• Human Resources Generalist

    Job Locations US-IL-Sycamore
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/30/2018 2:42 PM)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. has been propelled by the principles of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for nearly a century. Since the beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to building ideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities, creating some of the industry’s most innovative and trusted products along the way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur the success of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. and its family of companies, for generations to come.


    IDEAL has made its mark by developing the iconic products and practical technology demanded by critical industries like data communications, aerospace, electrical, wire processing, automotive, construction and more.  Since the beginning, IDEAL INDUSTRIES has been a growing, energetic company, and that’s never been more true than today. It’s always been a compelling place to work and we’re poised for even more growth as we continue to move across the globe. With growth comes opportunity—and at IDEAL INDUSTRIES, the opportunity can be yours. 


    This HR Generalist is responsible for the execution of all operational human resources related activities within a multi- plant environment. This includes employee relations, recruitment, safety, training, development and performance management. This position must partner with the site leadership team to ensure continual alignment of HR objectives with that of the business and our employees. This must be accomplished with a continuous improvement mindset while also maintaining a safe work environment for all of our employees.


    • Acts as primary point of contact for employees on all human resources related items. Leverages corporate HR as functional experts for guidance on more complex matters.
    • Ensures a positive employee relations environment through strong relationships at all levels of the organization. Conducts internal investigations to resolve any employee relations matters and advises management of findings and required actions to resolve any employee relations problems.
    • Partners with the plant management team to support business objectives.
    • Oversees the hiring process for non-exempt plant positions, including; working with the management team to determine staffing needs, conducting interviews, candidate selection and offer recommendations.
    • Conducts new employee orientations.
    • Navigates managers and employees through the performance management process, including the assessment and development of internal talent, coaching and counseling, performance/behavioral improvement and the writing and execution of performance reviews.
    • Administers, interprets and complies with federal, state and local employment laws, as well as Corporate and plant policies and procedures.
    • Handles all administrative functions in regards to employee changes utilizing the ADP HRIS System.
    • Identifies training and development opportunities for both managers and employees. Develops and implements plant-wide training as needed.
    • Participates with the Human Resources team on company-wide HR initiatives and long-term HR strategic planning.
    • Oversees the plant safety programs and ensures compliance with all safety standards and reporting requirements.
    • Coordinates special events and employee committees for the plant.
    • Participates in continuous improvement initiatives.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field is required.
    • 3-5 years of progressive HR experience.
    • Previous experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience working through all aspects of the employee life cycle.
    • Ability to understand and align human resources activities with the business objectives and initiatives.
    • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
    • Ability to identify a problem/evaluate a situation and make informed and effective decisions based on accurate information.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple activities/initiatives at one time.
    • Knowledge of federal and state regulations affecting HR (ex. FMLA, EEOC, OSHA, etc.).
    • Knowledge of contemporary HR processes and manufacturing processes, including Continuous Improvement mindset.


    IDEAL INDUSTRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.






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