HR Specialist - Newington, CT

Newington, CT, US, 06111

Tilcon Connecticut Inc


Job ID:  492991


Tilcon Connecticut Inc., a CRH company, has played a vital role in building infrastructure around our state, serving the market from 23 locations throughout Connecticut.  As a leading supplier of quality crushed stone, hot mix asphalt, and ready mix concrete, Tilcon Connecticut has supported the construction of superior roads, buildings and bridges. The most respected name in the construction industry, from the quarry to the road, Tilcon Connecticut does it all!

Are you looking for opportunities and benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel? Then Tilcon Connecticut Inc. and CRH is the company for you!  If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!


Position Overview

Reporting to the HR Director, the HR Specialist is responsible for all non-exempt recruitment and onboarding programs within the Tilcon Connecticut, CRH Human Resources functions.  The incumbent will be responsible for sourcing, recruitment, selection and onboarding. This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring HR professional to gain additional functional knowledge. 

We are looking for energetic and driven HR practitioners who have functional HR competency, hands on experience providing a wide range of HR services to employee groups and a passion for engaging employees.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Post open positions in SuccessFactors (online recruiting source) as well as other job boards used in the recruiting process.
  • Support managers with applicant screening and interview process.
  • Coordinate pre -screening process.
  • Conduct new hire orientations and champion our onboarding programs.
  • Complete annual compliance reporting.
  • Participate in recruiting/outreach events.
  • Establish recruiting relationships with organizations.
  • Represent Tilcon at all area job or career fairs both community based and academic.
  • Adhere to all state and federal regulations, if applicable, as set forth by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), or any other regulatory agency.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field; 3-5 years of relevant experience or a combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with recruiting required, including utilization of a wide variety of sourcing channels
  • Skilled in competency based behavioral interview techniques
  • Union exposure helpful
  • Experience in a construction environment preferred.
  • Valid state driver’s license and satisfactory driving record is required.


Work Requirements

  • Must be 18 years in age or older
  • Must submit to, drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Maintains professional demeanor in dealing with critical/confidential information; restricts discussion/knowledge of activity to a "need to know" basis.
  • Must be willing to travel on a limited basis and work away from home when required.
  • A valid driver's license.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency with email, Internet, and Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong customer service abilities
  • Ability to analyze issues independently.
  • Ability to produce results while working independently.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions.
  • Understanding and experience of basic HR systems and reporting is helpful.


  • Action oriented
  • Being Resilient
  • Biulding Trust
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Customer Focus
  • Develop Talent
  • Human Resources Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
  • Planning and Organizing          
  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Attracts Top Talent
  • Building Collaborative Work Relationships
  • Communication
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Decision Making
  • Drive Results
  • Initiating Action
  • Manages Complexity


Physical Requirements

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.

  • Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, talk and hear.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit, and use hands.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

Work Environment

  • Standard office environment.
  • Tempo is fast-paced with deadlines.
  • The noise level in some areas of the work environment may be moderate.


Compensation & Company Benefits:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription
  • $1,000 Referral Bonuses 
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k with Roth option & Competitive Company Match
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Opportunities for Internal Mobility
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Company Discounts on products, goods, services, electronics, automotive, travel & more!
  • Opportunities for Community Engagement.



What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Tilcon Connecticut Inc., a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Feb 9, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Hartford

Job Segment: HR, Construction, Human Resources, Engineering