Turners Falls, MA
Employment Type: 

Lightlife Foods Inc. has an opening for a full-time Human Resources/Recruitment Coordinator at our plant located in Turners Falls, MA.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the HR Manager, the Human Resources/Recruitment Coordinator’s main focus initially will be providing sourcing and recruitment support for both hourly and salaried positions. In addition, the role will be responsible for maintaining accurate records and systems, HR reporting, on boarding, as well as supporting positive employee relations. The incumbent may be required to work flexible shifts to support the hiring and onboarding requirements of the plant.

Main Responsibilities:


  • Execute the recruitment plant to ensure labor needs of the plant are met
  • Provide suggestions and recommendations to the recruitment plan to ensure efficient and timely delivery of the plan
  • Manage the HR department’s email boxes responding to various inquiries from internal and external sources and candidates
  • Plan and execute job fairs and liaise with local career centers to support hiring requirements
  • Maintain job postings on all job sites utilized
  • Paper screen all applicants against selection criteria who apply to vacant positions through various channels
  • Conduct pre-qualification interviews to develop short lists of appropriate candidates for interviewing purposes
  • Schedule all interviews between candidates and Hiring Managers
  • Conduct realistic job previews (plant tour)
  • Conduct reference checks
  • Create job offers
  • Prepare new hire paperwork and orientation packages
  • Facilitate orientation of all new employees prior to employee on boarding

Employee Relations

  • Provide guidance, support and coaching to frontline Supervisors regarding Human Resources policies and practices
  • Provides HR advice and counsel on hourly employee relations matters
  • Be the first point of contact to answer employee’s questions about benefits, payroll, and policy
  • Keep the HR Manager up-to-date on employee concerns, complaints and morale
  • Track hourly employee performance reviews and prepare and distribute paperwork to reviewing supervisors/managers

Benefits Administration

  • Track employee health plan eligibility dates
  • Track other benefits eligibility dates
  • Provide new hires with insurance information
  • Ensure benefit information is processed timely
  • Serve as primary point of contact for employees on all benefit plans (health, life, STD and our retirement savings plan)

Other Miscellaneous

  • Support team building and Company events, i.e. holiday party, BBQ, etc
  • Complete other duties as requested


  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in HR studies or business-related discipline
  • 2+ years’ experience in recruitment and/or HR
  • Strong computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively screen and source qualified candidates
  • Detail oriented with strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proactive and solution oriented with a very strong sense of urgency