Job Description

Carpenter Co has an immediate opening for a Human Resources Specialist at our Lakeland, Florida manufacturing plant.  This position is responsible for assisting with day-to-day operations and functions within the Human Resources department including payroll processing, interviewing, hiring, background checks, and orientation. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Placing job bid notices and position ads, and recruiting for all hourly positions.
  • Administering pre-employment drug screens, background checks, planning and conducting new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals.
  • Record keeping including creating and maintaining personnel files, personnel transactions (PANs) for new  hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations.
  • Responding to employee inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Maintaining knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensuring policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
  • Supports Division Human Resources Department in all facets of human resources administration to include recruiting, on-boarding, training, benefits, and payroll.
  • Administering performance review program.

Skills / Requirements

  • High school diploma required, Associates degree preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.  Ability to read, write, and speak in Spanish fluently.
  • 2+ years of prior human resources experience, some labor law knowledge preferred
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Customer service oriented with a team player attitude to help with additional duties within the company, as needed
  • Well organized and detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and prioritize work appropriately
  • SAP/Kronos experience desired.


Important Notes

Carpenter Co. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other legally protected characteristic.

Carpenter Co. conducts pre-employment drug testing on all applicants that receive and accept a written offer of employment.