Human Resources Generalist in Solon, OH at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

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Job Description


Permatex, Inc. a division of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW); is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair, home and hardware markets. Core brands include: Permatex®, Fast Orange®, Spray Nine®, the Right Stuff® and Devcon® Home. We seek a Human Resources Generalist to join team at our Solon, OH facility.


Early in career role that will be responsible for providing day-to-day professional HR support and policy administration relating to all phases of the employee life cycle (e.g. hiring, training, employee relations). Provides technical expertise and management reporting and may be responsible for Legal compliance (e.g. annual Affirmative Action Plan).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Division administrator for bi-weekly payroll processing. Liaison for ITW Corporate Payroll Department. Payroll reporting for Finance Department as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the human resources operations policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Provides technical expertise and analytical support for employee benefits administration, compensation administration, and HRIS system maintenance.
  • Maintains knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance. Plays an active role in the development of the Affirmative Action Plan within the division.  Ensures compliance with required legal postings on bulletin boards.
  • Functions as an advisor to line management regarding the application of employment laws and corporate human resource policies to specific business decisions.
  • Coordinates with human resources manager and division management to assist in the recruiting process, interview scheduling, hiring process, applicant tracking and record keeping requirements.
  • Assists with new employee orientation; creates a positive first experience of the company and serves as a role model for ITW values.
  • Wellness Champion for Engine Repair promoting the Living Well at ITW programs and benefits.
  • Assists with annual United Way Campaign promoting events, fundraisers, employee pledges, etc.
  • Maintains employee information and personnel files.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding benefit programs and educates and supports employees in the use of the self-service applications available to them.
  • Works with ITW corporate human resources or third-party providers, as necessary, in the management of employee life cycle processes and transactions.
  • Provides administrative support as necessary to the VPGM and Leadership Team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources required.
  • 1 – 3 years of experience in human resources including knowledge of recruitment processes, benefit and compensation administration and practices, employee relations, and legal compliance requirements.
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills; demonstrates good listening skills; able to communicate status on processes and projects with colleagues, keeps team members informed, and responds clearly and expeditiously to employee inquiries.  Demonstrates a positive and friendly attitude in working with all levels within the organization.
  • Effectively manages time and prioritizes work load, assume and manage multiple tasks without close supervision, adapt to change, and consistently meet deadlines.  Ability to make independent decisions and regularly suggest ways to improve services and processes.
  • Strong technical skills / aptitude: Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, and Excel).  Experience with Workday HRIS System preferred.
  • Ability to use good judgment and discretion with highly confidential business and employee information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. This job description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this position.  Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.