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Human Resources Generalist

Sparrow Company Des Moines ,IA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

This position is located at our manufacturing site in Newton, Iowa, approximately 30 miles east of Des Moines, IA. This role supports 2nd shift production operations (approximately 2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday afternoon through Friday evening) by administering and managing processes, programs, and policies relating to all phases of human resources activity.

Key Responsibilities:

Work with supervisors and managers to maintain a fair and positive work environment for employees; responds to employee concerns promptly and professionally.

  • Take a leading role in talent management processes, including performance review and employee engagement programs.
  • Lead employee relations investigations and advises line supervisors and managers in disciplinary action processes.
  • Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
  • Recruit, interview, test, and select employees to fill vacant positions.
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals.
  • Keep records of personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations, and employee statistics for government reporting.
  • Train managers in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, safety, and sexual harassment.
  • Advise management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Administer compensation pay programs to ensure compliance and equity within organization.
  • Assist with administration of benefits programs such as life, health, dental and disability insurance, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, and employee assistance.
  • Prepare employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and 3 to 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Project management
  • Communication proficiency
  • Ethical conduct
  • Time management
  • Proficiency with computer systems and applications, networked systems and personal computers, in the performance of work assignments, such as electronic spreadsheets, word processing, and graphics and human resources databases.

Sparrow Company


Des Moines, IA