HR Generalist

Company description

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. is a company of diverse businesses unified by shared values and vision. We serve the agriculture, mining, industrial and water reclamation markets with a broad range of products and technologies, worldwide. Serving these customers well is a passion and a commitment-one which the people of Tessenderlo Kerley find rewarding, empowering and meaningful.

If you want the work you do to make a positive impact on the world in which we live, working alongside innovative, quality-focused people of vision, then Tessenderlo Kerley is the right place for you.

Job description

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Join Our Team as an HR Generalist!

Are you a dedicated HR professional with a passion for employee relations and compliance? We are looking for an experienced HR Generalist to be a key player in our HR team. If you thrive in a dynamic environment and have a proven track record in performance management, training, and HR administration, we want to hear from you!

As an HR Generalist at Tessenderlo Kerley, you will support various HR functions, focusing on employee relations, compliance, performance management, training, and HR administration. You will play a critical role in fostering a positive workplace culture and ensuring our HR practices are current and compliant.

Key Responsibilities:

Employee Relations:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for employee inquiries and issues, providing timely and effective solutions.
  • Facilitate conflict resolution between employees and management, offering guidance on HR policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement programs to enhance employee engagement and promote a positive workplace culture.


  • Ensure company compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Maintain and update employee records, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality.
  • Conduct regular audits of HR policies and practices to ensure they are current and compliant.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures.

Performance Management:

  • Administer the performance evaluation process.
  • Assist managers in conducting performance appraisals, providing tools and guidance for constructive feedback.
  • Monitor and track employee performance data, generating reports and analysis for management review.

HR Administration:

  • Organize and maintain HR files, ensuring all documents are accurate and up to date.
  • Respond to employee inquiries and resolve issues in a timely and professional manner.
  • Own and maintain the administration for the Learning Management System (LMS), including tracking, scheduling, and communications.
  • Manage LMS content by uploading new courses and curating content throughout the year.

Learning & Development:

  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews, and performance evaluations.
  • Develop and coordinate employee training programs, workshops, and seminars.
  • Assist with the facilitation of training sessions and workshops, ensuring they meet the needs of the organization and its employees.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and make recommendations for improvement.

HR Projects:

  • Participate in HR projects and initiatives aimed at improving HR processes and enhancing the overall employee experience.
  • Conduct research on HR best practices and trends, providing insights and recommendations to management.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Key Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviors:

  • BA/BS in HR, business administration, or a relevant field.
  • 5+ years of experience as an HR Generalist or a similar HR role.
  • Experience and knowledge of HR and LMS software (e.g., Cornerstone).
  • Strong knowledge of HR practices, employment laws, and regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels.
  • Strong data analytical skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 programs (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint).
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple competing deadlines.
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and be a team player.
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strength of character, ethics, commitment, and reliability.
  • Unwavering integrity and the highest ethical standards.
  • SHRM-CP or PHR certification is a plus.


Why join Tessenderlo Kerley:

Working at Tessenderlo Kerley

Why Join Us?

  • Work/life balance
  • Fun and rewarding environment
  • Learning, development and teamwork
  • Community involvement/outreach
  • Challenging and meaningful work
  • Benefits & Rewards:

  • Medical-Dental-Vision-Prescription (Low employee premiums!)
  • 401(k) plan with dollar-for-dollar matching up to the first 5% of employee contribution
  • 401(k) company retirement contribution at year-end, up to 4% of annual base salary
  • Short-term incentive awards based on measured performance criteria
  • Life Insurance (2x annual base salary)
  • Paid vacation and sick time, and 10 paid holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Up to $5,000 per calendar year (non-taxable)
  • Adoption Assistance: Up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance
  • Paid maternity and parental time off
  • Business Travel Life & Accident Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Telemedicine program for you and your dependents
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Company referral program

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. is part of Tessenderlo Group (Euronext: TESB), a global industrial group that focuses on agriculture, valorizing bio-residuals, machinery, mechanical engineering, electronics, energy, and industrial solutions for water management. At the heart of the strategy of Tessenderlo Group lies the conviction that “Every Molecule Counts.” In everything we do, we seek to further valorize and add value to our products and processes. For more information about Tessenderlo Group, please visit

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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