Benefits and Total Rewards Specialist

Location: 213 Beaver Street, PO Box 181, , Saint Edward, NE, 68660, United States

Job Category: Corporate

Employee Type: Full-Time

Required Degree: 4 Year Degree

Travel: 20%

Minimum Experience: 5 Years


BigIron is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented professional to join our team as a Benefits and Total Rewards Specialist. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and managing our employee benefits programs and total rewards initiatives. This position requires a deep understanding of compensation structures, employee benefits, and a commitment to ensuring our workforce is rewarded and motivated to achieve organizational goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the day-to-day administration of employee benefits programs, including health insurance, retirement plans, wellness programs, and other perks.
  • Coordinate open enrollment processes and provide guidance to employees on benefit options.
  • Liaise with benefits providers to resolve issues and ensure effective communication of benefits information to employees.
  • Collaborate with HR and leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive total rewards strategy aligned with the organization’s goals and values.
  • Conduct market research and benchmarking to ensure our compensation and benefits packages remain competitive and attractive in the industry.
  • Administer and maintain the company’s compensation structure, ensuring internal equity and external competitiveness.
  • Analyze compensation data, identify trends, and provide recommendations for adjustments based on market and industry standards.
  • Deliver thoughtful and effective program rollouts, enhancements and training to the company, ensuring full understanding of benefits and total rewards strategy, programs and value.
  • Leverage monetary rewards and non-monetary recognition as methods to promote employee engagement and retention.
  • Use a data-driven approach to continuously improve compensation, benefits, and perks programs through the use of surveys, market data/analysis and external partners.
  • Execute work in partnership with cross functional stakeholders at all levels of the organization with a goal of ensuring understanding and alignment of Total Rewards programs.
  • Stay current on laws and regulations related to employee benefits and compensation.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements and prepare reports as necessary for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the coordination of leave management including FMLA, Work Comp, STD, LTD and other types of leave by consulting with co-workers, managers, and health care professionals to evaluate the need for, develop, and implement accommodations, return to work, light duty, and other responses for disabled employees.  Tracks and manages entire leave process.
  • Oversee OSHA reportable incidents and annual reporting.
  • Spearhead safety committee.  Sets agenda, takes minutes and follows up on action items.
  • Develop competitive and cost-efficient programs that will assist with employee retention and attract top talent.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by management or required by the position.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience as Benefits Specialist or in a related role managing benefit program design and implementation in multi-state company.
  • In depth knowledge in working with self funded plans.
  • Experience leading leave management.
  • Strong Understanding of federal and multi state regulations pertaining to benefits (FMLA, ERISA, COBRA, ADA, workers’ comp, Medicare, etc.)
  • Proven experience leading, implementing and scaling total rewards programs, addressing both short-term and long-term goals.
  • HR certification (e.g., SHRM-CP, PHR) is a plus.
  • Health and Safety Management Certifications, preferred.
  • Experience developing profit-sharing, incentive, employee wellness, and performance management programs.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
  • Must have excellent process management skills and strong attention-to-detail including the ability to coordinate multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Must have strong follow-through skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experience managing benefits and compensation in a Human Resources Information System.


Key Benefits We Offer:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k with Match
  • PTO
  • Floating Holidays
  • Paid Holidays
  • Wellness Reimbursements
  • Profit Sharing
  • Bonus Opportunity



As a swiftly expanding auction company, we are growing into new verticals and geographies offering special opportunities for dynamic leaders. Our sales volume, growth and strategic objectives are quickly elevating our demand and need for exceptional, experienced, and driven candidates to partner with our executive leadership in our mission to succeed.

Working with us, you’ll be challenged daily to improve yourself, and take on your position as if it was your own business. Our organization is seeking high-performance leaders that spark the entrepreneurial spirit in others and encourage them to live up to their true potential.

When you join our team, you’re becoming part of a multi-generational legacy that strives to become the most recognized, customer-focused equipment, real estate, transportation, livestock, and collector car platform in the online auction industry.


Join us as we continue making waves in the industry.

Additional Information
  • Job Type: Hybrid