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Country:  United States

Springfield, OH, US

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HR Generalist - Springfield, OH

Country: United States (US) 
Location: Springfield
, Ohio (US-OH) 
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At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.


Reports to: Human Resource Manager, U.S.


The main purpose of the Human Resources Generalist (HRG), U.S.  is to collaborate and contribute to HR activities in his/her Area and ensure consistency and quality of HR services for Area leaders and managers. S/he is part of the Americas HR Team and reports to a Human Resources Manager.



1.  HR Process & Document Management

  • Processes terminations and internal transfers, including submitting tickets to Global HR Shared Services
  • Administers Leave of Absence (LOA) process, interfacing with the employee and third-party vendor to execute a smooth experience
  • Presents HR materials during New Hire Orientation and completes the I-9 process utilizing E-Verify
  • Manages employee files in electronic, cloud-based system
  • Collaborates with other HR Generalists, HR Administrator, HR Managers, Recruiters, Global HR Shared Services, etc. to ensure accuracy and quick response time


2. Supports local HR programs needs

  • Partners with the HR Manager and local management to implement HR activities in the Country/Area
  • Supports specific development programs if these are required on local level
  • Administers the global HR processes and cycles with local management to ensure understanding and completion per the global schedule. This includes processes such as Target Setting & Performance Management, Career Development, Talent Reviews & Succession Planning, Salary Reviews, engagement surveys, etc.
  • Works with the training organization in supporting and promoting training needed for the Area related to HR topics and competency development


3. Organization support for Area management

  • Collaborates with the HR team to apply the people strategy for the Area together with the HR Manager according to the Global (Group) and Region guidance
  • Helps with HR projects in the Area and ensures Area Management receives required support in people processes and in day-to-day people topics.
  • Participates in and supports the Group and Region in such projects
  • Assists with mergers and acquisitions’ integration and change management activities in the Country/Area
  • Supports the implementation of Country/Area business strategies and Country/Area implementation of group people strategy according to the Group and Region guidance or direction


4. Compensation & Benefits

  • Understands and responds to employee questions related to overall benefits offered and commonly asked questions
  • Processes pay changes by submitting tickets to Global HR Shared Services


5. Talent Development

  • Supports the HR Manager to ensure Area Managers complete the Konecranes Talent management process and talent mapping
  • Assist with succession planning and career path utilization in the Area


6. Employee Relations & Engagement

  • Advocate and support employees through ongoing HR initiatives and strong employee service levels
  • Support employee engagement initiatives, creating a work environment in which employees are motivated, contributing, and happy
  • Do one’s part to ensure that Konecranes is in compliance with local employment laws and regulations and company policies
  • Assists the HR Manager with investigations and leads routine investigations. Guides managers through minor disciplinary processes and determines appropriate corrective action with input from HR Manager


7. Diversity & Inclusion

  • Champion global diversity & inclusion initiatives and apply local approaches as appropriate
  • Partner with HR Manager to monitor action items to drive improvements in diversity
  • Identify ways to enhance inclusion in the workplace



EXPERIENCE: At least two years’ experience in human resources, preferably in the manufacturing or a related industry



EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Human Recourses or other corresponding major, or equivalent experience




  • Two years’ experience in human resources, preferably in manufacturing or a related industry
  • Understanding of U.S. laws related to HR
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and an ethical mindset
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
  • Capable of working independently and in teams; self-motivated
  • Familiarity with HR software

Occasional travel may be required (<5%)



Konecranes, Inc. and its affiliates will not accept resumes from external recruiters or agencies without a Service Agreement and Agency Portal submission. Any resumes sent without a Service Agreement and Agency Portal submission with Konecranes, Inc. are void of any fees and free for internal use. Applicable Konecranes data protection obligations are the responsibility of the agency.

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Other Protected Category.

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