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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

more than 370 power transmission/motion control distribution and manufacturing companies, representing over $16 billion in product sales.

Careers in Industrial Distribution: Human Resources

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Vice President Human Resources

Salary Average: $95,000*
  • Responsible for the entire range of personnel administration and employee relations activity.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements policies and programs in such areas as recruitment and employment, organizational planning, training, wage, salary and benefits administration, labor relations, communications and safety.
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance in each area to other staff and operating functions of the organization.

Human Resources Director

Salary Range: $106,647 - $142,859**
  • Assume full management responsibility for all services and activities of the Human Resources Department, including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee and labor relations, personnel records, risk management, insurance, employee and organizational development and affirmative action.
  • Manage the development and implementation of the Human Resources Department goals, objectives, policies and priorities of each area.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate, through subordinate level managers, the department's work plan; assign projects, review and evaluate work methods and procedures, meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive employee inquiries and complaints.

Human Resources Manager

Average Salary: $58,614*
Learn more about the skills sets for this position.
  • Designs, plans and implements human resources programs and policies, including staffing, compensation, benefits, employee relations, training, and health and safety programs.
  • Manages activities relating to staffing, training, management development, employee relations, affirmative action benefits administration and compensation.
  • Manages a group of human resources professionals.

Human Resources Generalist

Salary Range: $44,038 - $56,534**
Learn more about the skills sets for this position.
  • Designs and administers human resources policies and procedures.
  • Collects and analyzes human resources data, and then makes recommendations to management.
  • Processes paperwork for functional area according to established procedures.
  • Prepares internal employee communications regarding compensation benefits or company policies.

General/Functional Corporate Trainer

Salary Range: $55,165 - $72,851**
Learn more about the skills sets for this position.
  • Responsible for management employee training and development.
  • Performs studies of management personnel and uses results to develop and implement appropriate training courses.
  • Designs and conducts company training programs.
  • Monitors and reports the effectiveness of training of employees during the orientation period and for career development.
  • Involved in initial plan and existing plan enhancements.

Payroll Administrator

Salary Range: $45,111 - $59,202**
Learn more about the skills sets for this position.
  • Compiles payroll data, including hours worked, bonus pay, commissions, taxes, deductions from time sheets and other payroll related records.
  • Input hours and earnings into payroll software.
  • Updates master payroll records by verifying changes, including tax exemptions, insurance coverage, child support, net wages, salary increases and job transfers.
  • Prepares periodic reports of earnings, taxes and deductions.

Human Resources Specialist

Salary Range: $53,729 - $68,874**
Learn more about the skills sets for this position.
  • Provide lead responsibility to other HR staff in processing a variety of personnel forms to hire, promote, transfer and separate employees in the automated HR/payroll system.
  • Maintain the integrity of the employee data and the automated HR processes.
  • Maintain a variety of data in the HR/payroll systems.
  • Perform a variety of technical tasks related to assigned area of responsibility.

Benefits Administrator

Salary Range: $39,998 - $50,830**
Learn more about the skills sets for this position.
  • Administers, processes and maintains company benefit programs.
  • Functions as a liaison between vendors and employees.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within a particular field.

Human Resources Clerk

Salary Range: $32,225 - $41,599**
Learn more about the skills sets for this position.
  • Performs administrative duties in support of the maintenance of employee records, including personal status updates, terminations and new hires.
  • Assists in the collection of employee information for reports and statistical research.
  • Enters employee data into the company record keeping system.
*Salary information obtained from 2016 Cross-Industry Compensation Report, Vol. 1, published by the Power Transmission Distributors Association using the average salaries as reported by PTDA members.
**Salary information obtained from www.salary.com, 09.01.2016 using the first and third quartiles as lowest and highest ends of the range.
All salary ranges vary by individual company.