HR Generalist

Job Description

Eaton’s Life Safety division is currently seeking a HR Generalist to join our team. This position is based at our Long Branch, NJ facility.

Position Overview:

The HR Generalist will support, coordinate and monitor full scope of human resources activities and services for the Long Branch facility, under the direction of the Human Resources Manager. Specific responsibilities include HR administrative support, assessment & selection, employee relations, inclusion & diversity, manager and employee onboarding, reporting & analytics; and performance management.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function, you will:
  • Support the HR Manager with the implementation of strategic initiatives to build organizational capability by attracting, developing and retaining top talent for all jobs

  • Lead the assessment& selection process including, management of requisition workload, participating with interview teams and maintaining hiring metrics

  • Support the execution of key talent management processes by ensuring accurate data, communication and deployment

  • Maintain, update and deliver the New Hire Orientation Program
  • Support mid-level employee relations (ER) activities to resolve conflict or controversy

  • Support various HR initiatives and deployments (EE survey, compensation planning, etc.)

  • Support adhoc HR reporting and audits for assigned functions by utilizing with HR Services and other CoE’s

  • Answer or direct managers and employees on various inquiries to ensure they are supplied with the appropriate resources to resolve questions (HRS, ER, Fidelity, Portal, etc.)

  • Monitor the Return to Work process and Leaves of Absences with Sedgwick and Corporate HR

  • Support local Inclusive Eaton Resource Groups (iERGs) with increasing participation through events, etc.

  • Support and participate in Union negotiations for local contract
  • Special projects and other duties as needed

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 2 years of HR experience
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Only candidates currently located within a 50 mile radius of Long Branch, NJ, will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Industrial Relations, etc. from an accredited institution
  • MBA from an accredited institution
  • Experience working in a union environment
  • Labor Relations experience
Position Success Criteria :
  • Demonstrated ability to work consultatively with managers and employees, including ability to proactively engage senior level managers

  • Knowledge of federal and state employment and labor laws, (ADA, OFCCP, EEOC, Wage and Hour, State Unemployment Compensation, State Worker's Compensation, etc.)

  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects across multiple functions

  • Knowledge of HR systems and reporting (e.g. Oracle)

  • Demonstrate strong ethics and values; be widely trusted; direct and truthful, with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and gain confidence.

  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Ability to influence and coach at multiple levels of the organization

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software packages (e.g. Word, Excel, Org Plus, and PowerPoint)

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Human Resources

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: LSD Life Safety Division EMEA

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time