Human Resource Representative

Location: Vancouver, WA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Farwest currently has an opening for a Human Resource Representative.  This position is based at our Vancouver, Washington location.

Farwest Steel Corporation has approximately 800 employees across six Western states. As a Company, Farwest strives to offer our employees a safe, innovative, creative, fun, diverse and team based atmosphere that supports our vision: to be the preeminent metal solutions provider in the Western United States.

The most common elements of our Compensation and Benefits package include: competitive wages; bonus opportunities, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short term disability insurances; flexible spending accounts;401k retirement plans; tuition reimbursement and career development opportunities.

Position Purpose: 

To provide Human Resources services and support to Farwest management and employees.

Major Duties:

  • Provide support to local management/supervisory group on all aspects of human capital issues – business strategy, manpower planning, performance management, organization design, etc.
  • Serve as employee advocate and coach by being accessible to employees and by maintaining relationships with employees.
  • Supports Departments in staffing process for external and internal placements and promotions. Post job openings, update job descriptions, screen applicants, interview, check qualifications and references, implement Fit for Work procedures, on-boarding programs and training.
  • Participate in various HR Projects such as compensation, training, employee development, benefit planning/rollout, etc.
  • Monitor changes in HR laws, regulations and procedures and coordinate with rest of HR team to ensure that policies, procedures and processes are in legal compliance. Train supervisory staff as appropriate. Stay current with best HR practices.
  • Benefits administration and protected leave (FMLA, ADA, OFLA, USSERA, etc.) correspondences and tracking.
  • Under direction of HR Director, conduct investigations (formal and informal) of employee complaints, sexual harassment claims, discrimination, etc.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience:

  • Minimum of three to five years in the Human Resource field in a generalist role
  • Experience in staffing - recruiting, interviewing and hiring
  • Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is in compliance with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulations or government law
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
  • Attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent writing abilities
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently in plant environment

Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace

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