Job Location:
Kankakee, IL

IKO Industries Ltd. is a market leader in the manufacturing of roofing and building materials. IKO is a Canadian owned and operated business with production facilities worldwide and has many years of unparalleled success in the roofing materials industry. Quality, integrity, and trustworthiness are the values that underlie this success, and we have built this company by hiring people who hold these values. People like you!

Job Description

Human Resources Coordinator

The Plant Human Resources Specialist will be directly responsible for overseeing the day to day HR activities in our Kankakee plant. This position will also assist with administrative requirements to support plant operations. This position will report to the Plant Manager and the Regional HR Manager.

*This role is based in Kankakee, IL (this is not remote position.)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner in the effective execution of the plant strategies to meet business goals, and provide feedback and support on all employee related issues at the site

  • Advise employees and management personnel on the interpretation of Company policies, programs and procedures

  • Responds to all internal and external HR inquiries at the plant

  • Works with plant leaders to resolve minor employee issues and conflict resolution

  • Will develop and propose improvements to policies, programs, and procedures to improve the effectiveness of the human resources administration practice and safety

  • Work with Corporate Benefits to ensure delivery of benefits for eligible employees in the plant. 

  • Manage claims administration including WSIB, Short Term Disability and the Return to Work programs

  • Maintains employee related records within the Workday system

  • Accountable for full-cycle recruiting and on-boarding of hourly employees

  • Oversee Kronos timekeeping and assists with payroll administration

  • Coordinates all site recognition and social events

  • Assist the Plant H&S Department with administrative duties

  • Covid case management and contact tracing requirement experience

  • Other projects and/or duties as may be assigned


  • Bachelors Degree required and a minimum of 7+ years in a HR Coordinator or Specialist role within a manufacturing environment

  • Professional designation in Human Resources is preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership and management capabilities in an environment of rapid change

  • Comprehensive knowledge of employment, industrial labor relations, and occupational safety legislation

  • Exposure to payroll processes and practices

  • The ability to organize the workload and manage multiple tasks effectively

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office products

  • Familiarity with HRIS, time and attendance systems (Workday and Kronos preferred)


Benefits of Employment: IKO recognizes that its success is due to the strength of its employees. A primary goal of IKO is to promote individual employee's sense of accomplishment and contribution so that employees enjoy their association with IKO. The Company invests in its employees so that they are the most knowledgeable in the industry, and undertakes great efforts to nurture loyalty to, and teamwork at, IKO. We are pleased to offer competitive compensation, health care, a progressive and challenging workplace and a commitment to teamwork and integrity.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment: IKO Industries Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. IKO Industries Ltd. encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.