HR Generalist

Auto req ID: 19421 
Title: HR Generalist 
Job Function: Human Resources 
Location: YORK 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?


The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Vehicle Operations facility in York is our final assembly plant. Employees at York also perform a variety of manufacturing operations, including fabrication, welding, polishing and painting and produce a wide range of current and replacement parts for all models. Join our team as a HR Generalist.

Job Summary






The HR Associate Generalist position supports the result areas of recruitment, benefits, employee relations, labor agreement administration, and HR process support for the assigned facility or functions. This role coordinates the employment process for the staffing of non-exempt, exempt and/or bargaining unit positions; assures consistent application of procedures/ guidelines on employment-related processes, such as requisition job postings and applicant tracking; troubleshoots and assists in the resolution of employee problems relating to benefits; updates and audits the automated records found in HR Information Systems and applicant tracking software; participates in investigation procedure, and collects and analyzes data to support internal and external complaints and other employment-related issues, and collaborates to set specific plans for team-based HR goals.

Job Responsibilities






  • Customer Service - Responsible for assisting employees with Human Resources requests, i.e., benefits, paycheck shortages, and other information.
  • Takes the initiative to resolve problems and identifies alternate solutions.
  • Actively seeks to improve the level of service through continuous improvement activities.
  • Represents the Human Resources Department in all situations.
  • EEO/Affirmative Action - Understands adverse impact analysis and uses AAP data to ensure progress toward affirmative action objectives relating to recruitment and selection.
  • Proactively develops recruitment strategies to ensure a diversely qualified candidate pool and those EEO goals are attained.
  • HRIS/Automated Records - Based on location, may be responsible for maintaining the applicant tracking database for manufacturing operations requisitions.
  • May provide back up to Administrative Support on entering of information and transactions in Human Resources employee management system and queries database to provide reports as needed.
  • Labor Agreement Administration (if app. by site) - May be responsible for administering the areas of the labor agreement, which involve the bidding and selecting employees for positions under the jurisdiction of our unions. May administer labor agreement programs.
  • Recruitment (if applicable by site) - May develop systems and processes to ensure hourly personnel's fair, legal, and effective selection and placement.
  • May establish applicant flow, screen applicants, conduct testing, interview, and recommend hiring for non-exempt bargaining unit positions.
  • May coach interviewing teams regarding fair employment practices.
  • May direct reference checks and activities used to confirm applicant information.
  • May coordinate and monitor the posting log, prepare recruitment materials, and back up administrative assistant with interview set-up and applicant correspondence when required.
  • May coordinate recruitment and obtain necessary resources to ensure a highly qualified applicant pool for assigned positions.
  • Responds proactively to employment law issues. Prepares analysis and charts of employment-related measures.
  • May prepare analysis and charts of employment-related measures.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Experience Requirements






  • Typically requires 1+ years of HR Generalist experience; HR Generalist experience in a unionized manufacturing environment is a plus



  •  Awareness of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of Human Resources in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Compensation/Benefits, HRIS, and Training
  • Knowledge of professional guidelines on selection processes, equal employment opportunity law, and affirmative action compliance requirements;
  • Strong proficiency in the use of a variety of software programs in a Windows operating environment, preferably Microsoft Office
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, strong time management skills, and strong organization skills
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are needed to work with all levels of employees within the organization
  • Willingness to strive to continuously improve processes to ensure quality services and systems efficiency
  • The position is 1st shift but can remain flexible in one’s schedule to meet the needs of the business 


Harley-Davidson is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in fairness and providing a level playing field for all. We foster a culture that thrives on diverse perspectives and contributions to ignite the creativity and innovation to fuel our business and enhance the employee and customer experience.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We welcome everybody to join our family and be united no matter who you are or where you come from. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No  
Travel Required: 0 - 10%  
COVID-19 Vaccine Required: No  
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship  
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance  





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