ACH Food Companies, Inc.
  • Summit, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Job Overview:

The Human Resources Generalist supports the HR Manager and the Department will full cycle recruitment, benefits, employee relations, labor relations, payroll assistance, employee engagement, change management and training & development. This position is essential in supporting the business by collaborating with the management team to reach the goals and objectives, while advancing a positive company culture.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participates in developing HR department goals, objectives, and systems.
  • Assists in the monitoring of the performance evaluation programs; partner with management to develop, implement, deliver and monitor disciplinary action, performance evaluations and performance management plans.
  • Maintains affirmative action program as well as other records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and non-exempt personnel and conducts pre-employment testing and new-employee on-boarding.
  • Advises and consults with managers, supervisors and staff on employee relations matters.
  • Chairs Employee Activities Committee, adhering to budget.
  • Assists in the evaluation of reports. Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiencies of department. Interprets policies, processes.
  • Maintains Human Resources Information System records and compiles reports from database.
  • Administers and tracks job bidding process; ensures compliance with Union Contract.
  • Assists in the planning/analysis, implementation and delivering of employee training
  • Participates in and assists management with executing policy and procedures involving the HR function.
  • Assists in the development of the Plant succession planning to identify employee competency and talent.
  • Assists with facilitating payroll processing, providing backup processing when needed.
  • Manage HR communication initiatives to include creation and distribution of newsletters and electronic bulletin board communications.
  • Supports Health & Safety Manager to ensure plant-wide compliance, performing BOS Audits, conducting safety evaluations, etc.
  • Responsible for maintaining the grievance log system; assists in the preparation of resolution; monitors all dates.
  • Assists in the preparation of all negotiation meetings and grievance responses.
  • Ensure any employee complaints or disputes are addressed and manage appropriately.
  • Partners with management on employee/labor relations issues and conducts internal investigations as assigned.
  • Develop, facilitate and monitor company training programs based on site objectives and staff developmental needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and participate with projects as needed

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • Five years progressive and relevant high level Human Resource experience in the areas of labor relations, internal investigations, conflict resolution. Experience in dealing with Union employees; grievances/arbitrations and union negotiation procedures.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office. ADP/E-time.
  • PHR/or other professional certification a plus.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of human resources principles and practices including recruitment and selection, training and employee development, contract administration and engagement.
  • Knowledge of employee development concepts and strategies.
  • Ability to think strategically; resolving problems and generating viable solutions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with management and bargaining unit employees.
  • Advance communication skills. Must be approachable and effective with the ability to influence all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, but also sensitive situations where information must be shared on a "need to know" basis.


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