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Human Resources Generalist - Early Career

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and more than 15,000 employees worldwide. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.


Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI with manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the global reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  Recently named one of Milwaukee’s Top Places to Work, we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. 

Primary Function

The HR Generalist in our Entry Level Development role will rotate through a variety of positions over an approximately 2 year period to gain experience in a variety of areas in Human Resources.  This opportunity may involve working at different locations either during the first two years or thereafter. The successful candidate will be willing to relocate and/or travel as needed. The initial assignment will involve joining our HRIS System Implementation Team to implement SAP EC (Employee Central).




  • Join our HRIS System Implementation Team for SAP EC (Employee Central) implementation
  • 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
  • Assists with HR functions such as compensation and benefits administration, EEO-1 and AAP oversight, local FMLA, shot term disability and long term disability administration
  • Helps with managing local recruiting and hiring
  • Event and conference planning and community relations even coordinator
  • Assists with Employee education and training
  • Written communications such as authoring announcements, policies, intranet content and general correspondence
  • This position will be working primarily within our manufacturing side of the business providing support to your hourly work force.
  • 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 is required; entry-level new grads preferred
  • The desire to pursue a PHR or SPHR certification is 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 and/or Kronos Experience preferred

We Offer

Competitive compensation package 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

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