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Human Resources/Safety Manager

Department:  Plant

Brooten, MN, US, 56316


At Lakeside, we're committed to growing our company – and our people. When you join the Lakeside team, you’ll become part of our family. Since 1887 we’ve produced a diverse line of canned and frozen foods. We sell our products through major retailers, food service distributors and national restaurant chains. We’re driven to find new, innovative ways to serve our customers and our community. And there’s a seat at the table for you. 


The position of HR & Safety Manager offers a hardworking team-oriented individual the opportunity to provide proactive human resources leadership and expertise which promotes a safe, productive and cohesive culture and enhances the value of human capital, consistent with Lakeside’s philosophy and strategic plan.


  • Recruit, screen, interview, reference check and participate in the hiring decisions.
  • Leadership role in the performance management program, including the corrective action policy.
  • Leadership role in the recognition program.
  • Perform on-boarding or direct the on-boarding process for new hires including necessary paperwork.
  • Organize and coordinate initial and ongoing job training.
  • Administer federal and state employment laws, state workers compensation laws, both federal and state safety laws.
  • Promotes Health and Wellness by coordinating yearly health risk appraisals, flu shot offerings and support of the Fit for Life program.
  • Provide leadership in the administration of Lakeside benefits program including short term disability, retirement, insurance and education.
  • Maintain personnel files.
  • Counsel employees in matters relating to job performance.
  • Keep current in the latest labor relations and personnel developments, such as insurance, equal opportunity, and other laws.
  • Maintain an open line of communication with all employees.
  • Assist department managers in planning shifts and work week schedules.
  • Maintain personnel activity records for Affirmative Action compliance.
  • Serve as a facilitator for the L.I.T.E. groups located in the production area.
  • Discipline employees when appropriate.
  • May participate in union negotiations and contract administration.
  • Assist General Manager in process of actively engaging Lakeside people in the company, their departments and jobs.
  • Be a cheerleader of and model for the Lakeside culture of teamwork, respect, trust, collegiality, and providing an environment that offers people a satisfying and rewarding career.
  • Ensure that Lakeside policies and programs are adhered to and administered fairly and consistently throughout the location.
  • Ensure employees follow Lakeside Foods established policies and procedures for this job as described in the training manual and orientation program.
  • Develop a safety program for the location and administer that program.
  • Lead incident analysis process and manage open claims closure.
  • Conduct plant inspections and maintain all inspection records.
  • Budget, purchase, and maintain Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Ensure employees maintain work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Insure any unsafe or potentially hazardous conditions are immediately addressed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the General Manager.




  • A four year bachelor's degree or business degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • Previous entry level generalist experience in the area of human resources is also preferred.  Familiarity with laws, current practices and trends in the field of talent management. 

   Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people throughout the company in group settings or on an individual basis.


All employees of Lakeside Foods are committed to continuous improvement and serving our Lakeside customers. As part of our team, you’ll work individually and with your department to live Lakeside’s Standards of Conduct. You’ll clearly and visibly demonstrate teamwork, cooperation and respect for others in all business interactions. We promise our employees a culture that values mutual respect and different points of view and leaders who develop and execute clear, aligned action plans. We enjoy being creative, productive and working together.





Lakeside Foods welcomes people of all backgrounds and the varied ideas they bring to the workplace. Being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer is part of our heritage and culture. We recruit, hire and promote employees based on qualifications and merit, without regard to race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital or veteran status. 


Nearest Major Market: St Cloud