Human Resources Generalist
Job Details
KC Everett - Everett, WA
$65,000.00 Salary/year
Human Resources

The Kettle Cuisine plant in Everett, WA is currently searching for a Human Resources Generalist to provide HR support to the Management team and hourly employees in a fast paced food manufacturing environment.  This is a hands-on, full-time generalist position supporting multiple shifts.  Responsibilities include assisting in recruitment, hiring, onboarding, managing flow of temporary employees, training, employee relations; leave of absence administration, workers compensation claims, compliance, audits (i-9s, benefits, etc.), customer audits, payroll, and benefits administration.  This strong, second in command position will be responsible for providing assistance to employees and maintaining a high level of confidentiality. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Benefits Administration including new hire enrollment, annual open enrollment, monthly premium processing, and COBRA administration.
  • Working with employees on administrative issues and performance issues; participating in employee coaching/counseling sessions and terminations.
  • Conduct job fairs, screen and interview applicants, prepare new hire paperwork and facilitate new hire orientations.
  • Manage recruiting and staffing initiatives; facilitate onboarding process and new hire orientations.
  • Provide guidance, coaching and training to the management team in the areas of performance management, employee retention, policy interpretation/implementation and employee and HR issue resolution.
  • Coach management team in the areas of performance counseling, employee retention, policy interpretation and implementation and conflict resolution.
  • Process a weekly payroll of over 350 employees using Paycom
  • Maintain employee personnel files and other required record keeping.
  • Assist with safety program within the plant by participating in the required training, support accident investigations and reporting, maintaining compliance documentation and postings as needed. Participate as a member in Safety Committee meetings.
  • Streamline and automate human resources processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness within the department.
  • Assist in managing employee relations by investigating, resolving, and communicating in regards to employee questions, issues, or concerns.
  • Determine and take appropriate action to resolve issues in a timely, appropriate, and confidential manner.
  • Provide support for employee engagement activities which include but not limited to: coordinating employee activities/events, administering recognition programs, facilitating site communications, and participating on the site’s engagement team

Required Skills, Knowledge and Education:

  • A bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience, and three (3) plus years of Human Resources experience or any similar combination of education and experience is preferred.
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred
  • Bilingual communication skills - Spanish and English – is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to maintain a current knowledge base of employment regulations/laws, payroll, benefits, and HR related trends and processes.
  • Knowledge of payroll and payroll tax regulations.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and work with a high degree of independence
  • Microsoft Office experience, strong Excel skills preferred
  • Strong organizational and prioritizing skills.
  • Solid history of providing exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentational skills.
  • Solid analytical, reasoning and deduction skills; high level of attention to details.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of employment laws, including FMLA, ADA, FLSA, COBRA, ERISA, HIPPA and EEO is required.
  • Proven experience managing various types of leaves of absences.
  • Experience with W/C claims management, injury investigations, and work site programs is a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others in a cross functional team atmosphere   
  • Experience with positive employee relations in a multi-cultural food production or manufacturing environment 
  • Experience working in a lean manufacturing and knowledge of GMPs is desirable.
  • Possess solid interpersonal and communication skills  
  • Must have understanding of OSHA regulations and recordkeeping requirements. 
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize the workload, meet deadlines, and work effectively with minimal direction.