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Bilingual Human Resources Generalist

The Shyft Group

This is a Contract position in Kansas City, MO posted May 31, 2023.

Bilingual Human Resources Generalist | Utilimaster | Kansas City, MO

Regular Employee | Salary Exempt

Who we are:

At The Shyft Group we are driven to deliver. Proudly the North American leader in specialty vehicles, our portfolio of last-mile delivery vehicles, work trucks, and motorhome chassis bring people, goods, and services where they need to be.

We are strengthened by nine industry-leading brands — Utilimaster®, Blue Arc™, Royal® Truck Body, DuraMag®, Magnum®, Strobes-R-Us®, Spartan® RV Chassis, Red Diamond™, and Builtmore™. Over 4,000 employees across ten states and two countries work independently and together as one team under Shyft, building chassis, vehicle bodies, and accessories that improve every route, every run, every ride.

Empowered by a supportive, inclusive, and highly entrepreneurial culture, every person behind our brands is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Together under the Shyft umbrella, our teams drive new synergies that bring innovations to life on the road – for an experience that is safer, more satisfying, more rewarding all around.

With 50 years and millions of miles behind us, we continue to charge forward – leading the commercial vehicle transition to electric, innovating across all our brands, and earning our position among Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

What you’ll do:

As the Bilingual Human Resources Generalist within our Utilimaster division, you will play a critical role in progressing the Human Resources systems and initiatives at our Kansas City, MO facility in the areas of recruitment and selection, benefits, compensation, and performance management.

You will also be involved with overseeing the plant’s conflict resolution activity and making recommendations to respective leaders about paths to resolution. In addition, you will be responsible for administering company compensation and benefits programs and investigating claims of policy or code of ethics violations.

  • Assisting with developing and administering company-wide HR policies, procedures, and practices
  • Maintaining compliance with applicable legal requirements
  • Responding to inquiries regarding the organization’s processes, policies, procedures, and programs
  • Collaborating with HR team members at other Shyft locations to support human resources projects and initiatives
  • Coordinating the distribution and communication of HR projects including the Associate Handbook, 401(k) Plan, healthcare, and other employee benefits
  • Resolving individual or team issues or conflicts through counseling team members and leaders
  • Identifying potential employee-relations issues and making recommendations to respective leaders that will lead to a resolution
  • Conducting thorough investigations about violation claims regarding company policies or Code of Ethics
  • Administering company compensation and benefits programs and facilitating the hiring process
  • Managing short-term disability and FMLA leave requests and claims
  • Partnering with Talent Acquisition to maintain job descriptions for the Kansas City location
  • Managing HR-related systems, including HRRequest and Reviewsnap

What you need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field required or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English
  • Knowledge of employment laws and regulations
  • Ability to work in a highly confidential environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • A track record of having sound judgment and making timely, and sometimes difficult, decisions
  • A history of handling multiple projects, meeting deadlines, and effectively prioritizing and executing tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field
  • PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certifications

Why The Shyft Group?

We believe that when our people thrive personally andnprofessionally, our business thrives. We are committed to offeringncomprehensive benefits programs that stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain anwork/life balance.
Stay Healthy:Financial Security: Work/Life Balance:Medical and Rx Plan
Health Savings Account
Dental and Vision Plan
Healthcare Flexible Spending
Wellness Plan 401 (k) Retirement Savings
Short and Long Term Disability
Company Provided Life and Dependent Life Insurance
Voluntary Term Life InsuranceEducational Reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program
Dependent Care FSA

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

The Shyft Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply, please email us at