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Fortive Corporation HR Generalist in Plainville, Connecticut

We are looking for an HR Generalist to provide HR support to our Plainville, CT site. You will work closely with the North American Manufacturing HR Business Partner to help drive and ensure successful adoption of various HR initiatives, talent strategies, and related. Primary areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: employee relations, employee engagement and retention, performance management, recruiting, training, total rewards, diversity, data analytics and general administration.

Essential Functions:

  • Act as main point of contact for our production associates; resolve employee questions ensuring all HR and compliance related policies and procedures are carried out appropriately.

  • Support employee engagement initiatives including survey administration, data analysis, feedback sessions and execution of related programs.

  • Own the hourly production recruiting and temp conversion process with a focus on enhancing employee experience and improving the selection process.

  • Continuous improvement around effectiveness of existing HR processes; partner with leadership to ensure effective roll-out of HR programs and employee communications.

  • Perform tactical HR tasks related to talent acquisition, onboarding, and offboarding (process new hire paperwork, scheduling interviews, conduct new hire orientations, etc.)

  • Create and maintain accurate employee records and provide monthly headcount reports, compliance related filings, and ad-hoc reports as needed.

  • Support other HR objectives as assigned.

    Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field, or equivalent. Master’s degree a plus.

  • 3+ years of general HR experience including employee relations, engagement, recruiting, analysis, and general HR administration.

  • Proficiency in the full Microsoft Office suite as well as maintaining data within a HRIS and ATS.

  • Knowledgeable in federal and state employment laws.

  • Ability to recognize and diffuse difficult situations.

  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to understand data trends, evaluate and make recommendations.

    Desired Skills:

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience managing cross-functional process improvements or policy changes that will impact the organization.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that associates encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand/or sit, squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and computer keyboards.

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 10 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and workspace restrictions.

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which may include eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.

The associate must also be willing and able to travel by all forms of transportation.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes.

Fortive Corporation Overview

Fortive’s essential technology makes the world stronger, safer, and smarter. We accelerate transformation across a broad range of applications including environmental, health and safety compliance, industrial condition monitoring, next-generation product design, and healthcare safety solutions.

We are a global industrial technology innovator with a startup spirit. Our forward-looking companies lead the way in software-powered workflow solutions, data-driven intelligence, AI-powered automation, and other disruptive technologies. We’re a force for progress, working alongside our customers and partners to solve challenges on a global scale, from workplace safety in the most demanding conditions to groundbreaking sustainability solutions.

We are a diverse team 18,000 strong, united by a dynamic, inclusive culture and energized by limitless learning and growth. We use the proven Fortive Business System (FBS) to accelerate our positive impact.

At Fortive, we believe in you. We believe in your potential—your ability to learn, grow, and make a difference.

At Fortive, we believe in us. We believe in the power of people working together to solve problems no one could solve alone.

At Fortive, we believe in growth. We’re honest about what’s working and what isn’t, and we never stop improving and innovating.

Fortive: For you, for us, for growth.

Ready to move your career forward? Find out more at careers.fortive.com (https://stgfortive.taleo.net/enterprise/careers.fortive.com) .

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We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. Fortive and all Fortive Companies are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should ask to speak with a Human Resources representative to request an accommodation.