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Human Resources Manager - Lunenburg, MA

Lunenburg, MA, US, 01462

PJ Keating Co



Job ID:  444280


P.J. Keating Company, a CRH company, is a leading manufacturer of aggregate and HMA products and Paving and Construction in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  We operate aggregate and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) production facilities in Acushnet, Dracut, and Lunenburg, Massachusetts as well as Cranston, Rhode Island.  Our modern facilities, veteran paving crews, experienced construction management team and large investment in plants and equipment make us one of the largest and most efficient producers in the state of Massachusetts as well as one of only two RIDOT approved stone suppliers in the state of Rhode Island. 

Are you looking for opportunities and benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel? Then P.J. Keating Company and CRH is the company for you! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!


Position Overview


The Human Resources manager is responsible for supporting the development of a highly engaged culture to help drive business success and build relationships with business partners in a collaborative environment. They must be able to think strategically, execute tactfully, and demonstrate strong judgement and handle the most complex and sensitive issues. This individual will serve as the HR management expert providing leadership, communications, and oversight to ensure that the business is in compliance with federal and state regulations.  As the HR Manager, you will be responsible for leading and supporting all aspects of Human Resources, including recruiting, employee training and development, employee relations, and talent management by partnering with local leaders, divisional teams, Division VP of HR, and the Company President to drive both tactical and strategic initiatives across multiple locations at PJ Keating. This position will report directly to the Director of Human Resources and serve on the executive team at the local Operating Company.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Partner with leaders to understand staffing needs and future workforce requirements.
  • Support recruitment activities and ensure candidates move through the pipeline in a way that develops a positive candidate experience including supporting the employee onboarding and new hire orientation process.
  • Collaborate with appropriate stakeholders to plan short and long-term people strategies aimed at embedding our organizational values and attracting, developing, and retaining talent.
  • Consult with management across the organization to analyze the learning and training needs of specific departments, cross-functional areas and make recommendations, partnering with L&D.
  • Lead the talent management strategy, identify focused leadership competencies areas, conduct gap analysis, and collaborate with leadership team to develop a talent pipeline/succession planning and development areas. 
  • Assist in identifying and creating development plans for high potentials and successors.
  • Coordinate and organize annual Talent Review/Succession Planning process and materials.
  • Ability to establish credibility and rapport with stakeholders ranging from hourly employees to executive leaders.
  • Oversight of employee relations issues (terminations, performance issues, complaints, lawsuits, discrimination, conflict, counseling, etc.) Counsel employees and/or managers as needed regarding personnel issues.
  • Lead the annual performance evaluation & salary review cycles (goal setting, mid-year coaching and year-end reviews).  Provide salary information & guidelines to managers.
  • Develop staffing strategies to attract top talent, improve bench strength and market Company as a “Best in Class” employer.
  • Develops and implements key recruiting strategies with both university and vocational tech recruiting.
  • Ensures compliance with all legal and government reporting regulations affecting the human resources function (EEO, Affirmative Action, FMLA, ADA, etc.).  Directs the preparation of information requested or required for compliance. Acts as primary contact with legal counsel and outside governmental agencies.
  • Act as the company EEO Officer responsible for the following duties:
    • Assure diversity in employment
    • Assure legal compliance in hiring
    • Create Equal Opportunity Programs
    • Implement proactive policies
    • Handle Equal Opportunity complaints
  • Lead, and support in divisional projects within the HR team.
  • Develop and maintain written employee policies and procedures.
  • Support local site with various engagement initiatives and Inclusion and Diversity strategies.


Other Requirements:

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • Support labor relations strategy, partnering with the operational leaders and CRH Labor Attorney’s to drive the union relationships and resolve labor relations issues.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Manual of Safety Practices and Procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written along with strong public speaking and presentation skills.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Development, Business Administration, or comparable discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters and/or SPHR/PHR/SHRM Certification desired.
  • 5+ years working in Talent Management and/or Human Resources.
  • Proven success in recruiting and talent management leadership.
  • Background in employee and labor relations preferred.
  • Experience with SuccessFactors and Korn Ferry/Lominger a plus.


Work Requirements


  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must submit to drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.  


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Ability to work independently with proven project management skills, including facilitation, organizational skills, and ability to hold parties accountable for results.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 
  • Highly developed verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home base when required.
  • Ability to perform under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.


Physical Requirements


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.

This chart outlines the physical requirements necessary to perform the duties of this job.



  • Stand
  • Walk
  • Sit
  • Fine Motor
  • Repetitive Motion
  •  Right
  •  Left



  • Reach
  • Drive



  • Bend
  • Kneel
  • Squat
  • Climb

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



  • 0 – 10 lbs



  • 10 – 25 lbs
  • 25 – 50 lbs


Not Applicable:

  • 50 – 100 lbs



Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 regularly works in an office environment. The employee continuously works with others.


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


This chart outlines the potential work environment the employees may be exposed to while performing the duties of this job.



  • Working with Others


  • Hot Weather
  • Cold Weather
  • Wet Weather
  • Exposed to Noise
  • Exposed to High Heat



What CRH 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


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


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 official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


P.J. Keating Company, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date Posted:  Sep 13, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

Job Segment: HR Manager, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, HR, Manager, Human Resources, Management