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Human Resources Specialist

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

People & HR
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Employment Type: Hourly
Work Designation: Onsite

Position Summary:

Under minimal supervision, assist and support the Human Resources Manager in all facets of human resources including benefit administration, recruiting, policy implementation, information reporting and employee relations.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage screening, interviewing, hiring, and placement of applicants to meet the Company's specific needs including employee retention. Conduct employment verifications and reference checks prior to extending offers.

Manage new employee orientation, policy/procedures review, performance review, and employee relations counseling. Conduct exit interviews as needed. Prepare and process paperwork, notify appropriate personnel and provide applicable benefit information.

Assist HR Manager with daily benefits administration including health, dental, life, disability, 401(k) and Profit Sharing including enrolling, terminating, and modifying employee benefit coverage. Serves as first line of contact for employees regarding questions, and/or problems.

Manage and maintain the records of sick, vacation, attendance, FMLA, medical leaves. Maintain files, forms and database information associated with personnel, benefits and general information. Reconcile monthly health, dental and life insurance statements. Maintain Ultralink information.

Coordinate employee relations issues with Human Resources Manager to affect prompt and appropriate resolution.

Handle requests for verifications of employment, benefits, and other employment information.

Assist the HR Manager on special projects as needed along with other members of management.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent experience; Some secondary education, college or vocational school preferred. Human Resources experience in manufacturing environment desirable. 5 years administrative support experience to include relevant human resources responsibilities.

Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of principles and practices of human resources. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills needed. Must be highly organized, detail oriented, accurate and recognize the need for confidentiality.

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods innovates and manufactures food solutions for foodservice and retail businesses. We make exclusive products for the world's most iconic restaurants and retailers, we provide ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens, and we make consumer brands everyone knows and loves. When you work for Ventura Foods, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth because you invest in ours.

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees​
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)​
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays​
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs

Physical Demands:
Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance. Additional demands may be required.

Work Environment:
In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed. May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards. May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.

Diversity & Inclusion:
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.