Human Resources Generalist

Location: Lima, Ohio, United States


The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing the complete scope of HR-related duties in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action, and employment law compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administers human resource plans and procedures for all facility personnel.
  • Communicates, explains and manages personnel policies and procedures.
  • Participates with the HR Director and Plant Management in developing department goals, objectives, and systems for the facility.
  • Follows the employment requisition process.
  • Works closely with the Talent Acquisition Manager to develop staffing strategies and leads the hiring process at the facility.
  • Posts open positions internally and externally, reviews resumes, schedules interviews and completes reference checks.
  • Assists Talent Acquisition Manager with job fairs, career fairs and college recruiting as requested.
  • Presents offers of employment and schedules necessary background, physical testing and drug testing.
  • Adds new employees to HRIS system.
  • Conducts new employee onboarding, orientation and training for new hires.
  • Communicates benefit information to employees during onboarding and enters employees into the benefits management system.
  • Reviews retention with Plant Manager and Talent Acquisition Manager and develops plans to increase retention as needed.
  • Trains Supervisors on the time and attendance process for the facility, and monitors the process weekly to ensure that payroll information is timely to payroll departments.
  • Process employee change requests, including payroll change of status and forwards this information to the Global Manager of Benefits and Compensation.
  • Implements employee rewards and recognition.
  • Works with the Training Manager to prepare an annual training plan for the facility.
  • Facilitates training as necessary or sources outside training resources as necessary.
  • Implement an employee recognition program.
  • Is a member of the Wellness Committee and facilitates wellness activities in the facility
  • Manages FMLA cases.
  • Manages short term and long term disability cases.
  • Communicates directly with Global Manager of Benefits and Compensation regarding employee issues regarding benefits.
  • Handles employee relations as needed.
  • Communicates with WPP HR Director regarding terminations or resignations. Gets counseling and guidance on terminations.
  • Terminates employees from HR and other systems at end of employment.
  • Conducts exit interviews.
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings as designated.
  • Maintains human resource information system and keeps employee files up to date and accurate.
  • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

This position has dotted line responsibility to Plant Manager, Talent Acquisition Manager, and Training Manager.



  • BA in HR or related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in HR in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working with HR technology
  • Communicates effectively with employees and management
  • Process organized
  • Excellent written skills
  • Show attention to detail
  • Results-oriented
  • Strong collaborator
  • Ability to travel to other sites as needed