Human Resources Business Partner
Company: Western States Equipment
Posted on: January 7, 2021
WHY WESTERN STATES: Western State's culture is based on passion for
our Vision, Mission, and VALUES. We are fiercely committed to
SAFETY and sending every employee, safely home, every day. We
strive for EXCELLENCE in all we do and are proud to be a "play to
win" organization. We act with INTEGRITY in each and every decision
we make. Our People and TEAMWORK drive a fun and engaging culture.
We are ACCOUNTABLE as individuals and as an organization.
JOB SUMMARY: The Human Resources Business Partner serves as a
trusted advisor to leaders and employees providing guidance and
solutions to employment and business needs. This position works
under the direction of the Senior HR Business Partner to build
strong relationships throughout their area of responsibility and is
tasked with identifying needs and providing suggestions to build a
strong culture and employee experience. The HR Business Partner
possess a wide range of knowledge spanning benefits, policies, 401k
plans, compensation and more. This role also has responsibility for
actively and positively promoting safety throughout Western
Actively cares, promotes, manages, and advocates safety at Western
States. As a team member in the organization, it is critical to
ensure all employees, vendors, and clients have a safe work
environment while adhering to all applicable safety policies,
procedures, and standards.
Maintains clean/clutter free personal work areas to ensure safe
environment for all WSECO employees.
Adhering to required personal protective equipment (PPE) as
identified in safety policy.
Provides coaching to employees on how to complete work safely is
also responsible for the safety of assigned team.
Human Resources Compliance and Employee Benefits Administration
Utilizes knowledge of region, state, and federal employments laws,
shares updates and changes with team to ensure updates are
implemented and communicated, as appropriate.
Creates and conducts leader and employment related employee
training across the territory. Conducts training for the Management
Essentials course and participates in New Employee Orientation as
Assists employees with benefits enrollment and general benefits
questions to include health insurance, 401k, EAP, and more. Acts as
a back-up for Retiree benefit offerings.
Assists with employee pre-employment and random drug screening
processes as needed.
Assists with the annual open enrollment process. Conducts open
enrollment meetings across territory.
Administers leave of absences for assigned territory ensuring
employees are educated on Western States leave policies and assists
employees throughout the leave process.
Provides counsel and guidance to managers on performance
management, conflict resolution, disciplinary action, and other
Provides guidance on employee relations concerns serving as a coach
and partner to assist leaders as well employees as a confidential
resource to support employee questions, concerns, and needs.
Conducts investigations of employee relations issues, consults with
supervisor, and recommends appropriate action.
Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
Strong knowledge of employment and labor law including Washington
and Oregon labor laws.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
Working knowledge of computers including the Microsoft suite of
Strong verbal communication skills.
Strong detail orientation and multitasking skills.
Ability to travel within and outside of the territory.
Working within and promoting Western States' purpose, vision and
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or comparable discipline
PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP certification preferred.
Minimum three years of comparable Human Resource and Benefits
Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record required.
Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write in
Ability to sit for long periods of time along with walking,
sitting, repetitive climbing stairs, reaching (including but not
limited to above-shoulder reaching), repetitive bending, stooping,
pushing, pulling, leaning and twisting.
Ability to lift up to 15 lbs. in accordance with Western States'
Lifting Policy to include amount and approach.
Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the
general nature and level of work being performed by employees
assigned to this classification. It is not intended be an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of employees in this classification.
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
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