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Sr. Benefits Specialist - Columbia, MD

Under minimal supervision, the incumbent is responsible for assigned diverse tasks mainly related to benefits and leave of absences, to support the HR group and company needs.  Must be well organized, possess outstanding administrative skills, and be able to relate well to employees and senior management. The incumbent must have the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.  The Sr. Benefits Specialist is responsible for day to day duties related to the benefits, and other duties may be assigned from time to time.

Although this position entails numerous diverse tasks and responsibilities, the most essential functions of this position is to cover benefits administration, employee functions, leave of absence and provide generalist support to employees in a variety of areas. Incumbent may additionally provide support on employee relations and recruitment as needed.


A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related discipline is required. (Although qualified years of experience in HR may be substituted for education.)  HR Certification (PHR or CEBS) is highly preferred, but not required.  Incumbent must have verifiable and progressively more responsible experience in human resources at the benefits level of at least three years and at least four or more years in generalist HR activities. Concentration of knowledge and experience in employment laws / regulations, employee morale boosting programs and benefits / cobra administration is required.


Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is one of the largest suppliers of analytical instrumentation, physical testing, and environmental monitoring systems in the world. Our products include Gas Chromatographs, Liquid Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers, Total Organic Carbon Analyzers, UV-Vis Spectrometers, Fluorescence, Atomic Absorption, IR, X-Ray, and Universal Testing Machines. In 1975, SSI Corporate Headquarters was established in Columbia, Maryland and we currently have nine regional offices coast to coast.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments will be recognized as the leader of Analytical Measurement while providing for a better quality of life.   Quality People: Our most important asset. Involvement, teamwork, a commitment to excellence and fairness are the values that govern our work. Quality Products: Our products must always satisfy the needs of our customers through innovative design and unsurpassed reliability. Quality Service: Our commitment to customer support is essential for customer satisfaction.   Shimadzu Scientific Instruments believes that each employee contributes directly to the growth and success of the organization and, therefore, is continuously on the search for extraordinary talent.

Benefits offered!:

  • Medical Insurance (PPO plan)
  • Dental Insurance (PPO Plan)
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Education Assistance
  • Variable Pay Plans
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Time
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • Prepaid Legal Services
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • 401k Plan with Company Match


Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.