Associate Plant HR Generalist
Tar Heel, NC 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description
Associate Plant HR Generalist
ID 2022-24397
Job Locations US-NC-Tar Heel
Category Human Resources
Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shift 1st Shift
Job Locations
US-NC-Tar Heel
Your Opportunity

The Associate HR Generalist provides administrative assistance to the Human Resources department. The position will focus on recruiting, policy and procedure administration, training and various administrative duties. This position performs complex duties requiring independent judgment and coordination in one or more areas of a comprehensive human resource operation.

Core Responsibilities
    Maintains employee files such as employee personnel files, benefit files and staffing/recruiting files.
  • Maintains department files in accordance with the Company retention policy/guidelines.
  • Processes HR paperwork including applications, new hire paperwork, pay changes, data changes, terminations and other confidential employee information.
  • Manages the recruiting and pre-employment efforts for assigned client groups by reviewing resumes, conducting phone screens, scheduling interviews, creating offer letters, initiating drug/background checks and creating new hire packets.
  • Assists in conducting and the administering the New Employee Orientation program for all New Hires and provides support for the full on-boarding cycle.
  • Assists in maintaining and administering the Applicant Tracking System.
  • Maintains compliance database and ensures required training and other activities occur on schedule.
  • Ensures compliance with required postings at all locations.
  • Assists in HR Audits.
  • Works to maximize positive employee relations and minimize potential liabilities.
  • Administers and maintains employee recognition programs.
  • Assists in oversight of the corporate AAP to ensure compliance in all recruitment, promotions and transfer processes.
  • Assists with the employee relocation program to provide quality relocation services.
  • Assists in organizational training and development efforts.
  • Compiles and maintains departmental reports.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Human Resources, Business, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • 2+ years HR related experience and/or training, preferred.
  • Solid understanding of Human Resources functions and requirements.
  • Experience with a recruiting system, such as iCims and knowledge of SAP HRIS, preferred.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Word Processing, and Power Point.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Ability to be organized, flexible and multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to work with all levels of an organization and manage up effectively.
  • Ability to deal with and handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear.
Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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