HR Generalist


VHV Company is a full-service mechanical construction contractor specializing in the installation of high-quality plumbing, piping, and air systems for the commercial, industrial, and institutional markets. Our main office is located in Winooski, Vermont with additional offices in Littleton and West Lebanon, NH.

Position Overview:

The HR Generalist works with the HR Manager as part of a dynamic team to cultivate our 100% employee-owned culture. The position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, performance management, benefit administration, HRIS system management, licensing and certifications and administrative support to our Apprenticeship program as needed. The HR Generalist also assists in the company safety program, employee activities and event planning.

Essential Functions:

  • Onboards new employees, prepares payroll and benefit transactions as well as oversight of background and DMV checks and physicals.
  • Administers employee benefits. Coordinates Open Enrollment and benefit orientation for new hires. Collects and files needed documents and approves monthly invoices.
  • Files annual compliance reports and works with broker to make sure all provider documentation is up to date and distributed as needed.
  • Maintains appropriate personnel records, coordinates all status changes, new hire and termination paperwork to ensure all needed parties are notified in timely manner.
  • Acts as liaison between employees and insurance carriers to address benefit concerns and resolution of issues.
  • Manages leaves of absence including FMLA, STD and LTD details.
  • Provides support to HR Manager with recruitment activities.
  • Creates and maintains job descriptions for all positions.
  • Maintains data and records withing HRIS database.
  • Tracks licensing and certifications and assists in registration for employees to maintain licensure.
  • Assists HR Manager in oversight of performance management system.
  • Assists HR Manager in coordination of employee events.
  • Serves as back up to HR Manager and assists employees as needed.
  • May perform other related duties as required.

Competencies – Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 3 – 5 years working in HR role.
  • Familiarity with benefit administration.
  • HRIS administration experience preferred.
  • 2 or 4-year degree in business/employee relations or equivalent HR certification.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities.
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams (or related).
  • Must have skills in preparing and maintaining records, writing correspondence, maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information and establishing/maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain utmost confidentiality.
  • Position requires excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage with all employees.
  • Must possess good judgment, organizational abilities, and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to apply common sense to situations that may arise.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Predominately sedentary light office position with high frequency of keyboarding/computer work required (67% – 100%) of the workday.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Ability to hear and verbally communicate effectively with customers and team members.
  • Ability to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to see well (either naturally or with correction).
  • Use hands, fingers, and arms, to safely data entry.
  • Lift and carry office supplies or accounting boxes weighing 25 lbs or more.
  • Climb up and down stairs.
  • Kneel and crouch.

Employee Benefits

VHV offers industry-leading pay. Benefits packages include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accrued Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Profit Sharing
  • Gym Membership
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) Plan, with Company Match
  • Employee Owned Company (ESOP)
  • Ongoing Employee Training

Equal Opportunity Employer

VHV provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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