Bruker Corporation

  • HR Generalist

    Job Locations US-NJ-Carteret
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Req. #
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Sr. HR Manager and in partnership with Bruker OST’s management team, the HR Generalist maintains an effective level of business literacy about the organization’s plans, its culture and its competition. The incumbent is a strategic and solutions driven professional who builds collaborative relationships throughout the organization with the aim at providing consistent support on all areas under HR including but not limited to: employee relations/engagement, training, employment, benefits management, and payroll functions.
    This position requires an extremely perceptive individual is capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the organization and is able to quickly build personal rapport, maintain engagement and foster the trust of the workforce, particularly with shop floor employees within a 24/7 environment. The incumbent must be sensitive local business needs while being able to partner with Bruker’s Corporate HQ on a variety of HR initiatives.


    • Organize, implement and maintain effective processes in HR; specifically: Recruitment, On-Boarding, Compliance, Performance Management, Special Projects, Audits, Employee Relations/Engagement, Terminations and Benefits.
    • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, increase employee engagement, increase productivity and retention.
    • Ensure that training and development planning and implementation supports real business needs and the business is developing a strong bench of talent.
    • Implements a clear strategy for Employee Communication across the organization.
    • Monitors tardy and absenteeism reports and ensures proper documentation is issued on employees who have excessive tardiness or absenteeism problems.
    • Reports vacation, sick, personal day and holiday pay use and maintains and distributes report of same.
    • Updates, monitors and maintains eligible salary adjustments/increases.
    • Coordination of yearly employee performance evaluations process.
    • Monitors employee eligibility for benefits plans and reviews benefits with employees and assists in processes enrollment, cancellation or changes.
    • Collaborates with FMLA, COBRA, Disability and Worker’s Compensation service providers and corporate colleagues to ensure compliance and timely resolution of open case files.
    • Manages all annual “open enrollment “activities to include the planning, facilitation, monitoring, and execution of pre- and post-open enrollment efforts.
    • Serves as local expert in the area of employee benefits and ensures escalation of cases requiring corporate intervention as they arise
    • Works collaboratively with HR and Business leads on the Talent Assessment Process, Succession/Career planning activities of top talent and performance management
    • Participate in the development of site specific HR initiatives.
    • Provide performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, performance reviews, commendation letters, disciplinary actions, etc.).


    • BA/BS or equivalent in Liberal Arts, Communications or Business Management with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience working as a HR Generalist / HR Manager , preferably in a manufacturing environment .
    • SHRM-CP /SHRM-SCP certification strongly preferred.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience supervising and managing staff.
    • Flexible work schedule including availability to support various shifts
    • Extensive HR knowledge base
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Must be detail-oriented, conscientious and have excellent follow up skills
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational and conflict management skills
    • Initiative to identify concerns and provide solutions
    • Demonstrated budgetary skills
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and “super-user” skills in Excel
    • Recent HRIS (i.e. Success-Factors) experience including effective use and practice of common reporting techniques.
    • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to research, troubleshoot, and resolve issues
    • Knowledge of employment laws, hiring practices, and recruitment strategies; able to produce innovative and effective recruitment solutions
    • Knowledge of pertinent federal and state regulations and compliance requirements involving employee benefit programs including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation, etc.
    • Experience supporting engineering, scientific, technology, or manufacturing groups in a highly technical environment is required, with the flexibility to support multiple-shift s and/or 24/7 working environment preferred.



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