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MKS Instruments Inc Associate HR Generalist in Methuen, Massachusetts

A Day in Your Life at MKS:

As an Associate HR Generalist at MKS’s Methuen and Lawrence locations, you will partner with Operations to proactively support our employees and contribute to day-to-day operational effectiveness of the sites. You will be highly organized to enable management of priorities, committed to detail accuracy and perform independently with minimal guidance. This role will have opportunity for growth and expanded responsibilities and will provide a platform for future development within Human Resources. In this role, you will report to the regional HR Manager.

You Will Make an Impact By:

  • Act as the day-to-day HR contact for employees to address questions and issues that arise, providing sound HR guidance and counsel in a responsive and timely manner.

  • Partner with our HR Centers of Excellence (e.g. total rewards/benefits, talent acquisition, talent and org development, communications) serving as the liaison for the sites’ employee population in the roll out of programs and to help address and resolve issues as they arise, while ensuring a high-quality level of service is provided.

  • Conduct New Hire Orientations and continuously improve the onboarding and off-boarding processes . Completes Form I-9’s in a timely manner.

  • Manage leaves of absences and workers compensation.

  • Perform data reporting and analysis; effectively communicate results in a concise, structured manner.

  • Participate in other site/business related projects and activities as required.

Skills You Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in HR, Business, or an associated field, with up to 2 years of Human Resources experience.

  • High level of integrity and ability to work with confidential information.

  • Working knowledge of human resource principles, practices and procedures.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills with exceptional attention to detail.

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).


Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.” “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“MKS”) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies. MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.

MKS is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process due to a disability, please contact us at: .

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At MKS, it's all about courage, big ideas, and a serious passion for innovation. Winning here is about exploring possibilities, taking action , and solving our customers’ toughest challenges. It's not just a job – it's what you make of it. While you shape your role and make it unique, we invest in you with on-the-job and formal training, as well as educational assistance. Curiosity is key at MKS - ask questions, own your path.

Our success comes from celebrating the unique skills, diverse perspectives, and lived experience of employees from over 100 countries. The goal is to make sure that everyone feels that they belong. Diversity isn't just a nice-to-have; making sure everyone feels included is a big deal for us.

Our group of 10,000 employees serves semiconductor manufacturing, electronics and packaging, and specialty industrial markets. With over 3,800 patents, our products are enabling advancements in 5G, renewable energy & storage, artificial intelligence, cloud technology, and big data. We're the behind-the-scenes support for some amazing technology.

MKS Instruments enables technologies that transform our world. MKS Instruments Product Overview (