Career Opportunities

Human Resources & Safety Coordinator

Sonora Division
Sonora, CA
Close:  04/02/2017
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

As one of North America's largest and most respected lumber producers, Sierra Pacific owns and manages nearly 2 million acres of timberland and manufactures a wide variety of products in our state-of-the-art production facilities. We are also one of the nation's largest millwork and specialty wood products manufacturers.

Sierra Pacific is looking for a capable human resources professional for a production facility with over 200 crew members.

This position is an excellent fit for a human resources professional seeking to find a long-term home with a stable and respected industry leader. This might also be the right match for a capable and talented professional fairly new to human resources and seeking to expand knowledge and experience in the human resources field.

We are looking for a capable individual to function as a collaborative team member within our high performing atmosphere.

• Manage Human Resources functions for hourly personnel.
• Manage Safety programs, accident and injury prevention, and regulatory compliance.
• Work closely with Mill Manager, Superintendent, and Supervisors for effective HR and Safety programs.
• Manage the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and new employee orientation processes.
• Full responsibility for mill payroll and payroll processes.
• Communicate and administer Company benefit plans.
• Coordinate with the Company’s main Human Resources Department.
• Implement Company-wide HR and Safety policies, procedures, and practices at mill level.
• Audit, monitor, and implement Company HR and Safety policies, conduct investigations, maintain records, and represent the Company at hearings.
• Maintain an understanding of, and ensure compliance with, State and Federal employment laws and Company Policy.
• Responsible for Workers’ Compensation functions, including attend worker’s compensation appointments and working with medical staff and injured employees.
• Drive safety excellence, promote crew involvement and accountability, and proactively eliminate hazards.
• Implement programs that educate, engage, and motivate crew members.
• Develop and provide leadership for Safety Committee and safety meetings, with focus on raising safety awareness and creating an environment free of incidents.
• Represent the Company in community events.

• Preference given to applicants with 2 years HR-specific experience or educational equivalent.
• Have knowledge of Federal and State employment laws.
• Proven ability to work independently, discretely, and handle confidential information.
• Ability to analyze problems and make decisions with minimal management intervention.
• Ability to establish the position as a resource and partner with management.
• Skill in leadership, communication, motivation, and people management.
• Proficient in Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Publisher).
• Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter naming this position and a resume by April 2, 2017 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Attn: Paul Niemer
PO Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049

Sierra Pacific Industries is a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. Sierra Pacific owns and sustainably manages nearly 2 million acres of timberland in California and Washington. We are growing forests for our future, planting over 6 million new trees every year. Our forests are managed under a 100-year plan by Registered Professional Foresters, Wildlife Biologists, Botanists, and other professionals.

Sierra Pacific effectively utilizes nearly 100% of every piece of wood we bring to our mills. In fact, the small amount that isn’t turned into windows, millwork, lumber, or landscaping material is actually converted into electricity in our seven biomass-fueled power plants.

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. We verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.