HR Generalist

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: North Aurora, IL, US

Company: Dart Container

The HR Generalist will provide a wide range of human resources support to the department and company. They will be responsible for maintaining and building knowledge and skills in all HR disciplines from employee orientation and recruitment, compensation and benefits, EEO, legal requirements, and training and development.


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Support, consult, train and coach all levels of the management team regarding people-related laws, policies, programs and issues to help managers make informed decisions, which ultimately advance business objectives. Collaboratively influence and/or challenge perspectives when appropriate.

  • Administer, interpret and explain HR policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations; conducting training for employees/managers as needed.

  • Prepare and maintain employment records related to events such as hiring, terminations, leaves of absences, transfers, disciplinary actions or promotions.

  • Coordinate, administer and support various HR programs/initiatives, using continuous improvement methodologies to monitor programs for efficiency/effectiveness.

  • Conduct new employee onboarding/orientation as needed.

  • Partner with management to address organizational effectiveness issues using root-cause analysis and process improvement methodologies.

  • Develop and/or implement recruitment strategies in line with current and long-term goals of the organization in a manner consistent within legal guidelines and relevant affirmative action plans.

  • Generate, monitor and interpret various reports as required to provide the local management team clear, accurate and actionable information to help make informed business decisions.

  • Monitor employee satisfaction and engagement though various methods such as pulse surveys, and stay/exit interviews.

  • Provide counseling/coaching for all employees, including management, regarding employee relations matters.

  • In consultation with management, administer disciplinary actions and terminations in accordance with corporate guidelines and applicable local, State and Federal laws.

  • Support, counsel and coach management regarding interviewing candidates, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance reviews, leave management, etc.

  • Perform other tasks as required.


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and three (3) years of HR generalist experience.  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Experience with handling employee relations issues
  • Experience with Microsoft applications to include, but not limited to, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Solid understanding of key HR metrics and a general knowledge of principles/practices of HR.
  • Solid understanding and practical application of common local, State and federal HR/employment-related laws and regulations, such as FMLA, FLSA, ADA, etc.
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues.
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 5% (travel is not the norm but may be required occasionally)
  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Experience in a union environment


Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.


Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Business Process, Management

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