Bi-Lingual Onboarding Specialist Live Operations in Raeford, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 12/23/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The onboarding specialist works closely with the HR recruiters and HR business partners to ensure timely, thorough and consistent onboarding of new hires and transfers. As a key point of contact during the orientation period, the onboarding specialist is a vital role for a smooth onboarding and on the job training experience. Additionally, the onboarding specialist will provide general support to the Human Resources Department.

Physical Requirements

Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time, bend and stoop, and lift up to 40 lbs. Must be capable of working in extreme weather conditions including severe heat and/or cold temperatures.

Work Environment

Works primarily in farm settings which involve strong odors, substantial dust circulation, loud environment, with barn temperatures often matching outside temperatures. Schedules vary and may include early mornings, late evenings, and weekends. Requires showering in/out at farm locations. Occasional work in an office setting.


  • Supports new hires through the orientation period and on-the-job training process
  • Gathers & analyzes data on new hire onboarding experiences to identify and recommend opportunities for process improvements
  • Works with leaders to implement effective onboarding and training approaches to maximize transfer of knowledge and skills during the onboarding process and ensure a positive onboarding experience
  • Follows up with employees and leaders to proactively identify concerns and implement/recommend solutions
  • Implements electronic/paper-based training documentation of new hire training progress
  • Tracks individual and overall onboarding metrics identifying trends and improvement opportunities
  • Works closely and proactively with HR business partners to identify relationships between onboarding experiences, turnover, absenteeism, accident/injury rates, and performance and implement solutions
  • Handles sensitive and confidential employee information
  • Translates written and verbal communications in both English and Spanish
  • Keeps current on live operations processes to include animal care and well-being and knowledge of individual’s job tasks

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish), Required
  • Ability to work collaboratively, build strong partnerships, and influence leaders and frontline employees
  • Knowledge of live animal production, especially turkey production extremely helpful
  • Ability to work around live animals and in a farm environment
  • Familiarity with on the job training processes, a plus
  • Proficiency in computers including Microsoft Excel and Word; Microsoft Access a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to analyze data and report in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work independently for day-to-day tasks to ensure onboarding goals and priorities are met
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, tasks, and priorities

Additional Responsibilities (if applicable)

Provides general support to the HR team

Education and Experience

  • Associates degree in animal science, training & development, human resources development, or equivalent experience preferred
  • 1-2 years’ experience in live animal / turkey production or in a direct support role, a plus
  • Prior experience with employee training programs, a plus

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