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Human Resources Generalist - Mundelein IL

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Mundelein, IL
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Job Description:

Job ID:  132386

Northfield is a division of the Oldcastle Architectural Products Group (APG). APG is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of concrete masonry, dry mix, and hardscape products. With over $2B in sales, APG operates across 40 states and 5 Canadian provinces through a network of over 165 operating locations and more than 5,000 employees.

Position Overview

The HR Generalist position is responsible for facilitating and administering generalist activities to successfully work with the Human Resources functions.  Work with the Human Resources Manager to maximize the utilization of the Human Resources component of the organization.

Roles and Responsibilities

Assist in the recruitment of salaried exempt, salaried non-exempt and hourly hiring process, including composition of job postings, community outreach, advertisements and descriptions, screening of applications/resumes, background checks, interviewing of candidates, offer letter preparation.

Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties/responsibilities, compensation, opportunities for promotion and employee benefits.

Assists Manager, Human Resources with required training, including preparation, review and distribution.

Assists Manager, Human Resources with development and maintenance of corporate policies and procedures, and maintains electronic database.

Perform difficult duties, including dealing with understaffing, administering disciplinary procedures and offering professional guidance on the same.

Processes corporate employee terminations, including entry, calculations and routing of appropriate paperwork.

Coordinate and document all claims and reports relating to specific state workforce development and unemployment offices.

Serve as a liaison between management and employees by handling questions/concerns, interpreting policies and procedures and assist in resolving work-related problems.

When applicable, conducts and documents HR related investigations, including, but not limited to, EEO complaints, harassment complaints and general employee issues.

Assists with review, revision and update of employee handbook as needed.

Maintains professional demeanor in dealing with critical/confidential information; restricts discussion/knowledge of activity to a “need to know” basis.

Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Other duties as may be assigned.

Marginal Duties and Functions

Manage special projects, including compilation of data, data analysis and report preparation/generation.

Ensures the Company complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing employment. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.



Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related discipline strongly preferred.

5 or more years of experience in Human Resources required

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Proficiency of MS Excel and Word applications required.


Experience working in a construction environment preferred.

Familiarity with all federal, state and local employment law preferred

Experience working with Success Factors or other HRIS applications

Work Requirements

Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures.

Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.

Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.

Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.

Ability to travel to/from various work sites

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures.

Highly effective oral and written communication skills required.

Ability to operate office equipment including, but not limited to: computers, copiers, ten key adding machine, printers, etc.

Ability to analyze issues independently.

Ability to perform under deadline pressure.

Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions.

What Oldcastle Offers You

A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion

Highly competitive base pay

Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

Group retirement savings program

Health and wellness programs

About Oldcastle

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!

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Northfield is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Company Profile
Oldcastle, Inc. is the North American arm of CRH, plc, one of the world’s leading building products and materials companies based in Dublin, Ireland. Oldcastle operations include more than 1900 locations in 50 states and 4 Canadian provinces. Oldcastle has 40,000 employees.

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