Human Resources Manager


Functional Responsibilities

  • Recruits hourly and salaried employees which include: screening applications; interviewing; extending job offers; scheduling physicals, drug screens and background checks; and conducting employee orientation. Policy and procedure development and implementation.
  • Administer random drug testing.
  • Payroll for salaried personnel, maintenance changes for hourly/salaried.
  • Responsible for managing the Human Resources functions and the support staff.
  • Directs and maintains various employee relations activities and programs designed to promote and maintain a high level of employee productivity. Acts as liaison between employees, union and management personnel.
  • Evaluates the status and productivity of employee programs and recommends changes to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness. Identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves problem areas such as attendance, LOA/FMLA, workers compensation, unemployment compensation, etc.
  • Assists, plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Performs safety surveys and inspections, prepares written reports of findings and recommendations for corrective or preventive measures where indicated and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Assists in the development, evaluation and upgrading of safety programs.
  • Maintains a high level of visibility and accessibility to all employees.
  • Provides direction and counsel to HR staff, department managers, supervisors and employees regarding policies and programs affecting the human resources function.
  • Develops and ensures communication avenues are maintained between employees, union and management.
  • Ensures high level of integrity is maintained and that personnel matters are handled in a professional, confidential and discreet manner.
  • Directs the planning and organization of employee appreciationand service recognition eventsand other employee events.
  • Keeps abreast of current employment and labor laws and works with Regional HR Director to ensure compliance with all federal, state or local employment laws.
  • Administers employee benefits programs, keeps abreast of program details, and provides guidance and counsel to employees and management.
  • Responsible for conducting annual harassment training, drug and alcohol and workplace violence.
  • Ensures that performance appraisals are being properly completed in a timely manner.
  • Reviews and monitors the Organization s safety training documentation, policies, and procedures to ensure they are accurate and up to date for the facility.
  • Conducts inspections and audits to verify compliance with safety rules and regulations. Maintains all files to assure inspections/audits are being done completely and in a timely manner.
  • Participates in internal and external audits regularly. External audits can be with customers or outside resources such as insurance companies, as well as, governmental agencies such as OSHA andDNR.
  • Leads ergonomic evaluations of facility work sites and leads efforts in improvements.
  • Monitors all new and revised Material Safety Data Sheets for regulatory compliance.
  • Participates in process improvement teams and projects.
  • Organizes and develops all training manuals, reference library,and testingand evaluationprocedures for departmental training to meet all regulatory, company and industry standards.
  • Provides assistance to Human Resources Administrator in matters relating to employee orientation including information on the Substance Abuse Policy, Blood borne Pathogens Policy, proper lifting techniques, etc...
  • Ensures scheduling of CPR and First Aid Training.
  • Compiles and maintains all safety records, including employees trained and the documented completion dates.
  • Coordinates incident investigation and follow-up to help ensure all pertinent information is being communicated back to relevant individuals.
  • Calculates and reports the plant s monthly safety statistics.
  • Analyzes injury data for the plant to detect trends for potential injury prevention.
  • Case manager on difficult claims involving time-off for work related and non-work related injuries/illnesses.
  • Receives and analyzes worker s comp data for the plant. Recommends and initiates corrective action and retraining of employees with the appropriate plant management.
  • Assists in responsibilities for maintaining plant protection and security program.
  • Assists in the development of programs to ensure facility compliance with environmental requirements, i. e. air, water and solid wastes, and maintains required records and permits.
  • Coordinates resources to secure and maintain understanding of facility requirements as governed by agency issued permits.
  • Ensures enactment of required training of plant personnel in environmental matters.
  • Assists in monitoring facility grounds, operations and material usage and provides support in developing measures to ensure environmental compliance.
  • Maintains records, data or information necessary to prepare required reports and to respond to agency requests. Assists in generation and storage of required permits.
  • Coordinates all activities relating to hazardous waste management including: handling, storage, shipping and disposal.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Drives performance systems in the Department by reviewing job performance of all salaried supervisors and technical support personnel through timely, formal appraisals and day-to-day counseling.
  • Develops training and methodsto communicate information with all Plant personnel
  • Responsible for improving the organizational effectiveness of theleadersby providing training methods. Also responsible to develop the skills of employees to progress through the job classifications.
  • Conducts meetings for all shifts to review information, revised procedures, policies, etc.
  • Provide counselling/coaching with all Management and Supervisors.
  • Manages all activities of the Human Resource Administrator.
  • Manages the Plant Safety Committee and helps facilitate all safety activities within the facility.
    • Regular use of computers, telephones and other types of office equipment
    • Must organize complex tasks and meet deadlines
    • Face confrontational situations
    • Long termstrategicplanning
    • Sequencing tasks
    • Work with Frequent distractions and interrputions
    • Accuracy
    • Adaptability
    • Speak to large groups
    • Available between all shifts
    • Regular timespentin theofficeand the remaining time is spent inaproductionsetting. Hazards are those normally associated with a Plant position and include: noise levels above 85 decibels, warm building temperature during mid-summer months.
    • Personal and product safety requirements for the plant include: hearing protection,safety glasses,safety shoes and hairnets.
    • Required to maintain communication with second and third shifts through physical visits.
  • Education& Experience

    • Bachelor s degree in Human Resources or business related field or equivalent combination of education and7-10 year sexperience.
    • Three to five years experience as a Human Resources Manager or senior level Human Resources Representative position.
    • A minimum of three years work experience with exposure to safety and environmental elements in an industrial setting; experience in flexible packaging industry a definite plus.
    • Must possess knowledge of all segments of the Human Resources field. Continually supplement knowledge with classroom and seminar instruction on related topics.


    • Ability to relate positively and effectively to all levels.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Thorough knowledge of employment law.
    • Ability to recruit and select associates that will contribute to the organization s success.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Demonstrate leadership skills.
    • Ability to use good judgment and common sense.

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