AJM Packaging Corporation

HR Generalist

Position Type
Full Time
Location : Location


Bilingual HR Generalist

AJM Packaging Corporation

Joplin, MO


Position Overview –

AJM Packaging Corporation, one of America’s leading manufacturers of paper products, including paper plates, cups, bowls and bags, has an immediate opening for an HR Generalist in our facility in Joplin, MO.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Serve as a resource in strategic and tactical approaches to HR in areas including employee development, employee relations, policy and procedure development, training, compensation and benefits and performance evaluation within the manufacturing plant.
  • Assist managers with appropriate resolution of employee relations issues, coaching them regarding performance concerns, attendance, and other opportunities for improvement.
  • Identify, investigate, and resolve issues of employee concern or conflict in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Responsible for coordinating and partnering to drive employee engagement efforts.
  • Conducts investigations as needed for employee relations concerns, complaints and policy violations, escalating when necessary
  • Provide Employee Relations support, though partnership, and coaching for all employees and levels of management in the organization. proactively assess team and manager development needs, make recommendations, and implement appropriate solutions
  • Audit time and attendance records for 300+ employees, and submit payroll on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Ensure appropriate processing of documentation for benefits programs such as life, health, dental and disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, and other leaves of absence.
  • Prepare employee termination forms and related documentation. When plausible, conduct exit interviews to determine reason for separations.
  • Schedule and conduct new employee orientations.
  • Engage in recruiting activity whenever necessary for both salary, technical and hourly staff.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding human resources-related policies, procedures, and programs. Provide appropriate resolution of issues and inform the corporate office of any non-standard issues or events that may require additional attention.
  • Assist Corporate Human Resources in the implementation and initiation of any new or changing human resources policy, procedure or program at the plant level.
  • Ensure performance reviews for the plant are conducted in a proper and timely manner.
  • Maintain records of personnel activities such as hires, promotions, disciplinary actions, performance reviews, and terminations, as well as, injury summaries.
  • All other duties the Supervisor deems necessary.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in human resources-related field preferred.
  • Three or more years of related experience.
  • Ability to speak fluent Spanish is highly preferred
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing/plant level environment is preferred.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must have the ability to work in a manufacturing environment, spending time on the plant floor and engaging employees on problem solving.
  • Must be able to multi task
  • Working knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
  • Covid-19 vaccinated prior to in-person interviews and site-visits and committed to taking all necessary and appropriate FDA approved and CDC recommended boosters during AJM employment.


Benefits  –


At AJM, our comprehensive “Cafeteria Benefits Plan” and “Flexible Spending Arrangement” (FSA), truly set us apart from the competition.  Under the cafeteria plan you’ll receive a package of company paid medical, dental, optical, life and disability insurance coverage and be able to adjust the proportions spent on each coverage/benefit to suit your personal requirements and preferences.  You can even redirect a portion of the total spend to pay for homeowners, car and pet insurance premiums purchased at group rates.  Lastly, under the Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), you’ll be able to contribute a portion of your annual earnings on a pre-tax basis to pay for child and dependent care and medical, dental and optical insurance co-pays and deductibles.


Summary of Benefits –


  • Medical Insurance (BCBS)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Optical Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Agreement
  • Health Savings Account
  • Child & Dependent Care Savings Account
  • 401 K Retirement Plan (with Safe Harbor Company Match)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Assistance/Wellness Program
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holiday
  • Paid Sick & Personal Time
  • Professional Development Program (AJM University)



About Us –

AJM was founded as a manufacturer of paper and plastic products in 1957 by three (3) Detroit area brothers who eleven (11) years earlier began selling retail packaging, cleaning and office supplies and equipment and consumer disposables out of a small warehouse in Detroit’s Eastern Market.  Over many years, we gradually evolved from our broadline distributor beginnings into a major paper products manufacturer, today employing nearly 3,000 people and operating eight (8) manufacturing and five (5) warehouse/distribution facilities strategically located throughout the United States.   

We’re still family owned and operated, still manufacturing our products in the good old USA and still providing our customers with the same reliable service and quality products they’ve come to expect from AJM for nearly 65 years now.   It’s a simple formula, no doubt, but you can’t argue with success.   Today we’re the nation’s leading manufacturer of private label paper plates, cups and bowls, lunch bags and lawn and leaf bags.


Career Development –

At AJM, we realize we will only go as far as our employees can take us and, for that reason, we invest millions of dollars every year on both classroom and on-the-job training to develop our employees’ skills and promote a culture of learning and continuous improvement.  There are no barriers to impede your progress here and no ceilings to halt your advance.  You’ll control your own destiny, and we will help you reach your full potential with both in-house development programs and tuition reimbursement for undergraduate and graduate level college studies.  Join our team and see where your AJM journey takes you!



For More Information –

Visit our website at www.ajmpack.com or call (833) 562-7256


Equal Employment Opportunities –

AJM Packaging Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin or other legally protected status.





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