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Human Resources Generalist - Operations

Date: Jul 19, 2021

Location: Lee's Summit, MO, US, 64082-2312

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Briggs & Stratton / Billy Goat, located in Lee's Summit, Missouri, is a leading and innovative manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. We specialize in the design and manufacture of machines in three product groups: Debris Management (vacuums, blowers, and debris loaders), Lawn Renovation, and Brush Cutters. We have an immediate opening for a full time Human Resource Generalist to support our operations and help us deliver an enjoyable employee experience.  Come and be part of our small company culture with support from the structure, benefits, and investment of a large company.


Position Description

Provides Human Resources partnership and support to the Lee's Summit operations team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Employee Experience:  Partners with leadership, managers, and supervisors to create a safe, high-performing, and enjoyable work environment.
    • Conducts internal investigations in response to employee concerns
    • Provides proactive resolution of employee concerns with the goal of future problem prevention
    • Works with supervisors to develope performance improvement plans where needed
    • Drives effective communication to enhance employee understanding of challenges as well as to help all connect with business vision and objectives
    • Facilitates service awards and other employee event planning
  • Recruiting:  Drives efforts to hire and retain great employees.  Partners with staffing agencies as needed.
  • Training: Manages the new employee orientation and safety training material and processes.  Partners with supervisors to define development plans for employees.
  • Leadership Development: Provides for training and development opportunities through coaching or other media to enable strong leadership
  • Benefits / Workers Comp / FMLA:  Acts as a resource to employees needing support while working with 3rd party administrators
  • Compensation:  Researches regional wage rates and recommends market adjustments as needed
  • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment
  • Performs other duties as assigned, which may include leading projects of varying scale or scope

Job Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of human resources functions and a specific function within HR
  • Strong organization and time management/project management skills necessary to prioritize and manage multiple, complex projects, potentially with conflicting priorities; ability to react quickly in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Good communication skills to facilitate work with diverse groups of employees
  • Demonstrated skills in employee relations with good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work independently and use sound judgment in decision making
  • Solid computer skills
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience and Credentialing

  • Minimum three years related professional, progressive experience in human resources setting 
  • HR certification through SHRM or HRCI preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

Physical & Environmental Requirements


Briggs & Stratton, LLC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 


Briggs & Stratton, LLC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

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