Jack Links Human Resources Generalist in Alpena, South Dakota

Human Resources GeneralistinAlpena, SDatJack Link's

Date Posted:12/7/2018

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Alpena, SD

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Human Resources

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Job Description

We are seeking an HR Generalist to join our HR team in our plant located in Alpena, SD, the world’s largest jerky plant! This location employs 800 team members and features automated production lines, its own on-site cafeteria, and a company store. Learn more about our operation by watching this video featured on KSFY in South Dakota from 2017: Jack Link's Alpena, SD Plant

In this true generalist role, you will partner with plant management and team members on recruitment, employee relations, payroll, workers compensation, onboarding, employee engagement, performance management and other various activities/projects impacting results both locally and company-wide. This role rolls up to our corporate HR team and includes similar generalist roles in our other US 4 plants and 2 distribution centers is supported by our corporate specialists in payroll, benefits, compensation, recruiting and HRIS.

Specifically in this role, you will:

  • Manage the talent acquisition program by seeking ways to proactively recruit top talent and follow the application process from interview to hire.

  • Facilitate the new employee on-boarding program and work with management to ensure successful orientation of new hires into the organization.

  • Enter and maintain accurate information in HR systems (SAP, KRONOS Time & Attendance) for new hires, terminations, employee changes & personal information, LOA’s, benefits and other as required.

  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of bi-weekly payroll.

  • Administer unemployment compensation claims.

  • Manage workers compensation claims, communication with employee and plan claims administrator.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures including communicating, training and maintaining as needed.

  • Respond to employee questions related to benefits, employee relations, company policies and other issues.

  • Partner with the Human Resources Team to develop and implement company-wide engagement programs.

  • Assist management with writing effective performance reviews and ensure process is followed.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field with previous experience in Human Resources.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Proven ability to work with employees at all levels in an organization.

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to negotiate and take a firm stand when necessary.

  • Must be able to maintain confidential data and communication.

  • Ability to make recommendations that effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government law.

  • Ability to work independently on projects and function effectively in a team environment.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Strong preference for bilingual skills in English/Spanish.

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