GE Appliances, a Haier company Associate HR Generalist in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Associate HR Generalist

The Challenge

Serves as the initial resource for employees and managers on Human Resource items, including benefit administration, Human Resources policies, union contract interpretation, recordkeeping, communications or any other Human Resources question or issue. Serves as a liaison between plant employees and central Human Resource operations teams and assists in the resolution of employee relations issues.

What you will Do

  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding Human Resources policies, benefits, procedures, and programs, including union contract interpretation. Provide employee relations consultation and coaching, and offer referrals to appropriate services or programs.

  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship and regular communication with all plant employees, union leadership and HR operations teams.

  • Develop and maintain a strong connection to the “pulse” of the employees through a balanced plant floor presence; proactively address identified improvement opportunities.

  • Support the Senior HR Business Partner with grievances and/or investigations as needed.

  • Escalate issues and concerns to plant Senior HR Business Partner as needed.

  • Support new employee plant onboarding process; coordinate with Staffing COE as needed. Conduct interviews and assist in orientation for plant new-hire hourly employees.

  • Partner with Senior HR Business Partner to lead and/or coordinate employee engagement and training events, including roundtables and recognition activities.

  • Support the Plant Communications plan and processes to ensure open and ongoing communications to the plant (i.e. meetings, memos, newsletters, conduct roundtables, etc.). Update and maintain plant communication mediums to ensure accurate and timely communication of company benefits, policies, safety information and general news announcements.

  • Administer park-wide job postings and assignments in accordance with the local supplement.

  • Responsible for accurate plant employee OHR data and timely transactions, including transfers and terminations. Maintain and update the plant organizational chart.

  • Support the hourly employee headcount management process, including reduction-in-force and rebalancing.

  • Maintain all employee records and files, as well as documentation related to the human resources management function, in accordance with federal, state and local regulations; ensure confidentiality and security of information.

  • Assist in the development, implementation, and administration of human resources policies and procedures.

  • Provide Business Leader training on specific benefits and processes (i.e. Leave types)

  • Provide back-up plant payroll support for issues, questions, documentation and adjustments.

  • Interface with payroll regarding unemployment agency matters.

  • Interface with Disability COE as needed for disability, workers compensation, lack of suitable work, and FMLA-related items.

  • Collaborate with the Senior HR Business Partner to execute, standardize and continuously improve HR processes and procedures.

  • Compile and track standard plant HR metrics.

  • Perform administrative duties, including answering the plant HR phone line and maintaining supplies necessary to support business operations.

  • Partner and collaborate with other HR Specialists to share best practices and drive consistency across the business.

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned.

What you need to Succeed

Position Requirement

  • HR experience working in a manufacturing or manufacturing support environment working with HR processes, policies, and procedures.

  • At least 2 years of exceptional computer skills: Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Can interpret and communicate company policies, regulatory guidelines, and other work-related documentation.

  • Highly detail oriented with an excellent work ethic and strong “can-do” attitude.

  • Ability to abide by confidentiality requirements when working with sensitive information, results, and communications.

  • Excellent and highly effective interpersonal & communication skills.

  • High level of customer focus with a strong track record in meeting customer needs.

  • Ability to accomplish work within required timelines, including short, long, and emergency timeframes.

  • Demonstrated team player.

  • Must be willing and able to occasionally work 2nd or 3rd shift

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an Associate degree in business or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Business, Human Resources or closely related discipline.

  • Knowledge of GE Appliances hourly hiring, orientation, and on-boarding processes.

  • Familiarity with GE Appliances hourly resource tracking systems

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for both an office and manufacturing environment.

  • Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 25 pounds.

  • Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, work shoes/boots.

  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.