Human Resources Generalist

Position Description

Job Summary

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home.


What’s the job?

The Human Resources Generalist acts as a lead for the Chowchilla, CA plant and is responsible for HR operational functions and delivery of a full spectrum of human resource programs and activities for the hourly and salaried employees. Also ensures an excellent experience for employees and internal customers. The HR Generalist responsibilities include, but are not limited to employee relations, benefits, recruiting, onboarding, performance management, compensation, Human Resource Information Systems, job evaluations, employee retention and compliance with all applicable laws. The HR generalist role is critical in cultivating a culture of engagement, stakeholder focus and drives continuous improvement in the HR function.

  • Responsible for day-to-day HR operational functions, interpretation and coordination of company and HR policies, procedures and programs related to employment, compensation, benefits, leaves, and performance management. Provide benefit support to all employees.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of all data in the HRIS systems and HR databases, ensuring credible information is available on a timely basis, including but not limited to all hourly/non-exempt employees, termination, promotion, transfer data, etc…
  • Manages Employee Leaves of Absence including but not limited to, tracking and reporting of FMLA and STD activity with TPA (third party administrator), coordinate paperwork and system updates for WC, FMLA and STD absences, generate employee approval letter for FMLA and STD, maintain medical file for Employee, follow up and communicate with the employee as needed with Employee and leave service providers. Initiate change in status within HRIS system as needed.
  • Performs analysis including a variety of human resource metrics and benchmarking data. Organizes and ensures the required collection of training data, ensuring all training events, sessions and rosters are documented and captured for annual reporting.  Assists with the annual internal HR audit to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures. Coordinate and facilitate training sessions on HR related topics.
  • Recruiting, new hire processing and tracking activity as outlined by the company policies and procedures along with presenting the HR/Benefits programs. Conduct New Hire Orientation guiding new employees through onboarding process including explanation of payroll/overtime and policies. Oversees and ensures documentation is completed for functional new hire training.
  • Guides and coaches as needed in response to inquiries regarding HR policy, guideline issues, incentives, severance, pre-employment screening, employment verification, holidays, and vacation. Identifies and proactively defuses risk and potential liability with respect to people management issues. Problem solving situations which involve the investigation and resolution of employee relations issues with recommendation for resolution in coordination with appropriate authority.
  • Back up for payroll (as needed)

Required Qualifications

What do you bring?

  • Bachelor’s degree Human Resources, Business, or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a HR Generalist or in a similar HR role
  • Well-versed in local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations
  • Proficiency in HR software (HRIS & ATS) and Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Strong attention to detail and reporting and analysis
  • Excellent critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)

Additional Description

Certain states require pay information be provided in job postings. The national pay range for this position is $77,400 to $120,100 per year, however, the base pay offered may vary depending on geographic region, internal equity, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.

In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for an annual bonus. The targeted bonus amount is 10% of base salary based on company and individual performance measures. The total target cash range (base pay and annual bonus) for this position, is $85,100 to $132,100.

Saint-Gobain aims to deliver a comprehensive Total Rewards package to support our employees’ well-being and help improve daily life for themselves and their families. Employees have the flexibility to choose the benefits that best needs their individual needs. 

Health and Wellbeing – Supporting your wellbeing, to thrive in life and work.

  • Medical, Prescription Drug, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Healthcare Saving Account and Flexible Spending Account options
  • LiveWell Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Parental Leave

Retirement and Protection - Helping to make the future life you want a reality.

  • 401(k) with Company Match, Retirement Accumulation Plan (RAP) Cash Balance Pension Plan
  • Company-provided Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-Term Disability
  • Voluntary employee and dependent life insurance, Long-Term Disability, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance

Additional Benefits – Helping shape the experience and impact you want

  • Commuter Benefits
  • Group Legal
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance and Discounts
  • Back-up Child & Elder Care
  • PerkSpot Employee Discount Program

Company Summary

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Human Resources Generalist

Location: Chowchilla, California

Posting Date: 02/17/2024

Job Code: USA07331

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