HR Generalist, Kentwood

Job Location: Kentwood (Michigan)
Job Category: Administration
Job Type: Full Time
Required Degree: College


HR Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties in a professional level. The HR Generalist works closely with the HR manager in supporting multiple geographic locations. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, recruiting, payroll, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment, time and attendance administration, employee engagement activities, employment law compliance and general HR administrative functions.


  • The HR Generalist serves as a change agent to the organization by recommending and supporting new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains standard work for all established procedures.
  • Administers the benefit program including claim resolution assistance, change reporting, invoice processing for payment and assist in the communication of benefit information to employees.
  • Assists with the administration of FMLA, STD/LTD, Worker’s Compensation and worker safety program.
  • Administers the Time and Attendance program and processes payroll accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Assists in the development and administration of employee engagement surveys.
  • Administers the awards and recognition program.
  • Conducts recruiting efforts for hourly, temporary and Co-op/Internship personnel and the new employee onboarding/orientation process.
  • Monitors the hourly employee performance evaluation process and hourly employee compensation practices.
  • Handles employee relations counseling and hourly employee exit interviewing.
  • Works to standardize and share best practices throughout the organization.
  • Maintains Human Resources information systems records and compiles reports from the database(s).
  • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment laws. Performs database and personnel record audits to ensure compliance.
  • Participates in the development and execution of departmental goals, objectives and systems.
  • Maintains employee personnel and medical files.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • $50000.00 – $65000.00 / Year
  • No medical premium for the family.
  • Full tuition reimbursement. Journeyman CNC Machinist Apprentice program.
  • Quarterly incentive based on company performance.
  • Dental, Vision, disability, life insurance, $3000 401k match with Principal, paid personal time/vacation days/10 paid holidays.
  • Pay competitively to the market


  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Management or related discipline, willing to consider alternate Bachelor Degree programs with relevant experience in excess of the requirement below.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in generalist Human Resources capacity.
  • Proficiency with personal computer applications, required (Excel, Word, Visio, MS Project and Power Point)
  • Proven team building, communication, presentation, interpersonal, and coaching skills.
  • Proven ability to collaborate in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial skills with the ability to work effectively in a fast paced and changing environment with multiple priorities.

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