24 days old

Human Resource Generalist

Graphic Packaging, LLC
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Graphic Packaging International, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a leading global provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products companies. We are one of the largest producers of folding cartons and hold a leading market position in solid bleached sulfate, coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled paperboard. Graphic Packaging’s customers include some of the most widely- recognized companies in the world.

We achieve our vision by delivering value to our customers, building a high-performance culture for our employees and creating superior returns for our shareholders. We strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate.

Graphic Packaging has approximately 17,000 employees working in more than 60 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Description of position:

HR Generalist Support

  • Provides HR Generalist support in areas such as job code management, staffing, employee relations, training/development, and other related areas.
  • Monitor and provide necessary training and coaching to managers and supervisors on operating within a union environment.
  • Complete day-to-day administration of human resource programs including completing all the necessary paperwork to enroll, terminate and modify employee records.

Employee Relations

  • Lead employee relations issues with plant management to affect prompt and appropriate resolution.
  • Interprets Company policy for supervisors and employees. Assists and provides input toward the development of policies and procedures.
  • Directs the collection and preparation of routine and special human resource reports.
  • Provides assistance to employees and supervisors in solving work-related problems and union grievances. Evaluates the issue and meets with supervisors to determine effective remediation techniques, such as job skills training or personal intervention, to resolve human relations issues.
  • Lead internal investigations regarding issues of unfair employment and discrimination complaints.


  • Direct internal job posting process to ensure timely posting of open positions. Reviews all internal applications and works with hiring manager to ensure proper placement of internal candidates.
  • Source qualified candidates through advertising, approved recruiters, and other recruiting sources.
  • Interview and assist in the selection of qualified candidates to fill approved positions. Coach managers on candidate interviewing and selection. Analyzes job requirements making recommendation of final selection.
  • Manage hourly employment offer processes and all pre-employment steps references, background check, and drug screen in preparation for completing the hiring process.
  • Follow through on all resumes and applications received for open positions to ensure that proper correspondence is sent to applicants. Maintains applicant database.
  • Performs new employee orientation to foster positive outlook toward plant and company goals.

Employee Record Processing

  • Oversees the off-boarding process.
  • Prepare and process termination paperwork.
  • Complete transactions for all employee changes that represent a change in status among which include promotions, transfers, separations, approved leaves, etc.
  • Process Human Resource Information System data to HRIS team and maintain as necessary.


  • Routinely audit employment law postings for accuracy and adherence to established guidelines and applicable federal and state laws. Conducts investigations as assigned.
  • Monitors and maintains EEOC/Affirmative Action Plan and other legal records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  • Conduct periodic audits and report audit findings and make recommendations for correction of unsatisfactory conditions, or improvements related to compliance.
  • Manage site s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy and maintains necessary records and reports.

Internal Communications

  • Act as the on-site communications conduit for all corporate internal communications. Print and post all required communications, posters, etc., and facilitate the distribution, as required.

Provide assistance, coordination and support to the Human Resources department as requested. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, HRIS systems
  • Work involves confidential and sensitive information. Discretion is essential.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, detail orientation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement creative solutions while working under pressure and is self-directed.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees and management.
  • The role requires an individual to quickly change and adapt to new priorities and a patient individual who can be objective, and ask appropriate questions that uncover underlying issues


  • Bachelor s degree in business management or related field, or equivalent experience is required
  • 3+ years of human resource generalist experience in a union plant environment is required
  • HR Policy and Procedure Knowledge
  • Labor and Employment Law (NLRB, EEO, ADA, AA, FMLA, etc.)
  • Recruiting and staffing practices
  • PHR/SHRM-CP certification or equivalent preferred


Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. 



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