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Danaher Corporation HR & Administrative Generalist - XOS in East Greenbush, New York

A wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), XOS (www.xos.com) is a leading manufacturer of application-specific X-ray analyzers. In today’s highly competitive environment one of the key differentiators for sustained long term success is an organization’s people. While products, assets, and brand can create a competitive advantage, over time without great people the competition will catch up. This could not be better stated than in one of our core values, The Best Team Wins! Within Danaher, XOS is proud to be one of Danaher's Water Quality companies. Through strong customer partnerships, the water platform advances the quality and delivery of water. Want to help us in this mission?

We are Pioneers. Here at XOS we are pioneers in the industry in more ways than just with our technology. We are inclusive and we embrace diversity. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace will drive innovation, so we are pioneering towards where difference is valued, respected and necessary.

What you'll do:

You will be responsible for providing HR back office and administrative support for all of our plants based in Albany/NY. This is a great opportunity for an early career professional who would like to grow his or her career in Human Resources by gaining knowledge and practical experience . This role will also provide Executive level support to the President and the rest of the XOS leadership team to keep the organization focused on our highest priorities. The HR & Administrative Generalist position will report to the Sr.HR Business Partner with a dotted line reporting relationship to the President.

Responsibilities :


  • Be a full-cycle Recruiter. You will source, pre-screen, lead the interview process and handle searches in US up till Middle Management

  • Own your social media. Create appealing job adverts and source top talent for XOS using relevant platforms and media tools. Research new tools / job boards to attract strong talent with focus on diversity.

  • Get engaged in projects. Participate in tactical recruitment initiatives and process improvement projects

    HR Administration:

  • Workday (HRIS): completes all employee transactions including compensation changes, manager changes, new-hires, and terminations. Responsible for maintaining the integrity of employee data, including auditing and corrections.

  • Responsible for employee files, data retention, and maintenance of employee files.

  • Collaborates with Payroll department in support of the time management system and pay updates.

    Employee Relations

  • Act as the primary contact for the HR Team and performs customer service functions by answering associate requests and questions or advising associates to the accurate point of contact.

  • Assist with annual open enrollment for benefits

  • Support HR Leadership in the phases of associate life cycle including, but not limited to:

  • New manager and associate onboarding

  • Associate investigations

  • Reporting and Analytics

  • Ongoing manager and associate training and development

  • Benefits inquiries

  • Engagement

  • Performance management

  • Leave of absence

  • HRIS (Workday) Support


  • Provides guidance to associates and managers on policy, assess trends and develop communication to anticipate larger associate needs.

  • As requested, review and post associate communication from others, EHS, Quality, Operations, Finance, etc.

  • Supports a regular cadence of full associate meetings (town halls, etc.)

    Additional HR Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with Federal/State laws and postings.

  • Supports HR team as needed on daily tasks, special projects, and programs, to include benefit or policy implementation and performance management.

  • Assists in identifying process improvements in HR processes and implementation of agreed upon countermeasures.

    Additional Executive Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the President to ensure that meetings are set up, agendas are created and prepare material requested.

  • Coordinate with XOS leadership to ensure content for monthly Policy Deployment and All Associate meetings are collected.

  • Approver for travel and expense requests for the XOS organization.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • 1- 3 years of progressive HR experience in a Generalist HR role.

  • Experience with HRIS and Payroll systems such as ADP, Workday

  • Strong project management, organizational and analytical skills, along with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Knowledge of laws governing employment

  • Must be flexible and adapt to new and changing situations

  • Experience working with senior leaders


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.