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Human Resource Generalist- OFF SHIFT

Job Number:  46861
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 46861 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Electric Vehicle Structures 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: ST. CLAIR 


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

Under the direction of the human resource manager, the human resources generalist is responsible for the management of the human resources department Magna Electronic Vehicle Structures – Michigan (MEVS) which includes improving the quality of work life for all employees and providing leadership to all management to support policies and procedures in accordance with the Employee’s Charter.  The human resources generalist is a contact for employees on issues regarding policies and procedures in support of all Managers, supervisors, and the human resources manager. Serves as a resource for cases involving workers' compensation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supporting, providing direction, and/or auditing Human Resources activities in assigned areas of responsibility which may include recruitment and hiring, apprenticeship program, orientation/onboarding, training, disability & FMLA, benefits administration, E-Time administration, attendance, continuous improvement activities, requisitions and job posting process, performance appraisals, pay progressions, maintenance or personnel files, progressive discipline, terminations, layoffs, and exit interviews.
  • Develop and ensure all company policies and procedures comply with applicable government legislation and the Magna’s Employee’s Charter. 
  • Develop, maintain and continuously improve the effectiveness of Human Resources programs, policies and procedures, including Employee Relations, Staffing/Retention/Motivation, Employee Orientation, Training & Development, Communications, Compensation, Payroll & Employee Benefits, Organizational Development, Organizational Change, and Succession Planning.
  • Support the Open Door Process (e.g., Employee Advocation, Fairness Committee, Hotline Investigations.)
  • Assist with the development and continual updating of company policies and interpretation, including employee handbook.

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Provides guidance, counsel, and problem-solving support to managers, supervisors, teams, and individuals.  
  • Manages personnel placement by supporting activities in employee recruitment, hiring, and staffing of plant and office positions including placement of physically restricted employees. 
  • Coordinate in the recruiting activities of direct hire team members to support plant and program requirements.  This may include advertising, scheduling, interviewing, and assisting if needed with post-offer screening and scheduling orientation.  Ensures the process is followed in a timely and effective manner (requisitions, postings internal/external, candidate review, scheduling, reference checks, offer letters, rejection emails, follow-up, etc.).
  • Conducts interviews covering several areas (Ex. Background, Education, Experience, Job Related Questions, etc.) in a professional manner.
  • Prepare and coordinate activities involving Career/Job Fairs when needed.
  • Coordinate and communicate with the Hiring Manager to ensure timely information is provided to them.
  • Composes new job descriptions, coordinates performance appraisals, and approves salary changes for employees.
  • Utilize social media sites such as Indeed, LinkedIn, etc. to recruit candidates.
  • Coordinate with Corporate Resources as needed for hiring events.
  • Participate and assist with Company sponsored social events.
  • Maintain open channels of communication with all levels of the organization.
  • Manage, support, and provide direction to all staff within the Human Resources department to ensure customer service to all employees and the administration of all Human Resources programs.
  • Coach and guide management regarding performance, discipline, diversity, policies & procedures, and teamwork.
  • Ensure employee confidentiality and data integrity is strictly maintained.
  • Respond to employee issues, concerns, suggestions, and complaints within a timely manner.
  • Provide feedback to managers, supervisors, and employees both positive and negative on an ongoing basis.
  • Provide guidance and support for employee recognition and employee engagement events.
  • Maintains current on employment law updates and communicates changes to those effected by the changes which may include other human resources personnel, management, and supervisors. 
  • In conjunction with the Human Resources Manager, assists in the planning of key programs and activities.
  • Prepares and provides key performance indicators as needed for areas of responsibility and as requested by management.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent people and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to follow and create work instructions within department.  
  • Ability to problem solve which includes initiate and follow-through, confronting issues, responding to crisis situations, negotiating, and resolving conflict.
  • Ability to analyze and provide strategic direction while being tactful and diplomatic.  

Additional Information


  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts; driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.  
  • Must be able to work flex time in order to cover shifts. Must be able to prioritize and multi-task. Must be able to work under pressure and control emotions accordingly.  


  • Some of the equipment and tools used are computer, telephone, fax machine, copier/printer, and a projector.


  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and HRIS systems.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, major in Business Administration or Human Resource Management or other related field 
  • SHRM or PHR certification a plus.


  • 3+ years Human Resources experience.  
  • Must have experience working in a manufacturing environment 
  • Automotive experience a plus.
  • Previous Recruiting experience is a plus. 


  • New Hire Training, Employee Charter Training, Safety Training


  • Performance Assessment conducted by Supervisor and/or Department Manager.


  • The applications created help provide accurate data that assists in monitoring the implementation of systems/goals.


  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

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: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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