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Recruiting, Onboarding, Development & Training (RDT) Coordinator | Knoxville, TN



  • location Knoxville, TN

Recruiting, Onboarding, Development & Training (RDT) Coordinator

Reports To:

Division Controller


HR / Administrative

Position Summary:

The RDT Coordinator works closely with BCI Division leadership to assess staffing needs and coordinate the recruitment, onboarding, development, training and retention of BCI associates at all levels. This entails recruiting and making recommendations on new hires, coordinating the new hire process, proper training and onboarding of new hires and working closely with each new hire during their probationary period to prepare them for a successful and lasting career at BCI.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Tasks related to this position may vary and are not limited to those listed below:


  • Assess staffing needs and priorities with Division leadership
  • Coordinate position postings and associate recruitment through web and other social media platforms, associate referral programs and outside agency resources
  • Review and screen candidate resumes and employment applications
  • Conduct preliminary interviews and make interview recommendations to Division hiring team
  • Coordinate pre-employment screening and testing as applicable


  • Assemble and conduct new hire orientation
  • Assist Division Controller with completion of new-hire checklist tasks and upload of supporting documentation into UKG
  • Interact with new hires regularly to assess their progress in their new role and understanding of the BCI culture, benefit programs and ability to meet BCI standards
  • Regularly review new-hire performance with assigned Supervisor during first year of employment

Training & Development 

  • Assist Division Controller and Division leadership with associate training, mentoring and leadership development program in cooperation with Division leadership (e.g., associate mentor program)
  • Coordinate all required training for newly hired associates during initial 90-day probation period (e.g., new hire safety training)


  • Regular interaction with Division leadership to ensure compliance with the company’s policies and procedures
  • Identify associate retention, career development opportunities and solutions for improved overall associate experience
  • Utilize available HRIS, training modules and behavioral assessment tools (e.g., UKG; internal benchmarking and performance management tools; development profile; PRADCO) to support the recruiting, onboarding, development and training of BCI associates
  • Perform all duties from a foundation of trust and the highest ethical conduct, following established safety rules, company policies and procedures
  • Moderate travel required between Greenville, SC and Knoxville, TN (40 – 50%)
  • Full-time role in both an office and manufacturing plant setting

Desired Skills and Behavioral Strengths:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and listening skills
  • Engaging style and works well with others
  • Ability to identify crucial gaps in development and performance
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • Effectively manage time working under pressure with multiple interruptions
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to navigate various web and media platforms

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business Administration preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant HR recruiting, training and development experience (packaging/manufacturing industry preferred)

About BCI

Buckeye Corrugated, Inc. (BCI) is a privately held, employee-owned company with eleven (11) corrugated manufacturing facilities, providing an extensive range of corrugated packaging products. Located in nine Southern and Midwestern states, our services and capabilities include custom-designed corrugated packaging, point-of-purchase displays, point-of-sale packaging along with fulfillment and logistics. Simply stated, we do not just make boxes. We build the means to shape impressions and influence perceptions.

BCI provides competitive pay and a robust benefits package including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision and life insurance, disability benefits, 401(k), paid time off and holidays, as well as a bonus plan and opportunity for employee stock ownership.