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Welcome to the job postings page for the Western North Carolina HR Association, a Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.  Our Chapter offers these listings for your interest, but we do not verify accuracy or availability nor endorse any listing.



Benefits Specialist- UNCA




The Benefits Specialist supports the Benefits and Employee Relations Manager by coordinating the University’s benefits programs.

This position will provide experienced, high-level customer service support to staff, faculty, and retirees regarding the following benefit programs: health, dental, vision, health care and dependent care/medical FSAaccounts, life insurance, AD&D, long term disability, leave of absence, 401(k), 403(b), and 457(b) retirement plans, and other miscellaneous voluntary programs.

The Benefits Specialist interprets and applies federal and state guidelines, regulations and laws appropriately and in a manner that is consistent with university policies and procedures, (e.g., COBRAHIPAAERISAFMLAACA,).

This individual must provide superior customer service to internal and external customers; be able to track, audit and prioritize work; and respond quickly and accurately to requests.

Candidate must be able to solve complex problems through research and analysis, with the ability to respond appropriately to various trends and patterns. Must have strong organizational skills, and be detail oriented.

The Benefits Specialist must be a conscientious self-starter, deadline-driven and customer-service oriented.

Strong verbal and written communication skills are required to assist with development and maintenance of websites and written materials. Conduct presentations on various HR topics, special projects, implementation of policies/programs/processes, new employee orientation, etc.

Serve as liaison between HR and various outside vendors to provide information, resolve problems and interpret policies. Use various information systems to access general and confidential information.

Ability to navigate various system and processes. Maintain relations with various carriers and vendors, which includes transmitting and retrieving data from their systems and uploading into Banner (HRIS).

Analyze, compile, audit and validate crucial eligibility data through multiple computer-based applications in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Create and prepare reports; compile and model data for reporting information and trends to support decision-making.

This individual must maintain complete confidentiality at all times.

UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. HR staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed.

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Human Resources & Safety Manager – Plant Start-Up

Miyake Forging North America

Kingsport, TN 37660

Are you interested in a challenge that is probably the most challenging to date in your HR career? Are you up for an opportunity that provides hands on learning and development? Can you build a HR function from the ground up? Do you think you can put in place the key building blocks of a strong culture that will support a brand new state-of-the-art manufacturing system and facility? If so, this is an opportunity that will interest you.


Job Requirements

Miyake, a leading bearing parts manufacturer, has recently announced their first US plant and has started construction of a new facility less than 15 minutes west of Kingsport, TN at the Surgoinsville, TN Industrial Complex. This position will report to the on-site President. The ideal candidate will possess a BS Degree in a related field, a minimum of 5 to 7 years hands-on “HR Generalist" experience preferably in manufacturing. A graduate degree and HR certification are both pluses. Some of the major responsibilities include:

  • Develop a strong goal oriented safety culture---champion safety teams---effectively administer workers comp---(T)OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements---ensures legally required training---environmental / EPA knowledge a plus
  • Exemplary leadership behavior that will set the example and steer company values and culture
  • Excellent communications skills---written and verbal
  • Understands todays talent acquisition environment---ability to recruit, hire, orient, on-board and retain key talent for all roles
  • Understanding of payroll and appropriate payroll practices
  • Strong on State and Federal compliance regulations
  • Establish, interpret and disseminate policies and procedures---fair / consistent
  • Coaching, mentoring and advising both leadership team members and employees
  • Develop and administer a pay and benefits system based on a competitive market bench mark which may include incentives and / or bonus payments
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team or independently (lead or follow) --- take initiative and perform in fast paced environment
  • Computer skills / knowledge---Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Understands the importance of a culture that is supportive of a union-free environment
  • Ability to travel a minimum amount of time including limited near-term international travel

If you are flexible in your thinking, a good problem solver and not afraid of significant challenges, this may be the right opportunity for you. This is your chance to join a well-established international company that was founded in 1939. The words below are brief descriptors of Miyake’s 10 Core Principles for running a successful business:

Safety | Customers | Contribution to Society | Ambitions | Sincerity

Cheerful Workplace | Thinking | Efforts | Improvement | Trust

The greater Tri-Cities area is a part of a CSA of over 500,000 people and provides a great place to live, work and play. If this sounds like something that you are interested in exploring further, send a resume to:  



Visit our website as listed below for information on MIYAKE.








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