HR Generalist



People & HR
Rantoul, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a HR Generalist to join our growing team.

The Opportunity

As a Human Resources Generalist at JELD-WEN, you will be a key member of the Human Resources team. You will be responsible for the administration of a broad spectrum of duties, including employment, benefits, training, performance management, and employee relations. This role will report to the Human Resources Manager.

The position will be based onsite in our Rantoul, IL facility.

What You Will Do

  • Promote and develop positive employee relations by providing direct HR support to the manufacturing facility
  • Assist with payroll function
  • Resolve and address all employee questions and concerns by partnering with plant leadership team.
  • Assist HR Manager with broader HR responsibilities
  • Conduct preliminary investigations
  • Manage FMLA/LOA’s
  • Respond to Unemployment claims and Worker Comp claims
  • Respond to facility HR correspondences
  • Recruitment
  • Onboarding
  • Assess processes and streamline
  • Enforce Federal and State compliance on payroll, employee relations and leaves
  • In consultation with the HR Manager, assist plant leaders with the management of corrective action to drive performance and adherence to company policy
  • Interpret company policies and process to ensure consistency for facility leadership and employees
  • Facilitate employee communications to ensure clarity and understanding
  • Manage monthly employee engagement events
  • Support plant operations
  • Participate on corporate projects and initiatives
  • Promote and incorporate Corp Values
  • Coach and develop leaders on processes, procedures and performance management
  • Assess plant needs and implant change
  • Create a positive and support HR culture
  • Oversee reception and delegate tasks appropriately

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field preferred
  • 2-5 years HR Generalist experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • 2 - 5 years payroll experience
  • State and Federal employment compliance knowledge
  • Experience handling and resolving a wide range of employee relations issues
  • Bilingual in Spanish a must.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with a diverse group of employees.
  • Must be comfortable developing and conducting group presentations to employees.
  • Ability to remain calm in various situations
  • Ability to ensure all levels of leadership are in compliance with State and Federal labor laws.
  • Ability to assess escalation needs.

How You Stand Out

  • An intense focus on customer service.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • PHR certification
  • Titan software experience
  • Kronos timekeeping experience
  • Success Factors software experience


About JELD-WEN Holding, Inc.

JELD-WEN is a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance interior and exterior doors, windows, and related building products serving the new construction and repair and remodeling sectors. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates facilities in 16 countries in North America and Europe and employs approximately 18,000 people. Since 1960, the JELD-WEN team has been committed to making quality products that create safe and sustainable environments for customers, associates and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; and Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe. For more information, visit jeld-wen.com.

In 2022, Newsweek named JELD-WEN as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.

What We Offer

Investing in People is one of our Core Values, we strive to attract & retain great people! As such, JELD-WEN offers competitive compensation & benefits packages. As a global organization, specific benefits may vary, however typically including medical & dental, generous leave policies, retirement program, etc.

JELD-WEN is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation based on individuals’ physical traits, beliefs, and/or other characteristics that are protected under applicable laws.

JELD-WEN does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services.