Human Resources Specialist

Wabtec Corporation

Greenville, SC


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 Human Resource Specialist role is responsible for assisting in the daily operations and activities of the HR Department providing administrative support to successfully implement local initiatives and execute regional and corporate programs. Help to create an environment to attract, develop, retain, and engage talent throughout Wabtec to deliver business goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execution of transactional core Human Resource (HR) processes (e.g., coordinate and conduct new associate orientation, unemployment claims processes, onboarding and exit interviews, transitional return to work, leave administration, etc.)
  • Support hiring managers and Talent Acquisition to support recruitment and staffing plans
  • Aid Human Resource Business Partners (HRBP) to drive an inclusive and diverse culture
  • Manage random drug testing programs
  • Administer programs to enhance employee engagement and satisfaction levels
  • Provides technical, customer relations, and general support for major initiatives and projects
  • Back, maintain, and track compliance programs
  • Create and/or distribute communications (memos, emails, letters, presentations, spreadsheets, surveys, etc.)
  • Track data and/or consolidate responses as requested and follow up with others as needed to obtain information and identify insights
  • Administrative support for meetings, conference calls, video-conference calls, webinars/e-meetings, new hire orientation, etc.
  • Assist in administration of hourly payroll and payroll systems ( Mytime , kronos)
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • High school diploma
  • 2-3 years of Human Resources Generalist, Recruitment, or Employee Relations experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • College degree or Certificate in Human Resources preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize your work activities
  • Analyze and disseminate numerical data
  • Manage work time efficiently
  • Follow procedures and policies
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Identify and solve problems
  • Maintain a file system to include alphabetical, numerical, and chronological filing activities
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, business writing, grammar, and verbal communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of State and Federal employment laws and able to read and interpret policies, procedures, and laws
  • Ability to conduct training programs and make group presentations
  • Strong interpersonal, telephone, and written communication skills
  • Solid organization skills
  • Able to handle several tasks at the same time, with numerous interruptions, and must be able to keep the information confidential
  • Proficient in the use of PC including Windows, Microsoft Office, and Excel

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.