Human Resources Generalist

Date: Jun 15, 2024

Location: Ludlow, VT, US, 05149

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Human Resources Generalist to join our growing team. 


Summary: The HR Generalist will report to the Regional Human Resources Director and be primarily responsible for providing Human Resources support and services for his/her assigned facility.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Promote and develop positive employee relations by providing direct HR support to the facility
  • Manage facility payroll function
  • Resolve and address all employee questions and concerns by partnering with plant leadership team
  • Assist HR Director with broader HR responsibilities
  • Conduct preliminary investigations
  • Manage leave programs including FMLA, CFRA, PDL, etc.
  • Assist in responding to Unemployment claims
  • Assist in reporting and investigating workplace accidents and illnesses
  • Work with Global Claims Manager to investigate Workers’ Compensation claims
  • Respond to facility HR-related correspondence
  • Recruitment and Onboarding of production and professional employees
  • Assess processes and streamline where applicable
  • Enforce Federal and State compliance on payroll, employee relations and leaves
  • In consultation with the Regional HR Director, assist plant leaders with the management of corrective action to drive performance and adherence to company policy
  • Interpret company policies and process to ensure consistency for facility leadership and employees
  • Facilitate employee communications to ensure clarity and understanding
  • Manage monthly employee engagement events
  • Support plant operations
  • Participate on corporate projects and initiatives
  • Promote and incorporate Core Values
  • Coach and develop leaders on processes, procedures and performance management
  • Assess plant needs and implement change
  • Create a positive and support HR culture



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field preferred.
  • 2 - 5 years HR Generalist experience, preferably in a distribution/manufacturing environment
  • 2 - 5 years payroll experience
  • State and Federal employment compliance knowledge
  • Experience handling and resolving a wide range of employee relations issues
  • An intense focus on customer service
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with a diverse group of employees
  • Must be comfortable developing and conducting group presentations to employees
  • Ability to remain calm in various situations
  • Ability to ensure all levels of leadership are in compliance with State and Federal labor laws
  • Ability to assess escalation needs


Preferred Qualifications:

  •  PHR certification
  • Titan software experience
  • Kronos timekeeping experience
  • Success Factors software experience




About JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. 

JELD-WEN is a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance interior and exterior doors, windows, and related building products serving the new construction and repair and remodeling sectors. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates facilities in 16 countries in North America and Europe and employs approximately 18,000 people. Since 1960, the JELD-WEN team has been committed to making quality products that create safe and sustainable environments for customers, associates and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; and Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe. For more information, visit

In 2022, Newsweek named JELD-WEN as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.

What We Offer

Investing in People is one of our Core Values, we strive to attract & retain great people! As such, JELD-WEN offers competitive compensation & benefits packages. As a global organization, specific benefits may vary, however typically including medical & dental, generous leave policies, retirement program, etc.

JELD-WEN is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation based on individuals’ physical traits, beliefs, and/or other characteristics that are protected under applicable laws.

JELD-WEN does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services.

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