HR Generalist

Job#: 2029320

Job Description:

Apex Systems is hiring for our large heavy building materials client on the East Coast! Please see below for additional details


Title: Plant HR Generalist

Location: Roanoke, Virginia

Schedule: M-F Hybrid- 4 days on-site & 1 day remote

Type: 3 month Contract to Perm Hire
Pay: up to $31/hr on contract, then up to 70k conversion with client 





  • Minimum 3 years of experience in HR roles with a focus on recruitment and selection, employee relations, labor relations and training and development within manufacturing industry required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Organizational Development, Human Resources or related field preferred.
  • Experience working with a labor agreement in a union environment preferred, but not required.
  • SPHR or PHR Certification preferred.



Key Responsibilities:


Recruitment and Selection

  • Lead the charge in finding exceptional talent by managing the entire recruitment process, from crafting compelling job postings to extending offers.
  • Innovate recruitment strategies to attract top-tier candidates and cultivate a diverse talent pipeline.
  • Collaborate closely with hiring managers to understand staffing needs and provide expert guidance on selection criteria and interview techniques.
  • Ensure the quality and integrity of new hires through comprehensive reference checks and background screenings.


Training and Development

  • Identify opportunities for employee growth and development to enhance skills and competencies.
  • Assist with delivering engaging training sessions and workshops, empowering our team to reach their full potential.
  • Contribute to the implementation of leadership and management development initiatives, shaping the future leaders.
  • Continuously evaluate the impact of training programs on employee performance and organizational goals, driving continuous improvement.


Employee Relations

  • Be the go-to resource for employees and managers, fostering positive relations and effectively addressing inquiries and concerns.
  • Provide expert guidance on HR policies and procedures, empowering our team to navigate employment matters with confidence.
  • Act as a mediator to resolve conflicts and promote a harmonious work environment.
  • Conduct thorough investigations into employee complaints or policy violations, implementing corrective actions as needed.


Labor Relations

  • Support our commitment to strong labor relations through positive employee relations.
  • Cultivate collaborative relationships with labor union representatives, driving positive outcomes through effective communication and problem solving.
  • Assist in playing a key role in resolving labor disputes and grievances, ensuring fair and equitable outcomes for all parties involved.



  • Champion compliance with regulations and diversity initiatives across our organization and geographic locations.
  • Stay ahead of the curve on changes in HR laws and practices, ensuring the organization remains at the forefront of industry standards.
  • Drive process improvements to maximize efficiency and align with our business objectives.
  • Provide insightful reporting and analytics as needed, supporting data-driven decision-making.
  • Contribute to special projects as required, playing a vital role in our ongoing success.



Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Dependable, self-starter with high energy and proven record of instituting continuous improvement.
  • High degree of professionalism and integrity.
  • Customer focused - Able to anticipate needs and is self-directed.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to foster a sense of collaboration and work effectively to achieve goals.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to a quickly changing work environment. Ability to manage multiple issues and projects concurrently.
  • Solid understanding of recruitment strategies, sourcing techniques and selection processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of labor laws, regulations, and HR best practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships and influence stakeholders.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and prioritization skills required.
  • Experience in managing employee relations issues, conflict resolution and labor negotiations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in HRIS applications and MS Office Suite.









EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [email protected] or 844-463-6178.

Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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Roanoke, VA, US

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Date Posted:
May 15, 2024