UniCarriers Americas Corporation
  • 110 - Human Resources & Administration
  • Marengo, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(K)

Manager, Human Resources

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Job Description

Responsible for the development and management of activities relating to UCA Human Resources policies and procedures for the following area: recruiting; employee relations; compensation; training; and staff development.


Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinates among staff the review and resolution of employee relations matters.
  • Acts as a resource for management concerning staffing and employee issues involving Human Resources & Administration policies and procedures. Monitors industry trends and makes recommendations for improved operation of department.
  • Manages day to day activities in the HR Department, including compensation, performance management, etc.
  • Coordinates with Accounting firm and payroll for the annual Work Comp audit.
  • Assists with recruiting efforts keeping costs within budgetary guidelines. Conducts new hire orientations; participates in job fairs; and performs terminations and completion of related paperwork.
  • Primary contact for handling unemployment claims in addition to participating in unemployment hearings.
  • Develops and maintains metrics for the HR Department and putting actions in place to improve performance where needed.
  • Coordinates UCA's Suggestion program (STAR) within budgetary guidelines, issuing monthly reports and acting as a liaison between suggester and reviewer concerning questions about suggestions. Maintains the STAR communication board, produces certificates and creates incentives to enhance program performance.
  • Coordinates and plans company events to ensure success within budgetary guidelines.
  • Participates in Departmental budgeting process including expense and capital budgets, and continually monitors for adherence to plan. Has approval authority for staff expenses.
  • Coordinates calculations of Employee Incentive Program bonuses.
  • Coordinates and conducts staff performance reviews; approves individual staff goals & objectives, establishing training needs, as appropriate.  
  • Tracks staff attendance.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource management or related discipline, advanced degree preferred.
  • 5-10 years of HR generalist experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a HR leadership role
  • Position requires strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated effectiveness in employee development, team leadership and project management.


Company Overview

UCA's corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Marengo, IL which is about 30 miles east of Rockford and approx. 30 miles west of Schaumburg. 

While the UniCarriers name has only been around a short while, the story of our company is, in reality, the history of three companies that span more than 100 years.

  • Barrett Industrial Trucks was founded in 1914, and was a pioneer in bringing a new generation of electric powered equipment to the material handling market.
  • TCM founded the forklift manufacturing industry in Japan, producing the first ever Japan-made forklift in 1949.
  • Nissan Forklift began operations in 1957. With its acquisition of Barrett in 1988, it became the first Japanese manufacturer of all five classes of material handling equipment in the U.S.

Today, UniCarriers provides forklifts throughout the world. The UniCarriers Americas facility in Marengo, Illinois, sets the standard for forklift manufacturing. And we continue to push the envelope, bringing new technology and innovation to our equipment...and the material handling industry.

UniCarriers employs over 4,400 employees worldwide. UCA offers its employees and their families a comprehensive and very competitive benefits package. Benefits that are offered to employees and their families include:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans
  • 401(K) Savings Plan (Including company match)
  • Training & Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending /Dependent Care Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays


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