HR Generalist in Escanaba, MI, US at Verso Corporation

Date Posted: 6/3/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The HR Generalist will develop and lead Human Resource practices and objectives to provide an engaged, productive and challenging work environment.  Areas of responsibility include organizational development, training, talent management & staffing, employee & labor relations, performance management, compensation, and workers compensation administration.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide leadership coaching and training for managers, supervisors and key mill leaders.
  • Provide Training Coordinator support for the mill.  Responsible for administration of the Verso Learning Center (VLC) system and the Document Management System (DMS) and other training services as needed.
  • Coordinate and participate in new employee orientations.  Coordinate all re-orientation efforts.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members and managers at all levels.
  • Promote and facilitate changes in the hourly work environment to increase employee engagement and productivity.
  • Assist with salaried recruiting for positions across the mill in a back-up roll.
  • Assist in the sites college recruitment efforts and manage coop staffing.
  • Lead and coordinate the mill’s Specialty Assignment bid process.
  • Lead and/or participate in the hourly production and craft hiring process.
  • Participate in or lead new team member orientation process.
  • Assist in the development of employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive working relationship.
  • Provide HR support to assigned business units and provide a one stop shop for HR services.
  • Administer the Collective Labor Agreements (CBA) and coordinate the grievance process for assigned areas of the mill.
  • Assists in labor relation activities, including the discipline and grievance process, labor agreement/s administration and negotiations as needed.
  • Lead or Co-lead technical and non-technical training efforts across the mill.
  • Act as back-up for the Training Manager position as needed.
  • Provide overload or backup support to the mill’s schedulers.
  • With coordination with the Mill nurse, manage the site’s worker’s compensation and return to work program.


Job Requirements

Minimum Required Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related field and/or 4 years of experience in human resources or related experience.
  • Experience in applying organizational development and training principles
  • Working knowledge of labor relations, employee benefits, compensation, organizational development, training and HRIS systems.
  • Ability to define and implement strategic initiatives.
  • Be a strong agent for change.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable employment and labor law.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Ability to contribute to and/or lead various teams.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills.


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