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Payroll & Benefits Coordinator

Company: Associated Milk Producers
Location: New Ulm
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionABOUT AMPI:AMPI owns eight Midwest-based manufacturing plants where 10 percent of the nation's American-type cheese, processed cheese and butter is produced. The cooperative's award-winning cheese, butter and powdered dairy products are marketed to foodservice, retail and food ingredient customers. In 2019, the co-op launched its Dinner Bell Creamery brand and accompanying Co-op Crafted promise, highlighting more than 50 years of dairy farm families partnering with skilled buttermakers and cheesemakers.JOB SUMMARY:The Payroll & Benefits Coordinator is responsible for preparing the employee biweekly payroll, review employee time cards for completeness and accuracy. This position will coordinate paid time off requests for timely processing, track and report absenteeism, enter employee transactions, provide administrative support for benefits, and assist with a variety of payroll, benefits and human resources functions. This position will also backup the front desk and perform a variety of office duties.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time:+ Responsible for preparing the employee biweekly payroll. Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.+ Review employee time cards for completeness and accuracy. Enter and adjust employee schedules and employee time cards as necessary.+ Coordinate paid time off (PTO) requests from request to approval for timely processing. Process cash outs of PTO in lieu of taking PTO when applicable.+ Track and report absenteeism.+ Enter new employee transactions, changes in personnel status, and terminated employee transactions.+ Provide administrative support for benefits by assisting with the efficient processing and tracking of benefits enrollment, changes, and terminations. Prepares benefit documentation for new hires, enters benefits related information in HRIS system and ensures the integrity of all submitted documents through verification and investigation.+ Assist human resources with employee disability, FMLA, and workers' compensation leaves/claims. Coordinates return-to-work and light duty efforts.+ Assist with audits and resolve discrepancies.+ Responsible for troubleshooting and handling time clock issues.+ Assist and coordinate onboarding new employees, new hire paperwork and training.+ Maintain employee personnel files.+ Back up for the front desk, answering phones and processing paperwork as needed.+ Assists with reference checks and verifications of employment.+ Prepare and analyze payroll information and reports.+ Communicate and interact positively, effectively and respectfully with internal and external customers.+ Acts as a UKG resource for employees and responds to employee/supervisor questions regarding payroll issues. Answers questions and facilitates resolution to payroll discrepancies.+ Understand and apply the pay practices, benefits, leave, and discharge language according to procedures.+ Publish a monthly plant newsletter.+ Other duties as assigned.An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:+ High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required.+ Associates Degree in Human Resources, Accounting, Business Administration or related field preferred or a combination of education and relevant work experience.+ Two to four years relevant work experience preferred.+ Knowledge of UKG human resource information system (HRIS) preferred.+ Basic ERP system knowledge. JD Edwards preferred.BENEFITS/REWARDS:AMPI offers competitive starting pay, PTO, 401k, short-term disability, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance programs and more.Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.Military and veterans are encouraged to apply.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Associated Milk Producers, Minneapolis , Payroll & Benefits Coordinator, Human Resources , New Ulm, Minnesota

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