HR Generalist – Finance, IT & Operations

Illinois Tool Works - Hebron, IL

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Job Description

As a key member of the HR team, the HR Generalist reports to the HR Manager and is responsible for partnering with the Division Controller and Business Unit Manager to support all local exempt and non-exempt employees in their organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains HR systems and processes including but not limited to recruiting, onboarding, performance management, communication plans, organizational charts, job descriptions, corporate benefits, Affirmative Action Planning, local compensation structure and wage analysis, worker s compensation, and safety.
  • Assists in the administration of the local safety program.
  • Leverages observations to make independent decisions and regularly suggest ways to improve systems and processes.
  • Maintains knowledge of labor law and corresponding regulations and requirements and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
  • Ensures required legal postings on bulletin boards are current.
  • Reviews existing policies and procedures at the Hendersonville facility and initiates changes as necessary to ensure compliance with law, corporate policies, and business objectives.
  • Serves as an advisor regarding the application of employment laws and corporate human resource policies to specific business decisions.
  • Works with ITW corporate human resources or third party providers, as necessary, in the management of HR practices.
  • Drives the performance management system with the intent of actively supporting a high performance culture that is open and adaptable to change.
  • Acts as the primary HR support for all local exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Responds to inquiries and educates and supports employees in the use of self-service applications available to them.


  • Bachelors degree required. Emphasis on Human Resources, Psychology, or Business preferred,
  • Three to five years prior experience in the human resources area, preferably in a manufacturing environment, including knowledge of recruitment processes, benefit and compensation administration and practices, employee relations and legal compliance.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills: demonstrates good listening skills, communicates status on process with colleagues, keeps team members informed and responds clearly to employee inquiries.
  • Independent and organized work style: can effectively manage time and prioritize work load, manages multiple tasks without close supervision, and consistently meets deadlines.
  • Stakeholder Management: establishes and maintains effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization and demonstrates a positive and friendly attitude in working with people.
  • Adaptability: Adapts easily to change, performs calmly under pressure and works effectively in ambiguous environments.
  • Ability to use good judgment and discretion with highly confidential business and employee information.
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