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HR Generalist

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc

Employee Referral Bonus Eligible Amount - $0.00 


The HR Generalist provides overall human resource and benefit administrative support to the Columbus Cylinders production facility. The role is responsible for benefit administration, payroll, staffing, recruitment and general administration of human resource policies and practices. The Generalist actively analyzes and recommends changes and ensures consistent application of HR laws, regulations and company policies. The ideal candidate is a detail oriented, customer service focused, problem solver that has a strong overall knowledge of HR practices, laws and regulations.  ** This role will be physically located in the Manufacturing Plant and will not be a remote position.


  • Will coordinate benefit administration including answering questions, completing and filing necessary forms, employee training, new hire orientation and exit process, open enrollment, etc.
  • Will coordinate payroll administration including time, tax and wage entry, processing of payroll information, garnishments, etc.
  • Screens, interviews, recommends hire actions and related documentation.
  • Analyzes effectiveness of recruitment and selection process and recommends changes.
  • Manages miscellaneous program coordination including health fairs, banquets, picnics, attendance and recognition awards, etc.
  • Processes HR/Payroll related changes, profit sharing review and submission, provides merit pay and proper job classification recommendations to managers.
  • Works with managers to audit skills/competencies and recommends exiting development/training plans, performance management, and/or discipline to address skill or role deficiencies.
  • Recommends and conducts basic existing employee training – leadership, compliance, and other related HR training and documentation.
  • Facilitates employee and supervisor issue/conflict resolution.
  • Coordinates FMLA and salary plan programs, employee council issue resolution and minutes, etc.
  • Investigates, analyzes and recommends changes/improvements to moderately complex processes and practices, discipline application and records, workers compensation, EEO, FMLA, FLSA, wage and salary, performance evaluation consolidation and reporting.

Desired Experience

  • Prior experience with company programs (benefits, payroll, compensation, workers compensation and human resource programs)
  • Prior experience with human resources laws and regulations
  • Strong issue and conflict resolution skills; Strong problem solving skills; Ability to be assertive with employees and local management
  • Analysis, critical thinking and investigation skills; Customer service focused; Organized and detail oriented
  • Work independently and interact with all levels of employees (production and management)
  • Strong oral and written communications skills; Adept at building trusting relationships; Must be diplomatic
  • Self-starter that is adept at taking initiative
  • High School diploma or equivalent, college degree preferred
  • 3 years of HR/benefit/payroll administration experience
  • Advanced knowledge human resource laws and regulations
  • HR certification preferred (i.e., PHR, SPHR)


Bachelors in Human Resources

Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) is a leading global industrial manufacturing company delivering innovative solutions to customers that span many industries including transportation, construction, industrial, agriculture, retail and energy. Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded products; and a leading global supplier of pressure cylinders and accessories for applications such as fuel storage, water systems, outdoor living, tools and celebrations. The Company’s brands, primarily sold in retail stores, include Coleman®, Bernzomatic®, Balloon Time®, Mag Torch® and Well-X-Trol®. Worthington’s WAVE joint venture with Armstrong is the North American leader in innovative ceiling solutions.


Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and founded in 1955, the Company follows a people-first philosophy with earning money for its shareholders as its first corporate goal. Relentlessly finding new ways to drive progress and practicing a shared commitment to transformation, Worthington makes better solutions possible for customers, employees, shareholders and communities. 

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Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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