Central Kansas SHRM Chapter
Affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management

Sr Human Resources Generalist - McPherson KS

  • 22 Sep 2021 1:43 PM
    Message # 11110928

    Viega LLC is the expert in the manufacturing and distribution of plumbing, heating and pipe-joining systems for customers in residential, commercial, industrial and marine markets throughout North America. Quality is the driving force behind everything we do. It’s the heart of our company’s identity, and it has been that way for more than 120 years. Our devotion to quality has helped us achieve our vision of providing safer, faster, cleaner plumbing technology. We are a global market leader, but because we are still family owned, we set our own standards.

    Quality is who we are. Viega. Connected in quality.

    A complete and comprehensive benefit package is offered to all full-time regular employees. This includes: 2 Medical Plans – Dental – Vision – Company Paid Life, AD&D, LTD - Voluntary Supplemental Life for employee and family – 401(k) Safe Harbor and Optional participation with additional Company Match – Legal Insurance – Tuition Reimbursement and more.

    No matter what position you are in, you will find yourself contributing to the development and success of your career and our customers.


    Manage and oversee all human resources functions at the local plant site(s) including corporate policies relating to legal compliance, retention activities, compensation, benefits, visa/green card processing, employee relations, training, and maintains a strong partnership with health and safety department and related programs.



    • Maintain effective communication and a positive and inclusive work environment for all personnel
    • Develop and lead a culture of safety relative to training, monitoring, and reporting; administer and mitigate costs for workers' compensation claims
    • Serve as the point of contact regarding internal complaints. Investigate employment practices or alleged violations of laws to document and correct discriminatory factors and evaluate personnel practices to ensure adherence to regulations and policies.
    • Lead and fully execute key initiatives that support Viega strategy
    • Guide leaders and employees regarding Company policies, values, HR programs (benefits, pay and salary) administration and interpretation to ensure policies and procedures are handled consistently and in a timely manner
    • Must accurately diagnose organization issues, develop solutions, and implement action plans (stay/exit interviews)
    • Must ensure activities are in compliance with all state and federal employment laws and regulations (e.g., FMLA, ADA, EEO and FLSA)
    • Assists leadership in performance management
    • Ability to understand the business operations from both a strategic and tactical perspective
    • Assist as needed in staffing strategies for exempt/non-exempt hiring needs (including campus recruiting). Partner with local teams to ensure ongoing Outreach
    • Assist in site/region-level strategies to improve Organizational Health and culture
    • Lead and participate in Market & Region level Diversity & Inclusion initiatives


    • Attends meetings as required and/or assigned.
    • Performs other duties as required and/or assigned

    Special  Job Dimensions 

    • Will be required to travel up to 25% of the time


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

    • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects with overlapping tasks and work independently with minimal supervision
    • Willingness to work flexible hours as necessary
    • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of roles and levels within the organization
    • Ability to use situational leadership given an employee’s development needs to accomplish business objectives
    • Ability to assess employee performance and coach and develop them appropriately
    • Strong expertise in developing solutions based upon facts/data analytics
    • Ability to handle the stress of working with others
    • Ability to be available outside of normal work hours
    • Ability to lead by example
    • Understanding of, and some experience with, most or all of the core aspects of Human Resource Management (staffing; employee relations; labor relations; performance management; leadership development; training)
    • Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into actionable items; previous talent management and succession planning experience preferred
    • Proven ability to influence decision making
    • Courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages with professionalism and poise. Comfortable working in ambiguous business situations
    • Must be a confident communicator, (including both written and verbal skills) and must be able to effectively present to all levels of the organization

    Education, Certification/License & Work Experience 

    • Bachelor’s Degree required; major in Industrial/Labor Relations, Human Resources Management, psychology, or other related field preferred
    • A minimum of 5 years of prior Human Resources Generalist and/or Organizational Development experience is ideal
    • Experience practicing HR in a manufacturing or distribution environment
    • Knowledge of federal, state/provincial, and local laws and guidelines

    Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

    Apply online @:  https://careers.viega.com/job/McPherson%252C-KS-Sr-Human-Resources-Generalist-KS-67460/733523402/

Central Kansas SHRM Chapter #0075 - An affiliate of the Society for Human Resources Association
901 N Main St, Hutchinson, KS 67501-4401
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