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TEC Equipment, Inc. HR Business Partner in Portland, Oregon

Our Human Resources team has an opportunity for a Human Resources Business Partner at our corporate headquarters in NE Portland. This position will help solve complex challenges and provide support to geographically dispersed dealerships within assigned regions. Areas of support includes but is not limited to HR operations/processes, employee relations, investigations, manager coaching & training, compliance, etc. Occasional travel will be required (approx. 5-10% of the time).

The health and safety of our employees is a top priority for TEC Equipment. In response to COVID-19, the duties of the HR Business Partner will generally be performed off-site (remote/telework) until TEC 's corporate team returns to work onsite.

Business Partnering:

  • Build influential relationships with management in assigned regions using an approach of curiosity, approachability, and customer-orientation

  • Apply legal requirements, Company policy, culture, and values to make recommendations to help resolve employment related issues, escalating issues as appropriate

Employee/Manager Support:

  • Engage as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert to guide managers on employment-related issues, related but not limited to, performance management, coaching, disciplinary actions, and separations of employment

  • Handle complaints that are escalated by employees appropriately and conduct investigations where necessary

Manager Training:

  • In addition to in-the-moment coaching & support, work under direction of senior team members to develop and conduct necessary training

HR Operations:

  • Assist with development of job descriptions, and oversee job change processes such as promotions, reclassifications, transfers, etc.

  • Ensure compliance requirements for states in assigned territories are met

HR Team/Service Standards:

  • Maintain open communication and work collaboratively with all HR team members to ensure efficient operations and a high level of customer support

  • Partner with Senior Benefits Specialist on complex leave of absence, workers’ comp, and ADA issues

Continuous Improvement & Special Projects:

  • Identify ways to improve and share ideas

  • Work with team members to complete special projects and initiatives

  • Assist with other tasks and objectives as requested

Organizational Policies:

  • Review and recommend new or necessary revisions to organizational policies, practices, and procedures

  • Interpret and reinforce policies with management and employees

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Under direction of HR leadership, track and report on HR data

Professional Development & Business Acumen:

  • Stay ahead of applicable employment laws and regulations

  • Continuously learn about the trucking/transportation industry and seek opportunities to increase business acumen

Our HR Team is lean and effective. Ideal candidates are resourceful and have a well-rounded range of experience and capabilities that include:

  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in HR (candidates in an HR Generalist, Employee Relations Specialist, or HR Business Partner that want to continue their growth are ideal)

  • In-depth knowledge and experience supporting a majority non-exempt California workforce highly DESIRED

  • Knowledge of effectively navigating organizational/corporate environments

  • Strong knowledge of employment laws and regulations

  • Sound knowledge of HR processes such as recruiting, onboarding, performance management, etc.

  • Team-oriented - You take a cooperative and collaborative approach and see the team’s success as just as important as individual accomplishments

  • Highly organized and detail oriented – Nothing slips through the cracks!

  • Clear and succinct communication skills (most of communication is done via phone and email); excellent writing skills (spelling, grammar, and punctuation matter!) to create formal documents/documentation that can pass under legal scrutiny

  • Savvy with computer systems & programs such as MS Excel, Outlook, & Word, HRMS, etc.

  • Curiosity – You understand you don’t know everything and seek opportunities to continuously learn

  • Problem Solving/Judgment – You anticipate potential issues, identify root causes, analyze, and solve problems utilizing sound judgment

  • Relationship Building & Influence without Authority – You build effective partnerships and relationships with a variety of personalities to achieve desired outcomes

  • Professionalism – You appropriately handle sensitive information and situations in a mature and confidential manner

  • Adaptability – You have the capability to flourish in an often stressful and ambiguous environment

TEC Equipment is the West's leading full-service, heavy-duty truck and trailer dealership, with over 1,200 employees in 28 locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. Since our humble beginnings in 1976, we continue to be family-owned and operated.

We believe our employees deserve a safe work environment. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and background check. Employment for positions that require driving is contingent upon passing MVR record check and being insurable by our auto insurance policy. Employment for Department of Transportation-regulated positions is also contingent on passing applicable regulatory screens.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

iCIMS Staffing Req #: 2021-1397

External Company Name: TEC Equipment, Inc.

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