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Senior Human Resources Generalist

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Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Wilmington, MA, US, 1887 Boston, MA, US, 2135

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems

Are you looking for a role in HR where you will be supporting a diverse employee population, making a positive impact on employee growth and development, and providing valuable support to front-line leaders? Lubrizol is currently looking for a true HR Generalist to join our Wilmington, MA manufacturing site and support other Northeast manufacturing locations. This role would partner closely with the HR Manager, Site leadership as well as other HR colleagues across the US. A successful candidate will have a solid HR foundation, be driven by process improvement, and be able to adapt to situations as they arise.


What you will do:

  • Work with HR Manager and site leadership to provide front-line employee life cycle support to Lubrizol’s Northeast operations (i.e., compensation, job changes and benefits administration, conduct employee investigations, support communications for company and region-wide HR programs/initiatives, respond to local HR-related inquiries).
  • Support Hiring Managers and TA Partner during Talent Acquisition activities, identifying and hiring talented team members for all site roles.
  • Support the company’s performance and career management program; promote the value of formal performance and career management discussions between employees and supervisors to review overall work performance, objectives, and career development.
  • Work with managers on workforce planning, to develop succession plans and Individual Development Plans for employees. 
  • Assist in developing and conducting various training programs as required.  Lead the training of front-line supervisors.
  • Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensure site policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance with Federal, State and local laws.  Provide counsel, advice and guidance to staff, supervision and management on legal and regulated matters to ensure the company complies with various regulatory agencies and guidelines (EEOC, NLRB, etc.).
  • Build relationships and establish trust with internal customers (i.e., front-line supervisors, site management team, employees). 
  • Participate in North America and Global HR community projects/teams as requested.  Continuously improve internal processes, procedures and organizational systems.
  • Partner in and support cross-functional projects with other staff and operational departments.
  • Provide HR support to 3 Northeast locations.  Must be willing to travel up to 20% to conduct routine site visits.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum 5 years of human resources experience.
  • Knowledge of HR policies, procedures, principles, processes and regulations and comfortable advising others at various levels in the organization in these areas.
  • Successful candidate will have demonstrated labor (union) experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, effective communication (written/verbal/listening).
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Applications, HRIS).


What puts you ahead:

  • Experience using Career Essentials, SAP and/or ServiceNow HR.
  • HRCI / SHRM certification(s).
  • Manufacturing and/or operations experience strongly desired.
  • Experience supporting multiple shifts of employees.


Things to know:

  • Successful candidate must work onsite
  • Primary work environment will be in an office but engagement with employees in the plant is required.
  • Must be willing/able to perform duties and responsibilities in a chemical manufacturing environment, adhering to all required safety protocol.
  • Safely work independently and around others by following all required site procedures.


Why Lubrizol?

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave

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Located just 15 miles north of Boston and 15 miles south of New Hampshire, this region offers a great place to live for all ages.  Wilmington is a vibrant bedroom community with a strong sense of community and one of the most affordable suburbs in Massachusetts.  In addition to having many available community activities it is a very short drive to the historical streets of Boston, the breathtaking views of the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Green Mountains of Vermont, as well as the beautiful coastline from Maine to Connecticut.  Blending a rich history with a stable economy, healthy business climate and outstanding schools and neighborhoods, Wilmington, MA is an excellent place to work and live.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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