Long Prairie, MN 56347
Long Prairie Packing Long Prairie, MN
Human Resources Manager 5/26/2009-3/31/2011
Recruited, interviewed and hired hourly and management support employees. Disciplined and terminated hourly, management support and management employees. Interpreted the union contract and resolved union grievances. Trained company employees and management on company policies and procedures, AAP/EEOC and state and federal regulations. Ensured plant compliance with FMLA, ADAAA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Minnesota state leave laws and all other state and federal regulations. Worked with plant management and the communications committee to reduce employee turnover. Represented the company in unemployment hearings. Supervised a human resources generalist and 2 classroom trainers.
Well’s Dairy, Inc. Lemars, Iowa
Senior Human Resources Generalist 10/29/2007-12/02/2008
Ensured plant compliance with the employee committee contract, company policies and state and federal regulations. Counseled management staff on legal compliance. Answered employees’ questions and resolved their problems and complaints regarding job bids, benefits, paycheck issues and other concerns. Investigated and resolved allegations of misconduct, harassment and safety violations. Counseled, disciplined and terminated employees. Interviewed internal and external candidates for open supervisory positions. Interviewed prospective employees for open hourly positions. Administered the plant’s FMLA program. Trained management and hourly employees in company policies and procedures, AAP/EEOC regulations, and respect in the workplace. Updated the plant’s incident investigation procedure to investigate workplace accidents and injuries.
Swift and Company (now JBS) Cactus, Texas
Assistant Human Resources Manager 3/1/2004-9/20/2007
Conducted 3rd step union grievance meetings. Investigated and resolved employee complaints of harassment, sexual harassment, assault, misconduct and other issues. Managed the plant’s leave of absence and FMLA programs. Posted open bargaining unit positions. Determined job bid winners on a weekly basis. Hired, disciplined and terminated hourly and management support employees. Translated the company newsletter into Spanish and wrote a monthly column covering human resources and employee relations issues. Represented the company in unemployment hearings. Trained management, management support and hourly employees on company policies and state and federal regulations. Ensured plant compliance with all state and federal regulations and with plant and company policies and procedures. Translated and interpreted from English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Worked with plant managers and superintendents to ensure timely bid job movement.
Tyson, Inc. Boise, Idaho
Assistant Human Resources Manager 7/5/2001-11/30/2002
Investigated and resolved employees’ problems and complaints. Counseled employees on attendance, safety, misconduct, work performance and other issues. Interviewed and hired hourly employees. Occasionally conducted new hire orientation. Disciplined and terminated hourly employees. Posted open hourly positions in the plant. Determined bid winners and worked with supervisory and management staff to ensure timely bid job movement. Managed the plant’s ergonomics program and conducted daily safety inspections. Worked with management and hourly employees on safety and ergonomics projects, reducing the plant’s injury and illness rates to less than half of the plant’s rate prior to my arrival. Reduced the plant’s hourly employee turnover rate by over 100%. Complying with a request from the corporate office, I detailed the Boise plant’s safety and ergonomics procedures to advise the company’s other satellite plants on how to reduce their employee turnover and accident and illness rates.
Tyson, Inc. Madison, Nebraska
Employment Manager 1/20/1999-7/4/2001
Recruited, interviewed and hired hourly employees. Ensured plant compliance with EEOC standards regarding hiring. Interacted regularly with department managers to determine their staffing needs and informed them of hiring progress. Posted all open hourly positions and determined job bid winners on a weekly basis. Worked with plant management and supervisors to ensure that employees who won bid jobs were moved promptly to the jobs they won. Conducted periodic audits of applications, I-9 forms, W-4 forms, self-identification sheets and all bid job and employment information and ensured their accuracy and compliance with state and federal regulations. Ran a monthly report to track and help ensure plant compliance with EEOC and OFCCP requirements for minority and female hiring.
Tyson, Inc. Dakota City, Nebraska
Personnel Manager Trainee 5/20/1996-1/19/1999
Conducted employment and personnel audits at company facilities in Iowa, Texas, Nebraska, and Indiana. Recruited hourly employees in Arizona, California and Texas. Interviewed, hired, counseled and terminated employees at several company facilities. Investigated and resolved employee issues and complaints. Participated in union grievances from first step through pre-arbitration. Investigated and resolved allegations of misconduct, harassment sexual harassment and safety violations. Compiled weekly reports of job bid movement in all departments of the Processing floor and reported the information in weekly staff meetings. Translated and interpreted English to Spanish and Spanish to English for hourly employees and management staff. Participated in new hire orientation by explaining company policies and procedures to new management employees. Travelled to company facilities in Nebraska and Indiana to meet with employees regarding union organizing campaigns and helped to ensure that the plants remained union-free.
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman University), Kirksville, Missouri, Kirksville, Missouri