Senior Human Resources Generalist

Job Locations US-CA-Ontario
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Overview & Essential Job Functions

Position Summary:


The Senior Human Resources Generalist will report to the Vice President of Human Resources and will work with the HR Department staff as well as Operations leaders to achieve and maintain the organization’s goals and objectives. The Senior Human Resources Generalist will provide direct field support in a fast-paced service environment. The Senior Human Resources Generalist will be responsible for both strategic and tactical HR and Employee Relations management. 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Support organizational change through direct participation in communication, planning and project management in partnership with management
  • Develop & deliver human resources programs, processes & procedures at assigned location
  • Conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives
  • Maintain HRIS & Payroll compliance record keeping to include statistical reports concerning personnel-related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals, and absenteeism rates
  • Organize and maintain all employee personnel files
  • Verify and confirm division hours to assist in processing payroll weekly
  • Enter and verify time-off requests, non-scheduled time off, personal changes, salary changes, and other changes as needed
  • Conduct exit interviews to identify reasons for employee termination and make recommendations that improve retention and employee engagement
  • Acts as a consultant/advisor for managers and employees regarding employee relations and performance issues through one on one, small group and/or department meetings. Manages the corrective action process
  • Responsible for developing and implementing employee communication strategies to create and maintain an environment that delivers desired business results and supports employee engagement. Involved in the development, planning, implementation and administration of employee relations policies and procedures
  • Actively scan the environment (audit) to insure a positive workplace for all employees
  • Investigate and resolve employee concerns and complaints in partnership and collaboration with local management team
  • Identify and resolve all at-risk conditions in partnership with HR staff and management
  • Provide specific advisement to managers in order to improve leadership effectiveness
  • Ensures compliance with federal and state laws governing various aspects of human resources including staffing, employee relations, leaves of absence, FMLA, ADA/ADAAA, workers compensation and enforcement of policies and procedures
  • Manages EEOC/DFEH and DLSE cases, conducts investigations and responds to agencies. Attends DLSE hearings on behalf of the company
  • Conduct recruitment efforts for both exempt and nonexempt personnel
  • Conduct orientations, corrective actions, training programs & development initiatives
  • Represent Athens in a professional manner at all times with employees, vendors, suppliers, etc., and performs other job related duties as assigned

Qualifications & Environmental Demands

Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 5 - 10 years HR experience within the transportation, waste, or manufacturing industries
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Ability to work extended workdays, weekends, and travel locally as needed to support business needs
  • Exceptional verbal/written communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge in HRIS and Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Extensive knowledge in investigative reporting
  • Advanced knowledge in employee relations
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with Management and/or Human Resources Team
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master's Degree
  • PHR Certification 

Physical/Environmental Demands:


  • Physical:
    • Sitting, seeing, hearing, speaking & smelling continuously
    • Problem solving, oral/written communication, analytical ability, calculating, concentration, & interpersonal abilities continuously
    • Eye/hand coordination, fingering (typing), handling, & wrist motion continuously
    • Standing, & walking frequently
    • Bending, reaching, & stretching occasionally
  • Environmental:
    • Exposure to dust, smoke, fumes, odors, & noise occasionally
    • Exposure to grease, oil, chemicals, & wet slippery surfaces, hot/cold conditions occasionally
    • Works inside and outside



  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefit package Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Career plan
  • Recognition programs
  • Professional development learning
  • An exceptional work environment

Athens will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and any other applicable state, federal or local laws. EEO/M/F/disability/veteran


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