HR Generalist (2055-804)

Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC. Kent, WA

HR Generalist or Senior HR Generalist

This position may be filled at either level depending on candidate experience and qualifications.

The HR Generalist works independently and as part of a small team of HR professionals to perform day-to-day HR activities in the following functional areas: employee relations, employee/leadership development, organizational development, HRIS, compensation and benefits, performance management, and regulatory compliance. The HR Department supports a growing workforce of 1,100 employees in Kent. The work environment is dynamic and fast-paced.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interpret, analyze, and apply human resources policies and procedures and provide recommendations
  • Assist leadership with performance management, recognition, and discipline
  • Handle employee relations counseling, including conducting investigations and recommending appropriate corrective action and drafting disciplinary action documents, as needed
  • Investigate, resolve and communicate employee questions, concerns, and issues
  • Support administration of wage and salary programs pay practices, employee benefit programs, workers' compensation issues, and other HR services
  • Support employees and supervisors through L&I administration , including coordinating appropriate documentation, developing light duty job descriptions, and communicating and facilitating return to work
  • Identify, recommend and develop new approaches, policies and procedures that improve the efficiency within the department and services performed
  • Process terminations and participate in unemployment hearings and exit interviews
  • Update employee communication materials including the employee handbook, benefits guide, and other policy and procedure manuals
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned
Required Experience:

BA/BS Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field preferred

  • HR Generalist Senior level
    • 5-7 years of experience gained through HR Generalist positions with increasing responsibility in each of the following knowledge areas: employment, total rewards, performance management, safety/L&I, regulatory compliance, organizational development, employee relations, and HR programs
    • Experience serving in HR Generalist or similar role serving large, non-exempt employee population, preferred
  • HR Generalist
    • 2-5 years of experience gained through HR Generalist positions with increasing specific working knowledge in several of the following: employment, performance management, safety/L&I, regulatory compliance, benefits, and employee relations
    • Experience serving in HR Assistant/Coordinator or Specialist role and/or similar role serving large, non-exempt employee population, preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Demonstrated experience working with HRIS
  • Commitment to protect confidential and sensitive employee and business information
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to develop effective employee communication materials and deliver effective training presentations
  • Ability and willingness to manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, with unexpected requests and changing priorities
  • Demonstrated success operating as an individual contributor, as well as a member of a team
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a positive and professional demeanor at all times
  • Ability to work occasional late afternoon/evening hours in support of night shift employees
  • Ability to work independently under limited supervision and with all levels of the organization

Physical Requirements

Sit, stand and/or walk for 8 hours per day. Occasionally lift items that could be up to 25 pounds.

Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC is committed to non-discrimination in employment and other opportunities. Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics


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