Labor Relations Manager

Location: Beloit, Wisconsin US


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Job Number: 25237

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Labor Relations Manager

This is an excellent opportunity for a Labor Relations leader to join a growing business with an honorable purpose - to deliver reliable power that helps communities, businesses, and our military improve people's lives and make the world a better, safer place. The culture at our company is our competitive advantage, supported by our dual bottom line where the development of our people is equally as important as our bottom line results.

Responsibilities of our Labor Relations Manager:

  • Provides Labor Relations advice and counsel to the Fairbanks Morse leadership team members
  • Executes the business strategy as it pertains to Labor Relations
  • Executes the negotiations strategy in short term and long term actions
  • Interfaces with union representatives at the local leadership level to build effective union-company relations
  • Successfully influences and negotiates the company's best interest to achieve negotiation outcomes, including: setting of negotiation strategy (as applicable), planning and execution, and leading the project management team to closure (costing, language development and sub-committee leadership, as appropriate)
  • Provides direction and conducts the following as necessary: workplace investigations related to workplace conflict and grievance disputes; ethics investigations; adjudicates LR-led investigations; grievances and arbitration advocacy; leads in interpretation of contractual people movement provisions; guidance, coaching, and counsel pertaining to labor contract interpretation and company policy; employee relations, compensation, staffing and workforce planning; positive employee relations and union avoidance; conflict resolution; and the discipline process
  • Support staffing the workforce volume & capability to effectively and efficiently deliver core services while managing labor cost and developing future bench strength
  • Assists leaders and employees at all levels by developing and consistently demonstrating effective communication and conflict management
  • Advocates for employees
  • Drives lateral connectivity and collaboration within HR and across the enterprise to deliver programs and business outcome-focused solutions
  • Delivers data-driven people solutions that are efficient, effective, and flexible
  • Create, support and reward an agile learning environment that enables innovation, inclusion and leadership
  • HR leadership responsibilities and engagement. Responsible for the development and scaffolding of one direct report

Required Qualifications and Education of the Labor Relations Manager:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Psychology or related area
  • 7 years' relevant and progressive HR management experience, with deep expertise in labor relations and manufacturing
  • Ability to engage, coach, influence, collaborate, and develop credibility among functional and program leadership, union leadership, and HR colleagues
  • Effective project leadership and execution
  • Ability to build effective relationships and partner with business leaders to influence labor relations practices, strategies, and philosophies
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive employee relations between union officials and business leaders
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver persuasive and well-organized ideas in both written and verbal form; effective listening skills
  • Experience negotiating and interpreting collective bargaining agreements
  • Experience with grievance administration, including settlement negotiations and contribution toward preparation and/or arbitration advocacy
  • Analyzes complex problems, exercise sound judgment, and appropriately manage conflict
  • Ability to interact effectively in a conflict and matrixed environment
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws affecting the employment of hourly-represented employees, including FMLA, ADA, NLRA, EEOC, FEHA, Title VII, State Unemployment, and FLSA
  • Certification(s) in Labor Relations, arbitration advocacy, or mediation preferred
  • Experience performing investigations, using effective techniques
  • Experience adjudicating disciplinary matters
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge in other areas of Human Resources including talent management, compensation, benefits and other preferred

Fairbanks Morse Engine offers significant career development opportunities as well as salary and benefits packages including health and life insurance, 401(k) with company match, full tuition reimbursement, vacation, and paid holidays.

About Fairbanks Morse

At Fairbanks Morse, our mission is to deliver reliable power that helps communities, businesses, and our military improve people's lives and make the world a better, safer place. We've been creating innovative power solutions for over 125 years and will continue to Power the World Forward. We develop critical power systems and solutions and provide them to people who need it most, including our military, industrial businesses, and communities. Our solutions are installed in every corner of the globe, from dense urban communities to the most remote locations. We are an Enpro Industries (NYSE: NPO) company.

Job Location
Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
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City: Beloit

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State: Wisconsin

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Requisition Number: 2016092

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© An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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