Employee Relations Specialist

Full Time
Galesburg, IL 61401
Posted Today
Job description

Martin Tractor, Inc. is a family-owned and operated 4th generation John Deere Dealership. Our company started from humble beginnings in 1926 at a farmhouse in Roanoke, Illinois.

Over the last 95 years, our company has grown, and Martin Tractor, Inc. currently has 13 locations across Central and Western Illinois. Martin Tractor Inc. has a unique culture; we have a small-town feel with all the benefits of a larger corporation.

We are currently looking to add an Employee Relations Specialist to our Martin Tractor, Inc. team.
Why should you join Martin Tractor, Inc.?

  • We offer 401K and Roth retirement plans with company paid Safe Harbor employer retirement contribution.
  • Free development opportunities in your field of knowledge, incentive pay programs, and employee discounts.
  • Membership opportunities to Deere Employees Credit Union.
  • For Full-time employees only:
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits.
  • Company paid basic life insurance.
  • Free Will, Living Wills, POA, and free Employee Assistance Program.
  • Supplemental life, Short term, and Long-term disability.
  • Start earning generous PTO time as soon as you start working.


  • Develop strong relationships with employees as a trusted employee advisor to help identify employee issues using experience and judgment to bring the problems to resolution.
  • Provide effective case management of issues such as the resolution of complaints and facilitation of termination and exit processes for voluntary and involuntary separations.
  • Provide interpretive guidance on HR policies, practices, and procedures to all employees.
  • Provide coaching on a variety of employment topics.
  • Apply a consultative approach in liaison with both employees and managers.
  • Provide additional support, as needed, on particular projects and during peak capacity periods.
  • Support evaluation of business challenges, help develop HR solutions, and reinforce change initiatives.
  • Collect and compile data, create reports, and track employee relations activity such as engagement surveys, stay interviews, and exit interviews and performance evaluations.
  • Support employee development, engagement, and retention initiatives, including wellness campaigns, employee recognition initiatives, and internal communications.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Must be able to sit, stand and walk for long periods.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, reach, push, pull, pinch, lean, bend, and twist.
  • This position requires lifting office products and supplies to 40 pounds occasionally.

Experience, Education, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Associates Degree (preferably in Human Resource Management or related field) and 2-4 years of HR experience.
  • Strong knowledge of federal employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to evaluate organizational challenges and identify innovative solutions.
  • Track record of creativity and problem solving.
  • PHR and SHRM CP certification preferred.

We invite you to apply to become a part of our honest, hardworking, and dynamic group of dedicated employees.

  • We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and internal transfers will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Location: Can be based out of any of our 13 locations.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $42,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location

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