The HR Coordinator effectively utilizes administrative and organizational skills to assist the HR staff in daily functions. 


  1. Reports to work when scheduled and on time.  Responsible for adherence to the company policies and/or department attendance policy.
  2. Performs general receptionist duties for the department including: assisting applicants, answering questions, answering busy telephones, and taking messages, and assisting with general requests. 
  3. Serves as editor of quarterly INSIDE PDI and weekly Insider newsletters.  Creates monthly birthday calendar, employee promotional bulletins, and other attachments for the newsletter.  Coordinates, compiles, and writes various articles, leads newsletter committee and assigns articles. Coordinates layout, formatting, and content.  Works with Printer to ensure newsletters are printed to specification and distributed by deadline.
  4. Responsible for the organizational planning, coordination, communication and preparation of company events.  Also organizes seasonal activities such as Hy-Vee Career Day and Springtime Party.  Recommends activities to management for approval.
  5. Performs general administrative duties for the HR department including but not limited to: organizational chart, HR forms, assimilates orientation packets, preforms data entry into HRIS system.  Performs correspondence, creates and maintains Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint Presentations and administers projects.  Opens and distributes department mail daily.
  6. Assists with employment process including but not limited to: conducting pre-screens, checking references, performing background checks on applicants, preparing new hire paperwork and welcome letter, creating new employee file, and prepares training schedule, and coordinates onboarding process. 
  7. Conducts first interview screening of external applicants for warehouse open positions.  Evaluates employment factors, job experience, education, training, skills, knowledge and abilities and consults with management to recommend candidates that will move forward in employment process. 
  8. Tracks, schedules, and processes 30 day follow-up reviews and sends out to appropriate department.  Administers 90-day follow-up reviews with the respective departments.
  9. Serves as back-up for administration of employee leave of absences including FMLA, medical LOA, STD, and Military leave.  Meets with employees to explain process, completes paperwork, evaluates and schedule light duty work.  Conducts interactive employee conversations to ensure compliance and appropriate accommodations. 
  10. Maintains employee files and medical files and documentation ensuring they are orderly and up-to-date.  Handles highly confidential information to company standards.
  11. Responsible for updating and maintaining new and existing employee information on NuView system.
  12. Responsible for Random Drug and Alcohol tracking.  Produces quarterly random DOT drug and alcohol lists.
  13. Assists with set up and preparation for weekly orientation.  Conducts new employee orientation on a rotating basis.
  14. Coordinates the Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year programs, including planning, communication and preparation.
  15. Maintains company bulletin board communication and updates weekly.
  16. Performs scanning of new hire documents and terminated employee files into imaging system.
  17. Responsible for administering and tracking Tuition Assistance Reimbursement, Employee Referral Programs and PDI apparel.
  18. Maintains PDI Facebook page, PDI website, Zipline, and Carousel Communications

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB: Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office, spreadsheet, good writing, grammar, and punctuation skills. Good administrative and organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail. Must be able to multitask and handle interruptions with ease.  Constant handling of highly confidential information and documentation with discretion. Good verbal communication, telephone, and interpersonal skills presenting a positive representation of PDI to in and outside contacts. This job is considered sedentary to light in nature according to the Department of Labor Weight Classifications with the primary functions of the job being sedentary in nature.  This is considered a semi-skilled position.  Frequent to constant handling, grasping, pinching, full reaching motions occur, constant listening, talking or hearing.


MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB: High school education or equivalent required. Administrative experience preferred with proven computer skills. Human Resources experience preferred.


Important Disclaimer Notice: The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. PDI reserves the right to revise the job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of business, competitive considerations or the work environment change.



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Perishable Distributors of Iowa (PDI) is an Equal Opportunity employer. It is our policy that we will not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status.

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If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email our Human Resources department at humanresources@pdisrd.com or call: 515-965-6326. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.