Westlake Pipe & Fittings, a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), is the second-largest polyvinyl chloride pipe and fittings manufacturer in North America. With 35 manufacturing and distribution locations, the company supplies gasketed, solvent weld and restrained joint pipes and a wide range of fittings for a diverse list of markets including municipal water and sewer, plumbing, water well, pool and spa, and agricultural and turf irrigation. Westlake Pipe & Fittings is an industry leader in product development with Certa-Lok spline-lock technology and product systems that are focused on building a better foundation. To learn more, visit the website at WestlakePipe.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive culture that empowers and encourages our associates to succeed through individual achievement and teamwork. A career at Westlake Pipe & Fittings, is enriched with an innovative spirit, high work ethic, and rewarding experiences. We foster a culture that supports professional development, personal growth, and opportunities for advancement.SUMMARYThe Human Resources Business Partner II is responsible for coordinating and supporting plant management human resources activities at three manufacturing facilities (McPherson, KS, Wichita Falls, TX, Lodi, CA). Activities include resolution of employee issues, communication of corporate policies and procedures, providing training and educational programs; counseling with managers/supervisors on significant discipline and termination decisions for employees.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay include, but are not limited to, the following:Counsel plant managers, supervisors and employees on various human resources activities to include policies and procedures, benefit plans, job-related concerns and issues, interpersonal relationships with peers and supervisors.
Administers activities related to plant employment practices. Assist with recruiting, screening, interviewing, hiring and promoting of employees.
Advises and assists plant managers and supervisors with employee relations issues, complaints and terminations. Ensures progressive discipline policies are administered fairly and consistently.
Prepare employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs for employees.
Assist local and HR management in executing employee development plans to maintain the highest level of qualified personnel
Conducts human resources related training.
Oversee the administration of compensation, benefits, vacation, sick leave, absence programs for employees.
Participates in compensation surveys, job evaluations, promotions or adjustments in conjunction with Total Rewards.
Maintain all safety records (Incident Tracker database, internal Accident Log, OSHA Log, Quarterly Incentive data) and ensure their accuracy.
Responsible for accurate recording and data entry of employee information in HRIS and Payroll (Workday and Kronos).
Responsible for local plant administrative duties including invoice coding and processing, bulletin board maintenance, maintaining files and assisting with Plant events.
Any additional duties and tasks as required.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in Industrial Relations, Labor Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration or related field. SHRM or HRCI certified professional preferred.
5-7 years progressive HR experience. 3+ years' experience in a generalist/functional role with exposure to compensation, performance management, training.
Required Behavioral Skills:Demonstrated ability to exhibit Westlake Behaviors.
Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize work.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Oral and written communication skills.
Able to work independently, and coordinate with colleagues in multiple locations.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, high level of attention to detail and adaptability to changing business requirements.
PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office. Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc. May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators. Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.