Human Resources Generalist

at Penn A Kem LLC in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Pennakem has a heritage of over 75 years with a unique company culture of a family atmosphere and high level of engagement. We are more than just a job and seek career-minded individuals who want to grow. Our base chemical derives from renewable resources and is environmentally friendly. We offer challenging and interesting work along with competitive salaries and benefits.

We are currently seeking a Human Resources Generalist to join our team of talented employees! This position is intended to provide administrative and analytical support to the HR Director and Plant as a whole. The successful candidate is a results-driven individual, able to multi-task effectively while demonstrating initiative and will present a strong focus on fostering positive relationships among the employees while ensuring adherence to employment laws and regulations. Candidate should have minimum of 3 years progressive experience in Human Resources with at least 5 years preferred. It is highly desirable that the candidate has experience working in both a manufacturing and a union environment. Principal Accountabilities:

+ Creating, analyzing, and presenting data for budgeting, accounting and staffing purposes.

+ Management of the employee experience including recruiting, on-boarding, issue resolution, and separation administration.

+ Management of temporary staffing vendors and workforce.

+ Training input and tracking into learning management system.

+ Administration of leave program.

+ Administration of worker’s compensation program.

+ Creation and administration of reports such as headcount, master list, and monthly reports.

+ Assistance with labor relations as a member of E-board and the creation and awarding of job bids.

+ Backup for payroll processing and resolution to payroll-related questions.

+ Administration of benefits programs, including orientation, claims resolution, benefit questions, open enrollment rollout, etc.

+ Administration of compensation program.

+ Tracking and reporting of overtime.

+ Federal reporting & unemployment claims resolution.

+ Employee relations, training and coaching.

+ Develop and deliver employee engagement events.

+ Working as liaison and presenting a professional image of the company to auditors, government agencies, contractors, customers, and the local community.

+ Updating company’s job descriptions, employee manuals, and policies and procedures.

+ Participate in special projects as assigned.

+ Other duties as required.


+ Knowledge of and experience with TN and Federal employment laws

+ Knowledge of regulatory compliance, including EEOA, ADA, FMLA, COBRA, NLRA, etc.

+ Capability of utilizing Excel at an advanced level, including experience in downloading data into Excel files for further manipulation and processing

+ Experience with a variety of different computer systems, with experience in data entry, data analysis and report writing capability and formatting for professional presentation purposes, including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

+ Self-starter mentality with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision while demonstrating advanced initiative

+ Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

+ Excellent work/time organizational skills, as well as analytical and problem solving skills.

+ Experience with payroll and HRIS software, preferably ADP

+ Minimum five (3) years progressive experience in the field of Human Resources

+ Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field required

+ Experience in Bargaining Unit environment preferred

+ Must have strong PC skills in Microsoft applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with applicant tracking and payroll systems, ADP preferred.

+ Detail-oriented and ability to meet and work within specified objectives and timelines

+ Professional presence and strong customer service attitude

+ Excellent communication and organizational skills

+ Ability to work with a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues


+ Medical & Vision Insurance

+ Dental Insurance

+ Paid Holidays


+ Dependent Life

+ Tuition Reimbursement

+ Annual Physical – Company paid

+ Annual Safety Glasses allowance

+ Safety Shoes allowance – $150/year

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Job Posting: JC219338596

Posted On: Jul 23, 2022

Updated On: Sep 26, 2022