Human Resources Generalist

Date: Apr 27, 2024

Location: Sherrill, NY, US

Company: Briggs & Stratton

Position Description

Provides Human Resources support to one or more group(s) of employees.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as the primary resource for employees and managers related to one or more functional HR areas; develops reports and analyses as required; recommends action within HR and/or to employees and managers; provides proactive resolution of employee concerns and problems with goal of future problem prevention.
  2. Researches, analyzes and develops recommendations for continuous improvement of HR processes, procedures or programs to deliver innovative solutions to meet needs: assists in the implementation of new or revised policies and procedures.  
  3. Delivers written communications and presentations to communicate concepts related to one or more functional HR areas for diverse audiences of  employees; develops and conducts training and presentations.
  4. Manage  the recruitment efforts for hourly, exempt and nonexempt employees, students and temporary employees; may conduct new-employee orientations.
  5. Proactively partner with managers to identify and develop talent within the assigned business; coach employees and managers, as necessary, in the individual performance and development process to achieve career goals.
  6. Partner with business to manage employee relations issues such as Performance Improvement Plans, investigations, disciplinary measures, etc.
  7. Work with managers and the Compensation team to ensure total compensation for the business is competitive.  Identify, facilitate, and resolve compensation and benefits issues quickly.
  8. Supports outsourced processes, such as, FMLA/LOA and Workers Compensation providing feedback when issues arise along with solutions.
  9. Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned, which may include leading project 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

Compensation: $62,468-$99,787


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

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum three years related professional, progressive experience in human resources setting; experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton 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.

Nearest Major Market: Utica

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