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Job Title: Human Resource Assistant
Reports to: Human Resource Manager
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Recognized by the Marion County Industrial Foundation as 2023 Manufacturer of the Year

Kentucky Cooperage is hiring an HR Assistant for our HR department. Every day you will be involved in
essential HR activities such as recruiting, hiring, onboarding, benefits, and other employee-centric tasks
supporting our growth, employee development, and retention.
Compensation: $20.00-$23.00 an hour to start, based on experience
Essential Duties HR Assistant’s Role
• Coordinate or assist with all aspects of the recruiting and onboarding process, including advertising,
scheduling interviews, conducting pre-employment checks, and conducting or auditing new employee
• Assist with the administration of the HR Systems – UKG, Paycor, and GP experience a plus!
• Complete various HR-related reporting.
• Administrative and clerical duties
• Benefits Administration: Assist with new employee enrollment and assist employees with the annual
open enrollment system. Answer benefits-related questions as needed.
• General knowledge of leave of absence management to include FMLA, ADA, disability, and workers’
• Assist with Wellness program enrollment, communication, and inquiries.
• Communicate and coordinate site events and activities while promoting volunteerism initiatives.
• Manage the internal communication platforms to update employees and sites on essential milestones and
other necessary information.
• Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
• Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) defined in the goal tree.
• Will be a back up for 1
st shift new hire training.
• At times, some travel may be required. 5-10%
Skills and Competencies of The Corporate HR Assistant
• Bachelor’s degree preferred, or two plus years of relevant experience.
• Knowledge of HR principles, techniques, and procedures.
• Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to human resources
• Knowledge of HRIS and Benefits Administration systems
• Must have excellent interpersonal skills, facilitation, and presentation skills.
• Must be comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
• Must be able to analyze data and problem-solve.
• Teamwork and influencing skills.
Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Work Environment
The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. The employee will be exposed to shop
floor conditions, i.e., noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt, etc. Will need to learn overall production position duties to give
department tours during new hire interviews.
Employee Benefits
Independent Stave Company offers competitive compensation and benefits to employees at each of our
facilities. Domestic benefits include:
• Competitive Wage
• Paid Semi-Monthly
• Medical Insurance after 30 days (Deductible: $750 for single, $1500 for family)
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Short Term Disability
• Long Term Disability
• Paid Vacation
• Continuous Education
• 401(K)
*Some benefits are only available to full-time employees or after designated waiting periods.
Our Culture
Our people are passionate about their craft and take pride in their contribution to the wine and spirits industry,
supporting our mission to craft world-class oak barrels and other cooperage products so that our employees,
customers and communities flourish.
We are always looking for hard-working people to join our team. A great work-ethic, dedication, and reliability
are a few of the characteristics that we look for.
Independent Stave Company is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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