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USG Corporation Human Resources Field Representative in Mediapolis, Iowa

USG is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. For more than 115 years, Chicago-based USG has developed award-winning wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. With almost 7,000 employees across North America and operations around the world, we are steadfastly committed to our core values: safety, innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity and efficiency.

We’re big enough that our professionals have the resources to make a difference, yet small enough that you’re not just a number. You’ll work on key initiatives and build strong relationships across the company that will position USG for growth into the future.

USG offers work-life balance, specialist and general/managerial career paths, promotion from within, exceptional benefits, and incredible long-term career opportunities for the right professionals. Each year, we have hundreds of employees who celebrate milestone anniversaries with us – find out how you can join our team and build your career with USG: You can also visit learn more about what’s happening at USG.

Position Description:

The Human Resources Field Representative is a training assignment responsible for assisting the Regional Human Resources Business Partner and local management with the employee needs within an assigned plant. This position will assist with the plant’s talent acquisition and development strategy, employee relations needs, benefits administration, safety, and employee engagement. This is an entry-level training assignment designed to provide generalist human resources exposure for positions of greater responsibility. The HR Field Rep may be asked to participate in assisting other locations for training on an as needed basis.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TALENT ACQUISITION • Provide input into hourly and salaried job descriptions • Work with HR Service Center (HRSC) personnel and Talent Management to assist with sourcing strategies for all hires • Assist with college recruiting activities as needed/requested • Participate in interviews • Support the Regional Human Resources Business Partner (RHRBP) to develop offers for salaried positions • Conduct onboarding activities for new hires

EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT / SUCCESSION PLANNING • Attend HR meetings / training as requested • Deliver training as needed • Support continuous improvement of the plant hourly wage structure. • Attend diversity training and coordinate execution of diversity initiatives locally as needed • Attend Directions (Supervisory Leadership) training and provide support for Mini-Directions and coaching of supervision

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS • Participate in employee communication sessions as available • Refer employees to self-service resources, where available, and assist with issues • Assist the RHRBP to meet with employees for retirement, benefit administration and other life events • Under the direction of the RHRBP, prepare reporting information for the HR Service Center and Corporate Centers of Expertise (COEs), such as Employee Relations, Benefits, etc., as needed • Assist with the Complaint Process including Peer Reviews, an employee appeal process for discharge cases • Attend staff meetings as requested • Support the employee engagement strategy, including assisting with positioning of opinion surveys • Assist with employee relations questions as requested • Conduct onsite supervisory training • Assist with investigations into significant allegations of employee misconduct and related disciplinary action • Assist with Kronos (hourly time keeping system) attendance management • Help implement the employee communication program, including updating plant bulletin boards and maintaining the Marlin electronic boards • Coordinate, assist and participate in community activities • Assist in the coordination of plant celebrations and events • Assist with Labor Relations/Employee Relations issues

SAFETY • Support model safety programs as requested • Learn the injury management process • Participate in facility inspections • Serve on the Plant Safety Committee

BENEFIT ADMINISTRATION • Assist in directing employees to the HR Service Center or appropriate third party for completion of documentation such as retirement • Develop working knowledge of all company benefits • Assist with completion of unemployment claim information • Assist with leave of absence issues, as necessary

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS COMMUNICATES WITH IMPACT • Able to communicate at all levels of the organization • Strong listening skills • Capable of delivering training to groups of varying size and make-up

ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS • Strong organizational skills • Able to manage multiple, competing priorities • Strong time management skills

ORGANIZATION EFFECTIVENESS • Able to develop relationships on multiple levels and across the company • Able to influence others with or without a reporting relationship

INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS • Relates well to a variety of people

STRATEGIC THINKING • Capability to develop proficient strategic thinking skills • Good analytical skills

KEY QUALIFICATIONS Education • Bachelor’s degree required in human resources, liberal arts, or a business field

Certification Requirements • Interest in attaining the PHR certification preferred (At a mutually agreed upon time)

Experience Prior exposure to HR generalist work is advantageous

Required Skills • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) at all levels of the organization • Strong organizational skills, including time management • Strong listening skills • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities • Ability to work independently and with a team • Capable of delivering training to groups of varying size and make-up • Ability to develop coaching skills with employees and managers • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products

Preferred Skills

• Good analytical skills • Level of comfort with social media outlets (i.e. web conferencing)

General Requirements

• Must be willing to travel up to 25% •

Job: *Human Resources

Organization: *Corp-Human Resources-158

Title: Human Resources Field Representative

Location: Iowa-Mediapolis

Requisition ID: SOU10237

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, sexual identity, veteran status, genetic information or other criteria prohibited by law.