Cymer, Inc. Benefits Specialist in San Diego, California

Benefits Specialist


California,San Diego at

Human Resources

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The Benefits Specialist is responsible for assisting with the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and 401(k) plan.

Health & Welfare/401(k)

  • Administer US benefit programs including group health and welfare, life, disability and 401(k) programs.

  • Responsible for coordination of annual enrollment

  • Works with the marketing department to develop benefit communication programs and conducts employee information presentations

  • Responsible for maintenance of benefits section of the company intranet

  • Complete annual benefits survey

  • Handle benefits inquiries/ complaints and escalate issues to Benefits Director/Committee for resolution as needed

  • Administer online benefits portal

  • Collaborate with HRIS and Payroll in the ongoing support of the online benefit system.

  • Ensure vendor interfaces are transmitted correctly and work closely with HRIS for carrier interface set-up and maintenance.

  • Maintain understanding of all benefit customizations made to the system and support operational team in triaging various test issues within benefits processing.

  • Responsible for reporting requirements for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to ensure that the information systems are properly capturing the required data.

  • Assist with completion of annual legal filings (5500, 1094c and 1095c) and communications to employees

  • Audit, reconcile and process benefit related invoices in a timely manner

  • Create purchase requisitions for compensation and benefits department

  • Coordinate San Diego site wellness activities

  • Assist with leave of absence process and workers compensation

  • Respond to 401(k) inquiries from managers and employees relating to enrollment, plan changes and contribution amounts

  • Assist with annual audit and compiling reports/census data for the annual non-discrimination testing

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.

  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.

  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

  • Demonstrated skill in resolving problems.

  • Demonstrated skill in collecting and analyzing data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.


  • Strong experience in US health and welfare programs.

  • 2+ years of relevant analytical work experience including ERISA/DOL/IRS compliance as it relates to employee benefit plans and Affordable Care Act regulations, or equivalent education and experience.

  • Individual with a customer focus have developed the acumen to cultivate and develop lasting customer relations.

  • Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field, or equivalent experience.


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

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk and hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, crawl, reach, and stretch.

  • May require travel to various sites in the US dependent on company needs.

  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the San Diego campus.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Can work under deadlines.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.

  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.

  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.

  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.