Union Relations Human Resources Manager

Wabtec Corporation Erie , PA 16505

Posted 2 months ago

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company's new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.

It's not just about your career or your job titleit's about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted watersdo things that haven't been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

The Union Relations / Human Resources Manager will work closely with Operational leaders, other Human Resources Managers, salaried employees, four Unions on site and the represented hourly workforce to achieve business objectives and promote positive Union relations.

Essential Responsibilities

In this role you will utilize experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

In addition, you will:

  • Provide advice and counsel to management and employees to ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures, and practices

  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with Union leadership

  • Administer and support all Wabtec HR policies and initiatives within the constituent plants

  • Be responsible for the administration of grievance procedure, and of collective bargaining agreements

  • Partner with business leaders on multiple human resource issues, including the following: policies, processes, and practices; evaluation and development of personnel, annual reviews; implementation of process improvement including leading change initiatives, planning, and facilitation; staffing and pipeline development

  • Investigate and provide counsel / advice regarding concerns about contractual issues

  • Work with leaders and employees to establish and maintain a positive work environment, which encourages the full use of diverse talents and abilities; act as an employee advocate; help drive various business initiatives

  • Establish, modify, and support local HR practices and policies as required

  • Responsible for investigations, conflict resolution, employee communications and management coaching


Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college

Minimum of 2 years of experience as a human resources generalist

Desired Characteristics

Minimum of 5 years experience as an human resources generalist

HR experience in a unionzed Manufacturing environment

Master's degree in Business Administration or Human Resources is preferred (MHR, MILR, MBA)

Proven training ability

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization

Relocation lump sum may be provided if you meet eligibility guidelines

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and stylespeople like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Union Relations Human Resources Manager

Wabtec Corporation