Job ID: 139519367

Job Description

Kaman Fluid Power , a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation, is the leading provider of motion control products offering all types of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, motors, pumps, filters, and values as well as design and production of hydraulic power units, vacuum products, lubrication systems and complete turnkey engineered systems and solutions.  Kaman Fluid Power is committed to providing a high level of customer service delivered through a national network of branch and distribution centers.


The individual occupying this position manages human resources for a specific geography within the Kaman Automation or Fluid Power platform. The Senior HR Generalist is a partner to leaders within the team.  This leader provides insight and visibility to risk to ensure exceptional operational performance, thoughtful decision making, and high employee engagement. 


  1. Manages the human resource functions, including headcount management, promotions, demotion, transfers, wage and salary changes, talent and performance management.
  2. Partners with the platform recruiter to fill roles with talent that is appropriate for the business.  Reviews background screen results, oversees offer processing and position pricing. 
  3. Provides counsel to leaders on performance management, including corrective action and documentation, employee coaching and counseling, performance appraisals, goal setting and terminations, conducting difficult conversations, and employee development.   
  4. Provides guidance on policies and procedures.
  5. Provides training on employment, compliance, and leadership topics.
  6. Coaches leaders to support goals and objectives.             
  7. Maintains up to date knowledge on all state and Federal laws and implements policy accordingly.
  8. Ensures effective communication, including the use of technology, coaching business leaders on messaging, and providing helpful, compliant written materials.
  9. Maintains human resources systems and functional HR administration.
  10. Shares best practices across the organization and the HR function.  
  11. Ensures operations are conducted in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Conduct and applicable law and regulations; take lead role in corrective action necessary to restore conformity with ethical and compliance standards; serve as role model and actively foster employee awareness of and commitment to Kaman values.


Education – BA/BS degree required.  Prefer degree in Human Resources Management or related discipline.    
Experience :

  • At least 5+ years as a Generalist in a distribution, manufacturing or industrial setting.  Specific experience in Fluid Power or Automation is preferred.
  • Specific experience in a manufacturing or industrial setting with sales (internal and external), distribution and logistics and engineering types of roles highly desired.
  • Experience working in a multi-site capacity and functioning as a field HR resource highly desired.
  • Proven knowledge of general Human Resources policies, programs, practices and procedure related to recruitment, compensation, workforce planning, benefits, employee engagement, and EEO/AAP.
  • Experience developing and delivering training curriculum and content.   This includes facilitating new manager assimilation sessions and leadership training.
  • Demonstrated capability in leading and managing employee relations activities, inclusive of investigations and corrective action.    
  • Strong experience as a business partner with demonstrated examples of providing leadership coaching and development.
  • Demonstrated experience leading change.
  • Lean Sigma or other continuous improvement methodology experience desired.

Essential Skills:

  • Demonstrated examples of creative problem solving to accomplish the desired business results.
  • Strong action orientation and self-direction. 
  • Proven ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment which requires strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Adapts and adjusts to support the priorities of the business.
  • Acts as a role model.  Maintains a positive and respectful attitude.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication, attention to detail, organization, time management and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Other:   Valid driver’s license required. Travel up to 15 %. 
Physical Requirements:   Read computer monitor and written documentation.  Communicate information to others. Require bending, standing and reaching. Sit for long periods of time.  May lift and or move at least 15 pounds.



Kaman Distribution

Kaman Distribution is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America. Kaman offers more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and automation, material handling, motion control, fluid power and MRO...
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