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Human Resource Assistant

Location: Etowah, Tennessee, United States
Job ID: 648048WP
Date Posted: Aug 24, 2021
Segment: Metals
Business Unit: Hitachi Metals
Company Name: Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

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Waupaca Foundry, Inc. is North America's leading supplier of iron castings and has a history of innovation with a legacy of product quality. Waupaca Foundry employs approximately 4,400 people company-wide.
Waupaca Foundry is committed to relentless improvement, forward-thinking sustainability initiatives, and providing a reliable experience to the millions who use our castings every day. Our goal is to employ individuals who take pride in their work within a culture of continual innovation.
Waupaca Foundry is proud to be an employer of choice for those driven and skilled individuals seeking rewarding careers by producing top quality castings.

You will be right at home at Waupaca Foundry.

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Human Resource Assistant


This role coordinates and administers a variety of programs and activities covering multiple HR activities. With direct supervision by HR Management or Senior HR professionals this position will coordinate or administer various aspects of the organization's compensation and benefit, recruitment, training, organization development, and employee relations programs. The position will operate in and be responsible for more than one of these areas and perform many of the same activities as professionals that specialize in these individual HR functions.


  • Accommodate employee questions, concerns and/or complaints
  • Fills open positions with internal and external candidates, including recruitment efforts, postings, interviews, and job offers
  • Facilitates internal training including new hire orientation and various internal training programs
  • Distributes and processes outgoing and incoming hourly and salary performance evaluations, transfers, and 90 day transfer follow-ups
  • Gather wage and benefit data to complete compensation surveys nationally, locally, and within the industry
  • Performs monthly system comparison audits
  • Coordinates and manages community outreach programs and opportunities
  • Processes all hourly terminations
  • Processes all written and verbal VOE's (Verification of employment)
  • Processes and distributes monthly production schedules and internal/external job postings
    • Applicant Tracking System
    • Monitors and updates TheHub
  • Is responsible for maintaining very confidential information and protecting its security
  • Performs various clerical and statistical assignments related to personnel functions
  • In charge of reviewing and updating job descriptions for all locations
  • SAP and Lawson master data entry and maintenance:
    • Addresses
    • New-Hires
    • Bank details
    • W-4 changes
    • All verbal, written, and final written warnings
  • Attends and/or participates in job and career fairs
  • In charge of leading orientation for part-time, full-time, and summer student employees
    • In charge of whole process of summer student and internship program
  • Performs many functions that requires self-starting and correction, while also performing a wide variety of routine assignments:
    • Maintaining dental, medical, vision care and life insurance billings
    • Updating attendance records
    • Processing wage increases
    • Filing all information on active, retired, and terminated employees
    • Verifies ACH information for accounting for expense checks
    • Processes medical child support orders
    • Huber schedules
    • Document and review DWI's and QP's
    • Holiday/Birthday Pay
    • Hitachi and Waupaca Foundry perks/benefits

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA.


  • Requires a High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • An Associate's Degree and/or a Bachelor's Degree is desirable with experience in related field.
  • Fluent in Spanish.

If selected for consideration, candidates must successfully complete a selection process that includes interviews, reference check/verification, and a pre-employment drug screen.

Waupaca Foundry offers competitive wages and exceptional benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Employer funded retirement plan
  • Paid vacations/holidays
  • Wellness program
  • Fitness membership
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employer supported career development, including tuition reimbursement

Waupaca Foundry is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
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