Benefits Administrator in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 


  • Handles the administrative duties in support of Company provided benefits such as health, dental, disability, critical illness, flexible spending accounts, 401K and life insurance per Company policies and Summary Plan Descriptions.
  •   Advises individuals regarding eligibility and coverage for such programs as health, dental, vision, group life, long- and short-term disability, retirement savings, and other such plans.
  • Conducts new hire Benefit Orientation meetings and ensures that new hire benefits paperwork is completed on-time and accurately.
  • Is knowledgeable of coverage details of each benefit plan and provides explanation of benefit plan coverage and limitations to eligible employees in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Constructively guides employees through benefit process and facilitates communications between employee, company and benefit provider.
  • May be required to support benefits administrative services on other shifts and coordinate with other benefits administrators as necessary.
  • Initiates sending out COBRA notices to former employees in a timely manner, and tracks notification process.
  • Initiates and maintains all benefit enrollment forms and confirms enrollment and change information is transmitted to benefit plan vendors in a timely manner. 
  • Ensures that benefit enrollment and change deductions are transmitted to Database Administrator and/ or Payroll staff to meet processing deadlines. 
  • Serves as alternative point of contact for employees seeking HR services and provides information to others in HR as appropriate.
  • Assists HR Department in posting approved company announcements to general employee populations (via e-mail or approved bulletin boards).
  • Maintains employee benefit files and assists with filing all HR paperwork
  • Maintains group benefits databases and employee benefit records.
  • Investigates and resolves benefit plan discrepancies and provides information in routine situations.
  • Assists in Open Enrollment activities and in distributing group benefit policy and benefit changes to employees. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Degree in Human Resources or minimum of 2 years of experience in Human Resources
  • Strong computer proficiency and technical aptitude to utilize MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and HRIS database applications.
  • Proficient with HRIS data management and possess systems aptitude. 
  • Ability to analyze issues and suggest solutions
  • Ability to collect and organize data for various projects

TOOLS: Not applicable

DIRECTION EXERCISED: Works within established guidelines.

DISCRETION EXERCISED:  A degree of creativity and latitude is expected.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.


Employees, Customer Service Representatives for all Benefit Plans,


  •   Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be considered for employment with Austal USA:
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Able to provide proof of US Person Status
  • No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within

   seven years from disposition date

  • No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from

  disposition date

  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check