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Valmont Industries, Inc. Human Resources Generalist in Salina, Kansas

1100 North Ohio St Salina Kansas 67401-2403

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

Under the direction of the General Manager, with a reporting matrix to the Coatings Division, HR Business Partner, this position is accountable for the development, recommendation, implementation and administration of programs, systems and services which maximize the division and the HR potential for the Coatings facility. This position is also responsible to back-up the site Office Manager in daily invoicing responsibilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Reports to the site General Manager and has a direct working relationship with the site Operations Manager, Office Manager/Accountant, Outside Sales Rep, department supervisors, Regional HR Manager and the Coatings Division HR Director.

  • Must keep up to date and have general understanding of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting the human resources function.

  • Posts job openings in order to comply with Valmont’s Affirmative Action Plan and ensures that all wage and hour and regulatory labor/employment posters required by city/county, state and federal law are posted and up to date.

  • Assists with staffing including placing ads, reviewing applications, pre-screening applicants, interviewing, performing new hire orientation, E-Verify compliance, new employee training, performance management and employee development planning.

  • Ensures timely HRIS data input relating to new hires, pay increases, position changes, and terminations. This position works closely with Division HR and HR Regional Manager to make organizational changes outside of the typical department framework. This position is responsible for correct time tracking and attendance records and transmitting hours to Corporate Payroll and for logging all long term leaves of absence into HRIS.

  • Maintains personnel files and keeps records of personnel transactions such as hires, promotion, transfers, performance reviews, corrective actions and terminations and employee statistics for both internal and external compliance reporting.

  • Assists the General Manager, Operations Manager and Supervisors in documenting employee discipline issues and participates in employee counseling sessions. Works with Regional HR Manager to determine appropriate level of discipline and assists in relaying recommendations to Coatings Management.

  • Notifies all manages of performance evaluations and tracks all completed reviews to ensure evaluations are given in a timely manager.

  • Assists employees with benefit related open enrollments. Provide employees needing FMLA or STD claims the appropriate information to file a claim with The Hartford. In addition, this position will work with the employee and management to ensure that all reasonable accommodation requests are handled appropriately and that the interactive process for return to work situations is followed and documented. This position may also serve as the co-coordinator of the site safety program.

  • Utilize legal counsel to respond to agency audit request, complaint investigation/resolution measures, unemployment claims & appeals (OSHA, EEC, DOL, OFCCP, DFEH, etc.)

  • Weekly payroll submission for production and biweekly payroll submission for salaried employees

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Conduct new employee orientation to foster a positive attitude toward the company and to set the employee up with others who will assist in his/her on-boarding

  • Conduct enrollment sessions for benefits programs such as life, health, dental, disability insurances, stock purchase, and VERSP (Valmont Employee Retirement Savings Plan) and assist annually in open enrollment communication meetings regarding these benefits. Informs employees of other benefits including, but not limited to, vacation, leave of absence and the Employee Assistance Program,

  • Assist management with the identification of priority training needs; designs, coordinates, and conducts skill training for managers, supervisors, and employees.

  • Assist management in respirator, forklift, straddle truck, and company policy training (i.e. No Harassment, Rules of Conduct, etc) of personnel.

  • Maintains job descriptions for use in job evaluations, employment placement, and performance evaluations.

  • Serves as back up for site Office Manager in periods of absence. This includes daily reporting and maintain inventory of zinc, daily invoicing, month and quarter end reporting.

  • Prepare and monitor the Affirmative Action Program

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Preferred Bachelors with 3+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 5+ years relevant experience or 7+ years of relevant experience

  • Working knowledge of HR regulatory compliance.

  • Must have a strong customer service orientation and ability to multi-task

  • Ability to communicate and work well with others.

  • Basic understanding of accounting for invoicing purposes.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products.

  • Working knowledge of the basic HR functions: Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, Employee Relations, Regulatory Compliance, Performance Management.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

  • Previous experience with ADP. Workday or other HRIS Systems

  • PHR or SPHR certification

  • Safety compliance

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. No travel requirements for this position. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

Valmont Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.

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