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Eaton Corporation Human Resources Manager in Jackson, Mississippi

Eaton’s Aerospace Group, Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division is seeking a Human Resources Manager to join the team. This position is based at our Jackson, MS manufacturing facility. Relocation assistance will be provided.

Position Overview:

The Human Resources Manager will support the manufacturing facility with 500 employees. The role will report directly to the Plant Manager and have three direct reports – Lead HR Generalist, Generalist, and HR Supervisor.

As an integral part of the site leadership team, the Human Resources Manager will fulfill leadership duties and provide input for strategy, direction, and continuous improvement for the plant. The HR Manager is responsible for overall leadership of the human resources function in support of all operations and support functions within the facility. This includes driving the Strategic HR Plan at the operational level and defining and implementing strategic initiatives to ensure our continued success. Will establish solid business partnerships and drive functional excellence in all key HR processes. Key areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: FAA compliance, labor relations, staffing, culture, engagement and building organizational capabilities.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an active member of the Jackson, MS Leadership team, fulfilling leadership duties and providing input for strategy, direction & continuous improvement by leveraging the Eaton Leadership Competencies & Attributes, LeaderX and the Eaton Business System (EBS).

  • Develop site HR strategy; establish objectives and activity-based goals for the leadership team, functional managers, and front-line leaders to drive culture, compliance, and results.

  • Lead and direct site in achieving HR targets and objectives for the plant, and in support of corporate and business group HR strategic initiatives.

  • Drive HR functional excellence through deployment of Eaton programs, ensuring quality of process and content and alignment with the Eaton Business System to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Develop, optimize, document and standardize sustainable HR processes, sharing best practices across the division.

  • Manage and develop skills of the Human Resources team to support business initiatives and goals around Time to fill, Turn over, Attendance, Employee Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity, etc.

  • Cultivates a relationship with the local union in order to develop solution-based resolutions for labor relations related tasks and issues in a proactive manner including, but not limited to: negotiations, grievances, arbitrations and labor management changes.

  • Provide clear guidance to leadership regarding policies, practices, laws and regulations to ensure all human resource policies and programs are in compliance with local and governmental regulatory requirements and support the achievement of both short/long-term business objectives.

  • Drive performance and talent management processes within the facility, including annual performance cycles through goal setting, development planning. calibration, talent reviews, organizational capability assessment, and succession planning.

  • Oversee plant communication processes; serve as champion of change management initiatives (ADKAR and Organizational Change Management).

  • Drive results of employee listening surveys through proactive survey actions.

  • Facilitate engagement through employee led teams and committees in support of established targets and objectives. Serve as Leadership Staff Champion for Community & Employee Engagement and Inclusion programs (i.e. – Community Involvement, Inclusion & Diversity, Health & Wellness).

  • Manage and develop employee compensation/reward and recognition programs; Foster a culture of manager ownership and accountability of the employee life cycle.

  • Drive and support inclusion and diversity practices and planning while aligning strategic vision of the site to Eaton’s overall cultural diversity programs initiatives.

  • Counsel and influence leadership to build a high-performance winning culture and an inclusive environment.

  • Lead talent acquisition plans that anticipate short/long-term business needs. Coach site leadership on how to engage and retain key talent and identifying when there is a retention risk.

  • Provide guidance to talent and development processes for the site to facilitate employee development and training compliance

  • Conduct performance reviews, career discussions, and conversations that matter with direct reports to improve individual and departmental performance.

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Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Human Resources

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a manufacturing or distribution environment

  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in HR or Business

  • PHR or SPHR certification

  • 7+ years of progressive Human Resources experience

  • 2+ years of experience supporting HR in a unionized manufacturing, assembly, or distribution environment

  • 2+ years of experience of managing a direct team

  • Prior experience with the Eaton Business System (EBS) or other similar integrated business system

  • Experience supporting HR within an aerospace manufacturing environment

Position Criteria:

  • Must be able to handle sensitive information confidentially

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

  • Able to multitask and work well in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to understand, interpret and easily communicate and align Eaton policies and practices

  • Proven ability to influence and work effectively across all levels in a highly matrixed environment

  • General knowledge of employment laws and ability to apply legal concepts to real world situations

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail, while also able to manage multiple priorities

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal across a wide audience

  • Proven ability to deal with conflict and diffuse difficult situations

  • Focus around talent development and retention

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Human Resources

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

Job Level: Manager

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.