Bilingual Human Resources Generalist



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Primex Plastics Corporation, established in 1965, is an international leader in the extruded plastics industry. Primex operates 8 manufacturing plants in the US, providing custom plastic sheet extrusion and colorants, compounds, additives and design and fabrication services for the plastics industry. Our customer base, ranging in size from small to large, and includes industries such as food, medical, cosmetic, industrial, automotive, packaging, toys and horticultural, etc.

We are seeking a bilingual HR Generalist to coordinate the HR functions for our manufacturing operations in Garfield, NJ. This position will oversee two facilities that operate on 3-shifts and employs approximately 110 total employees. This position will be responsible for coordinating policies and programs including payroll, plant hiring, employee relations, benefits administration, training, workers’ comp management and a variety of employee support services.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record supporting and creating an environment of employee involvement and positive employee relations. The ideal candidate will be a creative, self-directed, team player with excellent organization and communication skills. Most of this workforce is Spanish speaking, therefore fluency in Spanish, with the ability to translate both verbally and in written form, is required.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide initial direction concerning day to day personnel issues
• Process weekly payroll and timekeeping adjustments using ADP Workforce Now/Manager
• Administer company policies to ensure the uniform and equitable treatment of all employees
• Coordinate with staffing agencies for the placement of plant personnel
• Responsible for occasional direct hiring of certain plant staff – quality, maintenance, etc.
• Administer and oversee compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act
• Translate meetings, and written communications
• Manage Workers’ Compensation Program including claims reporting and management, and return-to-work programs
• Administer various human resources plans and procedures for all company personnel
• Provide exceptional customer service to employees for a variety of support requests
• Administer and oversee plant compensation and performance evaluation program
• Perform benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, and communicating benefit information to employees

• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field preferred, or related experience will be considered
• Minimum of 5 years progressively more responsible experience in HR, preferably in a manufacturing environment
• Bilingual / Fluency in Spanish is required
• Experience with ADP Workforce Now/Workforce manager preferred
• SHRM Certification preferred
• Ability to build relationships and work well across functions
• Ability to prioritize and oversee multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
• Effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Overall proficiency using a computer, including Microsoft Office

We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits package, including a base salary commensurate with relevant experience, annual bonus and a comprehensive benefits package including:

• A comprehensive package including a competitive annual salary and quarterly gainsharing bonus opportunity, and annual performance bonus
• A full benefits package including four medical plan offerings, an extensive network of providers through United Health Care, a prescription drug plan, dental plan, vision coverage, health and dependent care FSA’s, 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
• 11 Paid Company Holidays, paid vacation time and paid personal time
• A 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with 4% Company match