HR Generalist

Saginaw, TX

Posting Date


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 Senior Human Resources Generalist to join our Northwest Pipe team in Saginaw, Texas.

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)
  • Up to $5,000 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 Senior Human Resources Generalist carries out a broad range of human resources responsibilities including benefits administration, COBRA, leave administration to include FMLA, recruiting and staffing, affirmative action plan administration and management, records management, timekeeping, workers’ compensation, drug testing, training and development, employee relations, payroll, and HRIS administration.  While this position is located at our facility in Saginaw, TX, the position is part of the Corporate HR team that is primarily located at our corporate office in Vancouver, Washington, but it also maintains a strong dotted line reporting status with the Operations Manager at the facility.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • 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 online or web based service tools as well as administering annual open enrollment and employee benefit education programs.
  • 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 monthly, quarterly and annual HR reports and maintains confidentiality of employee records.
  • Coordinates and manages employee leaves of absence and assists with COBRA administration for plant employees.
  • Maintains and coordinates annual revisions of the plant’s affirmative action plan; assures accurate maintenance of the applicant tracking system, maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to federal regulations.
  • Researches and responds to unemployment claims.
  • When temporary agencies are utilized, monitors service level agreements for compliance, verifies affirmative action outreach efforts are conducted, appropriate applicant tracking is conducted, and reviews performance on a regular basis using metrics such as productivity, turnover etc.
  • Assists managers/supervisors in performance management and administering employee corrective action.
  • Assists with the recruitment effort for exempt and non-exempt personnel, and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; develops and revises job descriptions, writes and places job postings, participates in job fairs/outreach efforts as needed.
  • Administers compensation programs in compliance with company policies. Coordinates compensation changes with corporate human resources staff as directed, seeking input and approval as appropriate.
  • Coordinates with Plant Safety personnel to administer workers’ compensation benefits, claims review process and the return to work program.
  • 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.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Have knowledge and experience in administering HR policies and practices in compliance with employment laws.
  • Possess the ability to effectively work with varying management styles, and maintain a sense of humor.
  • Must be agile and able to change directions easily and professionally.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Be bilingual in English/Spanish.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related field (i.e., Business, Human Resources, Social Sciences) or equivalent work experience.
  • Five plus years of human resources generalist experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment, to include benefits, leave and compensation administration, recruitment, and AAP/EEO/ADA compliance.
  • One or more years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience with UKG (formerly Kronos) desired.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and/or SHRM-CP 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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