Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. They’re the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that’s inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow.
Plant Human Resources Managers oversee recruitment and retention, onboarding, employee relations, compliance, training, payroll, compensation, safety, and benefits in the plant. They are responsible for the development and administration of HR policies and procedures. Maintains and updates employee records, various reports, and provides employee coaching on work related matters. This position has a strong relationship with the Plant Manager and Plant Leadership team and must be able to understand business issues and bring solutions that advance the greater interests of the business. THIS POSITION SUPPORTS TWO PLANTS, AND THERE IS TRAVEL BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE TWO PLANTS. Ideal candidate lives near St. Charles area.
The primary duties of a Plant HR Manager include:
- Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.
- Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.
- Responsible for recruitment, selection and retention of plant employees. Partners with Plant Leadership in maintaining staffing levels to budget.
- Processes the plant weekly payroll and administers the attendance policy.
- Interprets and applies company policies, benefits, practices, procedures, programs and applicable laws.
- Responsible for the investigation and administration of worker compensation claims, record keeping, and documentation. Works with Corporate EH&S on worker’s compensation case management.
- Maintains records and compiles reports concerning personnel related data such as hires, turnover, employee programs, performance appraisals, wage progression, and absenteeism rates.
- Represents organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
- Plans and coordinates new employee onboarding to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
- Analyzes training needs to design employee and leadership training and development, including safety programs.
- Plans and organizes company events, e.g. luncheons, picnics, recognition, etc.
- Serves as the liaison between management and employees by handling questions and assisting in the resolution of employee related issues.
- Provides effective guidance and coaching to Plant Leadership, relating to employee concerns, problems, and disciplinary action to comply with company policies.
- Acts as the Plant Safety Coordinator. Responsible for managing all plant safety programs and training, and maintains the first aid room.
- Serves as contact with temporary labor agencies to schedule workers to meet daily production staffing requirements and to process pay records. Reviews and approves invoices, and addresses temporary worker issues as required.
- May be responsible for special projects related to other functional areas and other related duties as assigned.
- 0-25% travel may be required
A Bachelor’s Degree and/or related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. A minimum of 5 years Human Resources Manager experience in manufacturing preferred.
Plant HR Managers are required to interact with other managers, employees, vendors, and customers. Therefore, the following skills and proficiencies are also essential requirements of the position:
- Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
- Computer usage and typing skills are essential.
- Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
- Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
- Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
- Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly both verbally and orally.
- Collaborates well with others: proactively contributes to group objectives; volunteers to help others.
Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.