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Croell Inc. Benefits and Personnel Specialist in New Hampton, Iowa

Company Overview:

Croell, Inc. is a privately-held regional construction company with over 100 multi-state locations. We are a major producer of concrete and asphalt road construction in the Midwest and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action (AA) employer!

Position Overview:

The Benefits and Personnel Specialist will be responsible for performing benefit-related duties on a professional level and work closely with HR management in supporting the company and employees. This is a full-time position, reports to the HR Manager and has no supervisory responsibility.

General Duties and Functions:

  • Be prompt and timely for all assigned shifts, schedules and projects

  • Understand the Company Handbook and abide by all employment policies and regulations

  • Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers and management

  • Consistently keep office area clean and organized to promote professionalism and efficiency

  • Cross-train with applicable positions

  • Willingness to perform duties outside normal scope of work (i.e. extra hours during open enrollment period)

  • Additional duties as assigned by management, as this job description is non-exhaustive

Essential Duties and Functions:

  • Maintain human resource information system that records electronic employee personnel files in compliance with applicable legal requirements by processing personnel and benefit changes

  • Review benefit enrollment forms to ensure accuracy, contact employees for errors or missing information and coordinate enrollment with third party administrators

  • Coordinate health, life and disability insurance enrollments and communicate with service providers concerning routine administration of programs while serving as a liaison between all health plan representatives and employees

  • Administer layoff procedure and ensure compliance with Seasonal Layoff guidelines by preparing letters and other paperwork as directed, and record insurance premium payments as received

  • Ensure compliance with ACA guidelines by tracking and documenting all necessary information to ensure accurate 1094C/1095C documentation

  • Provide benefit deduction data and 401K contribution documentation to payroll in a timely manner

  • Review and assure compliance with Federal and State regulations as it affects employment and benefits

  • Prepare special reports and records as requested

  • Prepare, develop, maintain, and disperse employee communication and educational materials regarding benefits for all insured employees

  • Ensure all applicable compliance notices are current and are made available to all employees

  • Assist in the reconciliation of health plan monthly eligibility reports and premium reports from medical and flex plan administrators

  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual audits of employee benefit plans including, but not limited to, 401k, medical and flexible spending accounts

  • Assist department by managing invoices, accounts, tracking and distribution of all company personnel assets including alarm codes, cell phones, and phone and internet provider accounts.

Position Requirements:

  • Consent to authorization of a pre-employment background check

  • Must be able to pass a drug test

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and professionally communicate with employees, executive team and external parties

  • Strong communication, problem solving, analysis and time management skills

  • Strong organizational skills with an eye for detail

  • Computer skills and MS Office proficiency (Excel, Word, Outlook Calendars, Publisher, PowerPoint)

  • Ethical conduct and strict confidentiality in all matters!

  • Grasp new concepts quickly and have a strong comprehension of assignments

  • Be a team player and support job functions outside customary job duties

Preferred Skills and Knowledge:

  • Associate’s degree in benefit or human resource related field

  • Two years of experience in benefit administration or Human Resource experience

  • Similar combination of education and experience

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements to successfully perform the job functions are:

  • Ability to reach below/at/above shoulders

  • Pushing/Pulling

  • Twisting/Bending

  • Sitting/Standing

Croell, Inc. Benefit Offerings:

  • Salary Range: $16—$19 per hour

    (Based on experience, location, etc.)

  • Health – Dental – Vision Insurance

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Company Paid Short Term Disability

  • Voluntary Long Term Disability

  • Paid Time Off

  • Holiday Pay

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • 401K with Company Match

  • Bereavement Pay

  • Potential for Advancement