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Area Human Resource Generalist - Elgin, IL

Elgin, IL, US, 60120

Oldcastle Infrastructure



Job ID:  294681



Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more.   With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Infrastructure is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.


Job Summary


Human Resources first point of contact to partner with and support Managers and Employees on organizational and employee matters, as well as coaching, HR process expertise and other general HR activities. Will report into the North HR Leader, providing expertise for the full scope of Human Resource functions including aspects of labor relations, hourly relations, employee benefits, compensation, employee engagement, talent assessment and development, organizational change and development and communications for a client group.


The HR team works in a fast-paced and high energy environment. Therefore, collaborative teamwork, a natural curiosity and desire to think big picture, as well as the ability to pivot and adapt quickly all while having fun are foundational to how we work.


Roles and Responsibilities


  • A first point of contact for employees & managers who provides leadership, coaching and support for individual employee needs & HR processes.
  • Provide advice and leadership on employee and labor/union relations.
  • Partner with leadership teams on legal/labor laws, contract issues and risk management and staying current on regulatory changes to local, state and federal law.
  • Develop in-depth understanding of labor contracts and key business drivers and use this understanding to accomplish goals and create strong business relationships with all employees and leaders.
  • Provide coaching and support for individual employee needs & HR processes.
  • Provide coaching to people leaders related to talent identification and selection, succession planning, merit planning and performance management.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to employees related to career development and involvement with selection processes.
  • Uses prior experience and acquired expertise to execute functional policy/strategy.
  • Provides informal guidance to new team members. Explains complex information to others in straightforward situations.
  • Work with leaders and employees to create a positive and contemporary work environment that respects every employee and help embed the culture and company values
  • Partner effectively with our HR Centers of excellence.
  • Manage corrective action process as well as compliance investigations. 
  • Impacts projects, processes and procedures in own field. The role operates with some autonomy but is focused on execution of activities/provision of advice within an enabling discipline covered by standard functional practices and procedures. Activities require professional judgment but may require more senior levels of guidance.
  • Utilizes technical expertise and judgement to solve problems. Leverages technical skills and analytic thinking required to solve problems. May use multiple internal sources outside of own team to arrive at decisions.
  • Leverage analytics tool to implement HR strategies and drive the execution with rigor or Assists in gathering and analyzing data to implement and drive the execution of HR strategies.
  • Promote a diverse and inclusive environment supported by our I&D agenda.
  • Developing in-depth knowledge of a discipline. Uses prior experience and acquired expertise to execute functional policy/strategy.


Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor s Degree from an accredited college or university in related area or similar with relevant experience.
  • 5+ years of experience as an HR Generalist


Desired Characteristics


  • Experience working with union and non-union employee populations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs.
  • Established project management skills.
  • Ability to work in changing environments, see through complexity and strategically promote an inclusive / diverse workforce
  • Demonstrated experience in making sound HR decisions & assessing employee talent
  • Proven experience working in a manufacturing environment supporting multiple functions
  • Confidence to voice opinions & ideas and willingness to deliver tough feedback / coaching to leadership
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to assess situations make judgments based on practice or previous experience
  • Analytical mindset & digital capability (proficiency with an HRIS and HR data analytics tool)
  • Spanish speaking a plus


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date Posted:  Sep 10, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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