Job Description

Carpenter Co has an immediate opening for a Human Resources Specialist at our Taylor, TX manufacturing plant.  The HR Generalist will report to the Division Manager. This position is responsible for supporting an employee relations climate that creates and permits a stable and productive workforce.  Supports and coordinates all functions of employee relations, including employment, labor relations, benefit enrollment, training and development, and workers’ compensation for compliance with federal and state regulations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supports HR functions on a daily basis; including recruiting, interviewing and hiring, on boarding, employee relations and discipline
  • Champions plant morale through positive employee relations, activities, communications and management presence to ensure union free work place. Maintains a positive HR reputation and ensures excellent customer service
  • With management, administers the hiring process for hourly positions. Reviews qualifications of potential candidates and facilitates interview process. Makes job offers for salaried and hourly positions, conducts orientation for all new employees and conducts exit interviews
  • Perform pre-hire and post-accident drug screening
  • New Employee orientations as needed
  • Maintains compliance to all state and federal laws. Supports EEO tracking and documentation
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations
  • Assists in administering compensation and benefits
  • Supports Worker’s Compensation program including filing claims, record keeping, and contact with insurance company and medical providers. Conducts accident investigations and implements accident prevention plans
  • Assists with FMLA administration and follow through
  • Ensuring HR and company policies are enforced
  • Filing and maintenance of files for Human Resources

Skills / Requirements

  • Ability to support day to day HR functions; understanding of basic HR practives
  • 1-2+ years of experience interviewing, hiring and on boarding employees
  • 1-2+ years of employee relations experience
  • Must be proficient at an intermediate level with Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of business office operations, filing and administrative clerical operations
  • Bilingual preferred
  • High school diploma required; Associates degree preferred