Associate Development - HR Generalist

Date: Mar 23, 2021

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources - Associate Development Department

Direct Hire salaried role with Premium-Free benefits

Company Overview

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. or “SIA”, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is the only Subaru vehicle manufacturing facility outside of Japan. SIA is a 4.4 million square foot automotive OEM – meaning our manufacturing process begins with coils of steel and ends with the high-quality vehicles you see out on the roads. We employ 6500+ Associates, both production and administrative, all under one roof.

SIA is the safest automotive manufacturing plant in the United States and is also a staple in the community due to its numerous fundraising activities held onsite, donations to local charities and plentiful volunteer opportunities. SIA is a frontrunner in environmental conservation being the first Zero-Landfill automotive manufacturing plant and the first to have its campus designated a backyard wildlife habitat. SIA has grown tremendously since its 1989 beginnings and continues to be an example of success within the automotive industry.



The SIA Human Resources Generalist is a professional role with a fundamental knowledge in a broad array of topics related to employee relations, compensation, hiring, onboarding, and performance management for the organization’s Administrative workforce. The incumbent will play an active role in creating and maintaining a Human Resources “best practices” culture for the organization while advocating for the interests of both SIA and our Associates. 


Essential Functions

  1. Engage in recruiting activity throughout the plant by working with hiring managers to create requisitions, interview, select and onboard highly qualified candidates.
  2. Engage in employee relations function and responds to HR related inquires for all salaried and administrative Associates, including coordinating investigations and coaching associates through counseling processes.
  3. Responsible for proficiency with and interpretation of all HR policies that relate to the salaried and administrative workforce.
  4. Contributes to the development and maintenance of a human resources information system (HRIS) that meets top management information needs.
  5. Support the delivery of workforce data to relevant parties regarding human resources projects, policies and/or practices.
  6. Coordinates training for management on topics such as interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, career development, safety, and policies.
  7. Create and distribute internal communications regarding the HR function as needed.
  8. Administer new Associate orientation, monitor the onboarding process for effectiveness and recommend improvements for implementation.
  9. Monitor employee morale and company culture and provide meaningful feedback to organizational leadership regarding methods for improvement.
  10. Collaborate with the HR team to develop effective recruitment strategies.
  11. Process/Investigate complaints regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, or other instances of workplace harassment and assist in any necessary investigations and disciplinary actions.
  12. Maintain Associate personnel records and organization job descriptions.
  13. Conduct investigations and recommend corrective action where necessary.
  14. Actively participates in section and departmental staff meetings.
  15. Maintains knowledge of HR industry best practices and current trends and participates in continuous professional development opportunities.
  16. Participates in the preparation of the Associate Development budget and other activities related to section budget control responsibilities.
  17. Other duties as assigned.


Required Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • 3-5 years experience in Human Resources or related field.
  • Knowledge of principles (including governing laws and regulations) and procedures for performance management, employee relations, recruiting, interviewing, selection, training, retention and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).
  • MS Office, including advanced Excel skills.


Preferred Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • 5 or more years in Human Resources or related field.
  • PHR and/or SPHR Certification.
  • SAP, SuccessFactors and Kronos experience.


Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette