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HR Generalist

Date:  Nov 23, 2022

Lebanon, KY, US, 40033

Req ID:  25106
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite 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 HR Manager provides HR services to salaried employees and hourly employees in the operations and operations support functions for Lebanon and Abingdon VA. The HRG serves as a point of contact for employee relations within their client group. Additional responsibilities include recruiting, compensation, benefits, absence administration, training facilitation, personal development and related projects. The incumbent must form strong partnerships with internal and external client groups and within the HR function for effectiveness.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Assist the Human Resources Manager in the Performance Management Process  (GPS) for all exempt/non-exempt employees including preparation of position descriptions and job evaluations.
  • Maintains compensation records for salaried and hourly employees.  Initiates all documents for personnel actions including organizational charts and job descriptions.
  • Coordinate with KMC U.S.  operations personnel associated with employee communication programs, supervisory training, employee education programs, etc. to ensure an effective employee communication and training program is in place.    
  • Administers all health and welfare benefit plans, including health, dental, AD&D, LTD, and Workers' Compensation.  Monitor claims handling procedures and resolves "problem" claims with TPAs, medical community, and Corporate Benefits department. 
  • Administers disability programs including FMLA, A&S, LTD, and Workers' Compensation.  Monitors claims and works with third party administrators and medical community to assure the appropriate use of program dollars and to facilitate the utilization of the Restricted Work Program.
  • Administers retirement savings plans for all employees.   Assists with obtaining retirement calculations, interviews, and maintains retiree files.
  • Knowledge of the Employee Handbook for labor group assigned.
  • Maintain knowledge of employee complaints and work with site management to proactively address recurring issues.
  • Assist Human Resources Manager with progressive discipline policies/procedures. Coach others on how to use and follow these policies/procedures and identify those needing involvement of legal counsel.
  • Ability to coach managers/supervisors on morale and employee fairness issues.   A participant in Employee Engagement activities & goals.

Job Responsibilities Continued

  • Assist with managing reduction in force initiatives and legal compliance.
  • Maintains and assures accuracy of electronic and hard-copy Human Resources data base via SAP. 
  • Maintains current and accurate attendance records for each hourly employee and advises facility management when disciplinary action is required.
  • Assist in recruitment, interview, and selection process to meet the staffing needs Lebanon and Abingdon.   Maintain Applicant Tracking System.  
  • Prepares Offer Letter, Rejection Letter, and Promotion Letters.
  • Assist Human Resources Manager with delivering and facilitating training programs as needed.
  • Assist Human Resources Manager with special projects & responsibilities as required.
  • Provides orientation to all new employees involving explanation of personnel procedures and benefit packages.
  • Communicates the benefit package for new programs to the organization through correspondence and/or direct contact.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and keeps updated on changes in government regulations regarding COBRA, Workers' Compensation, personnel record keeping, etc.  Confidentiality is assured and maintained.
  • Assist in coordinating the communication & training programs at the facility.
  • Act as Wellness Champion for the KMC Wellness committee. Drive local and corporate wellness initiatives.
  • Explore, develop, and recommend cost improvement ideas that will benefit the Company.



This position requires a degree in Business or related field with HR focus.  Requires 3-5 years of experience in the Human Resource field.  The incumbent must have knowledge of the total personnel function of a large size manufacturing organization.  Excellent communication & people skills are critical to the success of this position.

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: Louisville

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