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Astec, Inc.

HR Generalist

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Posted On: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
Department: Human Resources
Shift: 1st Shift
Location: 4101 Jerome Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37407
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 2 Year Degree

Job Description:

  • Backs up Human Resources Director in the event of absence or needed support.
  • Creates job descriptions as needed.
  • Opens jobs including creating and posting employment ads as needed.
  • Schedules and interviews job seekers.
  • Approves interview candidates after determining if minimum qualifications have been met in the Director of Human Resources' absence.
  • Processes employment applications and enters pertinent information into Excel database.
  • Performs onboarding duties to include, but not limited to, scheduling of physicals/drug screens, requesting background checks and conducting orientations.
  • Conducts new employee sign-ups, explaining company benefits, rules, and other new employee information. Schedules follow-up orientations periodically to cover more in-depth information with groups of new employees.
  • Closes jobs to include verifying that all applications and appropriate documentation are in the proper hiring files.
  • Responsible for file maintenance and proper documentation in employee files.
  • Records employee information in various Excel spreadsheets, online benefit system(s) and employee files as needed.
  • Records employee information such as personal data, compensation, benefits, tax data, attendance, performance reviews or evaluations, termination date and reason in various locations including the HR/BenefitWerks/Intact Systems.
  • Updates employee files in order to document personnel actions provides information to payroll and coordinates activities with various vendors, posts schedules and tracks information when necessary.
  • Creates and prints reports from HR Systems as needed.
  • Compiles data from personnel records and prepares reports.
  • Responsible for accurate input of insurance information into computer system networked with insurance carrier.
  • Prepares employee termination information, including COBRA notification.
  • Serves as 401(k) administrator, assisting with education, enrollment, and issues on an ongoing basis.
  • Prepares company EE0-1 report annually.
  • Maintains & updates affirmative action plan spreadsheets.
  • Reconciles insurance billing information and communicates with accounting and corporate on bills.
  • Reconciles, approves and maintains benefit-related records and invoices on a monthly basis as assigned
  • Composes internal and external correspondence as needed.
  • Reviews employee files to answer inquiries and provides information to authorized persons when requested while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Processes Family Medical Leave (FMLA) documents and maintains FMLA database for family members.
  • Participates in the coordination of and assists during Human Resources-related company events/meetings.
  • Coordinates with nurses and oversees random drug screens.
  • Posts general notices, bulletins and schedules.
  • Creates and posts schedules.
  • Provides information to payroll as needed.
  • Follows all company policies and procedures.
  • Wears personal protective equipment as required.
  • Follows proper safety procedures at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to work satisfactorily as a team member and communicate with all levels within the company, while maintaining confidentiality when necessary.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to handle sudden changes in project/priority and multiple tasks simultaneously in a positive fashion.
  • Ability to set, adjust and change daily priorities.
  • Excellent follow-up skills.
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to manage conflict and resolve issues in the most positive fashion for all parties concerned.
  • Ability to identify problems or potential problems at both a strategic and functional level and make or recommend decisions to resolve the same.
  • Projects strong leadership skills.
  • Good organization and time-management skills.
  • Ability to complete projects unassisted.
  • Willingness to accept responsibility and take on new challenges.
  • Ability to influence others via communication to get desired results.
  • Excellent data entry/proofreading skills
  • Ability to accurately type a minimum of 40 WPM (words per minute).                
  • Ability to exercise a high level of independent judgement on a customary and regular basis.
  • Ability to operate office equipment (including calculator, computer, fax machine and copy machine) required.

Company Profile

Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries, Inc. family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm mix asphalt equipment technology, support, and training. Astec, Inc. is the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of portable, relocatable, and stationary asphalt plant equipment as well as soil remediation equipment and wood pellet plants. Astec, Inc. produces equipment under the Astec and Dillman brands.

Our core values are:

  • Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers;
  • Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business;
  • Respect for all individuals;
  • Preserving entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and focus through decentralization; and
  • Profit, growth and safety as means to ensure the success of the company.

Our company's core purpose is to improve the quality of life for people all over the world by building equipment to improve the world’s infrastructure.

We invite you to learn more about Astec, Inc. and what we have to offer to prospective associates.

Astec, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Benefits

Astec, Inc. offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package as part of its commitment to associates. Benefit highlights include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan (including company match)
  • Opportunities for advancement through job posting
  • Paid Days Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Payroll Direct Deposit Option
  • TN Valley Credit Union Membership Option
  • Active company safety program
  • Friendly work environment

Please Note: Resumes and applications are not accepted online unless an open position is listed.