Human Resources Generalist - Chicago

Join Amcor and you can be part of the team that makes the packaging of the future better for people and our planet.  

Here at Amcor, we work together every day to make a positive impact on the lives of millions of people across the globe by providing packaging for essential products, including food, beverages, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care.  

We are sustainability leaders in our industry. We are the first global packaging company to commit to make all our products recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Our products are vital to support the lives of millions of people across the globe every day.

We are always looking for talented and passionate individuals who are motivated to make a difference. Working at Amcor means you will have a unique opportunity to be a part of an organisation that is committed to innovating and driving new solutions to create more sustainable packaging solutions.

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At Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP), our teams are focused on developing and making plastic bottles and jars that create a unique experience and are better for the environment.  Our bottles and jars are primarily made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which has rapidly become the world’s preferred packaging material. PET is lightweight, shatterproof, recloseable, resealable, reusable and infinitely recyclable*.

With approximately 6,000 people across about 50 manufacturing operations in 11 countries and an annual revenue of US$2.9 Billion, ARP provides rigid packaging solutions to the beverage, pharmaceutical, food, and home and personal care segments.

Learn more about the many benefits of PET bottles here. 

*with existing technologies including chemical recycling

Amcor Rigid Packaging 

Human Resources Generalist - Chicago

Chicago, IL

Position Overview:

Responsible for performing human resources related duties on a professional level and works closely with the Human Resources Manager in supporting designated locations. Responsibilities include the following functional areas: talent acquisition, employee engagement & relations, payroll & benefits administration, training, and employment law compliance.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Talent Acquisition
    • Update job descriptions as needed
    • Submit and post job requisitions via TMS
    • Innovate ideas for new job posting boards and develop applicant pools
    • Attend career fairs
    • Screen hourly, non-exempt candidates and schedule interviews with hiring manager
    • Conduct reference and background investigations
    • Schedule and conduct new hire orientation regarding Company policies and procedures, benefit programs, and plant rules to ensure full understanding of the conditions and benefits of employees
    • Administer job posting procedures and selection of employees for promotion within the plant to ensure fairness and equity
  • Employee Engagement
    • Schedule and lead monthly employee engagement committee
    • Post human resources updates to Plant communication boards including electronic screens
    • Plan, organize and direct administration of engagement activities/services such as Service Awards, picnics, newsletters, charity campaigns, and recognition activities
  • Employee Relations
    • Assist with investigations and employee suggestions/complaints through fact-finding methods and provide managers with guidance toward resolution of the complaint or disposition of the suggestion with support of the Human Resources Manager 
    • Maintain confidentiality in sensitive matters
    • Assist with collection of information and data for external claims
    • Assist with internal and external audits
    • Notify leadership of upcoming hourly reviews and ensures reviews are completed in a timely manner.
    • Maintain close contact with all employees to maintain an accurate sense of employee morale and attitudes
    • Conduct hourly, non-exempt Exit Interviews
    • Monitor and maintain employee attendance records through the Time and Attendance system to ensure that absenteeism is kept at the lowest possible level and assists managers in taking corrective action as required, ensuring consistency with the Attendance Policy
    • Notify leadership of attendance corrective actions and track all hourly, non-exempt disciplinary actions
  • Payroll
    • Maintain all hourly personnel files and UltiPro records in an organized, accurate, and up-to-date manner.  This includes self-audits of all files, records, and reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with all legal requirements and includes the responsibility to collect, record, and file information necessary for implementation of an effective Affirmative Action Plan
    • Process bi-weekly payroll for all locations
    • Process and submit weekly payroll for temporary staff at all locations to appropriate agencies
    • Responsible for completing and maintaining all required paperwork and documentation required by the Company or governmental agencies
    • Monitor and maintain accurate information in Time and Attendance system.    
    • Submit monthly finance and human resource reports
    • Submit quarterly Time and Attendance user reports for security access permission
  • Benefits
    • Administer benefits programs by explaining programs to employees and working with the Corporate Benefits area to resolve benefits problems
    • Conduct benefit communication programs and assists with annual and new hire benefits enrollment
    • Collect necessary documentation to submit to Corporate Benefits and vendors
    • Assist with administration of LOA documents such as FMLA, STD and LTD and tracking of employees on LOA
  • Training and Development
    • Maintain training records
    • Assist with training events and scheduling of team members
  • Act as backup for administrative staff within the department in absence of personnel
  • Assist in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepare and maintain the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual
  • Administer local human resources SharePoint updates
  • Participate in developing department goals, objectives and systems
  • Stay abreast of current developments in employee relations and/or legal requirements through readings, professional associations, and seminars.
  • Assist Human Resources Manager with other duties and tasks as required, including employee relations activities and services.


  • Education:  Associate's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Organization Leadership or Psychology required; Bachelor’s preferred
  • 2 years of experience in Human Resources required; manufacturing experience preferred
  • Three years administrative experience to include demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational/time management skills and efficient use of computer software is essential
  • Decision making skills, along with ability to understand pertinent laws, are critical
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Travel 5-10%


Amcor Leadership Framework Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Customer Focus
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Drive for Results

3-5 Applicable ALF Competencies:

Influencing Others

Managing & Measuring Work

Conflict Management


Choose an item.


  • Reports directly to the Human Resources Manager
  • Supports all departments of the Plant
  • Will coordinate with vendors and outside candidates

Physical Requirements

☒Normal Vision

☐Distant Vision

☒Near Vision

☒Hearing/ Listening

☒ Sitting


☒Hand/Finger Dexterity

☒ Walking







☐Lifting (amount 50+ pounds)

☐Carrying (amount 50+ pounds)

☐Driving- Forklift

☒Lifting (amount < 50 pounds)

☐Carrying (amount < 50 pounds)

☐Driving – Automobile/truck/van

Work Environment: Office Environment

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties, responsibilities, skills and/or abilities.

Amcor is a thriving S&P 500 organisation listed both on the NYSE (AMCR) and ASX (AMC) with US$13 billion in sales. We have a proud history dating back to the 1860’s and come a long way from a single paper mill based in Melbourne to becoming the global leading packaging company. Today, Amcor is an international organisation empowering its 50,000 employees in over 40 countries and across 250 sites.  

At Amcor we believe in talent through diversity and promote equal opportunity in the workplace and recognise that discrimination and harassment of co-workers based on race, creed, disability, gender, marital or maternity status, religious or political beliefs, age or sexual orientation is unlawful.




Full time
Salary Range
$49,000.00 - 78,000.00
per Year
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Chicago, IL 60290, US
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