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Location:Reading (West Lawn), PA
First posted:March 10, 2017


The Senior Human Resources Representative is responsible for performing professional human resources work in a variety of concentrations, including associate relations, staffing, training and development, special projects and some administrative duties for the location. This position will work closely with Leadership in a proactive approach to ensure the right associates are in the right jobs and are fully engaged and properly developed to provide sustained business success. 


Travel within the Northeast Area is required, varying from day trips to overnights.


Provide Human Resources support to multiple locations in the following areas of concentration:

  • Policies - Advise associates and management on interpretation of human resources policies, programs, and procedures involving FMLA and LOA. 
  • Laws and Regulations - Ensure compliance and proper documentation in regard to all applicable laws and regulations (including HIPAA, FMLA and USERRA), as well as Company-sponsored plans, programs and Collective Bargaining Agreements.  Tracking FMLA associate usage and ensuring associates comply with all FMLA requirements.
  • Associate Relations - Advise associates and management on interpretation of human resources policies, programs, and procedures.  Investigates associate complaints and works with local Human Resources Manager to resolve.
  • Recruiting - Support department in its recruiting efforts by collaborating with managers and Area Recruiter.  Anticipate staffing needs and work proactively to develop a staffing strategy
  • Learning and Development - facilitate New Associate Orientation for associates, lead trainings for departments as needed and support the company's organizational development strategy by coaching and advising managers on the career development process, performance management and succession planning.
  • Engagement - Advise department managers on strategy and activities that will promote a positive working environment and will develop managers' skills to reward and recognize and create a culture of engagement.
  • Diversity and Inclusion - ensure that managers foster an inclusive work environment.  Promote diversity awareness training.  Utilize and encourage the use of a diversity lens when sourcing and selecting candidates for open positions.
  • Compliance - Responsible for compliance of HR related matters in location (e.g. I-9s, AAP good faith efforts, required training completion). 
  • Special Assignments and tasks as assigned by the Area Human Resources Manager, such as:
    • Supporting the onboarding program as needed
    • Administration of Associate Discounts
       - Coordinating HR department-sponsored events
       - Administering the Exit Interview reporting database
  • Administrative Duties
     - Perform administrative duties required by the location HR department.
     - Perform administrative duties for the Area Human Resources Manager.


-Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field preferred.

-3-5 years of Human Resources generalist experience preferred. 

-Must be able to read and write in English, Bilingual Spanish a plus

-Detail oriented with strong organizational and documentation skills.

-Skill in operation of variety of computer software programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

-Ability to interpret Human Resources policies, procedures and laws.

-Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

-Ability to collect, compile and analyze information and data.

-Project management experience, high-level organizational skills and experience working with outside vendors.

-Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment and education) are required.


Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit.  The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms.  The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, General Electric Capital Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 216,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit (please use the apply button below) to learn more.


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