Human Resources Olympia, Washington


Position at Empire Packing

Applies business knowledge and human resources expertise to every facet of the company.  Assists in providing a wide range of HR support and advice. Plays a key role in the success of the organization by offering guidance on recruitment, terminations, performance management, employee relations, and HR best practices while facilitating a positive relationship between personnel and senior management. 
1.       Implements and administers employee policies. 
a.       Assist in conducting New Hire Orientation and Safety Training 
b.       Assist in tracking and managing FMLA claims. 
c.        Responsible for attendance tracking and keeping managers informed of attendance issues. 
2.       Provides high-quality advice and service to management on daily employee relations and performance management issues. 
a.       Answers routine questions and inquires that require knowledge of established departmental procedures and familiarity with operations and programs with human resources.  
b.       Assists in conducting internal investigations by gathering data. 
3.       Supports the HR department in implementing programs to help improve the employee experience. 
a.       Assists with the development of various activities such as job fairs, training and development workshops, employee booklets, communications, and/or meetings. 
4.       Offers proactive recruiting assistance. 
a.       Assists in pre-employment screening, applicant assessments and employment verification. 
b.       Maintains ongoing relationships with employment agencies to ensure the selection of the most qualified candidates. 
5.       Prepares termination and severance letters. 
a.       Conducts follow-up exit interviews.  
6.       Responsible for administering benefit and government programs. 
a.       Maintains confidentiality of both current and former employees and their records. 
b.       Maintains personnel files and Human Resource Information System records; compiles reports from HR database.  
c.        Assist in tracking and managing Unemployment Claims, I-9 compliance.  
d.       Assists in sick leave and leave of absence program, FMLA administration, benefit continuation and premium payment tracking. 
7.       May assume other duties as assigned. 
§  Associates Degree in Business Management or related field and 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
§  Ability to speak, read, and write English 
§  Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
§  Bilingual (Spanish) preferred  
§  Knowledge of employment law practices. 
§  Knowledge of Human Resource systems; Internet software; Microsoft Office Suite; Payroll Database software. 

Sedentary office work, sitting for long hours. 
Must be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information. 
Must be able to frequently and regularly use wrists, hands, and or fingers. 
Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents, products, or operate machinery. 
Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
Most of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant.  The plant environment is wet, damp and cold (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts.  Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area. 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The list of essential functions, other duties, mental and physical demands, requirements and licenses is not meant to be exhaustive.  Management reserves the right to revise job descriptions and to require other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job changes.