Benefits and HR Administrator
MTS Systems Corporation - Eden Prairie, MN

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Being certain means everything when solving complex engineering challenges. Our products and our reputation depend on it. At MTS Systems Corporation, we collaborate closely with our customers to design, develop and produce higher quality products with greater speed and lower cost. Join our innovative team and help us support our mission to be the leading provider of testing and sensing solutions. By working together, we can help our customers optimize their designs, improve their productivity and bring better products to market faster.

Position Description:
The Benefits and HR Administrator will administer various HR programs, policies and procedures including benefits, compensation, HRMS, recognition & reward through the employee life cycle with the company. Administer company Leave of Absence and workers compensation programs to ensure consistency with policy and compliance with government regulations. First point of contact in answering employee questions on HR Programs, Policies and Procedures.

Main Responsibilities:
tab-stops: list0inleft 7.0in" 1. Leave of Absence. Reviews and evaluates U.S. employee requests for Leave of Absence for completeness and clarity of data. Reviews data to determine eligibility and certification is in compliance with company policy, state and federal regulations. Interacts with employee, supervisor, MTS Payroll and insurance companies to provide a consistent flow of information for timely benefit payments, continuation of benefits and employee status changes. Provides all correspondence to affected parties to assure understanding of the leave process. Corresponds with legal counsel when needed. Acts as principal source of leave administration information to HR Generalists, Compensation, Benefits, and HRMS.

tab-stops: list0inleft 7.0in" 2. Workers’ Compensation. Administers workers’ compensation for North America locations. Responsible for filing claims, maintaining OSHA records, and preparing OSHA surveys. Handles all inquiries regarding the filing of claims with employee and explaining their legal rights. Interfaces with insurance company and supervisors to determine the compensability and appropriateness of the claim. Interacts with medical professionals as to progress of employee for return to work status. Assesses the information and when necessary will review possible available job positions with the HR Generalist within the company for a return to light duty. Interfaces directly with legal counsel, attends hearings and provides deposition when necessary and appropriate.

tab-stops: list0inleft 7.0in" 3. Benefits Administration.

tab-stops0in0in7.0in" · Administers insurance, FSA, HSA and retirement eligibility for all North America employees. Reconciles vendor invoices for payment by researching accuracy of vendor records and computes premium. Interfaces directly with ESS vendor and retirement record keeper on eligibility reporting requiring a working knowledge of vendors’ databases and process flows. Performs quarterly audits.

tab-stops0in0in7.0in" · Answers inquiries for all North America benefit programs participants. Assists participants in making informed decisions by explaining options of MTS benefit plans particular to their situation, answering questions related to enrollment; handles all family change of status requests.

tab-stops0in0in7.0in" · Conducts new hire benefit orientation process and benefit exit interview sessions, including workforce reduction coordination. Processes any manual benefit election forms.

tab-stops0in0in7.0in" · Provides input on content for employee benefit communications requiring knowledge of data entry processes, benefit procedure, compliance, and plan design

tab-stops0in1.0in" · Provides benefit communication material to all U.S. locations to comply with ERISA, COBRA, and all North America locations to comply with contract requirements.

tab-stops0in1.0in" · Administers Well-Being program. Responsible for scheduling vendor visits, coordinating communication, and processing vendor invoices.

tab-stops: list0inleft0in7.0in" 4. Compensation Administration.

tab-stops0inlist0inleft 7.0in" · Review promotion requests; compare individual qualifications to those identified on job description, gather internal parity data, prepare summary of findings

tab-stops: .75in" · Maintains job classification charts. Audits against approved job descriptions on a quarterly basis

tab-stops: list0inleft 7.0in" 5. HRMS Administration

tab-stops0in7.0in" · Audits data entry records from HRMS Assistant

tab-stops: .75in" · Distributes Employee Data Sheets reflecting changes to employee data

tab-stops: .75in" · Maintains certain employee records in SAP

tab-stops: .75in" o Ensure employee benefit records are accurately maintained in SAP

tab-stops: .75in" o Coordinates with HRMS to validate SAP benefit records match with third party records

tab-stops: .75in" o Executes leave actions

tab-stops: .75in" o Validates appropriateness of Adjusted Service Dates

tab-stops: list0inleft 7.0in" 6. General Program Administration

tab-stops0in7.0in" · Administration of recognition and reward, driver and FSE DOT physicals, security system for employee badge management, flower and memorial requests, deferred compensation, PTO seed programs

tab-stops: list0inleft 7.0in" 7. Generates reports for various HR programs:

tab-stops0in7.0in" · Monthly costs for health and welfare programs, flexible spending and health savings account administration, COBRA

tab-stops0in7.0in" · Recognition/Reward

tab-stops0in7.0in" · Promotions

tab-stops0in7.0in" · Leave of Absence

tab-stops0in7.0in" · Workers Compensation

tab-stops: list0inleft0in7.0in" 8. General department support and other duties as assigned or apparent.

Job Requirements

Basic Requirements:
  • High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalency.
  • Five years administrative experience in positions requiring significant interpersonal skills, two years of which should be in a human resources function.
  • Ability to determine priority of work necessary to meet required deadlines.
  • Capable of independent decision making and maintaining a high degree of confidentiality.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Good communication skills.
  • Five years of Human Resource experience.
  • Prior benefits administration experience.
  • Prior workers’ compensation administration experience.
  • Prior leave of absence administration experience.
  • Experience implementing process improvement.
  • Manufacturing industry experience.
  • Multi-state administration experience.
  • Problem solving capabilities.
  • MON
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/M/F/V/D


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