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Human Resources Generalist

Date Posted: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Midlothian, TX, US

Company: Gerdau

About Us:


Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 30,000 employees, we have an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and we are the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, we transform millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


Gerdau is embarking on a multi-year cultural & digital transformation. We value teamwork, safety, and sustainability. We are committed to continuous improvement and believe we can create a better future for our employees and our Global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. We offer Global opportunities, competitive benefits, flexible work schedules, opportunities for career development and more. Help us build the future at the Gerdau We Are Creating.


Your Purpose:


You will administer and/or manage Human Resource processes covering several, or all of the following areas: employee relations, recruiting, wage and salary administration, training and development, career and succession, performance management, safety, benefits, and employee services.


Responsible for administering the HR process to include: recruitment and selection; employee relations, wage and salary administration, employee benefits administration, training and development, career and succession, performance management, safety, policy interpretation and administration, labor relations, and the coordination of company-sponsored employee services and activities.


What you will do:


  1. HR Policies/Procedures: Administer human resources plans and procedures for all location personnel; assist in development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepare and maintain employee handbook and policies and procedures manual.
  2. Communications: Coordinate employee communication to promote employee understanding of programs, policies, and objectives.
  3. Employee Relations: Counsel supervisory personnel on employee relation matters, including employee discipline, and resolution of employee grievances.
  4. Recruitment & Selection: Conduct recruitment effort for open positions and support hiring managers in the selection process (from cultural fit, competency, behavior standpoints).
  5. Compensation: Ensure uniform interpretation and application of wage and salary policy to provide internally equitable employee compensation; helps maintain job descriptions and evaluations on an accurate and current basis. Communicate total compensation opportunity to employees and respond to employee questions related to applicable Compensation plans and programs.
  6. Training and development: Assist in identifying training needs and work with corporate training team to implement programs. Facilitates training sessions locally when applicable.
  7. Engagement: Organize employee engagement activities.
  8. Benefits: Perform benefits administration and communicating benefits information to employees.
  9. Performance Management:  Coordinate performance reviews and performance improvement processes for all employees; ensure consistent application of corporate policies and procedures.
  10. Career & Succession:  Coordinate C&S cycles, local people development committees, 360º degree feedback surveys and competency assessments; ensure consistent application of corporate policies and procedures.
  11. Personnel Planning.
  12. Record Keeping: Establish and maintain adequate personnel records for past and present employees.
  13. Goal Setting: Participate in developing department goals, objectives, and systems.  Assist in the evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals.  Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to affect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
  14. Compliance: Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment.
  15. If applicable, support HR Manager with labor relations in unionized facilities.
  16. Perform other related duties as required and assigned.


What you have:

  1. Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  2. Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of HR administration
  3. Effective oral and written communication skills
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills



Your education and years of experience:

1.   Undergraduate degree required in human resources, business administration, or related field

2.   5-7 years experience

3.   PHR/SPHR preferred


We're inclusive:

Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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