J.Rettenmaier USA LP

JRS USA is a leader in the manufacture and production of insoluble fibers used in the food, pet food, home and personal care, chemical, technical, industrial industries and many more. As a global manufacturer and essential business, we are always looking to add talented and dedicated professionals to our teams across the United States.

SR. HR Generalist

Schoolcraft, MI

Job Responsibilities
  • Collaborated with HR Manager for special projects that are assigned by the CEO that are time sensitive.
  • Responsible for writing and revising policies, procedures to include Employee Handbook.
  • Assisting HR Manager with employee investigations.
  • Full cycle recruiting for exempt positions to include onboarding.
  • Facilitate productive relationships with all levels of the Management team including Senior Leadership.


  • Maintains compliance with state and federal employment laws as well as company policies and procedures.
  • Investigates employee relations issues and collaborates with HR Manager to seek resolution.
  • Responds to and represents the Company regarding unemployment claims and hearings.
  • Leave management (FMLA, Non-FMLA, Work Comp, STD, personal leaves) to include educating employees on process.
  • Launch and manage performance review process in DayForce.
  • Assist with HR Manager in calculating In2Win, performance bonus and compensation changes.


  • Coordinate with HR team weekly to accurately process payroll in assigned plant locations.
  • Monitor attendance management for all hourly employees.


  • Work with Hiring Managers for key job postings to determine needs while cross-referencing company objectives for exempt positions or non-production non-exempt positions as needed.
  • Coordinate with staffing agencies on staffing needs, contracts, billing rate and job fairs.

Other Duties

  • Participate with employee engagement committee meetings.
  • Periodically attend operations meeting and provide details/agenda to HR Team.
  • Travel to plants to build rapport while representing the JRS HR Team in a professional manner.
  • Support HR front office as needed with administrative duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements, Skills and Qualifications
  • Four-year degree from an accredited University in a relevant field.
  • 10+ years of experience in a Human Resources position(s) preferable in manufacturing.
  • Experience in employee investigations, writing policies & procedures, revising employee handbooks and compensation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be an articulate, reliable, detail oriented and solution minded individual with a "can do attitude".
  • Desire to work with Leadership teams to build productive relationships.
  • Ability to multi-task and perform in a fast-paced environment and maintain composure in demanding situations.
  • Must be able to work independently and with initiative within the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Strong time management/organizational skills and flexibility to adjust priorities as needed.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a highly discreet manner.
  • Must have advanced skills with MS Office, particularly Outlook, Excel and Word or willingness to learn.
  • Respond to questions in a timely manner while providing excellent customer service.
  • Support positive team morale and environment while aligning with company goals.
  • Regular and predictable attendance to create good working relationship with team.

SHRM-CP or PHR certification preferred or willing to obtain in a timely fashion.

Physical Requirements
  • Job requires sitting, typing and viewing computer screens for long periods of time.
  • Function necessitates occasional walking to various locations in the facility.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and employment application to hrjrsscm and click the behavioral assessment questionnaire link to complete our Predictive index online.

J. Rettenmaier USA LP
16369 US 131 Highway
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Phone: (269) 679-2340
Email: hr@jrsusa.com

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