Human Resource Specialist

Panolam Surface Systems is a leading manufacturer of interior surfaces, including; high-pressure decorative laminates, thermally fused laminates, and a variety of specialty laminates for decorative as well as industrial applications.



We are currently seeking a highly motivated, experienced Human Resource Specialist for our Auburn, ME facility.



Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing or updating employment records related to hiring, transferring and promoting.
  • Explaining human resources policies, procedures, laws, and standards to new and existing employees.
  • Addressing any employment related issues.
  • Processing all personnel action forms and ensuring proper approval.
  • Overseeing hiring process, which includes coordinating job posts, reviewing resumes.
  • Implementing the organization's recruiting strategy.
  • Answers employee questions related to HR.
  • Prepares communications to employees regarding new and existing policies.
  • Prepares and maintains charts graphs and other information used in such reports.
  • Researches and coordinates activities associated with 401(k) program withdrawal requests.
  • Performs tasks associated with special projects assigned by upper level management.
  • Workers Compensation claims, compliance, coordinating claims and return to work.
  • Responsible for ordering all supplies for the in-house clinic.
  • Keeps track of staffing health throughout the plant.
  • Serves as back up for Benefits Specialist & HR Manager.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent decision-making, critical thinking skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound judgment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of labor and employment law, organizational development and best practices.
  • Provides excellent customer service, related to the daily HR activities
  • Must practice confidentiality, empathy, integrity and objectivity.

Education requirements :

  • Bachelor's degree or 5 year's relevant experience

Panolam offers an excellent benefit package with Medical, Dental, Life and 401(k) with company match.

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