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HR Manager/Labor Specialist

Overland Park, KS, US, 66204

Ash Grove Materials Corp.

 

 

Job ID:  282579 

 

Ash Grove Materials Corporation, a CRH company, produces ready-mix concrete, sand, and stone through its subsidiaries. Incorporated in 1987 and based in Overland Park, Kansas, Ash Grove Materials is committed to employee success by encouraging skills development for long-term professional growth.

 

Position Overview

This position is responsible for all functions of the human resources department for their assigned Operating Companies.  Individual will partner with the Company President/GM and other location/ department management team members to maximize the efficiency of the department in support of the organizational goals and standards.  The HR Manager is a key member of the regional HR team and is responsible for driving CRH Initiatives in their Operating Company.  As the Region Labor Specialist this role will be the primary liaison with union representatives with the goal of facilitating resolution of contract negotiations and employee concerns.

 

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Be a business partner to the company president/GM and their operations/department managers.
  • Work closely with corporate human resources and legal team.
  • Provides Human Resource assistance in identifying, evaluating, and resolving human relations and work performance problems.
  • Lead and conduct investigations into employee concerns and help determine appropriate resolutions.
  • Maintain professional demeanor in dealing with critical/confidential information; restricts discussion/knowledge of activity to a “need to know” basis.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all human resources related matters.
  • Oversee hiring process for their Operations, including composition of job postings/advertisements/descriptions, recruiting, screening of applications/resumes, interviewing of candidates, offer letter preparation, coordination of drug screenings and conducting new hire orientations.
  • Work with regional recruiter to help staff hiring needs.
  • Oversee proper paperwork is completed and forwarded to appropriate personnel and hiring managers.
  • Oversee administrative responsibilities to ensure accurate record keeping.  (Examples would include discipline forms and personal data changes, etc.)
  • Work closely with Safety Manager on workers’ compensation process.
  • Manage benefits process and act as point of contact for annual open enrollment and routine employee questions/ issues.
  • Oversee management training and development process (both annual evaluation process and individual development processes).
  • Coach and develop direct report(s).
  • Manage the process, while working as needed with payroll, to ensure incentive compensation and annual merit increases are completed smoothly and accurately.
  • Oversee employee termination process, ensuring proper steps and paperwork are completed.
  • Work closely with Equipment Manager/Safety Manager to meet, maintaining and distribution of Department of Transportation requirements as it relates to driver files and drug and alcohol testing requirements.
  • Oversee and ensure all required training occurs within OpCo. (Coordinate with local Safety/Operations)
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of local policies and procedures, including employee handbook, and disseminating this information to employees, as needed. 
  • Travel to all company locations across the operating area to talk with salaried and hourly employees one-on-one or in a group presentation format.
  • Partner with Operations to help represent the company in Union Bargaining negotiations and any grievance proceedings in local companies
  • Maintain a deep understanding of company policies, employment law in all states the OpCo operates in, and applicable Bargaining Agreements.  Council management in applying policies, laws, and contracts appropriately.
  • Other duties as may be assigned. 

 

Labor Specialist Specific Duties

    • Assist as a liaison with local union Business Agents to create open lines of communication, facilitating resolution of employee concerns
    • Assist with negotiation process across region for all union contracts, working to implement consistency and CRH initiatives into the process as much as practical
    • Assist local HR in advising operations on union related matters across the region as applicable
    • Partner with local operations and HR to assist in the administration of grievance procedures as required
    • Work closely with Regional HR Director and AMAT Labor Relations Director to determine strategies for union related processes
    • Travel across region for union related concerns or negotiations as needed
    • Understanding of related labor laws, NLRB guidance, and national/local trends

 

Qualifications

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

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or comparable discipline preferred or other related discipline and/or equivalent combination of knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • 5+ years related experience highly preferred. 
  • Experience in a construction environment preferred.
  • Experience in Union labor environment preferred.
  • Experience in contract negotiation preferred.
  • Bi-lingual is a plus.

 

Work Requirements

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Able to safely drive a vehicle.
  • Regular required attendance and reporting ready to begin work at the designated start time.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as per company policy.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA.
  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.

 

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work with Management
  • Strong problem-solving skills preferred.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions.
  • High standard of ethics, integrity, and trust.  
  • Ability to lead others through influence.

 

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.

  • May occasionally lift move/carry up to 10 lbs. and occasionally use exertion forces of pushing/pulling of up to 10 lbs.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects for extended periods of time.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment

  • Standard office environment.
  • Visits to outdoor work locations/ job sites as needed
  • Tempo is fast-paced with deadlines.
  • The noise level in some areas of the work environment may be moderate.

 

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

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.

 

CRH Americas 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!

 

Ash Grove Materials Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  May 12, 2021


Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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