Human Resources Intern
Job Details
PCF - Kent - Kent, WA
4 Year Degree
Day shift
Human Resources

Come grow with us!


Pacific Coast Fruit Company is a local, family-owned produce distributor that has proudly served our Pacific Northwest retail, wholesale and food service customers since 1977. We are now one of the largest independent produce distributors in the Northwest with distribution centers in Portland, Oregon and Seattle (Kent), Washington.


Our employees are a big part of our success, and we truly believe the words of our founder, Emil Nemarnik, who often said, Take good care of your employees, customers, shippers, and farmers and they will make you successful.


Were busy and are looking for an enthusiastic HR Intern in our Kent office. This position is a crucial part of the Human Resources team, responsible for engaging with both current and prospective employees to maintain a culture consistent with the values of our company. You must be passionate about both performance and culture!


What youll do

  • Screen applications and schedule qualified candidates for in-person interviews
  • Execute job offers, pre-employment drug tests, background checks, I-9 verification, and DOT record requirements
  • Conduct new hire orientation to ensure a great start for new employees
  • Collaborate with and support HR Manager and other leaders in hiring great candidates
  • Partner with employees to create a positive and mutually beneficial experience
  • Build relationships based on trust and credibility
  • Perform a variety of HR tasks to shape and represent an experience for both employees and candidates which is consistent with the organizational and community values of Pacific Coast Fruit Company


What we look for

  • Bachelors Degree and 1+ years related work experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with candidates and throughout all levels of the company
  • Experience working in fast-paced, dynamic environments is a plus
  • Ability to produce high-quality work, be flexible, and anticipate business requirements
  • Ability to engage others in a positive and enthusiastic manner
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate policies, common sense, judgment, and business needs
  • A great sense of humor and the ability to view challenges as opportunities, not crises


What youll gain.

  • The opportunity to contribute, learn a lot, and have fun along the way
  • The chance to work with a company where HRs role is valued and respected
  • Lots of fresh fruit and veggies you can eat or take home to your family through our generous employee purchase program


If this sounds like your kind of job, wed love to hear from you!


Pacific Coast Fruit Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer


Pacific Coast Fruit Company participates in the E-Verify Electronic Employment Verification Program. To ensure that we continue to maintain a safe work environment, all employees must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check prior to beginning work.

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