Primex Plastics Corporation began in 1965 and is an international leader in the extruded plastics industry. Primex operates eight manufacturing facilities in the US, providing custom plastic sheet extrusion, colorants, compounds, additives and design and fabrication services for the plastics industry. Our Color, Compounding and Additives Division is a leader in the manufacture of custom compounds and color concentrates. This Division operates manufacturing facilities in Jasper, TN and Garfield, NJ.

We are currently looking for an HR Generalist to oversee all human resources functions of the Jasper, TN plant (30 minute drive from Chattanooga). This 24/7 facility runs on 3 shifts and has 110 employees. The successful candidate be a positive, personable, and reliable people person who enjoys working with a diverse range of individuals. S/he will provide initial direction concerning day to day personnel issues and will serve as a visible presence on the shop floor to drive employee engagement and positive employee morale. This ‘Department of One,’ will work very closely with the Corporate HR Department on a variety of matters and projects.

What you will do:
• Perform daily time and attendance updates and process payroll on a weekly basis
• Process new hires, promotions and terminations, exit interviews and other administrative tasks
• Help set the tone for corporate culture of accountability, open communication and inclusion of all employees
• Prepare plant communications, announcements, and compile data and reports for department managers
• Ensure compliance with state and federal laws, and the uniform and equitable treatment of all employees, through efficient administration of company policies, procedures, programs and initiatives
• Plan and coordinate Company activities, events, and meetings
• Lead and manage the recruitment, interviewing and selection process for all manufacturing positions within the facility, conduct new hire orientations / onboarding activities, attend job fairs and community related recruiting events
• Administer the Family Medical Leave Act and Workers’ Compensation programs
• Perform I-9 Management including completion of forms, updates, and auditing
• Provide exceptional customer service to employees for a variety of support requests
• Administer and oversee plant compensation and performance evaluation programs
• Administer benefits programs to include claims resolution, change reporting, and communicating benefit information to employees

What we are looking for:
• Bachelor’s Degree in HR or Business Administration, or related field
• 2+ years of HR experience in a manufacturing environment
• SHRM certification preferred
• Previous experience with HRIS systems, and timekeeping / payroll processing experience preferred
• General knowledge of employment laws and best practices both federal and state
• Ability to follow directions accurately and without hesitation and willing to take initiative and work independently
• Creative, enthusiastic, and self-directed team player with excellent organization and communication skills
• Ability to build relationships and work well across functions, maintain confidentiality and work closely with employees on sensitive matters
• Effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
• Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Overall computer proficiency, including email and Microsoft Office programs

What’s in it for you?
• A comprehensive compensation and benefits package including a competitive base pay
• A quarterly Gainsharing bonus program where you can earn a bonus of one week’s pay every quarter
• A full benefits package including three medical plan offerings, an extensive network of providers through United Health Care, a prescription drug plan, dental plan, health and dependent care FSA’s, paid vacation and personal time, 11 paid holidays, 2X your annual salary in company paid life insurance, supplemental life for employee/spouse/dependents, company paid short and long-term disability programs, an educational assistance plan, dependent scholarship program and employee assistance program
• A 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with 4% Company through Fidelity Investments

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