Human Resource Generalist

Less than 5 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Electronics

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/07/17
Less than 5 years experience
Manufacturing / Electronics
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/07/17

Job Description

If you want to work for a company with a passion for quality and innovation, consider Franklin Electric, or one of our companies. As the premier designer and manufacturer of residential, agricultural, and commercial water and fuel systems, we're making a fundamental difference in the lives of people around the world. Your career at Franklin will be well rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits--and more. We understand a fulfilling family life is the foundation to a successful professional one. We strive to promote from within and help every employee realize their professional potential. We believe in lifetime careers that continually challenge and fulfill.


Responsible for implementing human resource practices by advising managers and providing information to employees in multiple functional areas, including employee relations, training, employment, labor relations, performance evperformance aluation, organizational structure, tuition reimbursement, workers' compensation, and employment equity programs.


·        Manages employee data, verifies temporary employee invoices, and assists managers with temporary employee needs.

·        Interviews, screens, and recruits job applicants to fill job openings. Monitors employment needs for the company.

·        Drafts human resource reporting data output.

·        Serves as the primary human resource representative. This includes reviewing employee complaints, ensuring accurate and timely documentation of concerns or issues, facilitating actions to resolve employee issues, assisting in the disciplinary process of employees, administering and explaining benefits, conducting safety trainings, and facilitating the workers' compensation program.

·        Manages personnel files. Maintains terminated employee data so that accurate information is readily available when performing verifications of employment. Answers employment verification for loans, unemployment, new employers, etc.

·        Implements and interprets policies and procedures as defined in the personnel policies. Coordinates the development of necessary revisions to personnel policies with other staff as required. Drafts company and human resource communications.

·        Coordinates the administration of the performance evaluation process.

·        Collects affirmative action and equal opportunity information.

·        Submits online investigation requests.

·        Assists with new employee background checks and completes new-hire orientation.

·        Verifies employment documentation and files it in legally appropriate ways.

·        Performs other related duties as assigned.


·        May supervise non-supervisory employee(s).

·        Interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



Skills and Abilities

·        Understands relevant laws affecting human resources and payroll, including but not limited to safety, medical and military leave, payroll, HIPAA, payroll, etc.

·        Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers' compensation laws, insurance and benefit laws, and other state or federal laws.

·        Effectively communicates information and responds to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, the general public, and other employees of the organization.

·        Maintains confidentiality and uses discretion with business and personal information.

·        Reads and understands documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

·        Writes routine reports and correspondence.

·        Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides numbers (using currency and other forms of measurement).

·        Provides accurate work on a consistent basis.

·        Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to carry out written, oral, or diagrammed instructions.

·        Deals with problems involving several known variables in situations of routine nature.

·        Plans the time, method, manner, and/or performance sequence of own work; may also occasionally assist in planning work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation.

·        Frequently makes decisions of both minor and major importance, which may affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a moderate degree.

·        Completes some moderately repetitive tasks.

·        Uses noncomplex machines and equipment (adding machines, calculators, copy/fax machines, etc.).

Education and Experience

·        Bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or a related field (required).

·        Three to five years of relevant experience in human resources, benefits, or a related field (required).

Computer Skills

·        Intermediate: Accounting, 10-key, alphanumeric data entry, Microsoft Office suite, payroll systems, human resource systems.

Certificates and Licenses

·        PHR or SPHR (preferred).


·        While performing the functions of this job, the employee is:

·        Continually required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.

·        Regularly required to reach with hands and arms.

·        Occasionally required to stand and walk.

·        The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

·        Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.


·        This position is not subjected to harmful environmental conditions.

·        The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Vet.

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