuarts Draft, VA




The Hershey Company Stuarts Draft plant is a Non-Union plant producing products such as Reese’s Pieces, Reese Cups, Reese Shapes, Reese Bars, Mr. Goodbar, Mounds, Almond Joy, NutRageous, Oh Henry, FastBreak, Whatchamacallit, Baking Chips, etc. in a high-speed complex environment.


This position is responsible for and coordinates a variety of administrative functions including but not limited to recruitment, maintenance of employee records, leave of absence requests, employee relation issues, benefits issues, training tracking and tuition reimbursement. Serves as EEO Coordinator for the facility.  This position uses data and metrics to develop recommendations/solutions to improve processes, communications, and other HR services.  This position is HR Super User for SAP and VSS (Vacation Scheduling System).  Provide administrative and project support when needed.




Talent First

  • Oversees and supports execution of hourly talent acquisition process to ensure hourly recruitment goals are met. 
  • Plans organize and drives orientation on-boarding process for hourly and salaried workforce.  Coordinate and track bid and training efforts to meet organizational needs.  Support the tracking of Trades skills enhancement training and certification. 

HR Excellence

  • Collaborate with Corporate HR personal for the completion of annual EEO-1,VETS-100, annual Affirmative Action plans and any other government mandated reports.
  • Contributes to human resource compliance efforts by ensuring guidelines and policies are consistent and enforced in the areas of FMLA, ADA, FLSA, etc.
  • Oversight of Employee Handbook to include coordination of updates to ensure relevancy, compliance, and consistency with manufacturing wide practices as appropriate
  • Supports labor negotiations (where applicable).
  • Leverages and educates others on available technology, shared services, HR services and procedures to meet customer needs.
  • Works closely with various corporate departments to meet customer needs.
  • Supports exiting employees, e.g., retirements, quits and severances.

 A Great Place to Work

  • Coordinates, communicates, and administers recognition programs.  Tracks perfect attendance, retirement, and orders service awards.
  • Prepares communications on employment related issues for the plant.
  • Assists in answering day to day employee questions surrounding policy and procedures, directs to appropriate resources as required. 
  • Supports employee engagement administration.
  • Serves as a point person for cafeteria, vending, uniforms, and other employee programs
  • Assists with STD administration.
  • Completes local wage survey (s).

High Performance Culture

  • Serves as a training facilitator
  • Leverages and educates others on available technology, shared services, HR services and procedures to meet customer needs.
  • Assist in training documentation and coordination.  Assist with research and special projects as required.
  • Provides support to various department projects as assigned.  Participates in data collection, analysis, and reporting as requested.  Responsible for assisting in developing and implementing administrative procedures and driving improvements through Human Resources and other areas.


  • Supports approximately 1,188 employees (1,100 hourly)
  • Reports to Human Resource Manager


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:


  • Superior communication skills, written and verbal, able to effectively address all levels within the organization.
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills with the ability to challenge decisions and facilitate change.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with and influence the decision making of senior management.
  • Exemplary organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality
  • Ability to respond to a diversity of requests
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability to interpret employment law and apply it to work practices


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or equivalent education or experience is preferred
  • 3 years progressive ER, LR, Training, Employment, and/or Safety experience
  • Previous experience in building HR capabilities, employee relations, staffing and training and development is a plus


Required Competencies/Behaviors:


Interpersonal Relations

  • Establishes and maintains constructive, positive working relationships built upon trust. Listens to, considers, and respects opposing viewpoints and opinions. Uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse even high-tension situations. Works to find common ground and mutually beneficial solutions to conflicts. Influences others to gain their support as necessary to complete work activities. Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization. Can represent his/her own interest and yet be fair to other groups. Viewed by others as a team player.



  • Adapts to competing demands and shifting priorities.  Maintains focus on work assignments and activities when faced with changes, problems, competing priorities, or stressful situations. Remains open to new assignments and updates knowledge and skills to handle new complexities, challenges, and responsibilities. Embraces change and supports its implementation.


Problem Solving and Decision Making 

  • Systematically gathers information from a variety of sources, analyzes information, identifies implications of data, draws appropriate conclusions, generates viable alternative solutions to problem, and evaluates the consequences of choosing each alternative.  This includes recognizing when a problem exists and taking proactive steps to resolve the problem.  Makes effective decisions and exercises good judgment in a fast-paced working environment.


Technical Competencies-EEO and AA Administration

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge and application of Affirmation Action plans, EEO-1, VETS-100, ADA and other government mandated reports and programs. Understands SAP HR and develop recommendations/ solutions to improve processes, communications, and other HR services. Demonstrates technical expertise that meets the requirements of the job.



The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans

If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the HR Service Center (

Keywords: HersheyCareers, Roanoke , Human Resources Coordinator (Entry-Level), Other , Stuarts Draft, Virginia

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