Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Career Opportunity


Shin-Etsu Silicones of America is looking to hire a Payroll & Benefits Specialist to administer payroll and benefits functions within the Human Resources Department.


Akron, OH

Employment Type

Full-time, Direct Hire

  • Process bi-weekly payroll for hourly and salary employees. Reconcile payroll prior to transmission.
  • Update and maintain databases for payroll, time and attendance, and benefits administration.
  • Process accurate and timely court orders, 401(k) deposits, tax information, and year end reporting.
  • Administer employee benefit programs that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending, and COBRA. Assist employees in resolving benefits issues with carriers.
  • Implement and manage open enrollment in the payroll system on an annual basis.
  • Serve as the Plan Administrator for the 401(k) and frozen Pension plans. This includes: assisting plan participants with questions; processing new hires, retirement pension applications, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, and loans; distributing participant communications and required notices; preparing, submitting, and filling yearly reports for calculation of 5500 forms.
  • Coordinate short and long-term disability claims and FMLA documentation. Manage all administrative aspects of leave. This includes: tracking hours used/taken, claim approval/denial, return to work procedure, and payroll adjustments.
  • Process workers' compensation events. Work with the Managed Care Organization (MCO), Third Party Administrator (TPA), and legal on claims and proper procedures for and return to work.
  • Manage and maintain compliance documentation relating to payroll, benefits, 401(k), FMLA, workers' compensation, etc. Prepare and assist with audits by agency and corporate appointed auditors.
  • Determine eligibility and distribute Employee Service Awards.
  • Work with the Accounting Department on various reports for budgeting, insurance, and other information as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested by manager.
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree preferred: Human Resources Management, Accounting, Business Management or related field
  • 3+ years of Human Resources experience with a focus on payroll and benefit administration.
  • Has a working knowledge of HRIS systems (UKG experience a plus)
  • Possess a high emotional intelligence and logical thought process
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must have a professional and positive attitude
  • Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality on sensitive issues
  • Excellent organizational skills
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Position: Payroll and Benefits Specialist