HR Generalist in LaGrange, GA at ITW

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

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    50 Sl White Boulevard
    LaGrange, GA
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Job Description

Job Title:  HR Generalist

ITW- Equal Opportunity Employer


Company Overview:

ITW is a Fortune Manufacturing Company with Multi-Billion Dollar revenue and fifty thousand employees world-wide. Known for innovation, diversification, and excellent financial performance.

The Body and Fuel Division drive profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Body and Fuel enhances our customers’ competitive advantage.  Body and Fuel is a business group within ITW’s Automotive segment with manufacturing locations in North America.  Our Body and Fuel products are made up of housings and doors, innovative Capless solutions and charge ports for major OEMs around the world

Role Summary:

The HR Generalist for the ITW Body and Fuel Division will report to an HR Manager and support their assigned manufacturing facility (hourly and salaried population) by acting as a front-line resource for people related issues.  The HR Generalist will handle a variety of HR activities including, but not limited to:  compensation, recruitment, coaching, performance management, employee relations, culture and learning & development.  This person will actively participate as a member of the HR team to identify, recommend, develop and implement HR programs and practices that deliver required results in support of the overall business objectives.  Liaises with other HR colleagues within the division and manages special projects as needed.


The candidate should have 3-5 years of experience interfacing with client groups in an HR Generalist role.  A Bachelor’s degree in HR, or related field, is a must; and experience with employee relations and legal investigations is highly preferred.  The HR Generalist should be able to successfully execute against multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced and changing environment.  This person should have exceptional communication skills, the ability to influence stakeholders, and experience with developing and delivering group presentations and trainings.  Minimal travel may be required.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage employee relations to ensure a consistent application of policy and practice, including coaching/counseling, employee investigations, progressive discipline and problem resolution

  • Develop and drive HR related programs, policies and practices which support positive work culture.

  • Conducts exit interviews and partners with business leaders to close identified gaps.

  • Support site initiatives with Safety and OSHA compliance.

  • Produce monthly headcount and safety reports.

  • Work with functional management to support talent acquisition needs.  This includes support with job descriptions, leveling of new roles, sourcing candidates, interviews and offers.

  • Support HR Manager with driving results from talent planning activities (succession planning, etc.) with a focus on achieving diversity and creating developmental plan for high performing/high potential staff.

  • Coach and counsel employees and supervisors on issues of employee transfers and promotions

  • Identify common trends and issues related to individual development needs among staff and partner with HR Manager and line staff to develop and implement appropriate solutions

  • Research and create learning and development programs and resources.  Facilitate developmental training for employees. 

  • Support line staff through the performance review process.

  • Conduct annual market research and propose annual wage table for hourly roles.  Coordinate the annual compensation and bonus process

  • Track attendance and performance points for hourly manufacturing employees.  Generate disciplinary actions in partnership with Production Supervisors and assist with delivery of suspensions and terminations.

  • Facilitate and drive improvements to the new hire orientation and onboarding process

  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time. 

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field required

  • 3-5 years of experience in HR applying labor laws and regulations

  • Proven ability to understand HR related needs within the business, engage in proactive feedback, and recommend solutions

  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills

  • Action and results oriented

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy of work and timelines required

  • Ability to maintain a strict code of confidentiality and use of discretion.

  • Excellent conflict management skills

  • Understands and can empathize with differences in people and cultures

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Interpersonal Skills:

Alternative or combined skills in understanding, counseling, and/or influencing people are important in achieving job objectives, causing action, understanding others, or changing behavior; and, skills of persuasiveness or assertiveness, as well as sensitivity to the point of view of others.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please email to request assistance.  No other requests will be acknowledged

Automotive OEM
ITW’s Automotive OEM segment designs and manufactures innovative fasteners, interior and exterior components, and powertrain and braking systems for OEMs and their top-tier suppliers. ITW’s automotive businesses have a high level of customer intimacy, enabling customer-back innovation to address complex needs such as vehicle efficiency, safety, and quality. Deep market knowledge and strong manufacturing process capabilities allow ITW’s automotive businesses to be nimble, niche problem solvers for their sophisticated customers.


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