HR Benefits Assistant

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Date: Sep 28, 2021

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



WACKER SILICONES is one of the world’s biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products.
At our Ann Arbor site, we are currently looking for a(n) ​HR Benefits Assistant​ to be a part of our growing team.



As a critical member of the Benefits team, use a high level of benefits knowledge and process/detail orientation to assist with the administration of employee benefit and retirement programs.


Job Responsibilities

  • Assure accurate and timely enrollment and de-enrollment of eligible employees and dependents, including administration of medical child support orders, domestic relations orders, and COBRA and other individual conversion rights.  Perform audits to ensure proper administration of each benefit eligibility group, including audits of medical, dental, life and 401k enrollments, as well as COBRA and FML outsourcing partners.
  • Using great customer service, assist employees with day-to-day benefit inquiries.  Determine benefits eligibility group, then utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills to research, analyze, document and resolve issues, informing supervisor of systemic issues, trends or other concerns.   Maintain compliance with HIPAA policies and procedures.
  • Working closely with Benefits Supervisor, insure that benefit documentation (hard copy and electronic) is up-to-date and accurate, and that all required information is provided timely to eligible participants.  Conduct new hire benefits orientation.
  • Assist with development and implementation of open enrollment, wellness initiatives and other employee meetings and communications.
  • Assure that process documentation is complete and accurate.  Assist with legally-required reporting and disclosures (e.g., 5500's, SPD's, SAR's, 1095's, non-discrimination testing).  Other duties as assigned.



  • Associate degree strongly preferred in Human Resources or concentration in Accounting or other field that requires accuracy and ability to reconcile/audit records.  Will consider equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; proven strong process orientation and attention to detail with the ability to accurately and efficiently enter and audit data, while maintaining strict confidentiality.  Strongly prefer 1+ years of experience administering employee benefit plans, preferably in a multi-state, union environment.
  • Prefer solid working knowledge of COBRA, HIPAA, ERISA and PPACA.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Prior experience with HRIS/benefit systems, preferably in ADP Workforce Now


Contact Person: Contessa Elliott 


We are looking forward to your online application!

Reference Code: 7253 



The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.

In accordance with the Internal Placement Policy, you must be in your current role for at least one year, and must inform your current supervisor prior to applying for a new position.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local HR department.

A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit