HR Generalist – Bilingual

TX - Ferris

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Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a HR Generalist – Bilingual to join our ParkUSA team in Ferris, TX.

We Offer
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety
Our Values
  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job

The Human Resources Generalist assists the local plant with a broad range of human resources responsibilities including benefits administration, leave administration, assist with recruiting, affirmative action plan administration, records management, timekeeping, workers’ compensation, drug testing, employee relations, payroll, and HRIS administration.

This position is located at our facility in Ferris, TX, and will be responsible for providing HR services to our ParkUSA facility in San Antonio, TX.

This position reports to the Human Resources Manager at the ParkUSA facility in Houston, TX and is part of the Corporate HR team of NW Pipe Company.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Handles employee relations at the local plant and shares all concerns with the HR Manager immediately.
  • Administers various human resources policies and procedures for plant personnel.
  • Supports the implementation of HR strategies, programs and initiatives to enable the achievement of short and long-term business objectives.
  • Benefits administration to include assisting employees with the completion of enrollment in benefit plans, accessing services/benefits via web-based service tools as well as administering annual open enrollment and employee benefit education programs.
  • Processes weekly payroll and Inputs related daily timekeeping data into HRIS as needed.
  • Maintains and files electronic and paper personnel records, update Human Resources Information systems (HRIS) and other HR records.  Process new hires and terminations, and initiate paperwork for same.
  • Prepares a variety of reports as needed and maintains confidentiality of employee records.
  • Coordinates and manages employee leaves of absence and assists with COBRA administration for plant employees.
  • Maintains records, reports and logs to conform to federal Affirmative Action regulations.
  • Researches and assists HR Manager with unemployment claims.
  • Monitors use of temporary agencies utilized and assist with entering into HRIS as required and review timesheets prior to submission.
  • Assists managers/supervisors in use of the system for both performance management and administering employee corrective action.
  • Supports the recruitment effort for hourly personnel, and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; develops and revises job descriptions as requested or jobs changes, participates in job fairs/outreach efforts as needed.
  • Supports the Safety program with documentation and any other administrative needs at the local level for Safety.
  • Approachable and accessible to employees in their work areas (and in private) to identify employee problem areas, moral issues, and offer feedback and/or follow ups as needed.
  • Assist as requested with exit interviewing.
  • Assists with resolution of routine employee relations issues.
  • Deployment of HR mandatory training initiatives, including training plant personnel on various subjects.
  • Assist with plant celebrations i.e., picnics, holiday parties, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position. 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Have knowledge and experience in administering HR policies and practices in compliance with employment laws.
  • Must be Bilingual in English and Spanish – Speech, Reading and Written
  • Possess the ability to effectively work with varying management styles, and maintain a sense of humor
  • Intermediate skills working with computers and software packages such as, Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, including use of charts, and graphs.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to be agile and change directions easily and professionally with minimal notice
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with tact and sensitivity.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to form professional relationships and build a level of trust and dependability with everyone
  • Ability to travel to the other location with occasional overnight stays
  • Associates degree from an accredited college in a related field (i.e., Business, Human Resources, Social Sciences) or equivalent work experience.
  • Two plus years of human resources experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment, to include benefits, leave and compensation administration, recruitment, and AAP/EEO/ADA compliance.
  • Experience with Kronos and SAP desired.


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

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