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HR Representative, Waxahachie, TX

Date: Oct 19, 2021

Location: Waxahachie, TX, US

Company: James Hardie

Position Summary

The Human Resources (HR) Representative partners with the Human Resource Manager and plant management to develop employee capabilities and improves the performance of plant operations by facilitating the implementation of key HR initiatives.  The incumbent showcases his/her communication and employee relations expertise to ensure that the plant team demonstrates the Company’s values and continues to develop the skill level of its workforce.  As a member of the Human Resources Group, the Human Resource Representative reports to the Human Resources Manager.


Position Responsibilities

Ensures policy and legal compliance and application of FMLA, ADA, salary administration, benefits, workers compensation, and safety administration by:  (35%)


  • Conducting new hire orientation to ensure that all new employees are adequately introduced and informed of all pertinent Company information, policies, procedures, and guidelines, and then accurately processing all completed paperwork as required;
  • Completing and accurately tracking attendance for all absences for fair and consistent administration of the Company’s point system;
  • Providing all new employees with information and forms necessary for enrollment in the Company’s benefit program within the first days of employment;
  • Assisting the HR Manager in analyzing safety incident data to identify trends and recommend solutions and processes for solutions.  May also conduct general safety and health audits and recommend new safety programs; and
  • Providing superior employee administrative support such as accurate, organized, and up-to-date employee files, responding to employment-related inquires, and ensuring that all employees receive their correct paychecks on time.


Participates in the hourly recruiting and staffing workforce strategy by:  (35%)


  • Ensuring that all hourly plant positions are fully staffed and maintained in accordance with Baseline Staffing model;
  • Partnering with the HR Manager to implement effective and innovative recruiting strategies;
  • Scheduling and participating in the interview process as necessary; and
  • Identifying alternative, effective sourcing methods for recruiting and retaining the hourly workforce.


Partners with functional areas within the plant to ensure integrity of the employee relations process by:  (30%)


  • Ensuring that all employee relations issues are quickly addressed and are resolved in a timely manner and consistent with the Company’s practices;
  • Ensuring a consistent flow of communication regarding any changes or other relevant information concerning the employee;
  • Developing and maintaining systems for recognizing and rewarding high employee morale;
  • Coordinating and attending management meetings with the HR Manager regarding people, skills-based training maintenance, and retention and staffing; and
  • Coordinating and attending counseling meetings with supervisors and employees.


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


Quantitative Dimensions

Decision Making:

The HR Representative is responsible for assessing the current recruiting and sourcing strategy and improving and updating as necessary.  The incumbent identifies and pre-screens qualified hourly candidates and schedules interviews with the selected interview team.  He/she also partners with the HR and plant management team to resolve employee issues.

Scope of Position:

The HR Representative implements the recruiting strategy, benefits administration, and new hire processing and orientation.  He/she supports the HR and plant management team by communicating a consistent message to hourly employees.  The incumbent also acts as the key contact for HR administrative tasks.

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Demonstrated knowledge of the practices and principles of human resources including FMLA, ADA, worker’s compensation, safety administration, benefits, employee relations, and providing consultative services to various client groups.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state employment law and equal employment guidelines and policies including the principles and practices of staffing administration including methods and techniques used in recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, and training.
  • Knowledge of core capabilities/competencies approach to staffing and meeting a large organization’s business needs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to learn various innovative sourcing and prescreening activities and related assessment tools.
  • Ability to work effectively with internal associates and develop other talent pool as needed.
  • Ability to work well with all levels of employees and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve problems while exhibiting sound judgment and successful stress tolerance.
  • Experience with an Applicant Tracking System strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to develop and guide processes through to closure.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
  • Strong results orientation and a history of driving positive change with measurable results.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and deal with multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential material and information in an ethical, professional manner.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Management, or related field.
  • 3 or more years of generalist HR experience with exposure to employee relations, performance management, union avoidance, compensation, benefits administration, training and development, and recruitment.
  • Experience working in a heavy manufacturing environment.


  • Building Partnerships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Planning and Organizing: Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Coaching: Providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
  • Stress Tolerance: Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
  • Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues; problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Continuous Learning: Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  • Customer Focus: Making customers and their needs primary focus of one’s actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships.
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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