Human Resources Generalist

This full-time position will perform administrative and professional Human Resources duties for employees at the Brainerd manufacturing facility. With direction from HR Director, duties are primarily focused on taking care of our people:   employment (hiring, onboarding), compensation and benefits administration, employee relations and overall employee engagement support.   This individual will be the sole on-site contact for the facility of approximately 100 employees.

What You’ll Love

  • High visibility and regular contact with employees and job applicants.
  • Working on a small HR team to build and improve our processes.
  • Partnering with Brainerd leaders to problem solve and be part of the continued growth and change with our company.
  • A family-focused work environment that is positive and fun.

Some realities of this position

  • Expect to be busy to help us hire and retain great employees.
  • You’ll be interacting regularly with job applicants and internal staff via phone, email and in person.
  • We are a growing company and as a result have growing HR needs.
  • Works on site in Brainerd, and a member of an HR team located in Coon Rapids.

About working for Lexington Manufacturing

Lexington is a highly successful family owned business that emphasizes our values of Safety, Honesty, People Involvement, Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement. People that work for Lexington say they love the family-like atmosphere and our focused approach to work/family balance. We like to be successful and we like to have fun. Lexington is highly respected by our customers as a responsive and very reliable supplier. Our people take pride in maintaining our good reputation.

Position Description


  • Partners with local managers to fill job openings
  • Candidate sourcing/recruitment –       creates job postings and advertisements to attract qualified candidates. Works with temporary agencies as needed.
  • Applicant screening – contacts applicants and conducts phone and/or in-person interviews and helps to determines if qualified
  • Hiring coordination – coordinates interviews and follow up with candidates.   Creates offer letters and sets up background check.
  • New hire set up:   tracks all required forms needed for hiring, and sets up new employee information in HRIS.   Conducts new hire orientation to create positive experience for new hire.
  • Conducts new hire orientation and makes employee announcements, takes employee pictures, conduct tours, and makes introductions.
  • Stays connected with all employees to help monitor employee engagement and satisfaction

Employee Relations

  • Responds to employee issues and concerns in a timely fashion.
  • Investigate HR issues and partners with managers to deliver disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Provide coaching to managers on HR matters and handling employee issues
  • Assists with employee relations matters at other Lexington locations if needed
  • Responsible to support and promote a positive Lexington work environment and culture, in order to improve employee engagement levels

HR Administration

  • Assists with job description creation and updates as needed
  • Assists with annual wage forecast completion process
  • Supports safety program and coordinates assigned projects related as assigned.
  • Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, opportunities for promotion, and employee benefits.
  • Tracks employee workers compensation cases for Brainerd and follows up with employees, manager, insurance company and other HR staff as needed.
  • Carries out Lexington, HR and employment policies and procedures
  • Ensure law posters are updated and posted.
  • Administers local recognition and rewards programs (e.g. logo bucks, chamber bucks)
  • Special meeting/event coordination/preparation.   Quarterly meeting, company parties and other employee events:   creates presentations, communications, meal coordination.     Including helping with set up and room preparation.
  • Communicates directly with managers and employees – delivers news in timely and clear manner so that information is understood.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Reporting Structure:

  • Reports directly to the HR Director
  • Serves as the primary and only on-site HR resource for all employees at the Brainerd manufacturing facility with support from HR staff in Coon Rapids


  • Associates degree in HR or related field.   Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years minimum of progressively responsible HR work experience in a similar role.   Must have experience with conducting interviews and coordinating selection process as well as employee relations experience that includes successful handling of challenging situations that involved discipline and termination.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills

Next Steps

If you believe you would be a good fit for this position, please apply online and submit a cover letter along with your resume by
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Beliefs & Philosophies

“Building Relationships, Creating Solutions, Delivering Value.”

Lexington Manufacturing is dedicated to providing our customers with innovative, market-leading products that are delivered with integrity and value. Our commitment to service and quality is proven — by providing innovative solutions, quality products and short lead times since our company was founded in 1981.

Lexington is fully dedicated to the safe work practices of our associates and visitors alike. We firmly believe that everyone’s safety is essential. With this belief we will work under safe conditions and forever seek continuous improvement practices.

Lexington management is committed to operating its business in a manner which reflects the highest levels of personal and professional ethics. We treat coworkers, customers, and suppliers with respect, fairness and honesty.

Lexington is committed to the fact that our customer relationships are the cornerstone of our future. It is absolutely necessary to understand our customers need for product quality and service. Once a commitment is made to a customer, every effort must be made to fulfill that obligation.

We believe that through the application of lean methods and progressive management of our people, technological, and financial resources we will achieve continuous improvement of our service for our customers, long term security for our employees, and continued growth and profitability for our company.

We believe that employees are Lexington’s most important resource. Employees should take an active part in setting their own goals, carefully balancing family and work commitments. Employees’ participation on productivity teams lends to an environment that fosters change, creates opportunity for growth and encourages teamwork and employee involvement.

We believe in a minimum number of management levels and that responsibility should be pushed down as far into the organization as possible. Simple, efficient systems and company wide open communication will promote good morale and support the company vision.