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Otter Tail Corporation HR Recruiter in Lakeville, Minnesota


Company Overview: BTD is a fast growing metalworking company. We provide custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands. Our 1100+ employees work from four facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeast. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our clients the best value possible. We are also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.

Summary: The HR Recruiter will manage the day-to-day HR recruiting functions, main point of contact for employees who are applying, liaising with other HR team members to provide excellent client service. The HR Recruiter is responsible for coordinating employee interviews, prescreens, and start dates. The HR Recruiter is responsible for supporting various administration functions. The HR Recruiter also provides support to other HR team members as needed. Will be recruiting for all 4 locations.

Safety is #1 at BTD: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions:

  • Candidate screening, responsible for screening resumes to determine which candidates meet the minimum requirements.

  • Responsible for conducting phone interviews and managing the ATS system for all applicant flow.

  • Works with Hiring Managers to schedule on-site interviews

  • Assists in scheduling pre-employment screenings

  • Helps get paperwork ready for onboarding new employees

  • Post open positions both internally and externally.

  • Conducts New Hire Orientation.

  • Assists in scheduling pre-employment screenings

  • Assists in informing applicants of the hiring/screening process (Talent+, etc.), and assists in conducting phone interviews and scheduling face-to-face interviews.

  • Maintains the application process.

  • Inputs new hires into the company’s HR record keeping system in a timely manner

  • Works with department management in the separation process and ensure related documentation with consistency is conducted.

  • Maintains records relevant to payroll processing at hiring and termination and communicates with the payroll department

Benefit and Policy Administration:

  • Administration of benefits for eligible employees and coordination of enrollment sessions, and assisting employees with questions in regards to benefits.

  • Administers terminated employee COBRA processing to ensure legal compliance per the continuation of employee benefits.

  • Administers FMLA paperwork/records.

  • Responsible for the processing of employee lifestyle changes, e.g., marriage, new baby, divorce. Also responsible for reconciling the billing.

  • Respond to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.

  • Assists in coordination of random drug testing in conjunction with the HR Manager

  • Ensures reimbursements for various purposes are properly administered to employees

Performance Management and Compensation:

  • Assist the HR Director with Corporate Compensation administration, which includes inputting pay increases, bonus programs, and survey completion.

  • Coordinates, tracks and communicated ongoing performance management administration.

Administrative Support:

  • Maintains all HR files.

  • Spends 30% covering the front-desk duties - Being a single source for the wide variety of issues that come across your desk, either internally or externally. Helping to troubleshoot and problem solve – directing people to the correct department and/or function within the organization.

  • Supports the President of the Company and HR Director with administrative duties including travel and meeting coordination, event planning and travels within three BTD buildings in Lakeville.

  • Document and monitor internal key controls for compliance with applicable processes, laws and regulations.

  • Performs other work-related duties as required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel so classified.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Associates Degree in human resources, business or equivalent coursework. Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field is preferred. Proficient in ERP (Ultipro), Axepta and Microsoft Office is a plus. Minimum two (2) years’ work related experience.

Experience and Skills Required: At least two years of recent experience that provides the following skills and abilities:

  • Strong working knowledge of personnel administration.

  • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.

  • Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.

  • Ability to be proactive.

  • Ability to maintain clerical records and a filing system.

  • Ability to type 60 wpm, alpha and numeric, and knowledge of windows based word processing and spreadsheet software.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and have good public relations skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to work well with numerous, constant interruptions.

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)