HR Generalist


Michigan City, Indiana, United States

Building the people that build the world.

With platforms in HVAC and Detection and Measurement, SPX Technologies builds innovative solutions that enable a safer, more efficient, sustainable world.  Through our RiSE talent development framework, we Reach, Identify, Strengthen, and Engage our employees to support them in their continued development.  We’re a global company of problem solvers, collaborators, and innovators, and our businesses build solutions that impact the world.


This is a position with The Marley Company, a parent company which provides administrative support to the SPX Enterprises HVAC Heating businesses (such as WM Technologies, LLC, Marley Engineered Products, LLC, Patterson-Kelley, LLC)  and includes all Weil-McLain® branded products.


How you will make an Impact (Job Summary)

SPX is a diverse team of unique individuals who all make an impact.  The HR Generalist is responsible for partnering with leadership team to drive implementation of HR processes and initiatives to meet objectives of the business and develop an efficient, engaged, and inclusive workforce. This is a hands-on position that supports the manufacturing plant and leadership with a focus on recruiting, employee engagement, employee relations and continuous improvement. 


What you can expect in this role (Job Responsibilities)

While each day brings new opportunities at SPX, your core responsibilities will be:

  1. Employee Relations
  • Serve as the key employee relations contact to respond and follow up on day-to-day HR related issues such as benefits questions, attendance, payroll, and other workplace concerns and policies.
  • Provide support and guidance to leaders and associates on the importance of maintaining a high performing work environment and emphasizing coaching, counseling, and consistent application of policies and standards.
  • Continually improve employee relations through proactive identification of workplace issues, appropriate policy review and implementation, and employee engagement
  • Support effective local communication (monthly operations meetings, 360, toolbox talks, announcements, bulletin board, electronic communication board, etc.)
  • Assist in driving a high level of employee engagement by coordinating employee engagement activities such as service and recognition programs, on-site holiday and celebration events.
  • Assist and facilitate employee self-service capabilities.


  1. Recruiting & Performance Management
  • Support the full scope of the employee life cycle including: identifying resourcing issues, implementing local staffing plans to ensure staffing levels are met, recruiting, onboarding, and offboarding hourly union associates.
  • Coordinate and participate in local candidate outreach events
  • Support employee training, career development via the bid process and recognition programs.
  • Update and maintain hourly job descriptions


  1. System and Compliance Support
    • Support the HR systems such as Ceridian Dayforce, Success Factors, and other systems by coordinating the collection of information, inputting information, and running/auditing reports.
    • Manage attendance tracking system and administer attendance policy.
    • Responsible for filing system and records retention maintenance.
    • Complete reports by pulling and analyzing data from HRIS systems and related data sources.
    • Serve as site Benefit contact including disability and FMLA inquiries
    • Provide direction and support for all regulatory requirements including EEO, FLSA, OSHA, FMLA, ADA, and corporate compliance guidelines.


  1. Continuous Improvement
    • Act as advocate for a continuous improvement and safety culture.
    • Proactively identify risks, opportunities, and potential solutions that enable the business.
    • Support and maintain HR and business metrics.
    • Participate in other projects as assigned that relate to the overall goals of the department and organization.



What we are looking for (Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education)

We each bring something to the table, and we are looking for someone who has:

Required Experience

  • Prior HR experience in Manufacturing Operations


Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Prior HR experience in a union environment.
  • Experience and ability in coaching and advising supervisors and managers on employee relations issues, policies and procedures.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft office (Advanced Excel (V-Look-Up & Pivot Tables & PowerPoint preferred)
  • Knowledge of employment laws (FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, EEO, ADA)
  • Demonstrated capability in core HR areas (employee relations, payroll, compensation, talent management, engagement)
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Experience working with Time and Attendance Systems (Ceridian is a plus)
  • Experience in manufacturing recruiting.
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Continuous improvement mindset, with a proactive approach to identifying and implementing process enhancements.
  • Collaborative mindset, with proven ability to work cross functionally.

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field or four+ years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • HR Certification preferred.

Travel & Working Environment

  • Office environment with occasional work in a plant/manufacturing environment
  • Minimal travel (<10%) that includes visits to other facilities, vendors and training.
  • Manufacturing Environment require use of foot, eye and ear protection when in production areas.


How we live our culture

Our culture is at the center of what we do and, more importantly, who we are.  Our core values set a standard for how we manage ourselves, and our Leadership Model sets the standard for how we engage with each other.  Whether you are an individual contributor or you lead a large team, each of us leads.  


What benefits do we offer?

We know that the well-being of our employees is integral. Our benefits include:

  • Generous and flexible paid time off including paid personal time off, caregiver, parental, and volunteer leave
  • Competitive health insurance plans and 401(k) match, with benefits starting day one
  • Competitive and performance-based compensation packages and bonus plans
  • Educational assistance, leadership development programs, and recognition programs  


Our commitment to embrace diversity to build a culture of inclusion

We value different backgrounds, experiences, and voices, and we are committed to challenging ourselves, openly communicating, and striving to improve every day.  We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has a voice and is encouraged to realize their fullest potential. 


We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

ABOUT Weil-Mclain®

Weil-Mclain® is a leading North American Brand of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial and institutional buildings since 1881. The related companies have manufacturing facilities in Michigan City, Indiana and Eden, North Carolina, along with regional sales offices throughout the United States and an administrative office in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Building on a reputation of quality and innovation, we are committed to creating Simplified Solutions for our Complex World™.


What’s in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits.  Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees’ personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. Our benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.