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Arturo Almaraz

Human Resources Generalist - Hamilton Scientific

Pflugerville, TX

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Human resource generalist with extensive employee relation experience. Thrives in fast work environment and extremely organized. Effective collaborator with business partners to develop HR solutions to achieve corporate goals. Expert communicator and negotiator with strong conflict resolution skills.

Work Experience

Human Resources Generalist

Hamilton Scientific
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Round Rock, TX
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January 2013 to Present

Round Rock, TX January 2013 - Present 
Global leading manufacturer of metal/wood laboratory furniture/equipment 
Human Resources Generalist 
• Collaborated with VPs, Site Leaders and Department Managers of supported groups to offer HR solutions that strategically aligned to group's priorities 
• Managed employee relations issues and conducted employee investigations as necessary 
• Managed human resource compliance including the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). 
• Managed administration of employee benefits programs (medical, dental, vision, flex spending, 401(k), life, AD&D, and disability) and responsible for annual open enrollment 
• Managed workers compensation and helped to coordinate safety programs and training 
• Managed workforce planning including group restructures and reduction in force activities 
• Recruiting for all positions including VP's and Management. 
• Managed implementation, communication and training of all employees in different areas of the company 
• Advised and counseled managers and employees concerning disciplinary issues and investigation 
• Created a new system and process to keep track of employee punctuality, attendance and Paid Time Off leave where there was none before • Helped to manage a completely new HR process within a company of 4 sites and over 2,000 employees 
• Managed and converted to a new payroll system, ADP, including installing hardware, and implementing all processes to make it easier for management and finance

Human Resources Generalist

Thermo Fisher Scientific/Hamilton Scientific
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Round Rock, TX
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March 2012 to January 2013

Round Rock, TX March 2012 - Jan 2013 
Leading manufacturer of metal/wood laboratory furniture/equipment 
Human Resources Generalist 
• HR business partner responsible for day to day tactical HR activities 
• Provided career development counseling for employees 
• Liaison between business unit and corporate HR on compensation, benefits, employment, wellness, and training/development issues 
• Facilitated communication of new and revised HR programs and policies to business unit 
• Facilitated rewards program for business unit 
• Facilitated performance evaluation cycles, salary planning, mentoring program, etc. for business unit 
• Assisted with the redeployment and reduction in force activities for business unit 
• Keep paperwork on employees up to date. Such as but not limited to I-9 forms, applications, and many other delicate employee files. 
• Create spreadsheets to keep track of current and terminated employees earnings and locations.

Financial Aid Administrator/Clerical Assistant

Cypress Community College
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Cypress, CA
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July 2001 to September 2011

Perform various technical duties, which include, interviewing students in English and Spanish to determine whether they qualify for United States and/or California residency as set forth by state/federal regulations. 
• Became one of three people who is counted on to determine residency. 
• Assist students in the interpretation of policies in English and Spanish. 
• Assist students in the application process of admittance. 
• Input and download data for processing of applications and transcripts into computer system. 
• Attended many residency determination conferences to stay up to date on current legal requirements regarding residency, applications and transcript. 
• Sent out mass e-mails to students regarding residency requirements, change of policy and appointment dates. 
• Interview students to determine whether they can return to school after being scholastically dismissed and counsel them on how to return to school if dismissed for a semester. 
• Involved with the introduction of a new computer system. 
• Worked under Title V and FERPA and familiar with Title IV regulations as set forth by the California Community College System.

Education

AA in Liberal Arts

Cypress College -
Cypress, CA

4 Years of University in Political Science, Latin American Studies

Long Beach State -
Long Beach, CA

Additional Information

Skills Summary:  
 
Employee Relations Benefits Administration Payroll Administration-ADP 
Employee/Manager Training Safety Coordinator Leave Administration 
Recruiting Employee Development Process Improvement