Human Resources Generalist II in Saint Croix Falls, WI at Ducommun

Date Posted: 6/5/2024

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Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense, and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications.

Our Facility in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin is the global leader in Defense for the manufacture of Ammunition Handling Systems for Land, Air and Sea Platforms.  Our commitment to quality and dedication to supporting our troops and allies, guides our innovation and commitment to meeting the unique challenges of the 21st century Warfighter.  At this time, Nobles is expanding our team and seeking high quality, dedicated individuals willing to be cross trained in our clean and climate-controlled facility.

Job Summary & Essential Functions:
Provides full range of support in all areas of HR including recruiting, benefits administration, employee relations, training, development, orientation, data administration and documentation, talent management, HR compliance, and all related activities.

1. Internal Communication and Collaboration:
  • Support and promote company core values of honesty, professionalism, respect, trust and teamwork and utilize the Ducommun Way methodology to achieve objectives.
  • Drive strong employee relations through frequent and clear communications, clarity of expectations, and promoting positive relationships among management and employees.
  • Partners with HR manager and/or management team on strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborates and provides guidance to other HR generalists and staff; may lead and direct the work of others.
  • Build and develop close relationships with cross functions (Operations, PMO, SC, Finance, PI and Engineering).
2. Policy, Procedure and Process Administration:
  • Interfaces and communicates with employees regarding HR policies and procedures.
  • Assists employees and managers with HR questions and employee relations issues.
  • Ensures worked performed is in compliance with all HR regulatory requirements.
  • Must be able to interpret and provide guidance regarding federal, state, and local employment laws/policy.
  • Drive a culture of fair and equitable employment practices.
3. Benefits Administration:
  • Performs benefit administration within policy and regulatory compliance including assisting with general benefit inquiries and online enrollment, claims resolution, collection of required documents, invoicing and payroll adjustments, and communication.
  • Coordinates with payroll for pay and deduction related issues.
  • Support and drive employee participation in company sponsored wellness programs.
4. Unemployment, Leave and Employment Exit Administration:
  • Responds to inquiries from third party vendors such as disability, unemployment, leave of absence, etc.
  • Attends unemployment hearings as required.
  • Manages leaves of absences, tracking of time-off and points (if applicable), and works with management on processes and procedures related to absence management and work accommodations.
  • Administers off-boarding activities including exit interviews, user change requests, and collection of company property.
5. Systems Support and Administration:
  • Assists employees and managers with the use of HR systems such as the Self-Service Portal and Talent Management System.
  • Manages HRIS data and interface integrity within SOX compliance including timely and accurate data entry of new hires, terminations, and other changes, as well as running reports and performing necessary audits.
6. Safety & Worker’s Compensation:
  • Support EH&S officer in the implementation of safety initiatives and requirements.
  • Administer worker’s compensation process related to medical treatment, cost control and claim adjustor communication.
  • Proactively support safety concerns and issues through collaboration with EH&S and operations.
  • Ensure proper safety training is provided to new hires and support monthly training initiatives provided by EH&S officers.
7. Recruiting and On-Boarding:
  • Carries out full cycle recruiting activities.
  • Administers onboarding activities including new hire orientation, collection of paperwork, and pre-employment screenings.
8. Employee Engagement and Recognition:
  • Support the employee engagement strategy to facilitate organizational performance and enable successful organizational change.
  • Administer total rewards strategies, programs, and tools to enhance organizational performance and employee engagement.
9. Talent Development and Performance Management:
  • Carries out and supports employee and manager training initiatives.
  • Communicate career path opportunities within the organizational structure and provide guidance to leadership on career planning discussions.
  • Support and foster growth and professional development of talent in the organization.
  • Support and participate in the talent management/development and succession planning process.
  • Coordinates and support annual goal and appraisal processes.
10. Continuous Improvement:
  • Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in HR services performed.
  • Engages and participants in HR related organizations (e.g., SHRM).
  • Support lean methodologies across all processes and develop standard work.

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university/college in business or a related area or equivalent years of relative industry experience.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in the HR field; manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Proven track record of handling full range of support in all areas of HR.
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred.
Required Skills & Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required. Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job.
  • Able to rely on experience, judgment and knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures necessary to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of employment law, recruiting practices, benefits, FMLA, ADA, EEO, related industry trends and new developments, and state and federal statues regulating human resources functions.
  • Strong relationship skills - people management, meeting facilitation, presentation ability, collaboration and support.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Computer literate in all Microsoft and Outlook programs.
  • Experience with using and managing HRIS software and systems, preferably ADP systems.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities timely and efficiently within a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interactive communication skills with all levels of employees, management, and business partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and project company image necessary to effectively attract and retain employees.
  • Organization skills, with emphasis on attention to detail.
  • Team oriented.
  • Understanding of confidentiality within the HR department.
  • Ability to build trust and serve as an employee advocate.
  • Conscientious, organized and meticulous - records must be accurate and maintained.
  • Ability to read, understands, and communicates internal procedures and policies.
  • Understanding of Behavioral Interviewing Techniques.
  • Ability to learn the basics of manufacturing processes within the facility.
  • Ability to create presentations and deliver training to employees.

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

  • Office environment and light manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Ability to travel to Corporate, recruiting sites and offsite meetings.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to handle stress associated with management position.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and use of hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.
  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated areas.
  • Fully enclosed shoes, leather construction, must be worn in all manufacturing areas.
  • Working conditions are: 70% office environment, 30% manufacturing environment.
The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. Other duties may be assigned. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

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1105 E Pine St
St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, 54024
United States


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