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Plant HR Manager - Newark, OH Job

Date: Jan 31, 2019

Location: Newark, Ohio, US

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Human Resources
Primary Location: Newark, Ohio
Relocation Offered: No 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!



Tectum, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries has a job opportunity for a Human Resource Manager to provide strategic and tactical HR leadership to two manufacturing plants in Newark and Columbus, OH. The Plant Human Resources Manager partners with the Plant Manager to ensure HR strategies and initiatives are tightly linked to the objectives and key challenges of the facility and the business.  The position has responsibility for a unionized plant and is a true generalist role with responsibility for staffing, development, employee relations, labor relations, training, employee activities and compliance.  This is an excellent opportunity for the ideal HR Manager to add value by working with operations to build organizational capacity through leadership development, process improvement and individual/team development.


Key Responsibilities of the Plant HR Manager:

  • Leading and directing plant HR activities to support the achievement of plant performance metrics in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Employee Morale
  • Driving the execution of key plant HR initiatives and processes to enable continuous improvement in the areas of organization effectiveness, staffing, employee relations, performance management, training and development, benefits, employment practices and compliance
  • Supporting organization change and continuous improvement efforts (such as Lean) and collaborate with plant leadership to ensure successful change management approaches through effective planning and analysis, communication of change initiatives, full and active leadership support and employee involvement
  • Coaching and developing plant leadership team members providing HR guidance and input on operational plans and decisions, and maintaining a forward looking staffing plan
  • Maintaining regular touch point meetings with individual leadership team members and front-line supervisors
  • Supporting and developing effective performance management and employee development systems for the salaried and production workforce
  • Developing and driving initiatives to foster employee engagement
  • Tracking and analyzing plant HR metrics to determine root cause and develop and execute action plans to address problem areas
  • Developing and implementing Human Resource strategies and techniques for improvement that provide support to the plant mission, critical issues and goals
  • Administering the collective bargaining agreement, oversee grievance process and all aspects of labor relations activity
  • Driving clear communication to all employees regarding change management in areas of programs and policies
  • Engaging in practical and rational employee relations including investigations, discipline, coaching and counseling to employees


Required Qualifications for the Plant HR Manager:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or a related field
  • 5+ years of progressive human resources experience in a multi-shift, unionized, manufacturing environment including leadership of HR associates
  • Proven knowledge of principles and processes related to recruitment, selection, training, compensation employee and labor relations, and HR information systems
  • Strong knowledge of applicable employment and labor laws
  • Clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between HR and business strategy
  • Ability to develop clear, actionable steps in support of the plant strategy
  • Ability to engage, inspire, and influence people
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong communications and presentations skills
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvement methodologies


Desired Qualifications for the Plant HR Manager:

  • MBA or MA/MS in applicable field of study
  • PHR or SPHR certification


About the Location (Newark, OH)

Our Tectum manufacturing plant, one of nine Armstrong plants in North America, employs many people across 2 shifts who are involved in the manufacturing and shipping of our Tectum product.   With over 60 years of innovation and experience in reducing noise worldwide, our Tectum plant has the right product for your noise problem.


This position is located in beautiful and historical Newark, Ohio, the county seat of Licking County, 40 miles northeast of Columbus.  Licking County has lots to offer.  We have an abundance of parks including Newark Earthworks, the National Historic Landmark where visitors can explore 2,000-year-old geometric earthworks that served as both cathedral and astronomical observatories for the Hopewell Culture.   If you want to stay indoors, The Midland Theatre is a beautiful 1,200-seat theatre offers exciting and affordable family-friendly shows, legendary artists, world-class dance, and intimate stage-door performances.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



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Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


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Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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