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Title:  Entry Level -HR Professional

Requisition ID:  17268-159

Chicago, IL, US, 60624

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  No Travel Required

Job Description: This HR Coordinator role is responsible for providing Human Resources support to the Chicago, IL plant. 


Activities include: employee relations, recruiting and staffing, performance management, compensation, benefits, diversity, conflict resolution/management, communication, training and HR process coordination, etc. Implement HR policies and procedures.  Ensure HR guidelines, policies, and procedures are met to the expectations of the Corporate Office. 


 JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.


  • Assist with the administration of employee benefits, compensation, performance appraisal programs, personnel record keeping, unemployment claims and training.
  • Ensure compliance with the affirmative action programs.
  • Assist with recruiting strategies for hourly and salaried positions at the plant level.
  • Coordinate the recruitment process to include screening, interviewing, selecting, and hiring candidates.
  • Completes Forms I-9, verifies I-9 documentation, and maintains I-9 files.
  • Conducts audits of payroll, benefits, or other HR programs and recommends corrective action.
  • Assists with processing of terminations.
  • Assists with the preparation of the performance review process.
  • Assist HR Manager regarding employee relations issues and recommends actions which are consistent with corporate policies.
  • Assist HR Manager regarding labor relations issues
  • Provide support to management and employees on problem resolution, supervisory discretion and policy interpretation.
  • Work on special projects such as the health fair, supervisor training, and development, communication plans, etc. coordinate background investigations and new hire paperwork.
  • Maintains all records and files as required by plant/Company policy and Federal and State laws.
  • Coordinate service awards
  • Scan/enter employees into the timekeeping system
  • Administer and track leaves of absence, including FMLA, short-term disability, and military leaves
  • Answer employee questions on benefits, leaves of absence, and other company policies
  • Post available openings on the internal job bid board
  • Assist with the on-boarding process for all new hires
  • Provide backup HR support to the HR facility manager.



  • Demonstrated experience in change management, labor and employee relations preferably in a manufacturing environment or equivalent
  • Must possess effective time management, problem-solving, organizational, and priority setting skills
  • Must possess strong knowledge of HR legal issues including federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to employment, wage and hour.
  • Must possess excellent communication (written and verbal).  Strong facilitation skills are a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet skills required
  • Must have a working knowledge of relevant laws and regulations
  • Experience with SAP HRIS system is a plus
  • Payroll experience a plus



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources/related field or equivalent corresponding job-related experience and education preferred.



  • Demonstrated knowledge/experience of federal and state employment laws and other government compliance regulations.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and influencing skills, as well as strong results & solutions orientation
  • Ability to be responsive and persuasive at all levels of the organization.
  • Data entry
  • Project management of key HR initiatives (i.e. HR Audit, 360 feedback process, Supervisor training, etc)
  • Lead recruiting and on-boarding process
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Provide general administrative support


Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.

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