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Human Resources Manager

Company: Gast Manufacturing
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

If you're looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you've found it. Whether you're an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

POSITION TITLE : Human Resources Manager

DEPARTMENT: Human Resources

REPORTING TO: Director of Human Resources

LOCATION: Benton Harbor, MI

Who is GAST Manufacturing?

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

GAST is a business unit of IDEX Corporation, and we have been in business for over a century. We manufacture reliable, quiet, and purpose-built compressed air products that "move the air that moves your world" . We are strongly guided by our core values; they're deeply rooted in everything we do. These values drive us to positively impact others' lives everyday by what we do.

Scope of Role: Partner with management to support business performance and demonstrates care and concern for employees and the employment experience. Develops, implements, and administers plans, policies, and programs in support of key priorities and business strategies. Communicates with all levels of the organization, from senior leaders to new employees, and serves as champion of culture, engagement and retention that aligns with company policies, culture, and values. Plans, organizes and implements several key HR processes and programs including: salary recruitment, onboarding, talent development, performance management, compensation, employee engagement and diversity, equity and inclusion, with a continuous improvement and effective change management approach. Serves as a member of the management team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform all HR responsibilities including policy deployment, performance management, compensation planning and administration, talent development, recruiting, onboarding, employee relations and engagement, and worker's compensation and leave administration.
  • Conduct full-cycle recruitment including anticipating and developing pipeline of talent for key positions to support growth and diversity, equity and inclusion strategies.
  • Expand the training & talent management framework to ensure an appropriate mix of learning and opportunities exist for all employees, including content delivery and effectiveness review.
  • Leverage information from employee engagement surveys to address key risks and opportunities while fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging.
  • Develop and implement programs to foster a culture of learning, collaboration, and accountability in collaboration with EHS, CI, Quality Managers and business leaders.
  • Lead and champion Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging programs that support all employees, on-site and remote, in their growth, development and contributions to the success of the business.
  • Define and deliver a mix of HR communications designed to ensure that employees understand the HR programs and benefits available to them.
  • Manage employee relations issues by conducting effective, thorough data collection to coach managers on effective issue resolution and where necessary partner with legal to mitigate risk and ensure compliance.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to management (coaching, counseling, career development, and corrective action).
  • Work closely with leaders and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase engagement, performance and retention of talent.
  • Promote employee attraction and retention by undertaking regular internal and external compensation reviews and salary benchmarking; reporting data to Director of HR.
  • Ensures that all employee handbooks and instructions which communicate conduct and performance expectations are contemporary and effectively communicated. Assures compliance with all labor laws, wage and hour, affirmative action and equal opportunity legislation as well as all other employee-related requirements.
  • Ensure integrity and accuracy of people data & processes. Undertake annual site audits to ensure ongoing compliance. Manage reporting through HR Scorecard.
    • Bachelors degree in business administration, human resources, industrial relations, or equivalent; Masters degree in business or human resources preferred. HR Certification preferred.

      Work Experience:
      • 5 - 7 years experience in increasingly responsible human resource generalist positions; two or more years of supervisory experience. Manufacturing, logistics or distribution center experience preferred.

        Skills and Knowledge:
        • Working familiarity with human resource principles in the following areas: engagement and retention programs, employment law, appreciation and recognition programs, multi-channel communication to the variety of audiences, open shop and union avoidance, compensation, selection and placement, leadership guidance, coaching and development.
        • Must have strong business acumen, emotional intelligence, ability to build relationships and create collaboration, excellent communication, presentation skills, and facilitation skills.
        • Working familiarity with HCM and Payroll systems. Experience with Workday and UKG Dimensions preferred.

          GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity . The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.

          Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

          IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Keywords: Gast Manufacturing, Waukegan , Human Resources Manager, Human Resources , Waukegan, Illinois

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