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Human Resources Generalist

Req ID: 754 

Department: Human Resources 

Status: Full Time, Exempt 

Location: Napa, California (US-CA) 

Job Summary:

The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with the Human Resources team in supporting designated geographic regions. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, recruitment/employment, onboarding, training, performance management, benefits administration, and employment law compliance.


Essential Functions:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


  • Proactively advises and assists management on employee issues; coaches and trains managers and provides recommendations for resolution.
  • Effectively communicates HR policies, procedures, programs, initiatives and laws with management team and employees.
  • Counsels employees in the interpretation and application of policies and programs.
  • Handles employee relations counseling and conducts investigations in addressing employee complaints or concerns.
  • Conducts exit interviews and identifies potential problems and trends that need to be addressed.
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt positions, seasonal/temporary employees including but not limited to the following:
    • Manages job requisitions, postings and candidates using the applicant tracking system.
    • Schedule and participate in the interview process.
    • Manages the Company’s pre-employment process.
    • Conducts new-employee orientations including related onboarding activities.
    • Supports the annual harvest recruitment.
  • Supports the Company’s performance management and compensation programs.
  • Assists in the training of managers and supervisors in performance management and employee relations issues.
  • Support the annual Benefits Open Enrollment process.
  • Manage LOA cases by coaching employees and supervisors with effective and timely customer service.
  • Supports the Company’s training and development program.
  • Manage the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims efficiently (investigates and evaluates in partnership with safety and thirty party vendor).
  • Support for timely and accurate data entry and maintenance of HRIS; new hires, rehires, status changes, wage changes, benefits and terminations.
  • Partners closely with Payroll to coordinate flow of paperwork to meet payroll deadlines.
  • Support the HR department with timely upkeep of department specific work instructions and job descriptions for the company.
  • Support all Wellness Program initiatives, promotional materials, etc. 
  • Perform others duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or a related field.
  • 3 or more years of Human Resources experience required.
  • Bi-lingual (oral and written) in Spanish with the ability to translate business communications from English to Spanish a PLUS.
  • PHR, SPHR, CA, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP preferred.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State employment laws and ability to understand and apply to situations. Understands HR standard concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Exemplary communication skills.  Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Highest level of customer service. Committed to excellence and high standards.
  • Excellent team player: ability to work in a team including leadership qualities.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Manage sensitive and confidential information.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) at an intermediate level.
  • Experience with HRIS systems to include timekeeping, payroll, ATS, benefits administration, etc. preferred.
  • Valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation.  Must have transportation to travel between winery and vineyard locations.


Working Conditions:

  • Office/Manufacturing environment
  • Extensive computer work
  • May be required to work at any of  TFE's locations
  • Frequent deadline pressures
  • Numerous projects in progress at any given time
  • Comply with company safety regulations

Trinchero Family Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Trinchero Family Estates complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Napa

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