HR Generalist / HRBP

Date: Dec 8, 2023

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

Designs, implements and monitors a variety of human resource programs. Anticipates and plans for long-term human resource needs and trends in partnership with business management.


  • Employee Relations – Counseling, coaching, corrective action counseling and retirement counseling at all levels
  • Employee safety and health administration for World Headquarters and Corporate Technology Center
  • Manages HR functions such as compensation and benefits administration, EEP-1 and AAP oversight, local FMLA, shot term disability and long-term disability administration
  • Participates in managing local recruiting and hiring.
  • Event and conference planning and community relations event coordinator
  • Employee education and training
  • Written communications such as authoring announcements, policies, intranet content and general correspondence.
  • Provide support in one or more functional HR areas, with direct supervision, to assigned areas of company or HR discipline including but not limited to: recruitment, student programs, employment, employee/industrial relations, benefits/payroll administration (including various types of leaves of absence), compensation, organization development, performance management, training, educational assistance, EEO/AA compliance, diversity, international assignments/immigration, relocation, special projects and record keeping.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of human resources policies, procedures and practices.
  • Develop reports as required by compliance or organizational needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in  business, HR or a related field is required
  • PHR or SPHR certification is preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive HR generalist work experience preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access
  • Excellent Communication Skills via written and oral
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to deal comfortably with all levels of management
  • SAP, SuccessFactors and/or Kronos Experience preferred

We Offer

Competitive base salary, bonus plan and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

Job Segment: Payroll, Employee Relations, HR Generalist, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Finance, Human Resources, Engineering