Company Description 

Pelee Island Winery & Vineyards Inc., established in 1979, is the largest family- owned private estate winery in Canada, with two primary locations: The main cellar operation in Kingsville, Ontario and the vineyard operation on Pelee Island, the largest island in Lake Erie and the southernmost populated point in Canada. Pelee Island is home to our 600+ acres of vineyard and is considered Canada’s warmest grape growing region with a winemaking history dating back more than 150 years. Our wines are the perfect reflection of our dedication to quality, sustainability, consistency, Canadian, local and VQA. We are proud of our wines – and even more proud to share them with our customers. 

Human Resource & Health and Safety Generalist 

At Pelee Island Winery & Vineyards Inc our people make us even better, which is why we want you to be a part of our fast-growing organization. PIWVI recognizes that having a great team is the key to success, which is why we attract and retain the right people with an employee experience that focuses on building trust, embracing change, and achieving our goals together. With clear focus, operational excellence, and future growth at the core of our operation, we apply out-of-the- box thinking to deliver exceptional experiences that take our clients to the next level. Are you ready for your next challenge? 

The Human Resources/Health & Safety Generalist reports directly to the Managing Director and is responsible for providing daily support to Operations team in all aspects of Human Resources and Health & Safety such as full cycle recruitment, onboarding, coaching and employee development, compensation structure, employee relations, etc., as well as being accountable for monitoring, and implementing company health & safety programs and fostering a culture of Health & Safety. This role will liaise with the Managing Director, department managers and supervisors on various HR programs and health & safety projects, as well as training and interacting with front line employees. 

What success looks like: Employee Relations – 25%

• Address employee behavioral issues by enforcing the corrective action process and ensure legal compliance is met.

  • Involved in the execution of Company policies and procedures as well as ensure employee adherence.
  • Participate in various types of meetings (employee communication meetings, management meetings, Corporate meetings, etc.).
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of employee events.
  • Conduct exit interviews with terminated employees.
  • Assist with the administration of benefits and payroll.

Leadership – 25% 

Health and Safety – 30% 

  • Provide coaching to affected individuals from hourly to leadership levels with concerns that have been identified.
  • Influence and support organizational changes.
  • Provide guidance when required to the leadership team to ensure
    regulatory requirements are met and enforced.
  • Promote leadership, continuous improvement and implementation of corporate Health and Safety (H&S) programs, practices and procedures.
  • Perform H&S inspections/audits and identify corrective actions where needed, ensuring timely implementation and documentation.
  • In conjunction with the Department managers , you will provide employee training and H&S orientation as needed.
  • In collaboration with Human Resources H&S team, administer Workers’ Compensation claims and case management.
  • Assist Operations with site specific H&S plans, Job Site Assessments, Hazard Assessments, etc.
  • Review all H&S reports and analyze compiled data to determine areas of improvement and trends
  • You will be the active leader of Joint Health & Safety Committees.
  • Participate in the review of new operations, processes and procedures (as
    well as proposed changes to existing operations) at the proposal and/or design phase to ensure health & safety matters are considered and incorporated. 

Recruitment – 10% 

Workforce Planning – 5% 

  • Support Operations & Manager, HR with the successful placements of various positions through conducting interviews and facilitating onboarding orientation and trainings of new hires (when required)
  • Liaise with Corporate in the coordination of various development training programs for key roles within the Leadership team.
  • In conjunction with the Operations, develop a strategic plan to minimize Agency employee turnover prior and during peak/product launches to improve operating results.
  • Create or revamp onboarding packages and orientation presentations which include Company policies and procedures, expectations of various positions, health and safety, and SOP for training purposes. 

Performance Reviews – 5% 

  • Ensure that the Team Leaders conduct hourly performance reviews in a timely manner.
  • Work with the Director & Operations to ensure all CMPs (mid-year and end year) are completed within the designated deadlines and follow up as necessary.
  • Provide guidance to members of the leadership team when required to assist with the development of their CMP.

What you bring to the role: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma; Human Resources
  • 3+ years in an HR Generalist experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and passion for Health & Safety (CRSP or similardesignation would be an asset or desire to obtain)
  • Experience in the warehouse/logistics/transportation industry strongly preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry standards and regulations, as well as working knowledge of Employment Standards and Canada Labour Code
  • You have the ability to read and understand technical information, as well as data, policies, laws, guidelines and procedures.
  • You effectively plan and multi-task in fast-paced environments.
  • You display strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills.
  • When making decisions, you consider everyone and engage those who can add value to the process.
  • You are adaptable in your approach and prioritize with focus on what adds value to the client.
  • Competent computer skills, including Outlook, Excel, Word, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Salary: $45,000.00-$55,000.00 per year 


Flexible Language Requirement: • French not required 

• Monday to Friday 

  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Vision care

Work Location: In person 

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