Human Resources Generalist

  • Ames, IA
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: IA21-2690684

$70000 to $75000 Per Year

Human Resources Generalist

Ames, IA


Our manufacturing client in the Ames, Iowa area is looking to hire a Human Resources Generalist. This HR Generalist will partner with the entire human resource team in managing the workforce at this site. As a key member of the HR Team you will help ensure the retention and engagement of the workers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the HR Manager in administering the Collective Bargaining Agreement, answering grievances, troubleshooting labor issues and partnering with labor leadership.
  • Assist the HR Manager with analyzing the data on employee turnover, employee satisfaction surveys, exit interviews and other metrics to enhance and improve HR programs and services.
  • Administer and interpret company policies and collective barraging agreement in relation to employee questions, complaints and suggestions.
  • Provide significant contributions and expertise in the areas of employee engagement and retention.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and exercise good judgement and discretion in handling information.
  • Collaborate with operations leadership through coaching, counsel to improve relationships, build morale and improve hourly retention.
  • Support and coordinate engagement activities.
  • Contribute to key projects to improve program performance.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2+ years of Labor experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong ability to manage ambiguity in investigating employee and labor relation situations.
  • Ability to formulate a successful partnership with labor leadership.
  • Demonstrated outcomes with the ability to advise, persuade, mediate and confront difficult, unusual or high impact issues.
  • Previous plant and/or union experience is required.
  • Ability to prioritize work and work in a self-directed, and fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing culture shifts.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus.
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