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Human Resources Generalist at Premium Waters Inc

Human Resources Generalist

Premium Waters Inc Allentown, PA Full-Time

The Human Resources department at PWI is dedicated in partnering with management to recruit and retain a highly qualified diverse staff; facilitate positive employee relations; develop and promote a culture of safety & well-being; train to enhance employee skills, performance and job satisfaction. 

We create and implement programs to increase organizational effectiveness; we design and deliver fair, competitive benefit and compensation programs, and administer payroll services.

Working together in a spirit of continuous improvement and collaboration, the HR team contributes to a progressive and productive work environment that meets the challenges of a changing workforce.

Job Summary: 

The Human Resource Generalist will provide leadership on human resource operations, organizational development, talent management, and other business or HR initiatives. This position will be responsible for day-to-day operations in the areas of: recruitment/retention, employee relations, training, on-boarding, policy implementation, open enrollment/benefit plan administration, and assisting with maintaining the HRIS system.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Human Resources or equivalent experience.
  • 3 - 5 years of Human Resources experience; generalist experience desired 
  • Exposure to some or all of the main HR disciplines including talent acquisition, performance management, organizational development, compensation, benefits, HRIS, and employee relations 
  • Experience in manufacturing environment preferred
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work longer hours and a couple weekends a year in order to meet deadlines as needed
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal customers 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal, State and Local legislation regarding employment and labor laws 
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive information 
  • Microsoft Office Proficiency
  • Positive Attitude with the ability to Multi-task
  • Ability to work independently, self-starter, energetic
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Reviews/screens applications and performs interviews to match experience with specific job-related and departmental requirements. Works with supervisors/managers coordinating interviews and helping identify best candidate. Communicates and coordinates potential new hire background checks and drug screenings.
  • Conducts employee on boarding including: Welcome packet communications, new hire orientation, benefit communications, and coordination of all benefit and payroll forms and activation. Assists managers with coordination and planning of training & development programs, performs independent follow up meetings with both manager and new hire periodically to ensure positive on boarding and training experience, making revisions to programs accordingly.
  • Leads annual open enrollment communications and activities, assists employees with their Benefit selections/changes, coordinates the processing and activation of all Open Enrollment changes/updates and reconciles all benefit invoices ensuring accuracy of billing and departmental expenditures. Works with Payroll Specialist to ensure all employee payroll benefit deductions are accurate. Communicates and processes COBRA benefit options and paperwork for terminated employees.
  • Conducts exit interviews, analyzes data and makes recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement.
  • Partners with managers to maintain job descriptions and identify training requirements.
  • Participates in talent planning initiatives, identifying internal high potential talent and supporting development programs.
  • Promotes HR programs to create an efficient and positive free workplace. Answers routine HR related questions and serves as an effective resource for questions regarding company policy and procedures, benefits, payroll, etc. Provides support to employees in various HR related topics such as leaves, issues and concerns.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures. Prepares and maintains employee handbook and policies/procedures manual. Partners with management to communicate various human resource policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations.

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