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HR Generalist - US Distribution - Elko, NV

Date:  Jan 25, 2023

Elko, NV, US, 89801

Req ID:  26070
Onsite or Remote:  Partial Remote Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

The HR Generalist (HRG) under the direction of the Senior HR Manager provides HR services to salaried employees and/or hourly employees in the U.S. Distribution Group (Mining and Company Owned Stores).  The role will provide a wide range of corporate human resource generalist activities including HRIS data maintenance, recruitment and talent management, performance management, employee development and training, policy development and administration, time and attendance payroll support, benefits and rewards program administration and general employee and management relations.  This position will also assist with HR project management in support of enhancing business results and driving performance. 

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as first point of contact for employees to answer routine questions and provides guidance on basic human resource policies and procedures. Escalates issues to the HR Manager as appropriate.
  • Writes, revises, edits and proofreads company policies and procedures and related documents as needed. Ensures policies and procedures comply with changing laws and regulations and meets organizations objectives.
  • Works with hiring managers to develop and update job descriptions.
  • Leads the creation of recruiting and interviewing plans for each open position identifying effective sources. Efficiently and effectively assist in filling open positions in collaboration with hiring managers.
  • Conducts new employee orientations to ensure employees gain an understanding of benefits. Counsels employees (and potential employees/applicants) on plan provisions so that individuals can make informed decisions on benefits.
  • Maintains employee data within Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS).
  • Coordinates applicable employee policy payments through finance/payroll including PPE reimbursement, Health and Wellness reimbursement, employee referral program payments, education tuition reimbursements.
  • Maintains applicable HR records including employment/recruitment applications/resumes, worker’s compensation records, benefits records, pension records, etc.
  • Completes required HR Reporting
  • Support and drive safety initiatives and culture
  • Drive Performance and Merit Review processes
  • Actively recruit from Technical Colleges, Engineering schools/programs and high schools.  Utilize local programs, government programs, and Komatsu sponsored initiatives
  • Facilitation and support of accelerated technical training
  • Coordinate alignment of policies throughout the US Distribution Group in support of One Komatsu initiatives
  • Electronic filing and storage of HR documentation



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources; combination of education and experience will be considered


  • 3-5 years of progressive experience in Human Resources
  • Strong interpersonal skills both oral and written
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Capable of carrying projects through to completion and multitasking 
  • Strong business/operations acumen with focus on innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Working knowledge of all functional HR areas including employee relations, FML, ADA, employment law, recruiting, performance management, training, compensation, benefits and development
  • Excellent computer skills required including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • SPHR or PHR professional certification a plus
  • Experience working in Manufacturing and/or Distribution a plus

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to travel (Up to 25%) to Komatsu locations within the United States
  • Problem solving – the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Interpersonal Skills – the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Oral communication – the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
  • Written Communication – the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.  Excellent documentation skills
  • Planning/organizing – the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality control – the individual demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability – the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability – the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and security – the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Confidentiality – the individual is able to maintain confidentiality in accordance with all freedom of information and privacy legislative requirements.
  • Health and Safety – knowledge of and experience with workers compensation claims, reporting and audit requirements.

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Elko

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