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HR Manager Job

Company: Armstrong World Industries
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Primary location: Newark, Ohio
Relocation offered: No
Employment status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%
Non-compete: No

The estimated base salary range for this role is 95,000 to 110,000 per year.
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

What does it mean to work at Tectum, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

  • A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, and many more.
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results.


    Tectum, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries has a job opportunity for a Plant Human Resource Manager to provide strategic and tactical HR leadership to our plant locations in Newark and Hebron OH. This is a challenging, yet exciting opportunity to partner with the Plant Manager and site leadership team to ensure HR strategies and initiatives are tightly linked to the objectives and key challenges of the facility and the business. The ideal candidate will build and maintain effective relationships with the unionized workforce and as a true generalist, will lead staffing, development, employee relations, labor relations, training, employee activities and compliance. This position reports directly to the Senior, Human Resources Manager and has a strong dotted line reporting relationship to the Plant Manager.

    What you'll be doing:

    Business Partnership
    • Lead and direct plant HR activities to support the achievement of plant performance metrics in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Employee Culture.
    • Drive the execution of key 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.
    • Support organization change and continuous improvement efforts 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
    • Develop and implement Human Resource strategies and techniques for improvement that provide support to the plant mission, critical issues and goals
    • Track and analyze plant HR metrics to determine root cause and develop and execute action plans to address problem areas
      Employee & Labor Relations
      • Administer the collective bargaining agreement, oversee grievance and arbitration processes and all aspects of labor relations activity
      • Develop local employee and labor relations strategies
      • Drive clear communication to all employees regarding change management in areas of programs and policies
      • Engage in practical and rational employee relations including investigations, discipline, coaching and counseling to employees
        People Development:
        • Drive the talent review process including succession planning for critical roles and development planning for high potential employees
        • Support and develop effective performance management and employee development systems for the salaried and production workforce
        • Develop and drive initiatives to foster employee engagement
        • Actively demonstrate leadership in areas of employee safety and health.
        • Coach and develop plant leadership team members and front-line supervisors by providing HR guidance and input on operational plans and decisions and maintaining a forward looking staffing plan.
        • Hourly group leader cultural development


          What will make you successful:
          • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or related field with 5+ years of progressive human resources experience
          • 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
          • Strong communications and presentations skills
            Desired Qualifications:
            • Experience in working in a unionized, manufacturing environment
            • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvement methodologies
            • MBA or MA/MS in applicable field of study
            • PHR or SPHR certification
              Why should you join Tectum, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

              Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.

              At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

              For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.

              We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.

              Our Sustainability Ambition

              "Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
              We are committed to:
              • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
              • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
              • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
              • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
              • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.
                About the location (Newark OH)

                Tectum, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI), is one of fifteen Armstrong plants in North America. Our Tectum manufacturing plant 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. We also have another location in nearby Hebron. 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.

                Tectum Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce. As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

                Come and build your future with us and apply today!

                Job Segment: Employee Relations, Labor Relations, HR Manager, Recruiting, Plant, Human Resources, Manufacturing

Keywords: Armstrong World Industries, Newark , HR Manager Job, Human Resources , Newark, Ohio

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