The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Human Resources Specialist in Jackson, Missouri
At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's innovation and engineering expertise pairs with our capacity to build and repair freight transportation equipment. This allows us to provide an unrivaled level of service to our customers across the Americas, Europe and countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Greenbrier also provides asset management services and a unique railcar leasing syndication platform that brings us into contact with the world's leading fixed asset investors. Combined, Greenbrier's asset management services unit and GBX Leasing subsidiary, own and/or manage a diverse portfolio of leased railcars.
Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization. We structure our business to support teams that deliver innovative solutions for our customers and positively impact the world around us.
The Human Resources Specialist will report to the Plant Manager and will be an individual contributor role. Independently build and maintain effective partnerships with business/HR leadership and employees to provide advice, counsel and guidance on employee issues, well-defined policy and practice matters, and employee programs.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Under direction, provides analytical and technical support to the HR department in pursuit of HRIS initiatives and other HRIS-related responsibilities. This includes but is not limited to: Maintaining quality and consistency of HRIS database information; ensuring personnel actions are in compliance with current Human Resources and SOX policies and guidelines; providing HRIS technical support to Human Resources and other staff; serving as liaison among HRIS, Benefits, Human Resources, Recruitment, Payroll, Finance and PeopleSoft or SAP Configuration areas.
Process a variety of HR transactions, create reports and analyze data in support of the HR and business needs utilizing HRIS and other computer-based systems and processes. Utilize reports and knowledge of the business to provide analysis and recommendations.
Help source, implement, and act as system administrator for other HR systems
Assist managers and employees with effective use of HR management systems
Assist with recruiting activities, for example posting positions, screening candidates, scheduling interviews and follow-up with hiring managers.
Assist with new hire orientations, including proper completion of all required paperwork.
Update employee insurance enrollments for medical, dental, and vision plans
Assist in preparing documents and coordinating, distributing and collecting of all benefits enrollments.
Maintain company bulletin boards with regard to posting of corporate news and business updates, personnel announcements, job postings, and similar information to ensure that employees remain informed of all relevant activities.
As necessary, monitor and coordinate processes to maintain training data base, including setting up class schedules, entering test results, and proctor-specific training classes.
Prepare and maintain documentation for internal and external audit of human resources.
Problem solving, providing direction, and answering first level of HR questions from employees and managers in the areas of payroll, benefits and HR policies.
Good understanding of business organization. Thorough understanding of HR policies and practices.
Under minimum direction perform basic day-to-day duties and transactions to support the HR leaders, including the HR VP, Directors, Managers, Generalist, in providing core HR services to business units.
Assist with the administration of corrective action/performance management plans. Process/follow-up on all HR transactions. Maintain integrity of department hierarchy. Maintain current and accurate job codes and descriptions.
Develop relationships with client groups, as applicable, and maintain awareness of department priorities.
Assist with special HR projects and participate in HR initiatives, including project management and ownership of key deliverables.
Occasional training delivery.
Occasional admin tasks, i.e., meeting/travel planning, expense report processing, etc.
Minimum travel required.
Perform other assignments as required.
Experience & Education
Minimum Years of Experience: 2-4 years progressive experience in Human Resources and/or benefits
Minimum BS/BA degree
Proficiency with MS office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Experience implementing and administering HR software systems, such as, ATS, LMS, and talent management
Familiar with a variety of the HR and benefits concepts, practices, and procedures
Relies on prior experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
Strong computational skills and the ability to conceptualize and understand technical reports, data, drawings, etc.
Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and handle multiple projects at a time
Able to work with a high level of accuracy
Problem-solving and prioritization skills
Must have excellent communication skills (including phone, electronic, written, and face-to-face communication).
Willingness to speak publicly in a training context
Highly organized and able to prioritize and manage time efficiently with the ability to handle stress in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
Ability to work under tight time constraints, handle sensitive data, and multi-task so that deadlines can be met.
Licenses, Certifications, etc.: SHRM certification(s) a plus
Reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary.
N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation
Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)
Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)
Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Company: Greenbrier Central
Functional Group: Human Resources