Sr HR Generalist
ConAgra Foods - Oakdale, CA

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Leads the administration of policies and programs covering all aspects of human resources. Partners with assigned business areas to ensure all human resources needs are met. 5 years related experience.

Position Responsibilities
Talent Management and Acquisition

Manage the selection process: recruiting, interviewing, selection teams, hiring and new hire orientation (including benefits) for all employees, including college recruits, summer interns and cooperative education students. Ensure that the best-qualified personnel are hired while maintaining all EEO/AAP requirements.

Analyze statistical data and trends on turnover and retention and make recommendations to improve Company practices and analyze market trends.

Oversee the job posting and bidding process within facility.

Employee Relations

Conducts employee investigations and resolve production hourly concerns and issues; day to day resolution of issues

Assists management team with corrective action and creates disciplinary documents as necessary

Supports and advises employees, supervisors and managers regarding employee relations issues

Coaching supervisors and managers in managing employee performance

Establishes and maintains supportive relationships with employees, supervisors and managers

Labor Relations

Administer and ensure compliance with Labor Agreement.

Advise all levels of management on Labor Agreement interpretation and concerns.

Assist Company in Labor Agreement Negotiations.

Notify Management, Union Reps and Union Business Agents of upcoming Labor Management meetings along with prepared meeting agenda; prepare and post minutes.

Investigate and respond to grievance, EEOC, and other complaints.

Analyze data concerning trends in grievances.

HR Administration and Compliance

Supervises HR Admin. Assistant II for efficiency; effectiveness; service orientation.

Administer the Worker’s Compensation processes (HR-related) for the facility

Administer the Unemployment Compensation processes for the facility.

Assist and Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity in all employment practices.

Assist in compliance in the area of EEO, AAP, OFCCP and OSHA regulations.

Assure AAP, EEO-1, and Vets 100 reports are updated on a timely basis.

Development and Training Programs

Identifies training needs for salaried and hourly workforce

Arrange and oversee training functions for employees and management.

Engagement of the Workforce

Supports managers and teams in business delivery through enhancing their capability to deliver the Company objectives, manage their people, implement change and build relations with key stakeholders

Collaborates with the business for the creation of a high performance culture by implementing team and organizational design solutions, providing measurable performance indicators and improvement plans

Participate in and lead Engagement pillar activities for plant wide implementation of work streams

Position Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Human Resource or related field required

5+ years of HR generalist experience

Previous experience in a Manufacturing union environment of 300+ employees strongly preferred

LEAN manufacturing and TPM hands on experiences preferred in a manufacturing setting with major ENGAGEMENT focus and experiences.

HR certification at the PHR or SPHR level is preferred.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Must be able to interact professionally and positively with employees at all levels in the plant.

Excellent problem solving and organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects

HRIS / PeopleSoft and related experience required.

Excellent computer systems skills including Word, Excel, Power Point and Access databases.

Knowledge and understanding of employment laws and regulations (e.g. FMLA, FLSA, Affirmative Action, ADA).

Knowledge of culture changing processes within an entire plant and all levels of employees.

Ability to work Monday through Friday during office hours but be able to shift to various hours to meet the needs of a 24/7 business with night shifts.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

The employee frequently is required to sit.

The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

The 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.

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ConAgra Foods fills the refrigerators, freezers, and pantries of most households. The company produces name-brand packaged and frozen...