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HR Manager

Company: Latham, The Pool Company
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Primary Role: Under the direction of the US HR Director, serves as a generalist for all Human Resources functions at the Latham Youngstown, Ohio location. Assures day-to-days HR tasks and processes are executed, partners with all managers at the location, assures proactive culture and employee relations initiatives are occurring according to Latham's core values and strategy while participating in HR projects and process improvement initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Human Resources Functions:

Maintains personnel files in compliance with applicable legal requirements
Keeps employee records up to date by processing employee status changes on ADP and E-Time
Maintaining I-9s according to federal regulations and conducting I-9 audits
Partners with Corporate Recruitment & Staffing Specialist on recruiting for all positions, this includes but it is not limited to internal job postings, external advertising, job fairs, open houses, non-profit recruiting, etc. Screening and tracking of applications, and:

Interviewing applicants for open positions in home and remote locations when needed
Reviewing pre-hire documentation to meet company's requirements for hire
New Hire Orientations
Reviewing new hire documentation for remote employees

Partners with Corporate Payroll & Benefits Administrator to include:

Informing of insurance enrollment deadlines for all employees at all locations
Overseeing payroll approvals each week.
Managing all payroll related issues including but not limited to pay shortages, overpayments, garnishments, support orders, requests for information, etc.
Processing all pay increases

Administering the Wage Matrix, partnering with Plant Manager to assure cross-training and appropriate matrix placement
Creating and updating job descriptions
Coordinating performance reviews and assisting managers with the process
Partnering with managers to issue and track attendance and discipline; Administering the perfect attendance policy with the appropriate employee groups by tracking and documenting all employees with perfect attendance
Conducting investigations, documenting appropriately and recommending course of action
Handling all disciplinary issues, terminations and layoffs
Completing unemployment documentation and attending hearings as needed
Helping or organizing company activities and functions
Reviewing and enforcing Federal and State and County Law, along with company policies and procedures
Coaching and training supervisors and managers about policies and procedures and federal, state and county law
Administering and managing FMLA claims and other types of leaves (STD, LTD, NYPFL, administrative, personal, etc.)
Updating all legal posting along with any other required postings and/or TV communication monitors
Backing-up the HR Director in her/his absence
Overseeing manufacturing and office employees, along with remote working employees
Supervise and manage at least one direct HR employee

Office Administration Functions:

Ordering applications, PCNs and other supplies as needed
Ordering flowers and other appreciation items for employees
Administer the service anniversary and birthday programs

Safety and Workers Comp Functions:

Developing and maintaining and enforcing safety rules and regulations
Conducting visual audits and recommending changes
Maintaining an up-to-date safety and emergency manual
Participating in the safety committee meetings
Documenting and reporting all injuries; Maintaining the safety tracking system up to date; Managing and reporting all injuries to Liberty Mutual
Maintaining all OSHA logs up to date
Developing and tracking all monthly safety training presentations for all employees

Other duties and special projects as assigned.


Minimum seven years of progressive HR experience at a manager level; HR Certification and Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or a related field; Associates with equivalent experience may be considered
Experience as an HR Partner for multiple employee categories (management, direct labor, customer service, sales, technical, etc.)
Previous manufacturing and safety programs highly preferred
Strong knowledge of employment law.
With a high level of interpersonal skills, ability to handle sensitive information and confidential situations while maintaining the utmost in ethical standards
Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions and manage conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment with diplomacy, accuracy and a service-orientation
Proactive, solutions-oriented approach to work; able to demonstrate creative problem-solving skills and an inquisitive approach to solving complex or unfamiliar problems
Strong work ethic; Approachable and responsive - able to develop string working relationships with employees and leaders
Passion for innovative HR process improvement and efficiency, enabling a deeper focus on organizational development as an HR business partner adept at talent management and retention
Excellent communication skills required, including being able to hold meetings and perform training in small and large groups - good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills
Proficiency in or knowledge of using a variety of computer software applications, such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint; Survey Monkey, Web Ex, Adobe Connect, Employee Survey software, HRIS and ADP Workforce Now
Must be able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week at the location (non-remote work available).
Physical: Ability to (1) stay in a sitting position for most of the working day while looking at a computer monitor; (2) Walk through the plant at least once per day; (3) Open filing cabinets, bend or stand

Keywords: Latham, The Pool Company, Youngstown , HR Manager, Human Resources , Youngstown, Ohio

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