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Sr. Human Resources Specialist

Packaging Corporation of America • DeRidder, LA

Posted 8 days ago

Job Snapshot

Degree - 4 Year Degree
Other Great Industries
Human Resources

Job Description

At Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), we think of ourselves as more than a box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds. It just happens to be that corrugated products are our area of expertise.

At PCA, you’ll find the best people in the industry operating in a “golden rule” culture. We actively promote mutually rewarding relationships with each other and our customers by advocating respect for every individual, ethical and fair practices, and the highest standards in what we say and do. PCA is proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team leading the way.

As a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the U.S., PCA offers customers broad expertise and economies of scale, while our multiple plant locations let us rapidly meet the local needs of our customers.

We are seeking resumes for a Human Resources Specialist/Generalist in our DeRidder, LA facility

Principle Accountabilities:
Oversee and manage the hiring process at the Mill for both hourly and salaried open positions. This includes initiating the requisition, understanding the needs of the hiring manager, creating and posting the position, managing the applicant flow log, interviewing, assisting the hiring manager with selecting the best qualified candidate, preparing and extending the offer, completing the Applicant File Folder and handling the on-boarding process of the new hire.
Serve as the primary HR contact for any communication and relationship issues between the union and management, hourly and salaried, operators and managers, etc.
Under the oversight of the Mill HR Manager coordinates all hourly employee relation issues and works with management and the employee on a swift and appropriate outcome.
Perform staff support activities and analysis to develop, implement, and administer market-compatible human resource practices.
Counsel both hourly and salaried employees with issues/concerns related to health and welfare benefits.
Enlists the assistance of the Corporate Benefits staff when needed.
Counsel both hourly and salaried employees with issues/concerns related to their pay. Enlists the assistance of the Corporate Payroll staff when needed.
Administer the hourly absenteeism policy and has discretion to recommend disciplinary action up to a written warning.
Handle 3rd step grievance responses, up to and including settlement of the grievance.
Arranges 4th step meetings.
Responsible for organizing grievance files, assists in preparation and presentation of arbitration.
Play a critical role with the Mill HR Manager, Mill management and corporate Labor Relations team in planning and developing labor contract negotiations for the Mill.
Act as a resource when necessary for fair interpretation of contract language, Mill rules and regulations.
Know and follow policies and procedures of the company, shares information that would benefit other members of the team and find ways to improve the delivery of service to our customers.
Strive to continually strengthen PCA’s business philosophy of meeting needs and exceeding expectation for customers specifically supporting PCA’s Commitment to Service which involves doing what’s right for our customers, focusing on strategies that add value and support growth, and keeping the promises that we make.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Communication or Business.
4-6 years previous work experience in a related capacity, demonstrating knowledge and understanding of recruiting, labor relations, contract administration and employment life cycle.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Proven interpersonal skills with strong negotiation and persuasion skills.
Strong listening, evaluating and problem solving skills with the ability to collaborate with others and meet deadlines.
Solid working knowledge of PC applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and ATS.
Ability to handle confidential information appropriately and act and think independently with minimal supervision using good business judgement.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Master's in Labor Relations.
PHR Certification. 
Experience with HRIS software.

PCA provides a competitive comprehensive benefits package.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected

Job ID: 1046
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