HR Generalist

June 18th, 2018

This position is available immediately in our Hickory, NC location.

Summary: We are currently looking for an HR Generalist whose primary responsibility is to coordinate and facilitate day-to-day operations of Human Resources in our Hickory, North Carolina manufacturing plant.


Specific Duties include: 

  • Partner with NC Works and temporary agencies to conduct pre-screenings of candidates.
  • Ensure low cost temporary agencies being utilized along with background checking.
  • Negotiate lower rate for company and employee referrals with temporary agencies.
  • Interface with temporary agencies to fill vacancies as needed and support Cell Leaders during the interview process.
  • Conduct investigations under the direction of the Director, NA Operations on allegations of discrimination, harassment or unfair work environment.
  • Ensure up-to-date accuracy of employee information within the HRO/TLO system.
  • Develop and distribute reports as well as providing support in all projects as assigned.
  • Conduct New Hire Orientations and all onboarding procedures.
  • Instruct the new hires, transfers and re-hires on the completion of the required paperwork, i.e. benefits, W-2 withholding, Code of Ethics, Employee Handbook, & I-9 Verifications call-in procedure.
  • Conduct annual Code of Ethics and Sexual Harassment training.
  • Provide Employment Law, Appraisal and Interview training to management periodically.
  • Provide support to the Operations Director and the HR Manager in all projects as requested.
  • Assure correctness of temporary agency invoices for accounts payable.
  • Assist HR Manager with annual benefits enrolment rollout.
  • Coach and counsel Hickory management on employee relations issues.
  • Promote employee retention thru company sponsored events
  • Review hourly wages with Hickory management as part of employee retention efforts.
  • Work with HR Manager to implement human resource initiatives.
  • Assist with performance reviews and compliance audits.
  • Guide management on handling sensitive performance management and other ER matters.
  • Calculate and submit out-of-pocket reimbursement claims.
  • Process short term (STD) and long term disability claims (LTD).
  • Investigate unemployment, EEOC, attend unemployment hearings when required and conduct fact finding.


 Qualifications include:

  • College Degree preferred or HR Certification and PHR/SPHR with equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of three years of HR experience and one year of HR Generalist experience.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to utilize initiative to recognize potential associate or Company related issues and report to management.
  • Proficient computer skills using MS Office and HRIS software.
  • Strong project management skills and analytical abilities.
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • General knowledge of employment laws and practices including Title VII, HIPPA, ADA, COBRA, ERISA, etc.
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups.
  • Travel which will include overnight stays to field locations and Headquarters required as needed.
  • Must be a strong team player willing to do what is necessary in order to complete departmental goals.


Please send all inquiries including a cover letter and resume to:

Terry DeRugeriis, HR Manager