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Human Resources Manager


Albany, OR

ARAUCO is a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced forest product solutions for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, we manufacture and distribute the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where we are located. We are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of our team at ARAUCO!



Human Resources Business Partner – Albany, OR


Primary Purpose/Summary:


The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) provides strategic support in a single manufacturing site in addition to contributing to the broader HR team across multiple locations in North America. The HRBP aligns mill objectives and corporate initiatives with employees and management, focusing on strong, solution-oriented leadership with multiple different levels. This role, as an HR professional, acts as an employee champion and change agent in ways that make us a better business.

The HRBP maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business units’ function. Above all, the HRBP is a dedicated and energetic problem-solver who helps our business and employees navigate the company and push the business forward.  It is imperative that the ideal candidate resonate and role model our values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety. This role requires a visionary, strategic mindset and operates best under pressure in a collaborative manner with multiple stakeholders.

People who fit well here have a commitment to quality in everything they do and are very comfortable in a manufacturing environment. Our team members contribute to our mission with innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values.


Description of Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance to the manufacturing site on HR-related matters.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, work with HR leadership to reduce legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Manages the work system (level advancement structure, processes, and consistency).
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
  • Partner with L&D Team to identify training needs and develop training plans and programs.
  • Evaluate and monitor the success of training programs, and follow-up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Conduct training as needed on various HR-related topics.
  • Manage recruitment for the site.
  • Maintain relationships in the local community and participate in community events.
  • Responsible for implementing corporate initiatives at the site level.



  • Associates or bachelor’s degree is preferred or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years HR Management experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record of leading and developing a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex problems impacting people, processes, and program issues, along with excellent communication skills (verbal and written). 
  • Possess strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements and Oregon-specific laws related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with legal counsel as needed/required.
  • Develops and analyzes trends and metrics to develop and/or update solutions, programs, and policies.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • MS Office applications.



Arauco is an equal opportunity employer to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Salem