HR Generalist in Kent, WA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 11/6/2022

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Kent, WA
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Job Description

The Company 

US Wire Group is the parent of three independent companies (five manufacturing facilities) which produce steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. US Wire Group is part of the Metals Processing Group and wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC.

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturer's representatives, and an established network of independent distributors. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities.

The Position 

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing Human Resources related duties on a professional level and works closely with the Human Resources Manager in supporting the business unit. This position carries out a broad spectrum of responsibilities including full cycle recruiting, benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, labor relations and compliance.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assists Human Resources Manager with recruiting: posting positions, scheduling interviews, reviewing resumes, attending job fairs, interviewing for non-exempt positions, applicant tracking and communication
  • Conducts background checks, schedules pre-employment tests, assists new hires with electronic onboarding paperwork, and completes I9 verification and eVerify
  • Conducts orientation for new hires: scheduling and facilitating new hire onboarding, enters information into safety software, provide new hire orientation and facilitates new hire initial training, collaborates with supervisors and managers for release of the employee to their position
  • Ensure all personnel transactions are entered into the UKG system and appropriate information is uploaded to SharePoint payroll site.
  • Creates and completes reports for accounting and payroll: Weekly payroll report and 401(k) report; Monthly PTO report, Pension, Union Dues; Keeps attendance tracker up to date
  • Assists Human Resources Manager by attending and documenting disciplinary meetings when Human Resources Manager is absent or otherwise unavailable
  • Assists employees with open enrollment for benefits, as well as answering benefit related questions, and helping employees enroll or make changes to their benefits
  • Consults with line management to provide basic Human Resources guidance when appropriate and refers them to Human Resources Manager when the situation is more complex
  • Provide support and counseling to employees regarding basic job-related conflicts, problem solving, dispute resolution, and refers more complex issues to Human Resources Manager
  • Assists Human Resources Manager with conducting and maintaining efficient, timely, thorough, and objective investigations
  • Partners with the HR Manager to develop solutions and programs to increase employee engagement including scheduling events, employee recognition programs, service award programs, flu clinics, etc.
  • Create and maintain good relationships with employees, management, and union
  • Be available to help employees and make regular visits to various employee workspaces within the facility
  • Maintain and coordinate employee recognition and service award programs, and sends out the appropriate surveys in a timely manner
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of HR related communications (benefits, emails, policy changes, AppSpace, etc.)
  • Maintain employee files ensuring documents and manuals are kept current, accurate, confidential and in compliance with all applicable laws and company policies
  • Performs as a backup to Human Resources Manager for payroll completion meeting all deadlines, policy, and legal compliance
  • Assists Human Resources Manager with employee, supervisor, and management trainings
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, or a related field; PHR or SHRM-CP preferred 
  • 1 to 3 years of Human Resources experience; manufacturing, production, or a related industry preferred
  • Experience with unions and collective bargaining agreements strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of employment law, regulations, and statutes
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated strong proficiency in MS Office Suite and HRIS systems, as well as the ability to adapt, learn, and apply skills when using various computer programs
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to consolidate data into concise, executive-ready presentations and reports
  • Ability to think strategically, make decisions, and problem solve while working under pressure, as well as the ability to realize when a decision does not need to be made immediately but can wait.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively; ability to apply good judgement with consideration to risk/reward, ethics, legal requirements
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, vendors, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, professionalism, and decorum
  • Must be able to work independently, as a team, and be able to work with both internal and external customers
  • Must be able to collaborate in a professional manner with employees, managers, and supervisors
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel an estimated less than 5%
  • Authorized to work for any employer in the United States of America

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met the HR Generalist position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

  • Must be able to Sit for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to move about the facility and walk distances to perform employee check-ins, site inspection, and other job-related requirements.
  • Must be able to occasionally work in a dusty environment around metals
  • Sight – hand and eye coordination, depth perception needed to operate computer
  • Hearing – must be able to hear others on the phone or in person, warning sounds of forklift and other heavy machinery
  • Speech – must be able to communicate effectively with others while working
  • Must be able to stand, bend, kneel, and lift seldom to occasional
  • Must be able to sit, twist, reach, grasp, and fine manipulation occasional to constant
  • Must be able to squat, stoop, kneel, reach overhead seldom to occasional
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds occasionally

Key Competencies

  • Innovation Focus - Confident ability to drive change and express and advocate for new ideas and ways of doing things. Willingness to take appropriate business risks, recognizing that to succeed overall, one will occasionally fail.
  • Collaborative Style – Engages stakeholders in problem solving and decision making. Is adept at bringing people together to tackle issues rather than dictate solutions. Has a collegial, inclusive working style and is professional and courteous. Builds strong relationships both internally and externally. Is both confident and humble.
  • Communication Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively deliver and reinforce consistent messages at all levels. Excellent listening skills.
  • Commitment to EHS– The HR Generalist must continually demonstrate an unequivocal commitment to the highest standards of health and safety for the workforce and be a leader in ensuring the company maintains its high levels of environmental performance. 
  • Unquestionable Integrity- Demonstrates the highest degree of integrity when engaging with employees, vendors and stakeholders. Leads ethically by example and fosters a culture firmly grounded in the values of the organization.