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Human Resources Generalist

Job Number:  49158
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Bowling Green Metalforming
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 49158 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Bowling Green Metalforming 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

This position provides a wide variety of support to the HR department and Team Members focusing on HR systems, internal recruiting, BGM policy application and Team Member relations with respect to quality of work life. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Follows and supports and Magna’s operating principles, including:
    • Magna Employee Charter – Operating under its principles by treating all team members equally, fairly and with dignity and respect.
    • Abide by BGM policies and procedures as described in the most current version of the Team Member Handbook.
    • Open Door Policy – Solves issues with two-way, open and friendly communication.
    • 5S – Maintains and promotes good housekeeping by following the philosophy “Everything has a place. Everything in its place”.
    • Safety First - Obey the plant’s safety rules and procedures by wearing PPE at all times and immediately addressing all safety concerns.  Promotes an environment where zero injuries are the expected standard.
    • Promote MAFACT benchmarks to achieve World Class Manufacturing.
    • Core values – Treat all team members equally, fairly, with dignity and respect without favoritism in accordance with company values. 
    • Attend and participate in Team, Department, Plant-wide and any other meetings as required. 
    • Conduct all activities in a professional manner and positive attitude with an emphasis on personal responsibility. 
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.
  • Safeguard all financial/personnel documents and keep all financial/personnel matters private and confidential.
  • Ensure the effective delivery of support services for the internal posting program to include preparation of all requisitioned job opportunities, collection of applications, required testing, interviews, follow-up letters to unsuccessful candidates if required, status change paperwork etc.
  • Preparation of presentations for Departmental meetings.
  • Preparation of legal and Hotline packages in a timely manner.
  • Preparation of discipline packages.
  • Attend all necessary meetings.
  • Track and maintain attendance records.
  • Act as a backup for other Generalists for periods of absences.
  • Participate in new hire orientation.
  • Process terminations and conduct exit interviews.  Ensure Team Members are properly removed from all systems.
  • Participate in and support Company events.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of positive employee relations strategies.
  • Support the leadership development process.  Coach and mentor Team, Area, and Department Leaders.
  • Ensure a positive Human Resources presence by listening, responding to, directing for response, following up within 5 days, reporting as required or appropriate, all Team Member issues/concerns or any other matters that have the potential to negatively impact Team Member relations, services provided by Human Resources or the general well-being of the company.
  • Ensure investigations are initiated, carried out thoroughly, documented and followed up with appropriate communication/documentation as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. Team members will be required to follow any other job-related instructions or to perform other job duties requested by their leader)
Know and understand Bowling Green Metalforming Quality and Environmental policies.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelors' Degree in HR, Business, or 5 years' experience in HR (or equivalent in experience and other education).
1-3 years of HR manufacturing experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong verbal, written, and cross-culture communication skills, emphasizing interpersonal and group communication skills.
Organizational and leadership/management skills
Critical path problem solving
Strong Business Acumen
Mathematical, analytical, and computer skills emphasizing the use of Microsoft Office

These qualifications represent the minimum requirements of the position. Team members will be required to possess the ability and aptitudes to perform the duties proficiently.

Additional Information


Physical Demands
Office and General factory environment 
Able to be flexible in hours of work on short notice in order to meet internal/external customer requirements (scheduled and non-scheduled overtime shifts, etc.)
Possible Shift Work
Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time, and occasional bending and stooping.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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