Associate Human Resources Generalist


The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


Provides general human resource assistance to a business unit or corporate functional area which may include recruiting, selection and staffing, employment and personnel documentation, job evaluation, compensation, and/or benefits. This position performs complex duties requiring independent judgment and coordination in one or more areas of a comprehensive human resource operation.


Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  • Supports the recruitment and employment process for non-exempt and exempt employees which may include: reviewing resumes and employment applications, conducting phone screens, scheduling interviews, creating offer letters, initiating drug/background checks and creating new hire packets.
  • Conducts new-employee orientations.
  • Maintains personnel files and Human Resource Information System records; compiles reports from HR database.
  • Responsible for creating and managing position requisitions.
  • Researches and administers other applicant sourcing programs.
  • Coordinates external hiring process and assists with internal transfer process, including job bid movement.
  • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment and affirmative action.
  • Supports the functional areas of human resources including, but not limited to, recruitment and employment, personnel records, employee and/or labor relations, employee recognition and engagement, benefits administration, training, AA/EEO, labor relations, safety and special projects.
  • Assists with the development of various activities such as job fairs, training and development workshops, employee & labor relations, and payroll processing.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures through employee booklets, communications, and/or meetings.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • Bachelor?s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Human Resources, Business, or related field and 2+ years related experience and/or training.
    • Knowledge of employment law practices.
    • Experience in administration of benefits, compensation, and other programs preferred.
    • Knowledge of Internet software, Microsoft Excel, Word Processing, and Power Point.
    • Experience with recruiting / applicant tracking systems, such as iCims, and knowledge of SAP HRIS, preferred.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.
    • Preferably bi-lingual in Spanish or another language.
    • Must be willing to travel 5% of the time.
    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This?position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
    • Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear.
    • May require occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.
    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant.? The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.? All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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