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HR Generalist (Othello, WA)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role is responsible for the day-to-day administration of policies and programs covering several or all of the following HR programs: recruiting, salary, administration benefits administration, training, employee and labor relation, safety and personnel research. Provides input in the development of policies and procedures. Individuals in these positions receive support and direction from Group and Corporate HR functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Counsels managers and supervisors on discipline and termination procedures. May recruit and manage selection process for both hourly and salaried positions. May also conduct exit interviews and advise management of key issues.                                   
  • Assists with ensuring compliance with EEO regulations, including development of Affirmative Action Plan, Utilization Analyses and any required reporting and Vet-100. Involved in preparation of annual Affirmative Action plan, Utilization, and Progress reports. Oversees employee record maintenance, including increases, new hires, terminations, and all other job changes.                                            
  • Consults with management and employees with respect to personnel policies, practices and procedures, in accordance with labor agreements and/or local work rules when appropriate. Consults and assists in problem resolution related to human resource issues. Ensures compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Counsels employees regarding employment, education, and HR issues. Responsible for disability management programs. Oversees administration of employee Transitional Return to Work, FMLA and STD programs. May provide new hire and/or benefit orientation for all eligible employees. Escalates issues to HR Manager, HR Business Partner, or to corporate functional teams when appropriate. 
  • Oversees company programs such as Service Awards, United Way events, and other employee functions. Manages donation/public relations budget. Supports community relations and participates in local community functions and activities to enhance the company image in local area. 

Typical Education

Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

3+ years related experience and/or training

Job Requisition ID: 6443

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): FG Plant - Othello 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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