Human Resources Generalist
Under supervision from the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Generalist performs varied human resources functions. Day to day activities require the use of initiative and good judgment, particularly when prioritizing work or dealing with forepersons, supervisors and hourly employees. Must be able to read, write and speak English and Spanish, work in a fast-paced environment and work well with others. The position is based in Salinas year round. Must be discreet working with employee confidential information. This position’s regular hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday during the heavy season (approximately February – October), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the winter (approximately October to February).
Standard human resource duties:
Assist employees over the telephone:
Answer questions regarding company job openings and benefits, employee’s health insurance eligibility, seniority, or leaves of absence
Receive and review employee applications
Assist supervision as needed
Complete insurance eligibility work status forms
Enter employee data in Great Plains system, including insurance information, deductions, and various training dates.
Scan and post employee status changes in system and into employees file rap sheet, attach status to proper page in file.
Cross-train in human resources in all commodities to assist other staff.
Maintain up to date seniority lists for the Plant.
Distribute and track applications for the Plant positions and review incoming applications for completeness.
Other duties as assigned by the manager, director and vice president.
Assist Plant supervisors in filling permanent and temporary positions
Post permanent openings
Work with Staffing Agencies to fill temporary assignments
List open positions at CalJobs and other online websites
Pre-screen applicants for various Plant positions
Review, prepare and send temp timesheets to various agencies for processing
Process agency invoices
Responsible for employee files for all Plant employees
Assist with employees at the personnel counter when needed
Knowledge of Labor and Wage Order Laws
Knowledge of all aspects of the current Bargaining Agreement between the Company and:
UFCW Local 5
Teamsters Local 890
Understand all payroll and personnel practices and procedures as they relate to company policy, and unwritten, historical agreements with UFW, UFCW and Teamsters
Back up to medical insurance invoice processing, including reconciliation to invoices, ACH requests to F&A, and creating and transmitting EDI to WGA & RFK
Respond to and process FMLA/CFRA/PDL requests
Backup to CalSavers processing
UKG Time & Attendance Program Administrator
New hire/rehire setup
Maintain employee profiles
Temporary job class transfers
Monitor health insurance and union deductions for all Plant and Teamster employees
Reconcile UFCW and Teamster union deductions
Set up and administer wage garnishments
Setup garnishments including monitoring arrears for anniversary/vacation checks
Human resource regulations and procedures.
Benefit contract language.
All pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements both adopted and pending affecting employee benefit programs, including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, Workers Compensation, Medicare, and Social Security and DOL requirements.
Must be able to read, write and speak English and Spanish
Operation of standard office equipment, including a personal computers and appropriate software such as Windows, Word and Excel
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 knowledge a plus.
Prior experience with unions and CBAs
Bi-lingual/bi-literate in English/Spanish
Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary
Regular hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday during the heavy season (approximately February – October), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the winter (approximately October to February).
Work schedule may include OT and weekends
Excellent customer service skills on the phone and in person
Organized team player who works well with a variety of people with a minimum of supervision
Thrive in a fast paced environment and handle pressure while managing multiple tasks
Regular and consistent attendance mandatory
Ability to take direction from multiple managers
Valid drivers license and clean record
Practices COVID safety procedures
Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; to gather and analyze information skillfully
Able to handle multiple tasks
Knowledge of Microsoft desktop products including strong knowledge and experience with Excel and Word
Must possess strong data entry skills with speed and accuracy including 10 key and typing
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