HR and Benefits Coordinator

Methanex - Medicine Hat, AB (30+ days ago)

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Methanex is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Methanol can be found in products from windshield washer fluid to recyclable plastic bottles, plywood floors to paint, silicone sealants to synthetic fibers. The energy sector is one of the most rapidly growing markets for the use of Methanol and greatly relies on the expertise and commitment of Methanex as their trusted supplier.

With the care of the environment as the root of their business, Methanex is a Responsible Care® company committed to the safe, ethical and environmentally sound management of the chemicals it makes and uses. Responsible Care® is an ethic established by the Chemical Industry Association of Canada (CIAC). The Responsible Care® ethic is an integral part of Methanex’s global commitment to ensuring the well-being of all stakeholders, wherever Methanex does business.


Methanex is currently seeking an HR and Benefits Coordinator to join the team in Medicine Hat on a full-time basis.

As a collaborative member of the Human Resources Team, you will be a business partner to plant leaders and employees delivering human resource services based on established practices, guidelines, standards, and policies. More specifically within this role, you will provide administrative HR services to the Medicine Hat site by coordinating and supporting functions such as recruitment, HR metrics and data reporting, compensation, employee support, travel, and maintaining HR systems and applications.

More specifically your responsibilities will include:
Collaborating with the Human Resources team to provide weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports regarding HR metrics, activities, and outcomes.
Participating in the design, development, and analysis of reports, dashboards, and analytics as well as preparing the annual integrated Management Report for HR.
Completing monthly HR KPI reports for Plant Managers.
Acting as the document control coordinator for the HR team as per Global Standards.
Completing Statistics Canada job and wage surveys as well as market quarterly surveys.
Supporting Responsible Care in the administration of WCB for employees.
Acting as the owner, administrator, or subject matter expert for HR sections of internal systems and processes such as MIKE (intranet), SharePoint, Controlled Document Registry, WORKDAY, the global HRIS User group, digital screens, active learner, and Maximo.
Supporting the recruitment and selection framework by assisting with the preparation of job descriptions, preparing and uploading job postings, carrying our psychometric testing, carrying out medical testing, carrying out reference checks, carrying our background checks, drafting employee change or progression letters, and drafting employee announcements.
Managing all leave absences including vacation, STD, LTD, and maternity leave as well as managing third-party case management providers as required.
Conducting exit interviews with voluntary terminations.
Assisting with the onboarding process including the preparation of welcome bags, employee announcements, employee check-ins, and the tracking of completed checklists.
Inputting and updating employee information in the HRIS system.
Participating in compensation and benefits surveys.
Preparing and revising pension and benefit materials for Canadian employees including booklets, policies, and intranet.
Conducting and coordinating employee information sessions on pension & benefits as needed.
Tracking leave and reconciling timesheets.
Conducting all business in a manner which supports the Responsible Care® ethic.

In order to qualify for this role, you will need a post-secondary degree or diploma, or be working towards one, in Human Resources, Business Administration, or another relevant discipline along with at least 3 years of progressive, relevant experience in an HR Assistant or Coordinator role. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. You will also need a strong understanding of leading practices in Human Resources and employment-related legislation including Alberta Human Rights, Alberta Employment Standards, Privacy Legislations, and benefits programs. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, database systems, and a focus on utilizing technology to enhance process efficiencies is also required as is an exceptional ability to maintain confidentiality due to the nature of the role.

As our ideal candidate for this role, you will have excellent communication skills as well as a customer-focused mentality which will ensure you successfully meet the expectations of internal and external customers while also gaining their trust and respect. Your approachable nature and your ability to work with a high degree of discretion in an environment that requires confidentiality will ensure your success in this role as you manage multiple competing priorities at once while remaining composed and focused.

Above all, you must be a strong team player who is results-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to consistently exceed identified goals, have superior problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills while also demonstrating an ongoing commitment to professional development.


Building on our core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism, our corporate culture encourages communication and teamwork and rewards employees for creativity and innovation. We are also very active in supporting educational and training/development initiatives. We sponsor scholarships and co-op programs at local colleges and universities as well as hands-on training programs at our manufacturing facilities.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you can expect an industry competitive salary along with benefits.

Join this thriving and team focused market leader today and expand your experience with a new challenge - Apply Now!