IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. Human Resources Generalist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

J. Walter Becker founded IDEAL in 1916 and made a promise that is still an important part of the way IDEAL operates today: "An IDEAL product will provide a value greater than the price paid for it. Service is a part of the product." Becker's foundational principle represents our everyday commitment to you. It's the driving force behind our partnerships with the world's leading distributors, a state of the art delivery system, outstanding customer and technical support and variety of operational benefits designed to save you time and money. It means we're proud of the way we do business.

A subsidiary of IDEAL, Western Forge produces the highest-quality metal work in the USA and is an American standard in premier hand tool craftsmanship. Western Forge has an exciting opportunity for an HR professional! Bring your desire for making a difference to Western Forge! This position reports directly to the Tool Division Human Resources Manager. The Human Resources Generalist helps build and administer human resource-related programs and processes for a manufacturing facility with professional, production, technical, and administrative employees. This is your opportunity to leverage your experience and help create the programs that support our talented, dedicated workforce.

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for the planning, organizing and execution of numerous operational human resources-related activities including:

  • Business Partner - Serve as a key member of the team to assist in driving business results. Support the implementation of people and organizational development strategies that are aligned with the business strategy.

  • HR Administration - Maintain various HR systems to ensure continued operations and reporting efficiency, and resolves problems. Generate routine reports and design special reports as requested. Research system capabilities, streamline processes and recommend new data management processes/procedures that match organizational needs.

  • Leave Management - Administer FMLA, LOA, ADA and WC administration. Stay up-to-date on regulations which impact employee leaves.

  • Administration & Compliance – Coordinate benefits and wellness programs and government compliance reporting. Maintain employee records, including entering, updating and modifying information as needed. Review time cards to ensure accurate employee payroll.

  • Talent Acquisition - Support the hiring process by posting jobs, screening candidate resumes and coordinating the new hire on-boarding process. Coordinate all temporary staffing requirements.

  • Employee Relations - Assist in building an open, inclusive, IDEAL culture-based environment that enables effective employee relations. Ensure role is perceived as an objective employee resource for employee relations issues. Respond to inquiries about policies, procedures and programs. Coordinate employee events.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field

  • 2 - 3 years HR experience, including employee relations, leave administration and recruiting

  • Previous experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment

  • Must be able to handle confidential matters and communicate in a professional and tactful manner

  • Demonstrated experience improving programs and processes


  • Drive for Results - Sets high standards of performance for themselves. Works towards exceeding goals and helps others in the business to understand how their choices and decisions about people affect the whole business.

  • Solution Focused - ability to identify a problem, evaluate a situation and make informed and effective decisions based on the information from multiple perspectives.

  • Process-Oriented - Ability to integrate tasks into a workflow process that supports ease of understanding and efficiency of information management.

  • Problem Solving - Ability to identify root cause of problems. Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Communication - Strong, professional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Change Management - Advocate for organizational change and helps others through the change.

  • Organizational Steward – help the businesses to create a competitive advantage through people by cultivating a Learning Organization and a Values & Results Driven Culture.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

ID: 2018-1860

Shift: 1st

External Company Name: IDEAL Industries, Inc.

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Street: 4607 Forge Road