Welch Packaging
  • Aurora, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Join Welch Packaging today! Welch Packaging was founded upon the principle that making a difference was what mattered most. With a clear vision to provide the highest quality corrugated packaging experience. Today, with 14 regional locations, 3 distribution centers and over 1000 employees, Welch Packaging remains dedicated to servicing the needs of local customers with custom corrugated boxes, creative packaging solutions, and a commitment to long-term relationships. Welch Packaging has never wavered from the core values upon which it was founded. Welch Packaging strives to make a difference in customers' business, associates' lives, and every community affected by its work. We believe associate training and development is the foundation of our success. Welch Packaging has constant history of growth since it began in 1985. Change is welcomed and encouraged for career growth with compensation for performance.

In addition to a competitive wage we offer competitive benefits package that includes a 50% match 401K up to 8% of your contributions, wellness incentives, contributions to your health savings account up to $700, 100% coverage on preventative care benefits including prescription medicines, medical, dental, vision, life and supplement life insurances.

Apply today if you are interested in working in a dynamic, growing company and looking for a chance to become part of an exceptional team of professionals.

Welch Packaging currently seeking a Human Resource Manager for our Aurora, IL location.


  1. Partners with local business unit leader (General Manager/GM) to develop and execute comprehensive Human Resource program, including talent sourcing, recruiting, development and deployment.
  2. Supports GM to identify talent and staffing needs.
  3. Travels 1 day a week (including overnight travel) to oversee multiple locations in the organization and ensure the completion of tasks and responsibilities.
  4. Facilitates the implementation of facility safety program including participation on plant safety committee, conducting audits and recommending improvements to current processes. Also, will maintain training records for facility and drive OSHA compliance at facility. Member of Welch Group Safety Committee.
  5. Responsible for all phases of employment at sites for which she/he is responsible, including advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, placement, orientation, training and development of associates, exit interviews and unemployment compensation hearings.
  6. Reviews applications, performs references checks and employment verifications. Establishes and maintains qualification standards for all positions.
  7. Serves as the primary source of contact to facility managers and employees on all human resource related matters.
  8. Primarily responsible for on-site employee engagement and addressing employee concerns and needs.
  9. Responsible for local compliance to work rules, policies and procedures.
  10. Support the recruiting, training and development of production and non-exempt associates.
  11. Implements and annually updates compensation programs, rewrites job descriptions as necessary, analyzes compensation, monitors performance review process. Responsible for development of Performance Improvements plan for select associates.
  12. Sets up and maintains tracking systems for performance reviews, vacations and company metrics such as turnover statistics.
  13. Responsible for workers compensation, and management of claims processes and compliance.
  14. Ensures accurate, efficient and timely completion of HR-related metrics and reporting.
  15. Supports benefits and insurance administration; works closely with Group Compensation & Benefits Administrator.
  16. Is a key resource for specific HR projects and supporting the Global HR team.
  17. Maintains strict confidentiality of files, salaries and other information of a business or personal nature.
  18. Stays current of changes in federal, state and local employment laws, and ensures locations are in full compliance.
  19. Comply with company policies and procedures.
  20. Proficient in Microsoft-based applications and HRIS platform (currently Kronos).

**Bilingual preferred.


Bachelor's degree in Business, Organizational Development, Human Resources or related field required. Five years of human resources or equivalent experience in a manufacturing environment required.

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple work assignments and job-related requests under strict time constraints. Must be capable of working independently and taking the initiative to resolve issues in a timely manner. Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills. Excellent problem solving and leadership skills. Ability to read and write English. Solid knowledge of labor laws affecting employment practices. Proficient in Microsoft Office, HRMS and HRIS. Specific knowledge of Kronos (current Welch HRIS) is a plus.

Overnight travel will be required. Travel to establish relationships with institutions and attend job fairs required.

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