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Plant HR Manager

Company: Sterling St James LLC
Location: Pasco
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Plant Human Resources Manager - Tri-Cities area, Food Processing (Relocation Assistance)

Job Summary:
This position is responsible, under the direction of the Plant Manager, for policies and programs relating to personnel, staff development, employee recruitment, wage & salary administration, and maintaining effective means of communications between local management and employees. The HR Manager is also responsible for the oversight of benefits administration, labor scheduling, training, and payroll functions within the plant. This position must ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations.

This 600 FTE, non-Union processing plant is a vegetable processing facility.

In addition, the individual in this position must demonstrate initiative, creativity and be self-motivated; along with having the ability to train others when needed. Work relationships and communication are key ingredients to the success of the individual holding this position.

Responsibilities:
Responsible for recruitment, hiring, and retention of a qualified workforce; create job descriptions, interview process, and selection recommendations to management. Advise location's management in the maintenance of employment procedures and practices at local levels designed to attract qualified employees for plant and administrative positions.

Coordinates wage & salary administration with Plant managers and the Corporate Office; sees that wages and salaries are maintained at competitive area levels and that such wage and salary programs are administered soundly; makes recommendations to the management staff on salary ranges for plant and administrative personnel. Update hourly wage brackets and salary pay grades accordingly.

Advise managers and supervisory personnel on a case by case basis regarding progressive discipline procedures. Monitor all probations and involuntary terminations.

Responsible for any required personnel reporting, including the annual EEO-1 report.

Coordinate and supervise the company's use of external employment sources and programs.

Responsible for the administration and information of fringe benefits, including but not limited to insurance, vacations, paid holidays, and education assistance programs.

Establish and maintains open communications lines between all staff levels and Corporate Office. Provide access to management for hourly and non-supervisory personnel. Act as mediator with employee relations issues or instances of internal policies non-compliance.

Develops a proactive and professional HR Department and staff. Assures proper implementation and delivery of benefits administration, labor scheduling, training, and payroll functions by subordinates.

Coordinates employee performance management program including appraisals for hourly and salaried employees.

Assists in the development and administration of internal training programs for supervisors and hourly personnel.

Develops and maintains various reports for management actions (e.g., recruiting/manning, labor, discipline, turnover/retention, etc.).

Researches and analyzes changes in Human Resource laws, regulations, trends, and pertinent information in the field. Keep informed on laws and regulations affecting conditions of employment and employee relations and collaborate with appropriate committees and Corporate Office on any related policies and/or practices.

Ensures fair and consistent administration of company policies.

Ensures self and all HR staff are performing in an efficient, effective and safe manner.

Ensures communication and interface with support departments is carried out in a participative and professional manner, that is conducive with operational goals.

Conducts oneself in a professional manner, ensures confidentiality regarding sensitive issues and consistently adheres to the standards necessary to successfully perform the job functions.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university.

5 years related Human Resources Management experience and/or training, OR equivalent combination of education, experience, and skills needed to successfully perform the essential job functions.

Food manufacturing/processing Human Resource Management experience strongly desired.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required

Highly competent knowledge level of Human Resources regulations, policies, procedures, and practices is essential.

In-depth knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to: ADA, EEO, FLSA, FMLA, HIPAA, I-9's, OSHA, and related matters.

Proficient understanding of Company policies and regulations concerning personnel, safety, security, and employee handbooks.

Possess highly effective analytical, negotiation, managerial, and problem solving skills.

Possess intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.

Proficient with basic math skills.

Strong communication skills, including facilitation with teams and/or large groups, and direct interface with customers.

Ability to make quick and effective decisions in line with the plant goals and objectives.

Ability to supervise others by demonstrating coaching and leadership skills. Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and apply them effectively.

Ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to manage tasks, delegate, lead groups, and work with people from various functions/ departments

Ability to maintain an acceptable attendance and safety record.

Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse staff in order to accomplish Plant goals and objectives.

Ability to effectively work on multiple assignments, while responding to frequent interruptions and changing priorities.

Desired Qualifications:
Bilingual Skills (English/Spanish) are desired.

PHR/SPHR certificate preferred.

Must be willing to work on-site.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the US, now and in the future, without sponsorship.

Keywords: Sterling St James LLC, Pasco , Plant HR Manager, Executive , Pasco, Washington

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