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Human Resurces Generalist

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Date: Jul 2, 2018

Location: Watertown, SD, US, 57201

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc

Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our team members, customers, visitors, or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.


Locally, Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) Engineered Cabs division manufacures protective cabs you see on large and small construction equipment (bull dozers), agriculture (large tractors), forestry (tree havesters), mining (large mining trucks with 8' tall tires!) and many other markets. We get in both flat and pre-shaped steel that we weld into one of over 60 different cabs that then get painted, assembled with wiring, doors, glass, and handles (and a few more :) ) to then get shipped out to our customers. Our family of 300 team members in Watertown is always looking for people with different talents to train or those with specialized skills.


Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 4 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Pretty neat, huh?


The HR Generalist provides overall human resource and benefit administrative support to assigned location. This role is responsible for benefit administration, payroll, workers compensation, staffing, recruitment and general administration of human resource policies and practices. The Generalist actively analyzes and recommends changes to moderately complex location practices 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.


  • Manages benefit administration including answering questions, completing and filing necessary forms, employee training, new hire orientation and exit process, open enrollment, etc.
  • Manages 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.
  • Completes and files necessary forms, investigates accidents/incidents, and recommends action.
  • 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 – OSHA, sexual harassment, and other related HR training and documentation.
  • Facilitates employee and supervisor issue/conflict resolution.
  • Evaluates and administers 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Experience

  • Advanced knowledge of company programs (benefits, payroll, compensation, workers compensation and human resource programs)
  • Advanced knowledge of human resources laws and regulations
  • Proven selection, interviewing, and recruitment management in an industrial, manufacturing, food processing etc highly desired
  • High level strategic visionary thinker who can organize a group of people to achieve a large event
  • 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
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Work independently and interact with all levels of employees (production and management)
  • 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)
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred/highly desired


High School Diploma or equivalent

Associates or equivalent in Human Resources

Company Information

We are dedicated to the belief that people are our most important asset. In filling job openings every effort is expended to find candidates within Worthington, its divisions or subsidiaries. Employee development, opportunity to grow and continuing to evolve both as an employee and as a company are instrumental to our success. We encourage employees to inquire about open positions and apply to those that help further their career goals.  

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.




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Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota

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