Human Resources - HR Generalist

2 weeks ago
Job ID
Human Resources

Company/Position Overview

Build a Bright Future; Come Shine with Us!

At SolarWorld, each and every one of our green-collar employees is helping to save the world by delivering clean energy from sand and sun.  Our vision is simple: We Build the SolarWorld. We are a global leader in providing customer-oriented solar energy solutions, striving to make solar energy competitive and affordable for the average consumer.  The SolarWorld group is dedicated to the core business of solar photovoltaic products and technology, operating production facilities in Germany and the USA.  With 500 MW of production capacity at our state of the art manufacturing facility in Oregon, SolarWorld operates the largest crystalline solar manufacturing site in North America.


Innovation, customer focused and growth not only define our company, but also describe our employees – the foundation of our success.  SolarWorld is dedicated to providing a work climate that promotes career growth, open communication and new ideas.  To ensure employees’ success, we provide best-in-class benefits that focus on delivering quality of life and personal development. SolarWorld employees enjoy a minimum of 4 weeks of vacation (5 weeks for exempt) and reimbursement of education expenses for qualified degree level programs!


Our culture not only encourages, but also demands personal responsibility, diversity, and an entrepreneurial way of thinking.    Join us in a bright future and build a successful career for yourself.   Feel good knowing that the work you do every day will build a better tomorrow for generations to come!

Job Accountabilities

The HR Generalist will partner closely with the HR team to provide support to employees and supervisors. The position requires general knowledge in various areas of Human Resources, and will be responsible for supporting a variety of areas such as HRIS, Compensation, Benefits, HR Helpdesk, and HR Business Partnering. The ideal candidate for this position brings enthusiasm for saving the environment through our philosophy of sustainability – “clean energy from sand and sun”.  All employees of SolarWorld Americas must be able to operate independently in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment and be able to tolerate ambiguity as we operate entrepreneurially to accomplish goals. 


Primary responsibilities for this position include:


  • Assist with the development, implementation, administration, training, tracking and communication of key HR programs including performance management, merit program, annual bonus plans, organizational redesign.
  • Coordinate with HR Business Partners on employee matters such as terminations and promotions.
  • Provide first level support for the HR Helpdesk by responding to inquiries from employees regarding SolarWorld employment policies, procedures and programs.
  • Establish and maintain HR intranet communications for SolarWorld Americas’ employees.
  • Update policies and procedures to comply with current employment laws and practices.
  • Support general HR administration processes like transfers and status changes to ensure employee data is processed in a timely fashion.
  • Establish and maintain documentation of HR Services processes and enhance support with continuous process improvement projects with internal customers and external vendors.
  • Maintain personnel records in the areas of compensation, immigration, and workers’ compensation.
  • Create and analyze key performance indicators related to employee headcount, total compensation, turnover, employee engagement and exit interviews.
  • Support compensation programs by preparing data for compensation surveys, compensation adjustments, variable compensation (e.g. bonus) plans and annual salary administration.
  • Support initiatives and activities for employee and manager training facilitated by HR.
  • May support company-sponsored employee events as directed.
  • Support other HR duties by providing back-up assistance as assigned.


Job Requirements

The following combination of experience, knowledge, and skills is desired:


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, Human Resources or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 3-5+ years related work experience supporting a high-tech environment, preferably a 24x7 manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of employment laws and regulations.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with HRIS systems.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Work well independently, yet be cooperative in working with different teams and functions.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Strong desire to bring best practices to the team.
  • Ability to develop processes, solve problems and analyze data to make recommendations.
  • High level of confidentiality and professionalism along with ethical, professional behavior.
  • Desire to work in an open office environment.



SolarWorld is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran/G


All offers of employment are contingent upon a candidate’s successful completion of SolarWorld’s pre-employment drug testing and background investigation, which includes employment, education and criminal histories.

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