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HR Generalist/Recruiter at Plastipak Packaging Inc.

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Havre De Grace, Maryland

Job Description:

Plastipak Packaging is a global industry leader in the design and manufacturing of plastic rigid containers of the highest quality. Our list of customers include some of the worlds most recognized and respected brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods and Pepsi, just to name a few. Plastipak is fully invested in our associates providing hands-on training opportunities, unlimited access to industry innovations and motivation for career development. Our commitment to our employees is demonstrated in numerous awards for innovation, environmental sustainability, and corporate citizenship. We pride ourselves on an environment where our associates have the freedom and encouragement to reach beyond the ordinary, with unlimited possibilities.

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Plastipak is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description:

At Plastipak, the HR Generalist/Recruiter Performs Human Resources related responsibilities at the professional level in the areas of recruiting, associate relations, benefits, payroll, and training. Drives onboarding efforts with a focus on minimizing turnover. Leveraging prior experience as a recruiter in a high-growth, deadline-driven environment, the Recruiter achieves strategic and immediate department hiring goals while promoting the opportunities, career growth, extraordinary culture and core values of Plastipak Packaging.


  • Partner with associates and site leadership to communicate various Company policies and procedures.

  • Utilizes professional networking, social media, cold-calling, creative thinking, and other methods to proactively source qualified candidates.

  • Evaluates candidate applications, screens, and interviews candidates to determine suitability for position and communicates assessment to Hiring Manager.

  • Manages candidate contact during recruitment process, responds promptly to candidate inquiries, managing candidate expectations and notifying all applicants when a requisition is filled.

  • Provides status updates, reporting, and other information as needed to co-workers, Supervisors, and Hiring Managers.

  • Collaborates to evaluate and improve departmental procedures.

  • Oversee biweekly payroll processing, including entering Kronos adjustments and vacation pay.

  • Maintain attendance tracking system

  • Gains a firm understanding of Plastipak culture to align activities and interactions with core values.

  • Maintain all hourly associate personnel records in SAP to ensure accuracy.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field preferred.

  • 2+ years manufacturing industry recruiting experience preferred.

  • Excellent track record sourcing and qualifying candidates for a variety of positions, varying in level and background.

  • Enthusiasm for frequent cold-calling and other outreach.

  • Success filling an array of lower to senior level positions in a fast-paced environment.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills for interactions with candidates, vendors, and individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Exemplary ethics and integrity to maintain confidential information.

  • Success in fast-paced environments working independently and on a team.

  • Must have high sense of urgency, customer-service driven, and team player mentality.

  • Dedication to continuous improvement in support of Plastipak core values.

Why should you apply?

You may be eligible for:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Telemedicine

  • Company paid life insurance and disability

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • 401(k) and profit sharing plan with company match

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Pet Insurance

  • Referral bonus program