Associate HR Generalist - Boardman Packaging

Posted: 5/26/2017
Location: Boardman, Oregon
Category: Operations
Req Number: LW00000557


About Us

Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world’s largest frozen potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to more than 100 countries. Lamb Weston has created inventive products and processes that are standards in the industry. When we look at a potato, we see possibilities.

Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader.

Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.

Let’s explore the possibilities together.

The Role

Under the direction of HR Manager, oversee all Human Resource processes including, but not limited to: classification, recruitment and selection, compensation, benefits, disability accommodation, employee relations, training and labor relations, etc. This position is responsible for performing a professional level of duties as a human resources associate generalist.

Key Accountabilities

Hourly staffing to include recruiting, selection, new hire orientation and associated paperwork/systems updates.

Coordinate hourly wage and benefits surveys.

Oversee employee benefits open enrollment and wellness program participation.

General HR support for employees at MCS – answer routine questions, resolve conflicts, conduct and document investigations, provide communication, etc.

Prepare and maintain facility’s Affirmative Action Plan.

Conduct training sessions as needed, such as Respectful Workplace, Harassment/Discrimination, Code of Conduct, etc.

Provide support to the Safety function by participating in Central Safety meetings, Key Concepts Audits and preparations, and Safety Engagement focus groups.

Understand and maintain professionalism in all business dealings with all team members, as well as customers and vendors.

Comply with all company policies, procedures and practices, as well as enforce them with all team members.

Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills.
Drive employee engagement to maximize safety, manufacturing, quality and customer service goal attainment.

Identify, analyze, understand and articulate business goals and objectives at the plant.

Ensure compliance with regulatory activities such as EEO, AAP, OSHA / Safety, Worker's Compensation, Unemployment, FMLA and FLSA.

Coordinate and enforce HR policies, processes, systems and reporting activities.

Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Experience

Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two year college or technical school; relevant work experience may substitute. Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.

Two to three years human resources/employee relations experience.

Experience in a warehouse and/or manufacturing environment preferred

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating procedures, other instructions and manuals.

Excellent computer skills, including electronic mail, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.

Excellent skills in prioritizing, organizing, and delegating assignments, as well as performing timely follow-up on assignments/tasks.

Excellent listening, speaking and conflict resolution skills.

Must be able to do multiple tasks or manage multiple projects at one time.

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, including leadership (management).

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as, proportions, percentages as it relates to safety and/or human resources.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Bi-lingual a plus (where applicable)

Other

Lamb Weston is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

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