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POSITION TITLE:           Human Resources Generalist
REPORTING TO:             CFO
LOCATION:                  Oakland, CA 94601 (Office will move to the Port of Oakland in late 2017)
OUR CLIENT:                Dreisbach Enterprises

Website: http://www.dreisbach.com/

A solid, stable business in its third generation since 1953, Dreisbach Enterprises is a Third Party Logistics provider of refrigerated warehousing logistics, transportation and distribution services. We have customers in Northern California and Texas, ranging from the San Joaquin Valley agribusiness to international cargo through Oakland…the nation’s fourth largest port, or retail distribution in the nation’s fourth largest urban center. Our customers include various food and related companies, such as Dole Fruit, Tradin Organics, Jetro Cash and Carry, Safeway and Albertsons.

We currently have over 500,000 square feet of warehouse space across three locations. We have approximately 200-250 employees.

We have recently been awarded the opportunity to build a new, 400,000 square foot facility at the Port of Oakland. We anticipate the facility to be ready for occupancy in late 2017. At that time, we will be the only on-dock refrigerated facility in California. This new facility will add up to 200 new employees to our company. We seek a Human Resources Generalist to support our HR department for this expansive growth.

Dreisbach is a non-corporate, warehouse employee environment, with a small, closely-knit management team of long tenure. There are opportunities for growth, and there are attractive challenges along the way. Dreisbach cares deeply about its employees, their safety, input, and job satisfaction, and the company seeks an HR Generalist with similar compassions. Our employees are critical to our success, and we want to empower them in their jobs, while continuing to be a great place to work as we grow. We are looking for an HR Generalist who will help us make a difference in our employees’ lives.

This is a salaried, full time position with benefits.

The position is posted here: http://lockeandkey.com/jobs/JobOpenings/job_opening_161.php

Position Overview:
You will be involved in all human resource areas including, but not limited to: employee relations, employee development, implementing and updating various human resources programs, partnering with hiring managers to solve performance issues, payroll, workers’ compensation administration, and the championing of employee engagement and career growth. As the HR Generalist position grows, you will utilize appropriate support staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
When Dreisbach’s offices and staff move to the Port of Oakland, the change will require the company to unionize its labor workforce, and the HR Generalist will help to create appropriate processes.
Collaborate with management to ensure that departments are staffed to match the anticipated business demands, including recruitment & selection. Assist Operations in measuring and improving employee productivity.
Create and implement a program to hire effectively, and reduce warehouse employee turnover.
Employee development: work closely with management to promote a workplace environment that successfully balances positive employee relations ,with the corporation’s business objectives.
Formulate, develop, update and automate HR policies, strategies, procedures, and other employee tools and resources across the organization.
Provide technical advice and recommendations to managers and employees regarding HR related rules, regulations and procedures. Remain current on appropriate legal human resource laws, rules and regulations.
Research the need for and value of HRIS software.
Responsible for payroll activities.
Perform benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting and communicating benefit information to employees.
Work with managers to handle employment and employee relations issues and investigations.
Investigate, document, and resolve employee concerns and complaints.
Advise management on contracts, worker grievances, and disciplinary procedures.
Review, edit, and approve all written employee warnings prior to being issued.
Manage accident and workers’ compensation reporting with Compliance/Safety Manager.
Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements ((FLSA, FMLA, CFRA, COBRA, ADA, EEO, OSHA, etc.), conduct investigations, maintain records and represent the organization at hearings.

We realize that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what we are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!
Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible Human Resources experience. At least seven years of post-graduate professional office experience.
Strong leadership skills.
Experience working with large numbers of employees, 100+.
Knowledge and exposure to employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, employee training, and preventive labor relations.
Demonstrated skills in HRIS (HR information systems), database management, record keeping and auditing.
Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations with diplomacy, and resolve problems in a timely manner, using sound judgment and discretion.
Experience working with unions is a plus.

We are a hard-working company. The managers are hands-on, and involved, with a roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic.
Be a kind and compassionate person. Act in a professional and courteous manner at all times, and demonstrate an ability to work with a diverse group of individuals at all levels of the company.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to work independently, prioritizing and organizing workload to meet deadlines.
Strong ability to multi-task and work well in an environment subject to changing priorities and demands.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, ability to communicate with all levels within the organization.
Demonstrated ability to be a team player with a positive attitude. Comfortable and supportive in a blue-collar work environment.
Self-starter, with a “let’s get things done” attitude.
Must possess a high sense of urgency, initiative and common sense.

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related subject is a plus. Human Resources certification is a plus. Involvement with SHRM is a plus.

Work hours: There is some flexibility, but office employees typically work from 7.30am-4.30pm or 8.00-5.00pm. The warehouse has multiple shifts.
Dress code is business casual.

Competitive compensation package, paid benefits including:
Insurance: Medical and Dental. Employee contribution is based on plan chosen and dependent coverage.
Life insurance (premium paid by employer).
AD&D, LTD insurance (premium paid by employer).
Paid vacation.
Paid sick leave of six days per year.
401k program, plus employer contribution.
Ten paid holidays per year.
Free parking.

Please email your resume and cover letter with HR Generalist in the subject line.
Local candidates only, unless someone is already relocating to the bay area.
Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt.
Please not send your resume to Dreisbach directly.

Lisa K. Locke

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