The HR Generalist role serves as a catalyst in providing human resource service to meet customer business needs to the Paterson Farm & Dairy locations. Services include all aspects of human resources, including recruiting, staffing, Workday administration, employee relations as well as other organizational service needs relating to human resources. Position reports to the Paterson Frozen Plant HR Manager.


Job Description

Position Responsibilities:

  • Supports and advises employees, supervisors and managers regarding employee relations issues including coaching supervisors and managers in managing employee performance at the Paterson Farm and Dairy locations.
  • Assist with employee investigations and resolution of employee concerns and issues.
  • Responsible for Workers Compensation claims and Return to Work Program.
  • Manages and coordinates all recruitment/staffing efforts for Paterson Farm and Dairy Location.
  • Manages coordination of new hire processing/orientation for all hourly positions at the Farm and Dairy.
  • Submits completed temp agency payroll for payment and reconciles invoicing.
  • Responsible for oversight of the CDL driver and LW Pool Driver qualification program for the Paterson Farm and Dairy.
  • Conducts periodic audits and ensures accurate recordkeeping for the Farm and Dairy.
  • Tracks all personnel activities and responsible for HR statistics: turnover, applicants, new hires, transfers, promotions and terminations
  • Responsible for assisting with annual benefits enrollment along with wellness related activities.
  • Assist in training activities for employees and interfaces with others to oversee training execution and effectiveness
  • Serves as HR representative on assigned committees, projects and community involvement activities
  • Provides HR guidance and support to the management staff.
  • Alchemy site expert. Responsible for setting up and tracking training requirements.
  • Manage both the RV Camper and Mobile Home Park rental agreements.
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Qualifications


  • 5 years of Human Resources Generalist experience preferably in Agriculture
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with major in Human Resources, Psychology, Sociology, Business or related field.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish due to workforce and industry.
  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred but not required
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written – Strong interpersonal skills