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Human Resources Generalist

Date Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Whitby, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

About Us:

in our Gerdau family in the charming city of Whitby, where we have been a pillar in the community for over 55 years.  Gerdau is a leader in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. Gerdau offers opportunities to grow, discover new paths and take on challenges.  We also offer competitive benefits, flexible work schedules, opportunities for career development and more. 

So, whether you are tired of making the commute to Toronto, or simply looking for a great place to call home, look no further! Come and grow with us!


What you will do:

The incumbent should have a working knowledge on a broad range of human resources, labour relations, personnel practices and techniques, recruitment, selection and staffing and supports change management initiatives. Familiar with employment procedures; applicable labour laws and regulations; current labour relations issues and jurisprudence, recruitment/selection and staffing.

The primary function of the Human Resources Generalist is to oversee and coordinate the consistent implementation and administration of the collective agreement, and employee/union issues. The incumbent reports to the Human Resources Manager.


Duties & Responsibilities:

 The Human Resources Generalist responds to employee/union issues as they arise in the form of grievances/complaints and proactively addresses issues. 

  •     Responsible for ongoing administration of the Collective Agreement, including participation on the negotiating team, undertaking staff   development to meet ongoing needs.
  •     Investigates complaints of harassment, and misconduct.
  •     Drafts, implements and administers policies and procedures to meet the directives of the above.
  •     Supervises the Human Resources Coordinator responsible for manning and recruitment and sets strategic directives in this area.
  •     Provides consultation services to front-line Supervisors, Foremen and Managers in all matters regarding discipline and performance issues   for all employee groups.

What you Have:

  •     A university degree or college diploma with a concentration in human resources management
  •     3-5 years of experience in Labour-Management Relations(preferably in an industrial setting)
  •     A CHRP designation(or in the process of working towards) would be an asset


What we offer:

  •     Medical and Prescription
  •     Dental
  •     Vision
  •     Pension/RSP plan
  •     Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  •     Employee Assistance Program
  •     Tuition Reimbursement Program


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