HR Operations Associate Specialist - Kazakhstan

Wabtec Corporation

Astana, Kazakhstan


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


The HR Operations Associate Specialist is part of the HR Shared Services Team. The role provides operational and system support for employee lifecycle transactions in Kazakhstan. The Associate Specialist executes assigned HR Operations processes, ensures compliance with the local labor legislation while closely working with the HR Operations Sr. Specialist and HR Operations Specialist to ensure strong customer service to the business and to drive efficiency by improving operational processes and procedures.

  • Execute assigned HR Operations processes in compliance with Kazakhstan labor law (employee life cycle, HR transactions, data maintenance, time and attendance, and more).
  • Provide timely and high-quality operational support for assigned HR Operations processes.
  • Act as a point of contact for stakeholders regarding assigned HR Operations processes and procedures.
  • Manage and conduct employee lifecycle transactions in Workday and 1C.
  • Handle ticketing assignments.
  • Perform data audits to ensure quality and accuracy of transactions.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with local HR leaders.
  • Partner with third party for the assigned processes (i.e., payroll vendors, medical insurance, life insurance, etc.)
  • Identify opportunities to improve HR Ops processes and participate in continuous improvement projects.
  • Keep up to date with internal and external updates and changes including legislative changes and best practices.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Human Resources, Business, Information Systems, or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ progressive experience in Human Resources, preferably in a Shared Services environment. 
  • Strong knowledge of Kazakhstan Labor Legislation, Data Privacy Laws and other applicable laws and legislations required.
  • Experience working within HR systems, preferably Workday and 1C.
  • Experience working with a ticketing system, preferably ServiceNow.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite with intermediate Excel skills (pivot tables & charts, vlookups).
  • Fluency in Kazakh, Russian and English are required.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Passion for providing outstanding customer service.
  • Continuous-improvement mindset and enthusiasm for improving customer experience.
  • Strong process acumen and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to have fun and maintain a sense of humor.


Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.