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Benefits and Wellness Specialist

Emera Maine
Bangor, Maine 04401
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


Reporting to the Manger of Human Resources, the Benefits and Wellness Specialist is responsible for administration and coordination of the Company’s benefit plan, including health insurance, Long and Short Term Disability, the Defined Benefit Plan, the 401 (k) plan, the Employee Assistance Program and the Wellness Program. This position ensures compliance with federal, state, and local benefit laws and regulation, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).


  1. Administers human resource and benefit plans, programs and procedures for all company employees.
  2. Implements and updates Wellness program.
  3. Develops, recommends, and implements personnel policies and procedures related the Company’s benefit plan and in compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  4. Performs benefit administration to include administration, communication to employees, compliance, and reporting.
  5. Delivers benefits, pension, and wellness orientation to new employees. 
  6. Assists in the maintenance of the human resource information database to document new hire and employee transfers.
  7. Facilitates continual human resource department efficiency improvements.
  8. Assures that company employment, personnel and equal opportunity policies and practices comply with the applicable provisions of federal and state labor laws, including the maintenance of necessary files.
  9. Works in accordance with the documented environmental procedures, instructions, and specific responsibilities as defined in individual procedures and instructions. Reports problems or deviations associated with environmental issues and the Environmental Management System (EMS) to the Environmental Department.


  1. Maintains the benefit and wellness related portion of the HR Intranet site.
  2. Performs other related duties as assigned, including designated duties associated with System Restoration.



  1. Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or other related field or equivalent.
  2. Five (5) or more years in human resource related activities, Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred.
  3. Experience and strong knowledge of employee benefits, pension and 401K.
  4. Experience working in a unionized workplace preferred.
  5. Strong communication and organizational skills, and knowledge of mathematics, and interpersonal relations skills required.
  6. Knowledge of federal and state benefit laws, including ERISA, and their practical application required.
  7. Valid Maine Driver’s license required.
  8. Strong computer skills required, i.e. Microsoft office programs (Excel focused).    


  1. Position is primarily sedentary, with standing, walking and driving.
  2. Position requires significant reading, writing, and speaking.
  3. Position requires a significant amount of time using a personal computer.
  4. Some travel to company field locations or other meeting sites is required.
  5. Irregular hours may be required.
  6. Emera Maine is a tobacco free and fragrance free workplace.


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  • Manufacturing / Production
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  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Organizational Development
  • EEO/Affirmative Action
  • Employment/Recruitment
  • Diversity
  • Training/Development

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Emera Maine
Bangor, Maine 04401

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