Growers Express

Job Info
  1. Job Title: HR/Benefit Administrator
  2. Location: Salinas, CA
  3. Number: 10119
  4. Post Date: 2/23/2018
Job description

Position Title:    HR/Benefit Administrator                            

Classification:    Exempt

Salary Range:    Open

Company:  Growers Express, LLC

Location: Salinas, CA

Relocates: No

Reports To:  HR Manager



Growers Express, one of the West’s finest grower/shipper of fresh vegetables, is currently looking for a HR/Benefit Administrator. The HR/Benefit Administrator responsible for performing HR-related duties and implementation of the Company’s human resource programs. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, management of the Company’s human resource information system (“HRIS”), training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance. The HR/Benefit Administrator will represent the Company as first point of contact for employee human resources.



  • Support Employee Recruitment program including job postings, interviewing, selecting and hiring employees.

  • On-boarding all newly hired and re-hired employees.

  • Administer and maintain the Company’s benefit programs (health, dental, vision, life, disability, FSA, 401(k), etc.) (individually, a “Benefit Program” and, collectively, the “Benefit Programs”), including enrolling and terminating employee’s participating in the Benefit Programs, reconciling Benefit Program payroll deductions and monthly invoicing from Benefit Program vendors, and participate with the HR Manager and the Company’s legal department in the negotiation and renewal of the Company’s Benefit Programs.

  • Conduct periodic Benefit Program meetings with Benefit Program vendors.

  • Primary contact for internal employee Benefit Program questions, prepare and lead seminars to inform employees of the various aspects of the Benefit Programs and any available incentive programs.

  • Responsible for HRIS configuration, data entry and ensuring accuracy.

  • Monthly audit of HRIS and employee records including, without limitation, personnel records, wage rates, job descriptions and exemption status.

  • Support the Company’s executive leadership in annual review process, and management of the Company’s Manager by Objectives (“MBO”) program.

  • Direct compilation, preparation, reconciliation of other payroll data such as pension, insurance, and credit union payments.

  • Review and approve payroll deductions.

  • Interpret and enforce the Company’s policies and ensure the Company’s employees are paid in compliance with all applicable legal requirements.

  • Monitor compliance for proper employee work status documentation, worker’s compensation reporting, Benefit Program qualification, and California Employment Development Department (or other equivalent state agency) salary audits.

  • Familiarity with overtime requirements as well as identifying and correcting wage and hour violations.

  • Prepare and/or management the preparation of personnel-related government reports.

  • Maintain ongoing education in HR regulations, federal and multi-jurisdiction tax requirements

  • Any other duties assigned by HR Manager.



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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Possess strong organizational skills.

  • Knowledgeable of typical policies and procedures regarding employer benefit programs.

  • Experience with payroll database programs.

  • Capable of presenting information to a wide variety of audiences.

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Detail oriented with the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

  • Familiar with government rules and regulations relating to employment and employment-related matters.



To be eligible for this position, applicants must have accredited HR certifications, four (4) years of relevant work experience; a BA / BS is preferred.



  • Must be biliterate in Spanish and English.
  • Must be able to read and interpret employment-related documents.
  • Must be able to speak effectively with management, employees and groups of employees.



Must demonstrate ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must be able to resolve problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the HR/Benefit Administrator to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the HR/Benefit Administrator frequently required to sit, talk and listen. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The HR/Benefit Administrator must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics 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 noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but the HR/Benefit Administrator will occasionally be required to visit the Company’s growing fields and processing plants with increased noise levels.


This is a full-time position offering excellent competitive benefits and working in a highly positive but demanding culture with our rapidly growing company.


Growers Express LLC is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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