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Senior HRIS Analyst

Job ID 7838793 Date posted 04/16/2018


The Senior HRIS Analyst is responsible for conducting Human Resource (HR) analysis (compensation, benefits, staffing, etc.) and maintaining and managing the Company’s HR information system (HRIS) in addition to other applications supported by the HRIS team in an effort to drive key HR corporate processes related but not limited to:employee engagement, performance management, personnel data and information. This position serves as a technical point of contact for HR technology areas and assists the information technology experts with ensuring data integrity, testing of business impact as a result of system changes, report writing and analyzing workflows for process improvement opportunities.


Systems and Processes

  • Analyze needs to determine, develop and document new or revised internal business requirements, guidelines, procedures, and processes and train new system users.Train stakeholders in how to run routine, canned reports.
  • Recommend process improvements to stakeholders and configure applicable modules of Dayforce, Cornerstone and Sharepoint, per business requirements (performance reviews, goal setting, pay policies, benefit plans, automated work flows, training compliance reporting, and internal communications).
  • Assist with system support, including research and troubleshooting HR related process workflows and issues, and inaccuracies.As the HR technology expert, recommend and implement solutions or alternate methods to meet HR requirements.
  • Perform regular data integrity, payroll and benefits checks (status, classifications, accruals errors, etc.), identify root causes, and correct records as needed.
  • Partner with Information Technology and Finance to manage internal feeds into data warehouse.
  • Partner with payroll during payroll weeks as top priority, to conduct various checks and audits to ensure data flows correctly to employee paychecks and internal and external reports.
  • Maintain awareness of current HRIS trends with a focus on product and service development, delivery and support, and applying key technologies.Continuously increase both HR knowledge and HRIS application/tools knowledge.

Project Management

  • Assist with and manage key system events through configurations, test, implementation, communications and user training (examples:401k plan changes; annual benefits enrollment, compensation processes, reviews, goal setting and training compliance reporting).
  • Participate in routine information systems vendors meetings and prioritize projects according to business needs.
  • Assist in the closure of Dayforce help desk tickets for configurations and repairs as they relate to HR functional areas.
  • Proactively prepare for and assist with software updates, as the designated User Acceptance Test lead for Human Resources.Collaborate with functional and technical staff to coordinate upgrades and fixes and communicate impact and process changes to appropriate user audiences.

Analysis and Reporting

  • Review and conduct complex analysis for HR functional areas to include, but not limited to compensation, benefits, and staffing.
  • Write, maintain, and support human capital decision reports, to drive key process improvements.Assist in development of standard reports for ongoing customer needs.Help maintain data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data.
  • Partner with Finance on developing work flows to feed enterprise-wide KPI real time data feeds.


The focused oversight and management of HR technology and processes will ensure complete data integrity for all employee information that minimizes errors, and drives accurate paychecks, benefits delivery, learning, performance management, compensation and communication processes.


Values Based Leadership:Recognized by others as living and teaching the values, and appropriately responds when others behave in opposition to the values, leading to a culture that engages people and instills trust.

Priority Setting:Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeroes in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

Creating a Service Reputation:Crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs; using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to resolve difficult customer situations and regain customer confidence

Action Oriented:Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive. Enjoys working hard; is full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning.

Work Standards:Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Peer Relationships:Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration, can be candid with peers.






Major /Course of Study

HS Diploma/Equivalent


Associate Degree (2 yr)

Bachelor’s Degree (4 yr)


Advanced Degree


MBA, or Certification in HR (SPHR)




1 – 2 Years

HRIS Implementation Project Experience

1 – 2 Years

HRIS Configuration, Testing and Implementation to Business Requirements

1 + Years

Dayforce Experience

*Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special licenses, other education, certification or professional memberships:



Project Management Certification (Preferred)

Aspire to secure professional certification in PM

HRIS Certification

Aspire to secure professional certification in HR Information Systems


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 10% or more travel including international, using any method of transportation.
  • Ability to apply high levels of cognitive, analytical, retention and reasoning.
  • Excellent communication skills used within any social context.
  • Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel, hear, taste and smell.
  • Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Can tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment
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Hamel Office and Operations Profiles

Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc., provides some of the most sophisticated railway maintenance equipment to the railroads of the world. Complementing this equipment is a team of highly professional employees, dedicated to bringing the best in equipment and service to our customers. If “dedicated, professional and committed” are part of your profile, take a close look at the profiles of our team.


General Labor and Field Operations Opportunities

As a General Laborer at Loram, you’ll have the opportunity to turn ambition into job satisfaction. Help us deliver advanced equipment, technology and services to the railroads of North America. At Loram, you’ll be supported by an excellent, comprehensive benefits package, great pay, and an opportunity for growth — everything you need to build a bright future.


Life at Loram

We are strong community partners and participate in numerous community activities including the United Way fundraising, IOCP sleep out for the homeless, local holiday festivals, Women’s Initiative Network, and support our military with our 20/20 vision program – working to employ 20% of our workforce from those who have served in our military by the year 2020.

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