Human Resources Generalist

Employment Type: Full-time
Job Title: Human Resources Generalist
Education: BA/BS Degree in Human Resources or related field
Experience: 2-5 years of HR Generalist experience in a fast-paced, industrial environment
Industry: Material Handling
Required Travel: None

Pengate Handling Systems, Inc.
 is a leader in the lift truck and materials handling markets we serve throughout the Northeast. We are a strong and growing company with a history of stable performance and focus on our customers. If you are looking for a challenging career where you can advance and make a difference, Pengate is the place for you!  As such, we invest in our associates through career development, continued training, advancement opportunities, job stability, competitive compensation & benefits within a culture unlike any other. This is a career-enhancing position with a well-known and growing company.

Job Summary: We are looking for a Human Resources Generalist to add to our office team in our York, PA location. This role is ideal for a highly motivated individual that requires minimal supervision and will assist and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource office. The successful candidate will carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, training and development, departmental development, benefits, compensation, employment and recruiting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with updating and communicating all company policies and procedures, including the Pengate employee handbook
  • Assist with recruiting needs by placing employment ads, facilitating screenings and tracking the selection of applicants
  • Conduct new-hire orientations
  • Continuously update and amend all HR databases and organizational charts, policies and forms
  • Assist with annual performance reviews for hourly and salaried workforce
  • Assist with renewal of all health insurance and benefit plans
  • Track employee eligibility for all benefits
  • Assist in preparation of special events, including employee meetings and other company gatherings
  • Assure compliance with company policies, as well as federal, state and local employment laws


  • Demonstrates a high level of discretion/confidentiality
  • Possesses knowledge and experience in various HR functions, including workers' compensation, LTD, STD, FMLA, 401k and COBRA
  • Possesses excellent communication skills: written, verbal and listening
  • Possesses strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Able to work in an environment with constant interruptions
  • Able to proficiently multi-task
  • Possesses strong mental ability to maintain a calm demeanor under pressure or stress
  • Able to work in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Demonstrates experience with ADP and payroll processing (not required, but a strong plus)
  • Shows familiarity and experience with social media outlets in employee engagement (not required, but a strong plus)
  • Proficiency in PC applications (MS Office Suite, HR database)
  • Able to interact with all executives, managers and employees, company-wide

Qualified candidates should email their resume (containing employment history, educational background and salary history) to: