HR Technician People Operations

Location: Modesto, CA, US

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

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As an HR Technician under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for compliant, timely, and accurate processing of all types of employee data change requests in a multi-state, union and non-union, and international enterprise. You will provide centralized data management of confidential employee information in the organization’s computerized Human Resources Information Management Systems and personnel files for 7,000+ employees in multiple entities.


What You Will Do:

  • Responsible for providing exceptional customer service to HR Business Partners, Industrial Relations/HR Representatives, Time Admins, employees and HR COE’s.
  • Responsible for working with highly sensitive and confidential information and maintaining the confidentiality of the information used during the normal course of business.
  • Responsible for processing a variety of change requests for semi-monthly, biweekly, and weekly-paid employee groups, as well as international no-pay groups.
  • Receives and reviews source documents/tickets for accuracy, completeness, proper authorizations, and determines appropriate entry into the HR system of record.
  • Partners with and advises HR and business partners on proper coding for various employee transactions. Responds to other inquiries as appropriate.
  • Responsible for training new HR staff on Corporate processes and policies.
  • Responsible for working cross-functionally with Talent Acquisition (TA), Payroll, Benefits, Retirement Plans, Compensation, and HRIS to research, resolve data and/or system issues.
  • Interprets and applies multiple collective bargaining agreements (CBA’s), federal and state regulations, and Corporate policies and procedures, ensuring personnel transactions are in compliance at all levels.
  • Responsible for ensuring Form-I-9 and E-Verify compliance and answers questions regarding requirements; conducts Form I-9 re-verifications.
  • Researches and resolves complex inconsistent/inappropriate data when identified.
  • Processes more complex data corrections as required, ensuring proper communication with affected department systems (Success Factors, SAP, ADP and Outlook, etc.), and interface files to outside vendors.
  • Participates in internal and cross-functional projects as needed.
  • Participates in internal and external audit requests as needed.
  • Ensures labor law poster compliance for all Companies and/or is primary contact for vendor when needed.
  • Partners with Equifax and/or processes Verifications of Employment (VOE’s) and Income; troubleshoot issues, and is primary contact for vendor when needed.
  • Coordinates unemployment claim information; troubleshoot issues.
  • Develops and runs queries to audit employee data. Makes recommendations when errors are identified.
  • Establishes and maintains personnel files, records and documentation.
  • Using Lean methodology makes recommendations to and adapts procedures, processes and techniques, ensuring reference documentation remains current as necessary.
  • Participates in testing for system upgrades, changes or issues.
  • Maintains satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations.


What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of administrative support experience to include Human Resources reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 5 years of administrative support to include Human Resources reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Discretion required in dealing with confidential information.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook at a basic level.
  • Skilled in reading, comprehending, interpreting and executing simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Skilled in writing routine reports and correspondence.
  • Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using whole numbers.


What Will Set You Apart:

  • Bachelor's degree plus 3 years pf administrative support experience to include Human Resources reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Human resources data management experience using ADP or similar systems.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Word and MS Excel at an intermediate level.
  • Skilled in reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, union contracts, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Experience effectively writing routine reports, correspondence and procedures.
  • Experience effectively presenting information and responding to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Experience using Lean tools and methodology.
  • Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Skilled in calculating figures and amounts such as percentages.
  • Skilled in applying common sense understanding and carrying-out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Experience dealing with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Experience performing duties and tasks that may be non-routine in nature, resolving most questions and problems, referring only the most complex issues to higher levels.
  • Experience using discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Skilled in time-management and organization.


Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future
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Requisition ID: 96243 




Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


Nearest Major Market: Modesto

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