HR Business Partner in West Chester, PA at Portescap

Date Posted: 11/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The HR Business Partner will drive HR practices to achieve the overall business goals.   The role will have direct related responsibility in each of the following areas:  Staffing, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Compliance and Training. This role will initially support the Operations team, however, there may be opportunities to take on additional HR responsibilities with other functions.


Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned. 


  • Manage the selection process for union and non-union positions to include: recruiting, interviewing, selection teams, hiring, competitive wage analysis and new hire orientation.
  • Administers and drives the selection process for internal staffing (bidding) as it relates to union employees.
  • Work directly with Operations managers to determine appropriate staffing levels and drive productivity.

Employee Engagement and Development:

  • Manages the annual engagement survey program to include participation monitoring, communication plans and subsequent creation of focus groups and action plans to address associate feedback.
  • Advises supervisors and managers regarding employee performance issues, effective management practices, talent assessment and employee development.
  • Manage the performance appraisal process, merit planning and succession planning.

Labor Relations:

  • Conducts investigations, manages and resolve all union issues – advises managers and related employees accordingly.
  • Partners with union representatives to resolve labor relation issues.
  • Conduct exit interviews, analyzes data and makes recommendations to the team for corrective action and continuous improvement.
  • Partners with HR Director in overseeing negotiation, implementation and ongoing administration of collective bargaining agreements.

Compliance / Administration:

  • Manages and leads the HR compliance efforts; establishes, implements and monitors related policies and procedures, including the electronic I-9 system and process – ensures proper compliance and documentation.
  • Creates and communicate various policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations for the West Chester and assists with the St. Kitts, W.I. facilities.
  • Manages the Altra Corporate Open Enrollment to include related communication (including remote communication sessions). Advises associates regarding eligibility and coverage for company provided health and welfare benefits.
  • Coordinates employee leave benefits (e.g. FMLA, Short term disability, Long term disability); participates in unemployment hearings.
  • Works with the Safety department to coordinate worker’s compensation claim management.


  • Partners with the operations team to drive cross-training opportunities to foster employee development initiatives.
  • Coordinates and monitors participation of the Altra Corporate online compliance training program.
  • Co-facilitates employee development training such as Crucial Conversations, Situational Leadership II and Leadership Essentials.

Key Metrics:

  • Turnover
  • Time to Fill
  • Internal Fill Rate
  • Engagement

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of laws governing employment.
  • 2+ years of experience in a union environment.
  • Knowledge of employment, salary administration, and benefits administration.
  • Must have strong communication skills and the ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization, providing coaching and mentorship.
  • Manufacturing experience desired.
  • Proficiency in computer skills including Microsoft Office applications and ADP.
  • Prior experience in organizations committed to the principles of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement helpful.


  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or equivalent HR experience.
  • At least 3 years of HR experience in a Manager or Generalist role.

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