• Sr. HR Generalist

    Human Resources
    Relocation Available
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview / Job Summary

    Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.


    Our Rolled Products North America (RPNA) division is seeking a Human Resources Generalist at our facilities located in Davenport, IA. The purpose of this role is to provide support to the Human Resources Department for all plant HR activities involving talent management and day-to-day administration of HR related activities. Lead and coordinate, administer, evaluate, and manage human resources planning, development, policies, programs and practices within the Davenport facilities, under the guidance of the Human Resources Manager.

    Responsibilities Include

    1. Actively participate in maintaining a zero incident safety culture
    2. Live and champion the Aleris core values; Safety, Integrity, Customer Focus, Ownership, Excellence, and Teamwork
    3. Employment/Recruitment
      • Responsible for administering all recruitment, development, and retention programs for hourly and salaried personnel. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to, posting site level roles in the ATS, maintain current updates in the ATS, developing sources of qualified applicants, executing appropriate background/education verifications, conducting/leading appropriate interviews throughout process, assisting hiring managers with role description development and review, assisting hiring managers with matching of applicant skills to role core accountabilities,
      • Responsible for the completion of the new-hire process including ensuring requisitions forms, on-boarding processes and budgets are adhered to.
      • Maintain working relationships with local Career Centers, Department of Employment Services, professional recruiting agencies, and local professional organizations to provide access to public/private employment programs and services.
      • Assist in design and administration of procedures for on-boarding new employees including recruitment, hiring, orientation tools, and processes.
      • Conduct exit interviews and summarize data to assess retention issues.
    1. Performance Management
      • Assist in identifying, evaluating, and resolving human relation and work performance problems, providing functional guidance to the leadership team.
      • Assist with evaluation and management of staff development programs.
      • Support and administer performance review systems are in place that enables Aleris Davenport to retain current top performers.
    1. Training and Development
      • Assists with all management development, supervisory, and associate training activities including needs assessments, vendor selection, and in-house training course development.
    1. Labor Relations
      • Work closely with the Human Resources Manager in maintaining a positive labor relations climate for the Davenport sites. Responsible for day to day labor contract administration in areas such as bereavement, leave of absence, seniority, vacation, award programs and posting and awarding job bids. Assist in 3rd step grievance meetings as needed. Assists in reparation for arbitrations as needed.
    1. Review and make recommendations to the Human Resources Manager for any improvements to HR policies, procedures and practices; communicate appropriate changes to all employees and ensure compliance.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree, preferably in Human Resources Management.
    • 3-5 years of experience in an HR role (including internships)
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and extensive knowledge of employment laws. SPHR/PHR Certification a plus.
    • Ability to set, stabilize, and model a trusting, cooperative, and customer focused environment which allows work groups to reach their individual potential while working productively toward the completion of specified goals and objectives.
    • Excellent written, verbal, listening and interpersonal skills. Must have ability to learn quickly and work in fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Maintaining a positive, exemplary customer focused demeanor during various types of employee interactions. Able to act as role model to engage workforce in the adherence of HR and other company policies, symbols and systems while reaching for maximum efficiency and productivity.
    • Ability to interpret and diagnose problems, accumulate significant data, seek contributions, sort data, and initiate actions to prevent or overcome problems. 
    • Microsoft Office skills (MS Office, Excel, Powerpoint).
    • Provide support to the manufacturing operations, including off hours-weekends-holidays, as required.

    Preferred Requirements:

    • Working knowledge National Labor Relations Act strongly preferred.
    • Experience in a leadership role.

    Work Environment:


    • Tasks performed mainly in clean, air-conditioned and heated office environment with moderate noise level. Does require regular exposure to inclement weather and to an industrial environment where employee may be subjected to fumes, airborne particles, loud noise, overhead cranes and other plant mobile equipment.
    • Requires standing; walking; sitting; using hands to finger, handle or feel objects or use controls; reaching with hands and arms; climbing stairs; balancing; stooping or kneeling; talking, and hearing. Must sometimes lift or move items weighing up to 25 lbs.



    Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who met the qualifications and most closely aligned with requirements of the positions.



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