Human Resources Specialist

Wolf Lake - Illinois - United States - Energy - Mining - Project Management & Services - Academic Bachelor

Brunel has an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources Specialist for our client who are a global leader in mining solutions and quality products throughout the world in the Mining Industry. This is a permanent position located in Wolf Lake, Illinois. You will be the leader of Cultural and Business transformation in a changing economy. You will be responsible for communicating our vision and commit to our Values in Practice, by doing those that we have agreed to do and live up to those agreements. If you feel this would be a good fit, apply now!

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Gabrielle Warner, Account manager

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About this role

  • Works to demonstrate and/or lead the commitment to the pursuit of achieving Zero Harm through behavioral based safety;
  • Ensure compliance with applicable HSE performance standards, objectives and regulations;
  • Live and foster the IPL Corporate Values;
  • Supports BEx initiatives and ensures participation from all areas of responsibility;
  • Accept mutual accountability for Human Resource objectives and results;
  • Assist shared services personnel administrative workload such as logs, spreadsheets;
  • Assist with company events such as Christmas parties, employee recognition, receptions, special meetings, etc;
  • Payroll;
  • Enter time into the payroll system bi-weekly;
  • Reviews time sheets for accuracy and compliance with payroll policy and procedures;
  • Answer employee questions with time entry and payroll;
  • Develop effective working relationships while influencing and challenging the site management teams on their personal style and the development and delivery of their people plans in support of business and HR strategies;
  • Works with the Talent Acquisition Team as well as plant management with internal and external recruitment efforts, including requisition approvals, internal postings, external recruiting, interviewing and selection of employees;
  • Support Affirmative Action program to ensure fair and equal employment opportunities for all candidates;
  • Works with Human Resources Business Partner for the administration of all company compensation and benefits programs including local pay practices to ensure compliance and equity within the organization as well as conducts wage surveys of local labor market to determine competitive wage information and formulate recommendations to senior management;
  • Partners with site management and Human Resources Business Partner in understanding and applying all employee relations policies and procedures as well as ensures all investigations and employee actions (such as discipline and terminations) are handled fairly and according to agreed protocol;
  • Partners with Human Resources Business Partner to provide coaching and training to employees and management for selection and promotion processes, terminations, employee relations, employment law, performance management, and other regulatory required programs, as determined;
  • Administers company policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook as well as local practices (includes collective bargaining agreements, if appropriate) – recommends changes, additions and/or deletions as may be appropriate;
  • Provides direction and guidance to ensure the appropriate and effective us of the HRIS System including oversight of data in SAP, time entry and payroll process, as well as talent management and development processes.

About you

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business Management or technical field preferred;
  • PHR Certification desired;
  • 3 (or more) years of business experience in the HR function;
  • Requires a minimum of 2 years Human Resource Generalist related work experience;
  • Explosives, Mining or Construction Industry experience helpful, but not required;
  • Experience in the development and execution of systems such as performance management, workforce planning, succession planning, talent development and employee self-service desired;
  • General knowledge of HR Systems Automation and Process Improvement methodologies;
  • Strong Problem-Solving skills;
  • Ability to communicate with others effectively in both written and verbal manner;
  • Proficient in all Microsoft suite of functions;
  • Ability to coach and develop leaders at all levels of organization.

What we offer

  • Vacation time + 10 paid holidays + a couple of PTO days;
  • Full health benefits including employer HSA contributions + dental plan with an orthodontic option, wellness coaching available;
  • Up to a 4% 401k match additional company contribution from 1% to 5% based on years of service;
  • Generous tuition reimbursement program;
  • Friendly and supportive coworkers.


  • Publication: PUB234234
  • Location: Wolf Lake
  • Market: Energy
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Mining
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Closing date: Monday, November 18, 2019
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Gabrielle Warner

Account manager Brunel Energy USA Salt Lake City

+1 385-259-2533

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