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Human Resources Generalist

Camden, NJ, USA Req #318
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
About Us:

EMR is one of the world’s leading metal recycling companies with a history spanning decades. At EMR, our employees are the heart and soul of our organization. We are committed to creating a workplace that prioritizes the well-being and safety of everyone. Our company provides a supportive and inclusive community where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued. We believe in teamwork and collaboration. 


Our mission is to provide our customers with efficient and reliable metal recycling services while minimizing the environmental impact of our operations. EMR recycles ten million tons of material annually, everything from beverage cans to aircraft carriers.  We work with a wide variety of metals including copper, aluminum, brass, and stainless steel and can recycle it into more than 200 different types of new sustainable raw materials.  


EMR offers our team a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans with company match, wellbeing benefits, employee assistance program and more. Join us and be a part of a team that puts people first!

Urgently hiring a Human Resources Generalist to join our team. If you are a self-starting, and talented HR professional, that is looking to make a huge positive impact. We have the perfect opportunity for you!  As our HR Generalist, you will provide day-to-day support to EMR’s Eastern region and My Auto Store. You will be a go to member of our HR department. You will assist the rest of the HR team, senior management, and employees in understanding and applying best practices. If you are someone that has a passion for helping, is collaborative, and can gain the trust of management and employees. We want you to join our team!

Purpose of the Role...

The HR Generalist will have both administrative and strategic responsibilities, supporting both, EMR Eastern region and My Auto Store to plan and administer important functions such as staffing, training and development, benefits, and compensation. The HR Generalist must be an independent worker who can balance multiple assignments. The HR Generalist must objectively evaluate the effectiveness of services being provided by HR and be able to make adjustments that optimize value being added.   

What You’ll Do...

  • Develop and maintain talent management processes
  • Lead new hire onboarding processes 
  • Handle all administrative tasks for onboarding, new hire orientation, and exit interviews, including entering data into HR information systems and auditing for accuracy and compliance
  • Create and distribute internal communications regarding status changes, benefits, or company policies
  • Maintain records in accordance with company, union, government requirements
  • Assist with employee engagement efforts, including administering  employee surveys
  • Maintain employee personnel records
  • Administer employee benefits, including assisting with leave administration
  • Conduct exit interviews and recommend corrective action if necessary
  • Work with peers across regions to ensure best practices and uniformity of HR 
  • Manage unemployment claims

What Qualifications You'll Bring to the Team...

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Relate well to staff at all levels and improves organizational alignment as a result
  • Detail-oriented across multiple tasks and projects in parallel 
  • Ability to work independently and values hands-on working style
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills
  • Excellent planning, organizational, decision-making, and leadership skills
  • Ability to complete projects on time and in scope
  • History of maintaining professionalism even during challenging circumstances
  • Analytical problem solver who acts to improve business based on information
  • Persistence and self-belief – demonstrates conviction and ownership for their work
  • A team-first approach to work

What Requirements You Will Need...

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3 years human resources experience
  • Experience with Ceridian HRIS system preferred
  • Bilingual English/ Spanish a plus
  • Experience working in manufacturing, distribution, or heavily industrial organization preferred

Other Job Demands

Work is generally performed in a traditional office environment at our Camden, New Jersey location. Visiting sites in region with regularity is required. Working hours may vary and evening or weekend work may be required. You may be required to lift and carry light weights. Travel requires the ability to drive and the use of a personal vehicle.


EMR USA Metal Recycling provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Other details

  • Job Family US Administration
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Camden, NJ, USA