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Perdue Farms, Inc. HR Generalist (Employee Relations Representative)-Bilingual in Petaluma, California

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


We are actively seeking a strong Spanish/English Bilingual HR Generalist/Associate Relations Representative for our Petaluma, CA facility. This person is responsible and accountable for, establishing working relationships with management and associates to foster an environment of cooperative progress. They report directly to the HR Complex Manager.

Competitive Pay, PTO, Benefits and more - plus a full relocation package for eligible candidates!

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Effectively participates in the resolution of conflict in the workplace,

  • Participate in internal investigations

  • Coaches and counsels supervision on methods to improve absenteeism, turnover and plant efficiencies.

  • Ensures consistent policy application in the resolution of issues addressed.

  • Provides training to supervisory personnel on policies and procedures.

  • Ensures newly hired associates receive an effective, timely, informative new hire orientation utilizing the company approved format and materials.

  • Schedules, conducts, facilitates, audits and identifies new methods to improve new hire orientation.

  • Liaise with Union representatives

  • Provides coaching and counseling to supervisory personnel improve the supervisors ability to effectively direct their workforce.

  • Participates in Peer Review, Management Review process, and Union grievances. Identifies, designs, trains, implements and audits new methods to reduce turnover.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Labor Relations or related field, and 3 - 5 years of relevant experience.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Understanding of Affirmative Action Plans

  • Thorough knowledge of I-9 requirements

  • Experience working with Collective Bargaining Agreements

  • Experience in ADA, EEOC, DOL, OFCCP regulations and current law

  • Previous experience in working in a manufacturing environment; proven experience in problem-solving automated timekeeping systems and orientation of new associates

  • Ability to multi-task and organize multiple projects.

  • Strong analytical skills, and able to analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level

  • Knowledge of and ability to provide strong customer orientation along with the ability to communicate to all levels of the organization and a commitment to excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • A commitment to team performance, effective coaching and demonstrated skills or a strong team player

  • May require minimal travel to other facilities and plants for meetings and/or company business.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db. to 110 db. May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company. May need to climb ladders.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.