Human Resources Generalist

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Rantoul, IL, US, 61866

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

The HR Generalist will be primarily responsible for providing human resources support and services for the Manufacturing Operations. They will work in partnership with the local plant HR Manager as the primary point of contact on day-to-day support; employee relations, coordination of recruiting activates, onboarding, terminations, employee engagement, performance management, talent management, benefits, etc. This position is located at the JELD-WEN Rantoul location.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote and develop positive employee relations by providing direct HR support to the manufacturing employees
  • Resolve and address all employee questions and concerns by partnering with the HR Manager and plant leadership
  • Assist HR Manager with broader HR responsibilities
  • Manage FMLNLOA's
  • Respond to Unemployment claims and Worker Comp claims
  • Respond to HR correspondences
  • Recruitment
  • Onboarding
  • Enforce Federal and State compliance on payroll, employee relations and leaves
  • In consultation with the HR Manager, 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
  • Participate on corporate projects and initiatives
  • Promote and incorporate Corp Values
  • Create a positive and support HR culture


This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines


There will be no travel as the HR Generalist.

Education and Experience



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or a related field.
  • 2 - 5 years HR Generalist experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • 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


  • PHR certification
  • Titan software experience
  • Kronos timekeeping experience
  • Success Factors software experience
  • Fluency in Spanish

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.





JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

Nearest Major Market: Champaign
Nearest Secondary Market: Urbana