HR Generalist

JST Transportation INC - Franklin, MA3.1


HR Generalist

About JST and the role.

JST is a privately-owned Trucking and Transportation company founded in 1992 by the current owner’s father. JST has offices in Northern/Southern Maine, Woburn MA, Franklin MA and we operate directly out of the Milford MA and Dedham MA last mile distribution centers. We have grown at a rapid pace over the last 2 years and are looking for someone with a solid HR background to help keep us compliant with local and federal laws as well as assist us with strategy. This is a unique opportunity for the right person to “make something their own”

Classification [Exempt.]

Reports to [Operations Director]

Date [Revised 8/14/2019.]


The human resource generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with JST Transportation Inc’ management in supporting designated geographic regions. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all organization personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual.
  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
  • Administers the compensation program; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Performs benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefits information to employees.
  • Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 report annually; and maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career-pathing program; and writes and places advertisements.
  • Handles employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing.
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
  • Maintains company organization charts and the employee directory.
  • Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.


  • Communication.
  • Consultation.
  • Ethical Practice.
  • Global & Cultural Awareness.
  • HR Expertise.
  • Relationship Management.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has one direct report but also serves as a coach and mentor for other positions in the company.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers and smartphones.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a Full-Time Day Shift Position. Monday-Friday. However due to business need there are occasions when Evenings and Weekends would be needed.


It is expected that once a week the HR Generalist checks in to Dedham MA and Milford MA where most of our employees are based out of. The office you would be working out of mostly is in Franklin MA

Required Education and Experience

[Indicate education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. See example below.]

  • A bachelor's degree and three to five years of HR experience, or a master's degree in HR management and two years of experience in the HR field, or seven years of experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and experience.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Human Resources: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations


  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Health insurance