Current Openings

Current Openings

Payroll Clerk


Assists in completion of bi-weekly factory union payroll, and helps verifies attendance incident activities to ensure accuracy, validity, and the timely processing of payroll information. Helps check all daily time entries for accuracy. Helps verify all union employee payroll files are complete and reflective of how each employee is to be paid. Assists our supervisors to complete employee time recording in a timely manner to meet payroll deadlines.  Responds to hire/rehired inquiries as needed or requested.  Maintain and order pertinent payroll supplies as needed.  Insures hand scan tracking equipment is in proper working order.  Assists with employee initial hand scan entry into payroll systems for insuring proper employee time payment. 


This position completes the following essential functions within established company policies, procedures and deadlines.

Union Payroll Responsibilities:

Time Entry: Followthe union contract rules and regulations to ensure accurate employee payments; assists payroll accountant with review and helps correct worked hours daily in JD Edwards and Workday; track and confirm pay from benefit balances (sick, vacation, funeral leave, etc); review all early/late hand scans and/or times away from work premises to properly account for employees time and payment; confirm attendance points in accordance with established attendance program and maintains proper documentation on file; review and confirm supervisors daily payroll time keeping; and to work closely with all supervisors and managers to ensure accuracy of all time reporting.

Payroll Processing and Check Distribution:  Helps review reports to confirm scanned time is correct to hours paid; review benefits and deductions needed; attach attendance slips to appropriate employee paychecks; arrange for distribution of checks to employees; compile all payroll reports and put into monthly books.

New Hires:  Take personnel ID pictures for new hires and print proper SSI identification cards for factory security entry authorizations.

Rehires:  Insure proper distribution of existing SSI identification cards needed for employee entry onto the premises.

Employee File Maintenance: Helps with ongoing file maintenance for changes regarding name changes, W-4 updates, benefit options and changes; assist new year round employees with completing the proper paperwork and benefit set-ups in a timely manner to include Flex Fund Reimbursements and 401K changes.

Child Support/Garnishment Wage Attachments:  When needed, enters new or update continued wage attachments into payroll system; supply court order documents, income withholding order memo and notice to employee to corporate office and employee as mandated; verify accurate court ordered payroll deductions, request vendor checks for garnishments and send appropriate vendor check accompanied with proper documentation; and create and update as necessary all employee files.

Unemployment Claims:  Help verify and complete information requests for all unemployment claims submitted against SSI in a timely manner.

Hire/Rehire Inquiries: Provide appropriate information for any inquiries on employee dates of work and job termination status; provide employee approved information to requesting government agencies; and ensure all inquiries are handled as defined within our corporate policies.

Attendance Program:  Provide assistance to verify attendance slips to payroll time entry to insure accuracy of payment and incident; insure benefit balances are accurate to recorded slips; and print and distribute reports to management and supervisors. Work with supervisors to insure employee time reporting matches attendance record they are providing per incident.  Keep all completed attendance slips in a designated area and purge old attendance records as needed.

General Duties:

Office Duties:  Answer phones; take messages or transfer phone calls; assist customers as needed; assist co-workers with questions/paperwork; keep work areas and other office areas clean and tidy; general light maintenance on printers/scanners/copier/fax machines once knowledgeable; preparation of out-going packages and labeling for shipment; and change out server back-up tapes daily or as needed.

Office and Payroll Supplies:  Monitor and order pertinent payroll supplies as needed; compare vendor costs when applicable; assist in office supply ordering as needed to include checking vendor accuracy on invoices; and assist in putting all supplies in designated areas.

Other General Payroll Functions:

Non-Union Payroll:  Assist payroll accountant maintain and distribute bi-weekly time sheets for management and non-union personnel; gather completed time sheets; compile hours and fax to corporate payroll department; and assist with sorting pay checks for distribution as needed.

Responsibilities and Decision Making Authority:

Processes payroll information and verifies all time entries for accuracy, follow up with supervisors to ensure necessary payroll authorizations are completed on a timely basis.

Equipment Operations:   Daily use of a computer, 10-Key calculator, fax/copier/scanner, hand scanners, Windows 7, Microsoft Outlook and related software products and programs, JD Edwards, Workday, SAP, and UPS Worldship.

Work Direction:  Assist supervisors in payroll time entry and responsibilities as needed.


To be successful in this position requires basic knowledge and experience of payroll and accounting functions and computer systems normally gained through the completion of a one to two year accounting or business related coursework with a minimum of two years related work experience. This person must be able to find and correct errors in a timely manner and be able to communicate easily with co-workers. Experience with Microsoft Outlook products such as Excel and Word is also required.  Experience with JD Edward or Workday payroll systems would be helpful.   This position also requires a very high degree of accuracy, and excellent organizational skills.  This position must also become familiar with our union contract to ensure accuracy in payment to our union employees.

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We are looking for a motivated individual to join our team at Sidney Sugars Incorporated, located in Sidney, MT as an Agriculturist. The purpose of this position is to provide agronomic expertise to growers in the production of a high quality beet crop that increases the recoverable sugar per acre. Manage harvest operations and beet storage for assigned areas. Manage grower relationships within corporate guidelines to attract and retain sugar beet growers.

The principal accountabilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Make recommendations to assist growers in the production of a high quality beet crop with an increase in recoverable sugar and minimal production costs.

  • Maintain Agriculture Reporting System to ensure appropriate information is available for decision making purposes.

  • Maintain current knowledge of new research and technological changes to ensure growers receive up-to-date information on sugar beet agriculture.

  • Assist in the implementation of new technology in crop production.

  • Assist growers with harvest equipment and improved harvest techniques to maximize sugar recovery per acre.

  • Effectively manage receiving stations, supervise harvest crews, and ensure compliance with Company policies during harvest.

  • Properly cool, store, monitor, and reload the sugar beets at their station to maximize factory operations.

To be successful in this position requires an agri-business background typically gained through the completion of a degree in Agronomy, Ag Economics or a related field with two to three years of experience. Effective oral and written communications skills, supervisory skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with growers are also required. A valid driver’s license is required. CCA certification preferred.

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Factory Laborers

  • Starting wage is $16.02 an hour
  • Chance to advancement to stations that pay $17.61 and higher
  • On the job training
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Paid holidays
  • Overtime available
  • Most of the work is indoors

Our factory in Sidney, Montana, promotes a work environment that values team work, experience, training, and safety.

  • Apply in person at Sidney Sugars
  • Call 406-433-9320 for more information.


Instrument TECH

Sidney Sugars Incorporated is seeking an INSTRUMENT TECH for their sugarbeet factory in Sidney, Montana.

Requirements of the job:

  • Understanding of instrument terminology and definitions
  • Knowledge of pneumatic and electronic instrumentation
  • Knowledge of transmitters and of computers in process control
  • Responsible for installation, troubleshooting, isolation, and repair of instruments
  • Mechanical and mathematical aptitude
  • Must pass the employer administered written instrumentation test.

Starting wage is $23.99/hour, $28.71 and full time when competence has been proven.

Benefits for the successful candidate include:

  • Insurance for medical, dental,  and life
  • Short term disability
  • Pension and 401(k)
  • Pay for vacation, sick, and holiday

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