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HR Specialist

Company: Alta Forest Products LLC
Location: Morton
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Background:Alta Forest Products is the world's largest producer of wood fence boards, specializing in Western Red Cedar and other premium species found in the Pacific and Inland Northwest forests. In addition to producing fence boards and pallet stock lumber, Alta's zero-wood-waste sawmills produce by-products such as wood chips, sawdust, mulch, and bio-fuel. Headquartered in centrally-located Chehalis, Washington, Alta operates fence board sawmills in four rural communities in the region: Morton, WA; Shelton, WA; Amanda Park, WA, and Naples, ID.The Role:As an HR Specialist located at our Morton Mill will be responsible for the coordination of the human resources function by providing expertise and support for the mill in all aspects of HR including hourly recruitment, onboarding, performance management, discipline, and employee relations. You will work closely with mill leadership and Corporate Headquarters. This role is critical in executing our key HR initiatives and providing available and responsive internal employee support. The individual in this position will report to the Corporate HR Manager and is responsible for a number of specific tasks but not limited to the outline below:What You'll Do

  • Actively support the staffing and recruiting efforts for the mill to include candidate contact, interview scheduling, compilation and organization of interviewer feedback, and ATS administration. Facilitating pre-employment activities, including offer letters, onboarding, and drug screens.
  • Manage/Coordinate all required paperwork and employee forms related to hiring, employment, and off-boarding including e-Verify.
  • Manage administrative aspects of the internal hourly bid job process.
  • Assist with new hire orientation and onboarding.
  • Be accessible to all employees by routinely spending time in the mill and following up on concerns and issues as they arise.
  • Assist with research for HR-related projects and initiatives.
  • Assist with planning and coordinating companywide activities that encourage and build a strong team environment.
  • Administer company policies and programs to ensure compliance.
  • Assist employees with HR, benefit, and payroll-related inquiries or requests and act as liaison with various internal and external resources as needed.
  • Coordinate and maintain required HR and payroll records and documents for hourly employees which may include personnel files, benefit enrollment forms, and payroll records.
  • Facilitate absence management programs such as FMLA, STD/LTD, PSL, etc.
  • Partner with Safety as needed to provide case management support for workers' comp claims and training support.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal communications.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Corporate HR Manager and/or Mill Manager.

    What You Offer
    • 2+ years of experience in human resources or related field with union experience preferred.
    • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Having previous ATS and HRIS experience would be ideal.
    • Basic understanding of principles of HR management and government compliance requirements.
    • Ability to effectively listen and communicate clear and concise information in an accurate informative manner.
    • Self-directed with the ability to work on multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines. Strong prioritization and organizational skills and attention to detail required
    • A high degree of integrity (i.e., maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information, ensure the integrity of HR and personnel data/files, etc.).
    • Able to perform independently without direction, guidance, prompting, or checking. Utilizes sound judgment in resolving administrative issues, conflicts, and priorities.
    • Inherently capable and professional when interfacing with all levels of the company, vendors, and other personnel. Routinely demonstrating diplomacy, discretionWork Environment & Physical Demands: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; outdoor weather conditions and vibration, and varying noise levelsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. What We OfferSmall company, big opportunity! Growing & investing in employees and mills, Alta aims to be an industry leader in both product quality and employee experience. Alta Forest Products offers a competitive salary, based both on what you bring to the role and benchmarked to market conditions, and one of the best benefits packages in the industry.
      • Group Benefits Programs (Employee Medical, Dental, Vision Plans)
      • Short Term & Long Term Disability Insurance
      • Life and AD&D Insurance
      • Additional (Employee Paid) Life Insurance
      • Supplemental Insurance (Accident/Critical Illness)
      • 401(k) Matching Plan
      • Annual Bonus Program
      • Paid Time Off
      • Flexible Work Schedule
      • Employee Assistance Program Alta Forest Products is an equal opportunity employer. It considers all applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion or creed, gender, disability, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity. PI177052848

Keywords: Alta Forest Products LLC, Tacoma , HR Specialist, Human Resources , Morton, Washington

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