Job Location:
Latham, New York 12110

Human Resources Benefits Specialist

Status: Exempt (salaried)                                                                 

Department: Human Resources

Position Summary

The Human Resources Benefits Specialist focuses on general total rewards administration in the Total Rewards Center of Excellence supporting all functions and business units within Plug Power. The position would recommend, implement, administer, and maintain Benefits plans and processes. It would also contribute to the development and administration of Company policies and procedures for benefit plans to ensure equity for all employees, compliance with federal and state legal requirements and Company objectives and profitability.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with the day to day administration and communication of Plug’s health and welfare programs, 401(k) plans and other Total Rewards processes.
  • Manage leave of absence process and coordinate closely with payroll and external vendors to coordinate leaves
  • Manages and coordinates communication, wellness program activities, benefits fairs, and other Total Reward events.
  • Analyzes benefit costs, provides insight into expense trends and works with internal and external parties.
  • Works closely with Benefits vendors to implement enhancements, test changes, ensure compliance and reconcile issues.
  • Prepares analysis on various benefits programs and provides recommendations for program changes as needed.
  • Develop and conduct presentations for leaders in matters related to benefits projects
  • Participate in internal audits and assist with pulling documentation and information from the Workday HRIS system
  • Assists with benefits onboarding as needed
  • Represent Plug Power in a professional manner at all times and in all interactions
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in human resources, business or other relevant field
  • A minimum of two (2) years working experience in human resources; preferred to have 1 years working within a Benefits function
  • Computer and software systems skills as applicable to position including but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
  • Strong project management and process improvement abilities
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task effectively
  • Superior communication abilities; can seamlessly engage with stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders at all levels
  • Uncompromising dedication to quality
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities with strong attention to detail
  • Role model for the highest standards of professionalism and business ethics
  • Excellent follow-through
  • Must be driven and self-motivated

Pay Rate:

$52,250.00 – $78,375.00

We offer a fantastic total rewards package at Plug, and a brief summary is below:

Base salary is determined on a number of factors including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. These factors are considered when making an offer of employment.  If you are interested in this position, we’d ask that you apply.

The above pay range, may not take into account local geographic pay variations. If there is an applicable geographic differential, a member of the HR team can discuss that with you.

Health, Dental & Vision Insurance eligibility starting from the first day of hire

401(k) with 5% company match

Bonus eligibility

Paid time off including vacation, personal and sick time

Paid Holidays

Wellness Reimbursement Program

Potential to apply for Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Referral program

Employee Assistance Program

Plug Power Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.