Human Resources Generalist

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Reno, NV, US, 89521

Company: Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, is the manufacturing headquarters for both Torchmate® and Vernon Tool® branded product lines. We manufacture CNC plasma cutting machines for two distinct applications: pipe profiling (Vernon Tool), and plate cutting (Torchmate).

Req. ID: 22498 

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading material science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers’ fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at


Position Summary:  The HR Generalist assists and supports the Human Resources Manager in the effective implementation and monitoring of all phases of Human Resources programs, policies and procedures, included but not limited to compensation, benefits, payroll, recruiting and onboarding, organizational development, quality and training. This role will  be at our Reno location and will work closely with the local management  team to deliver the overall Human Resources measurable.


The HR Generalist will directly support payroll, vacation and sick tracking, full-cycle recruiting and placement, onboarding and off-boarding, and tracking and facilitating training and development initiatives.  Additional duties include answering questions, working with employees through HR system issues, specific projects as assigned, and other duties as assigned.  HR Generalist is expected to fulfill responsibilities in compliance with EEO and Affirmative Action issues, federal and local labor laws and regulations.  This person is also responsible for maintaining the personnel records.


This person has the authority to recommend human resource policies and procedures; hire and terminate employees; to counsel employees; and recommend organizational strategies to senior management. 


Primary Responsibilities

Directs and administers comprehensive employee program to include full-cycle recruiting and placement, onboarding and off-boarding, benefits explanation/open enrollment, payroll and vacation/sick tracking, and training and development programs.

Responsible for the coordination, implementation and success of the internship program.

Works in partnership with managers with respect to training and development, including tracking and adherence to goals

Interprets and explains organization’s policies and procedures

Remains current on changes within the legal, regulatory, economic, competitive, and technology environments, which may affect the human resource function. Ensures human resource materials are in compliance with applicable federal and state regulations. 

Planning and coordinating of employee events and recognition

Active in community events involving the organization and an overall good community steward.


Benefits Administration:

Coordination of annual open enrollment of benefits programs.

Assisting employees with questions and/or concerns relating to insurance plan benefits.

Conducting of "Benefits Orientation" with new employees and/or other employees eligible for benefits.

Maintenance of HR benefit files in accordance with employment laws.

Preparation for and response to any and all annual audits related to benefits.


Payroll Administration:

Preparation, processing, and delivery of biweekly and semi-monthly payroll.

Maintenance of payroll files and response to payroll-related inquiries.

Communication with payroll provider to resolve payroll questions and/or changes.

Tracking of vacation and sick leave benefits.


Employee Recruitment:

Creation and update of job descriptions.

Response to phone calls concerning available job opportunities.

Scheduling of interviews.

Participate in interviewing of all job candidates.

Creation and update of interview questions.

Creation of new employee personnel folders.

Conducting of new employee orientations and onboarding process.


Personnel Record Maintenance:

Input of information into HRIS Software and maintenance of HR spreadsheets.

Troubleshooting HRIS Software system issues.

Filing of information/forms in personnel files.

Tracking of performance reviews.


Training Support:

Maintenance of departmental training plans, tracking of planned and completed training

Tracking of all required safety and compliance training, work with leaders to ensure completion.



Performing and tracking of exit interview information.

Completion of employment verification forms regarding current and past employees.

Response to reference requests regarding past employees.


Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Human Resources preferred, or 5 years equivalent experience.

Working knowledge and experience with a variety of HR issues including, recruitment, hiring, onboarding, benefits, training and development.

Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws pertaining to legal relations/employment law.  Knowledge of current human resource practices and methods.

Intermediate to advanced PC skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and other applicable software, with the ability to learn and adapt to new computer software within 90 days.

Professionalism - approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Interpersonal Skills - focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Judgment - exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions and can work independently

Fosters quality focus in others; continually works to improve skills.

Quality - demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret governmental regulations; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.

Diversity - demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respects and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes harassment-free environment; builds diverse workforce.

Able to work 40+ hours per week.


Qualifications Desired:

SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR certification preferred.


Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

Physical demands: Ability to sit for 3-4 hours at a time, ability to operate standard PC, ability to perform repetitive hand and finger motions, must have a valid driver's license and ability to travel between locations, and ability to handle stress associated with position.

Work environment: Work is sedentary with frequent periods of walking through the facility.  Some traveling may be required to recruit candidates outside of Nevada and to facilitate the HR function at other locations.   



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Human Resources 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

Job Segment: Pipe Welding, Information Systems, Welding, Fabrication, Manufacturing, Technology