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Title:  Generalist, Human Resources II

Requisition ID:  12229-159

Vancouver, WA, US, 98683

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  No Travel Required

Location: Vancouver, WA 


Graphic Packaging's Vancouver facility is seeking a new addition to the multi-site HR team. This HR Generalist role is responsible for providing Human Resources support to the Vancouver, WA and Gresham, OR plants.  Main activities include payroll processing, recruiting and staffing, employee orientation, employee relations, performance management, compensation, benefits, conflict resolution/management, training, and HR process coordination. This person will also develop, implement and coordinate HR policies and procedures. An ideal candidate will come with 2 years of human resources experience, preferably in a manufacturing setting. 


Job Functions:

  • Act as first point of contact to employees and management in the use of human resource programs and processes.
  • Process payroll for hourly employees utilizing Novatime.  Interface with Corporate Payroll.
  • Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, opportunities for promotions and employee benefits.
  • Provide month-end reports on headcount, attendance, and overtime
  • Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel-related data such as hires, transfers, payroll, performance appraisals and employee benefits.
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation and assist with the 90-day onboarding of new and transitioning employees
  • Partner with hiring managers to determine staffing needs/levels, recruiting strategy and implements strategies in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Assist with the administration of employee benefits, compensation, performance appraisal programs, personnel record keeping, unemployment claims and training.
  • Ensure compliance with the affirmative action programs.
  • Assist Regional HR Manager regarding employee relations issues and recommend actions which are consistent with corporate policies.
  • Assist Regional HR Manager with annual General Wage Increase (GWI) process.
  • Participate on strategic, annual or ad-hoc HR projects, representing the HR geographic location, presenting perspective, feedback and data that aids in the overall decision making/ design process; assists with the local implementation, administration and ongoing oversight of programs
  • Assist with preparing materials for delivering, and conducting employee meetings, such as quarterly plant meetings, culture meetings, employee training meetings, committee meetings, etc.
  • Provides overall administrative support, ensuring the accurate, timely and efficient processing of HR transactions.
  • Refers more complex or controversial HR issues to the Regional HR Manager for resolution advice and support. Prepares all supporting documentation as needed for management/legal review and decision making.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, industrial relations, business administration or equivalent experience.
  • Solid interpersonal, verbal/written communication, and PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously are also essential
  • Strong management skills, detail-oriented, flexible, able to prioritize multiple projects with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization, administrative and creative problem-solving skills required.
  • Able to communicate to all levels of organization in all settings (from individual to large group).
  • Must be very approachable and able to develop strong professional relationships and foster involvement at all levels of organization.
  • Must be able to work 8 hours/day plus overtime as required.  Must be able to interface with employees on all shifts.


Required Experience

  • Must have 1-3 years of relevant human resources experience.
  • 1-3 years of payroll processing experience
  • Preferable: 1-3 years of HR experience in a manufacturing environment. 


The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

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