Employee Relations & Compliance Specialist V - (B5)

at Applied Materials in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale helps our customers who make smartphones, supercomputers, virtual reality headsets, autonomous vehicles and more transform their ideas into reality. Our innovations Make Possible a Better Future.

Inside our company, we apply the idea of Make Possible as we work together. We value our people and teams who turn possibilities into reality by advancing our strategy, accomplishing great things and empowering others. We are deeply committed to fostering a Culture of Inclusion where every person knows they belong, feels empowered to bring their whole self to work, and is inspired to grow.

If youre looking for the next step in your future, consider Applied Materials. With the data explosion and new investment in semiconductors, its an exciting place to be.

This position will be fully remote and can be located anywhere in the USA.

Key Responsibilities

+ Serve as an interface to the COE, GEL, HRBPs and non-HR functional departments to appropriately and effectively escalate and/or redirect inquiries/concerns and liaison.

+ Manage assigned end to end Employee Relations case management & investigations from intake through interview, transition, escalation, and redirection or closure. Maintains accurate & timely case files and documentation.

+ Handle complex or escalated investigations related to retaliation, harassment, discrimination, etc.

+ Provide advice and counsel to HRBPs to help them address issues with employees and managers. Provide advice and guidance to managers to address employee performance and conduct issues.

+ Provide guidance on the interpretation and administration of company policies and procedures. If the outcome of an investigation results in a finding, provide guidance and review of corrective actions, and including recommendations for termination, in line with company values and behaviors

+ Contribute to internal projects and workstreams as needed. Identify and recommend methods to resolve problems, update, simplify, enhance and optimize existing processes, procedures, policies and technologies. Lead continuous improvement initiatives to ensure that all services are effectively understood and delivered promptly.

+ In partnership with GEL, provide training, technical support and guidance on specialized processes to HR and managers.

+ Recommend and/or maintain metrics on case resolutions, customer satisfaction, individual performance, closure/call-time and development rates, issuing reports on performance success and case management. Tracks and analyzes data, identifies trends and makes recommendations for organizational improvements

Experience Required


+ Strong consulting and influencing skills

+ Demonstrated collaborative work style. Able to drive multiple projects & cross organizational teams

+ Ability to find the correct balance between demand and capacity when establishing priorities for the team

+ Demonstrated ability to artfully convey even subtle or complex messages clearly, as appropriate for the topic and audience

+ Demonstrates solid judgment and experience assessing risk relative to the business

+ Culturally sensitive

+ Strong written and verbal communication

+ Demonstrated ability to identify intersections and interdependencies


+ Solid working knowledge of the principles and practices of employee relations and HR Compliance including AAP/EEO, ADA and I9

+ In-depth knowledge and application of labor and employment laws and regulations


+ 3+ years employee relations experience with experience as a human resources business partner helpful

+ Prior experience with a global HR or employee relations especially with European Works Councils

+ Demonstrated experience leading a variety of employee investigations with little supervision.


+ Bachelors degree required

Company Facts:

+ Ticker: Nasdaq: AMAT

+ Fiscal 2020 Revenue: $17.2 billion

+ Fiscal 2020 R&D: $2.2 billion

+ Founded: November 10, 1967

+ Headquarters: Santa Clara, California

+ Global Presence: 93 locations in 17 countries

+ Manufacturing: China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, United States

+ Employees: ~24,000 worldwide

+ Patents: ~14,300 issued

Applied Materials closed fiscal 2020 with record quarterly performance as demand for our semiconductor systems and services remains very strong, said Gary Dickerson, president and CEO. Our future opportunities have never looked better and, as powerful technology trends take shape, we are uniquely positioned to accelerate our customers roadmaps and outperform our markets. #LI



Bachelor’s Degree




Years of Experience:

7 – 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Job Posting: JC196146699

Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

Updated On: Dec 10, 2021