Human Resources Generalist 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 5176 | JOB GRADE:14  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 



Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today at!




The Human Resources Generalist will coordinate and administer HR programs in support of the manufacturing operations employees at the site. This individual will be responsible for employee relations and engagement initiatives and assist in retention strategies.


Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • Responds to questions by managers and employees to ensure accurate interpretation and fair application of company policies and procedures.
  • Address questions on benefit programs and paid time off.
  • Administer company training.
  • Benefit Administration:  Assist new employees with enrollment, facilitate open enrollment information sessions, 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’ compensation. Provide information connecting them to the leave administrator, The Hartford.
  • Facilitates and participates in employee corrective action meetings to resolve concerns/issues effectively. Conducts incident investigations. Documents issues and prepares warning tickets if applicable.
  • Implements personnel policies and procedures. 
  • Partners with managers and supervisors to complete production employee performance management and assist with the review cycle as needed.
  • Assist with Wellness program enrollment, communication, and inquiries.
  • Participate and support site events and activities.
  • Promote volunteerism initiatives.  
  • Must comply with quality, product safety, and HSE rules and regulations. Be energy conscious, if applicable
  • Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  • Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  • Must understand, support, and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures, and instructions.
  • Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.


Skills and Competencies


  • Technical Capacity
    • 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
  • Ability to conduct thorough incident investigations
  • Teamwork and influencing skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Managing, Improving Processes
  • Communication 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 may be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e., noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt, etc. 

Physical Demands
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position.


Required Education and Experience
Minimum Associates Degree (HR, Industrial Relations, Business, or Applicable Field), plus four years of HR experience

Bachelor’s Degree (HR, Industrial Relations, Business, or Applicable Field), plus two years of HR experience preferred.

PHR Certification is preferred


What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you?

- Competitive Health Benefits, including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Virtual visits
- Company-paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Company-paid Short-Term Disability Coverage
- Voluntary life, Disability and other Supplemental coverages
- Identity Theft and Legal Protection benefits
- Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Health Savings Accounts
- Generous 401(k) plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Free corporate passes to the Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium
- Free gym membership
- Additional discounts include cellular, auto, theme park & attraction tickets, local restaurants, bank partnerships, etc.
- Generous Paid Time Off
- Paid “KBC Cares” Volunteer Time Off
- 12 company-paid holidays (includes full week between Christmas and New Year’s)
- Monthly employee welfare events and corporate outreach (Crab Feast, Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Chili Cook-Off, etc.)


Knorr Brake Company LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore