Human Resources Olympia, Washington


Position at Empire Packing

Principle Responsibilities:
  • Supervises the day-to-day administration of personnel policies and practices 
  • Oversees and assigns employee trainings and orientation programs 
  • Oversees the administration of compensations and benefits programs at the location to ensure these programs are in line with corporate programs 
  • Recommends program changes or enhancements to meet human resource requirements 
  • Coordinates the delivery of effective affirmative action, and other employee relations programs; such as recognition and appreciation.  
  • Manage Payroll Process & mitigate payroll errors 
  • Manage HR systems accuracy (Kronos timecards/attn. entries, Attendance percent’s, SAP entry, Kronos task code updates) 
  • Manage Floor Trainer (PIT/LOTO, JSA’s, employee evaluations, etc.) 
  • Assists with the preparation of separation notices for employees separating with cause and may conduct exit interviews to determine reason behind separations 
  • May represent company at personnel-related hearings  
  • Will represent company in any HR/Safety investigations 
  • Owner of Hiring Process – Jobvite, applications, employment forms, change forms and other confidential forms and records. 
  • Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies. 
  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams. 
  • Ensures regulatory compliance with ADA, FMLA, EEOC, etc.  
  • Be able to complete Unemployment Claims 
  • Compliance (familiarity with Company Policy, Union Contract, State Law, Federal Law & how they intersect) 
  • Stays current on recent federal, state and case law changes and monitors labor law updates for changes that affect HR 
  • Participate in strategic HR related to Turnover, Development, Retention, Conflict Management. HR KPIs, etc. 
  • Audit: complete regular internal audits with HRM 
  • Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization 
  • In-depth working knowledge of Employment Laws/Regulations and Human Resources policies and procedures 
  • Considerable skill in problem solving, conflict resolution, and dealing with confidential information/situations 
  • Working knowledge of benefits administration and management practices 
  • Basic understanding of Training Program and further development of team members 
  • Other duties assigned 
  • Supervisory skills; good interpersonal relations; ability to handle conflict.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lead a group
  • Manage individual employee objectives as well as team performance and building a team approach to problem solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills
Education: Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; however, additional related work experience will be considered in lieu of the education requirement. Minimum high school diploma or equivalency required 
  • Experience: 1-2 years’ previous supervisor experience in a HR environment; Previous experience in food manufacturing preferred.  
    • Experience with Hiring & Immigration Compliance preferred
    • Experience with FMLA & ADA preferred
    • Experience with SAP & Kronos preferred
Working Conditions:
  • Fast paced environment
  • Exposure to various chemicals, machinery, and knives
  • Slippery floors, extreme temperatures and loud noises
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time

Schedule M-F and weekends when needed