HR Manager

GATX: Who are we?

We are known worldwide as a leader in leasing transportation assets and control one of the largest railcar fleets in the world. The key to our long-term growth and success is attracting and retaining the most talented people from around the world.

We seek individuals who are creative, intuitive, driven, intellectually curious and eager to join a dynamic organization where high-quality work, collaboration and dedication are deeply woven into the corporate culture.

How will you make an impact?

Responsible for the planning, development and delivery of organizational HR initiatives in the areas of employee and labor relations, policy and procedure development, performance management, and training, that support the Company’s business objectives and strategies. A key member of the facility Leadership Team and Business Partner to the Service Center Manager, this positions gives support and guidance to facility personnel in all aspects of the human resources function. Provide assistance and direction in partnership with Corporate COE support to all employees, and retirees, for benefits and compensation. Ensure compliance with federal and state laws on all employee related matters, including wage and hour compliance.

What are your key activities?

Labor and Employee Engagement
Directly responsible for dealing with the local union (USW). First point of contact for employee relations issues. Involvement includes problem solution and avoidance, answering written grievances, counseling the Service Center Manager, Leadership Team, salaried staff and the Supervisors on all labor-related matters and ensuring compliance with the overall labor strategy.
Directs investigations of complaints, grievances and breaches of company policies. Summarizes facts for presentation to upper management and Chicago. Makes recommendations on the appropriate course of action. Handles first and second step grievances and supports HR Director with third step, arbitration and bargaining preparation as needed.
Operational Excellence
Manage, communicate and guide programs that support the business. Generate strategies that enhance engagement, attraction, development and retention of employees.
Administer provisions of company policies and guidelines; counsel management to ensure compliance.
Act with integrity. Model the values of our Code of Conduct.
Assist in analyzing business issues, personnel placement, and other strategic issues with the Service Center Manager and salaried staff.
Ask pertinent questions, offer alternative solutions. Workshop ideas and seek input from a variety of employee perspectives.
Responsible for overseeing all aspects of administration for employees, employee counseling, insurance and pension coordination, recruiting and hiring, EAP, tuition aid, etc.
Talent and Performance Management/ Organizational Development
Develop, manage and support programs that ensure professional development of employees across the organization.
Promote positive employee relations company-wide, ensuring fair and equitable treatment for all employees.
Provide support, strategies, feedback, and coaching for employees and managers with regard to jobs and performance. Partner with business leaders to provide ongoing performance management support and guidance. Strive for Continuous Improvement.
Assist in the development and implementation of training initiatives, policies and procedures that support the business.

What are we looking for?

A minimum of 5 years Human Resource generalist experience. Experience in a unionized facility (in manufacturing or related industry) highly preferred.
BA in Business Administration/Organizational Behavior/ Human Resources, or equivalent, required.
Track record of success in development and execution of innovative, effective HR strategies and programs required.
Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communication skills, with ability to influence managers, supervisors and employees.
Computer literate in a variety of applications, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of PeopleSoft a plus.
SPHR or PHR a plus

Other things to note:
Some travel (to Chicago) required; ability to work in a plant environment safely and effectively

GATX embraces diversity and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

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Posted 1 month ago

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