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Human Resources Generalist 

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Req Number HUM-17-00002  
Position Human Resources Specialist  
Division Miller Electric Mfg. Co., an ITW Company  
Location Appleton, WI  
Dept 142 

Assigned Shift First Shift 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

Basic Description:

Provides HR support for the Component's Division. Supports the HR Director on Division initiatives. Works directly with Division Management and employees. Works and contributes to substantial projects aimed at driving the Division's performance to full potential. This position provides input to the design of HR programs with a heavy emphasis on implementation, including: employee relations, recruitment and selection, employee training and development, talent management, succession planning, employee involvement, compensation programs and performance management. As the incumbent better learns the business operations, contribution at a strategic level will occur.

Essential Functions:

• Partners with Division HR Director on all aspects of HR from administrative, legal, change management, and strategic work.

• Supports Division goals by working directly with managers on items such as policy administration, employee relations, training, etc.

• Works with leadership to drive the talent management process within the division. Supports talent acquisition, screening/interviewing candidates, and onboarding new hires. Coordinates and attends campus events and manufacturing events with the rest of the HR team to ensure efficient hiring practices across all Miller Divisions.

• Provides data and input to the Annual and Long-Range Business Plans.

• Facilitates the performance and compensation management process within the division. Researches competitive wages for at risk employees/positions to ensure competitiveness and monitor internal equity.

• Assists with developing the Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) for the Appleton campus.

• Maintains HRIS records, personnel files and other required documentation.

• Conducts required training and team building (new hire orientation, harassment, etc.)

• Advances the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives in all phases of employment. Maintains records for all hiring activity and keeps track of good faith efforts for the Division.

• Work with Division management to advance the quality of the on boarding process as well as coordinating Full Potential initiatives such as 80/20 business process excellence and monitoring talent (e.g. development plans, 9 box tool etc)

• Collaborates with management to increase the effectiveness of our employee involvement programs and to drive change within the Division.

• Provide thoughts and input regarding culture by using examples which substantiates where it can be improved as well as where we are doing well. Generate ideas to ensure the Division culture is viewed as an excellent place to work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interested in pursuing senior level management roles such as VPGM, GP, and higher within ITW
  • Willing to pursue further education beyond Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in attracting and retaining skilled labor in a manufacturing environment
  • Willing to work in a variety of roles within the Welding Segment and other Segments of ITW
  • Bilingual - Hmong or Spanish
  • Experience in Workday - Employee Management System
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a variety of employee relations issues.
  • Experienced in recruiting and onboarding.
  • Ability to navigate a fast paced working environment with a high degree of flexibility.
  • Demonstrated capacity/capability in the ITW Leader Framework
    • Expert in the practice of the ITW Business Model
    • Makes great strategic choices
    • Delivers great results
    • Talent management skills – knows high potential when they see it, knows how to develop people
    • Provides strong leadership
  • Possesses traits of a high potential:
    • Cognitive Capability
      • Demonstrates ability to deal with ambiguity
      • Concludes on complex issues in a timely manner
      • Ability to identify weak spots in arguments, presentations, and analyses
      • Asks questions of others to understand and learn
      • Easily understood when explaining things
    • Ambition
      • Desire to lead at more senior levels
      • Mobile and open to relocation and new experiences as follows:
      • New markets, new products, new industry, new organization, new location
      • Willing to make personal sacrifices & trade-offs required in more senior leadership roles
    • Learning Agility – best predictor of future behavior is past behavior
      • Ability and willingness to learn and apply that learning under new or first-time conditions

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

This is a partly sedentary role; however, a good portion of the week should be spent walking around to see the employees and the operations.

Disclaimer: This job description does not list all aspects and duties that are required for this position and will be required to do various other tasks, duties, etc. that manager asks them to do.

Position Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources required.

• 1-2 years prior HR Generalist experience in a manufacturing setting preferred - internship experience included.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as this individual needs to be able to objectively coach employees and management though complex, difficult, and sometimes emotional issues.

• Ability to form strong relationships at all levels and build professional credibility.

• Solid understanding of basic governmental regulations and employment law is a must, along with the ability to research, analyze, and interpret various types of data.

• Strong organizational skills needed, combined with the ability to prioritize work and manage projects.

• Willingness and aspiration to learn about ITW segments and leadership opportunities and actively work toward advancing your career.

• MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; HRIS experience strongly preferred   

•Work with entire Appleton HR team on relevant company-wide initiatives as required. Volunteer to assist with affinity groups such as IWN, YPN, intern outings, etc.


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