Human Resources Generalist

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Date: Apr 15, 2024

Location: Auburn Hills, MI, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Company Overview:

DESTACO, a Dover Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding, and remote handling solutions.  The company serves customers in variety of end-markets, including the automotive, life sciences, consumer goods, packaging, aerospace, and nuclear sectors. 


Built on a legacy of over 100 years, DESTACO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to engineer precise movement, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers around the world.  The DESTACO family of products consists of industry-leading brands such as DESTACO Manual and Power Clamps, Camco and Ferguson Indexers, Robohand Grippers and CRL Manipulators and Transfer Ports. 


DESTACO is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates globally through ~700 employees across 11 locations.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of $7+ billion.  The company delivers innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment.  Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.”

Position Summary:

The HR Generalist for Destaco is responsible for managing and administering key HR information, reporting and various HR processes for the organization.  He/she will establish employee relations across the Destaco team, including the hourly and professional/salary workforce.  He/she is a critical part of the global HR team and will complete work in a team environment, and communicate with and across the other departments, facilities, and regions.


The HR Generalist reports to the HR Director, who is a member of Destaco’s senior management team. The position is located in Auburn Hills, MI and requires minimal travel (up to 10%). The position requires communication across various levels and functions of the organization and may complete work in teams worldwide.



Key Job Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Maintains reporting as required. Ensures all HR forms are implemented and maintained for compliance. 
  • Ensures recruitment processes and tools are used in sourcing, recruiting, selection and hiring of talent are maintained and compliant.
  • Assists employees with questions and problems pertaining to benefit plans.  See problems to resolution, correction, and completion. 
  • Ensures compliance with all legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures accurate policies, procedures, and reporting.
  • Creates ad hoc reports and employee communications.
  • Assists with staffing processes, systems, and tools for planning, forecasting, onboarding and off boarding as required.
  • Processes data through payroll and Dover System as needed to ensure accurate recordkeeping and deductions of benefits.
  • Provides administrative help within HR team to contribute to improvements and overall efficiencies.



Leadership Competencies aligned with Dover and executed in DESTACO:

  • Customer Impact: Creates value for customers addressing known and unknown needs. Knows and understands all aspects of the global market, including: economics, products and services, channels, the customers and their end-markets.
  • Results-Driven: Produces results that exceed Dover’s strategic objectives via a combination of planning and implementation, while living the Dover Values.
  • Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships: Establishes and nurtures relationships. Takes action to partner with the communities in which we operate and to be an appropriate corporate citizen.





Job Requirements:



  • Three to five (3-5) years of generalist human resources experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in human resources in administering benefit plans
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of HR related employee law and regulations, including but not limited to Title VII, , EEO, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, NLRA, OSHA/Worker Compensation, COBRA, HIPAA, WARN, etc.
  • Experience with employee relations
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products and HRIS
  • Strong Microsoft Excel experience desired
  • Experience in collaborating at various levels of the organization.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Process-oriented, designs standards with a strategic mindset of integration, consistency, and alignment resulting in speed of access, updates, and application.
  • Continuous learning and improvement mindset focused on best practices, efficiency and an independent desire to problem solve and advance solutions and processes.
  • Analytical with superior attention to detail, accuracy and alignment of data is top of mind
  • High energy, adaptable and flexible, enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • Driven to achieve business results, creates and manages to timelines, achieves deadlines
  • High level of honesty and integrity, high commitment to confidentiality of information
  • Excellent communicator including verbal and written skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships across functions, levels, and cultures throughout the organization



Education and Certification Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field required


Travel Requirements:

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law. 


Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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