Human Resources Professional

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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

AstenJohnson is a leader in technical fabrics. Our drive to provide the best products and service in our industry is fueled by our associates and their drive to innovate. We want our associates to build careers here and become part of the fabric of our 230 year old company. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a workplace built on respect and purpose.

AstenJohnson is looking to hire a Human Resources Specialist at our Williston, VT facility.

General Scope of Responsibilities:

Responsible for Human Resource related activities for hourly and salaried associates at the site including pension, benefits, and health and safety support to site-specific and corporate initiatives; as well as supporting and troubleshooting miscellaneous administrative needs. The incumbent will report to the Site Leader at this location and coordinates with the North American VP of Human Resources.

Specific Responsibilities:

Human Resources

  • Conducts all areas of full-cycle recruitment (creates job postings, screens candidates, refers qualified candidates to leadership, schedules interviews, coordinates all employment screenings, assess results, and creates job offers).
  • Facilitates new hire orientations and all onboarding activities.
  • Initiates and manages employment processes.
  • Understands and communicates AstenJohnson’s benefit programs and policies and assists with the benefit selection process in Dayforce.
  • Provides intervention and assistance to associates when employment concerns arise.
  • Advises site leadership, Office Business Team on compliance to policies and procedures.
  • Advises and assists other departmental managers on interpretation and administration of personnel policies and programs.
  • Provides instruction and assistance with Development and Performance Reviews.
  • Participates in succession planning for key roles.
  • Responsible for coordination of training activities both internally and externally to ensure company policies and procedures and applicable regulatory statutes are complied with, including maintaining training records for associates.
  • Maintains general associate information, (personnel records, seniority, vacation, service years, etc.)
  • Ensures compliance with legislation and regulatory statutes.


  • Will be responsible for processing and running the payroll for all hourly associates at the site; Previous experience processing deductions, taxes, shift premiums, holiday pay, allowances, OT, etc. is highly preferred.
  • Maintains records for applicable reimbursement of safety shoes, glasses, health promotions, etc.

Health and Safety

  • Participates in investigations of on-the-job injury incidents ensuring accuracy of documents completed by applicable safety representatives and supervisors.
  • Participates in the management of lost time injury incidents ensuring appropriate documents are completed and submitted to appropriate regulatory agencies, etc.
  • Ensures any limited duties or reduced work activities for associates are available (if appropriate and applicable), and that applicable regulatory statute compliance is met.


  • Serves as contact person for basic systems, troubleshoot issues and coordinate outside support for more complex needs.
  • Coordinates events for business, employee engagement and other purposes.


  • S. Degree in a relevant field, such as Human Resources or Business Administration and 2 years of applicable experience OR 5+ years of direct Human Resources experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with HCM systems, particularly Ceridian Dayforce, highly desirable.
  • PHR or SHRM certification a plus.
  • Manufacturing experience a plus.


  • Passionate about building strong relationships with all levels of employees.
  • Able to effectively communicate HR-related information to all levels of employees.
  • Positive attitude and can-do mindset.
  • Proactive; take initiatives to implement changes that drive positive outcomes.
  • Well-organized and detail oriented.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
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