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Human Resources Generalist

Job location : Sylacauga, Alabama
Created moment : 10/06/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04890

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Human Resources Generalist

Job Summary

As the Human Resources Generalist, you will serve as the first point of contact for all HR related inquiries while providing tactical HR support for employees and management across the Sylacauga, AL Plant.  You will lead training initiatives and support the HR Manager in recruiting.  

The Human Resources Generalist will support benefits administration, payroll, training, performance management, recruitment, welfare, retirement and payroll within the Sylacauga Hub.  You will act as a liaison between employee and shared services group to resolve problems between employees, internal shared services (benefits, payroll, etc.) and ensure effective utilization.  

The HR Generalist will lead training and recruiting initiatives, working with local technical schools on apprentice programs and working with local colleges on intern and recent graduate recruiting.

This position provides administrative support to the HR function as needed (e.g., correspondence generation, record keeping, file maintenance, monthly headcount reporting and metrics, HRIS entry, new hires and terminations). The HR Generalist also ensures administration and compliance in accordance with federal and state regulations.


  • Manage employee headcount reporting, tracking, and analysis

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of HR systems and reporting, analysis tools and techniques

  • Administer and communicate on health and welfare plans, including new enrollments and the annual open enrollment period. Coordinate new hire benefits discussion and enrollment

  • Assists with recruitment and interview process. Tracks status of candidates in HRIS and responds with follow-up letters at the end of the recruiting process 

  • Completes Forms I-9, verifies I-9 documentation and maintains I-9 files

  • Support and coordinate new-employee orientation and ensure employees gain an understanding of benefits plans and enrollment provisions

  • Ensure maintenance of employee personnel records as well as HRIS

  • Responds to employment verification requests

  • Training administration and support

  • Assists with processing of terminations

  • Assists or prepares correspondence as requested

  • Other applicable duties as assigned.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources or business 

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of HR experience, ideally in a plant environment.

IMERYS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Type

Full time



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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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