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Human Resources Specialist - Time & Attendance

Yokohama Tire Corporation

Location: Salem, Virginia
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: February 7, 2024
Full Time
Our operation is simple – we manufacture tires. But at Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV), we see it as moving the world. From the racetrack to Main Street, we put our customer’s destination at the heart of our work, ensuring the millions of tires we produce annually exceed expectations in quality, safety, and environmental consciousness. Rooted in Salem since 1989, we have a history of excellence in both our products and our people.
We are looking for a proactive executer who thrives in a supportive role where your multi-tasking and organizational skills can shine.  As an HR Specialist, your attention to detail in recordkeeping and strength in communication will provide a solid foundation for the entire department. Our team values an inclusive environment, where you can expect to collaborate daily on projects, processes, and improvements that will better serve our employees. If Excel spreadsheets make you happy, you enjoy routine and structure in your work, and you have a process improvement mindset, we want to hear from you.
Benefit Summary
At YTMV, we know how important it is for employees to feel secure in both their personal and professional life. Not only will you receive a competitive salary, but we have crafted a robust benefits package based on our mission to be the most engaged team in the industry. Here are a few benefits and perks you will receive as a full-time employee:
• Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance at a reasonable cost available to you and your family
• A 50% 401K company match up to 6%, plus an additional 5% put in by the company after 1 year of service
• Paid Time Off and company paid holidays to refresh, recharge, or just enjoy the weather
• Two weeks of paid parental leave for births or adoptions
• Volunteer time off because we encourage making a difference in our community
• Company paid short-term and long-term disability because unexpected things happen
• A relaxed, pleasant work environment with several activities throughout the year including giveaways, free food, and family events (plus you can wear jeans to work)
• Three sets of heavily discounted tires per year – we truly believe in our product
• Continuing education assistance to help master your craft
Ideal Qualities
To be considered for this role, here are the skills we are looking for:
• A strong desire to interact with and help people, both internally and externally, as part of your daily work
• Being a champion for accuracy – you are enthusiastic about, and accountable for, your work being precise, correct, and timely
• Strong communication skills and the ability to use them within a variety of organizational levels
• The belief in a fun, team-oriented work environment where you will contribute through collaboration and lending a helping hand
• Your strengths can be found in organization, multi-tasking, data entry, and administrative support
• It’s a big plus if you have experience in ADP Workforce Now and E-time
• 2 – 4 years experience in a similar role with comparable goals and responsibilities (administration)
• Associates degree or higher in business, human resources, or related field, preferred
Job Responsibilities
The HR Specialist will manage processes and databases to keep accurate records including attendance, discipline, and employee communication. In doing so, you will be responsible for:
• Having a customer-focused mindset that allows you to switch focus often and serve when needed
• Maintaining the time and attendance system (ADP) with the utmost accuracy including further investigating instances to find a root cause
• Becoming a trusted resource to the HR Director through heavy administrative support in handling discipline, grievances, and employee communication
• Administering the Employee Tire Purchase Program for all current employees and retirees
• Developing high-level monthly reports and presentations to showcase departmental KPIs
• Being familiar with, or having a desire to learn, FMLA laws to best track employee usage
• Understanding policies and procedures outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement in order to facilitate the progressive disciplinary policy
• Supporting Japanese staff, and their families, with living arrangements, utilities, government documents, and other issues related to relocating to the USA and YTMV
• Seeking out process improvements and making recommendations for efficiency
YTMV is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team that is accepting and respectful of all backgrounds, perspectives, and skills sets. We celebrate diversity in the workplace, knowing it allows us to be at our best for our products, our customers, and our community.  Our tires are unique, our people should be too. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all applicants who share in our values to apply.