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Kearny, New Jersey, United States

HR Administrator

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Job ID 54978

The Human Resources Administrator is responsible for overseeing the hiring and separation processes and administering payroll for hourly employees. The administrator will also assist the Human Resources Leader in all HR related tasks.  This position is in support of the Human Resources Department and the Plant Leadership Team to assist them in meeting desired outcomes.  The HR Administrator will coordinate various plant wide events and projects that will involve our employees concerning benefits, engagement, communication and any other item designated by the management team.    This position reports to the HR Generalist/Leader.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Follow and enforce all safety rules, regulations, procedures, training, and initiatives
    • Maintain good housekeeping in all work areas
    • Participate on safety and wellness teams

    • Administer HRIS including Employee Central Payroll, Talent Center, Kronos, etc. to enter and track recruiting, job changes, employee time and pay, assign learning, record training, track HR metrics, and generate HR and payroll reports.
    • Administer payroll and attendance requirements weekly and resolve any payroll discrepancies
    • Train all necessary persons in Kronos WFC and the temporary employee timekeeping system
    • Monitor vacation/holiday time used and accrued
    • Maintain and update employee files following company document retention guidelines
    • Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as needed
    • Conduct new hire, benefits, safety, and visitor orientations, as required
    • Maintain and post all internal hourly job postings
    • Interface with outside agencies on issues including health care and other benefits, workers’ compensation, unemployment, and charitable contributions, and employee and community events
    • Promote company and plant events and initiatives
    • Interact with Plant Management, Occupational Health Department, employees, and other support personnel concerning Human Resource issues
    • Coordinate wellness events and physical examinations related to hiring and retention including drug/alcohol screening
    • Manage FMLA, STD, and other leaves of absence
    • Maintain employee personnel files, information systems and report as required
    • Manage service awards program
    • Coordinate lunches, meetings, celebrations, and outings for special occasions
    • Assist HR Leader and other plant departments as required
    • Improve HR processes
    • Administer Employee Handbook and Plant/Company Policies
    • Administer safety and work rules for the plant
    • Lead plant teams such as safety, engagement, or employee inclusion teams
    • Administer tests, training, and surveys
    • May cover reception area and perform as backup to other support roles, as required
    • Maintain office supplies as needed
    • Handle incoming mail
    • Arrange site lunches as required.


  • Ability to communicate well (both verbally and in writing) with a variety of people of various levels
  • Good listening and comprehension skills
  • Analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple objectives and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain utmost confidentiality on sensitive matters
  • Tolerance for stress
  • Ability to do basic mathematical calculations
  • Regular attendance, timeliness, and scheduling flexibility are required
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English


  • Ability to operate a computer or other keyboard instrument
  • Proficiency operating a computer and other keyboard instruments, utilizing Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Proficiency or ability to learn PeopleSoft, Kronos, and SuccessFactors


  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Two-year associates/technical degree preferred.
  • Coordination or administration experience required; preference is in Human Resources
  • Experience interacting with employees at all levels within the organization 


  • Work extended / flexible hours as required
  • Sit / stand / walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Use computer equipment for extended periods of time.
  • Travel, as needed for training

About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company's three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products, manufacturing technologies, and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company's customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2019 sales of $7.2 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 65 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

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