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HR Business Partner

Menomonee Falls, WI · Human Resources
Job Title: HR Business Partner
Company: ER Wagner
Work Location:
 Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Work Format: Full-time, salaried, onsite with option of 1 day remote

Summary: Under the direction of the HR Department Head, supports all business areas with multi-function Human resource responsibility including but not limited to; develop policy, directs and coordinates human resources activities, such as employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, and training, compliance, and employee services.

What You'll Do:
  • Manage the talent acquisition process, which may include recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants, particularly for shop hourly, manager, exempt and professional roles; collaborate with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals
  • Monitor 60 day orientation period for new employees and schedule and conduct benefit meetings
  • Administer an effective employee relations program aimed at employee involvement and the commitment to customer service through continuous improvement in quality, service and productivity
  • Assist with preparation for union contract negotiations and may act as a member of the management team to bargain, mediate, arbitrate and settle day to day grievances; interpret contract language and ensure that supervisory personnel are well informed to administer the provisions effectively
  • Analyze trends in compensation and benefits; research and propose competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent
  • Responsible for the Human Resource department operating procedures, record systems and the preparation of periodic reports and summaries to keep management appraised of activities
  • Prepare employee separation notices and related documentation, and conduct exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations
  • Advise management in appropriate resolution on employee relations issues; lead the corrective action process for hourly employees
  • Advise department managers of company policy regarding equal employment opportunities, compensation, and employee benefits
  • Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensure policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance
  • Complete and maintain all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.
  • Create learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees
  • Assist with Safety and environmental training, compliance, administration, and accident avoidance
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned
What We're Looking For:
  •  5+ years of Human Resource Management in Manufacturing environment required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required
  • HR Certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP) preferred
  •  Prior experience with Bargaining Unit and Union Contract Negotiations preferred
  •  Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Excel graphs, pivot table, formulas, etc.
  •  Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal communication skills
  •  Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  •  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  •  Comfortable working in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality

Benefits & Perks:
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision plan
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k) plan with a company match
  • Gain share program
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Pre-tax flexible spending and dependent care program
  • Generous paid holidays package
  • Competitive vacation program
  • Wellness program
  • Qualifying employee safety shoe reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement program

About ER Wagner:

At ER Wagner, we stamp and machine metal, cut tubing, weld things together and can perform caster and hinge assembly, as well as weldments. We offer standard components as well as custom engineered hinges and caster assemblies. Our ISO Certification along with the implementation of lean manufacturing and six sigma practices permits us to deliver exclusive products. Founded in 1900, we've built a global, innovative, high-quality, efficient company. Our customers include companies such as GM, Ford, Chrysler, Rubbermaid, and Bradley Corp. Our corporate office is located in Menomonee Falls, WI with an additional location in Brookfield, IL.

You can find more information at https://www.erwagner.com/.

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