Associate Human Resources Generalist

Date: Sep 1, 2023

Location: Sterling Heights, MI, US, 48312

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

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


As an Associate Human Resources Generalist at JELD-WEN, you will be a key member of the Human Resources team. You will be responsible for the administration of a broad spectrum of duties, including employment, benefits, training, performance management, and employee relations. You will also be responsible for one or more locations, depending on the size of the plant that you will oversee. This role will report to the Human Resources Manager.


The position will be based onsite in our Sterling Heights, MI facility.


What You Will Do

  • Assists department in carrying out various human resources programs and procedures for all company employees (i.e., general human resource, benefit questions, FMLA, ADA, Workers’ Comp, and occasionally, Unemployment)
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale.
  • Administers various human resources plans and procedures for all company personnel; participates in development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; evaluates, develops, recommends, and implements updates to Employee Handbook and organizational/ departmental policies and procedures.
  • Attends and participates in employee relations meetings with personnel at all levels of the organization to include performance management, discipline and discharge, compliance, and documentation.
  • Performs employee-related investigations of complaints related to policy administration.
  • Maintains employee records and HRIS assuring accuracy, compliance, and confidentiality to include, verification of Eligibility to Work (I-9), required documents, signatures, and employee data to include employment change notices and termination letters.
  • Assists as needed in the on-boarding process by coordinating with Talent Acquisition, preparing offer letters, employment background screening, drug testing, new hire orientation and communication with relevant departments (Training, IT, etc.), managers, and personnel.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Monitors Human Resources general email daily and responds to or distributes inquiries and requests to appropriate HR personnel. Escalates issues to Management when necessary. Responds to inquiries related to income/employment verification or other benefit related questions on an ongoing basis.
  • Coordinate and plan company events for multiple offices including but not limited to office parties, catering, sporting events, and employee appreciation activities.
  • Performs special projects relating to the Human Resource function as directed by management and oversees management of various projects and related activities as assigned and prescribed by HR management.

Who You Are

  • Associate degree or above; PHR/SHRM-CP Certification preferred.
  • 3-6 years of OE or varied HR experience
  • Experience consulting or large-scale project management experience strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Union processes.


 How You Stand Out

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with both clients and vendors.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships.
  • Ability to support and maintain HR activities and programs (i.e., staffing, orientation, etc.)
  • Ability to develop and conduct group presentations to employees.
  • Ability to remain calm in various situations.
  • Ability to ensure all levels of leadership are in compliance with labor laws.






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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit