Human Resources Manager

At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier’s innovation and engineering expertise pairs with our capacity to build and repair freight transportation equipment. This allows us to provide an unrivaled level of service to our customers across the Americas, Europe and countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Greenbrier also provides asset management services and a unique railcar leasing syndication platform that brings us into contact with the world’s leading fixed asset investors.
Greenbrier’s heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization. We structure our business to support teams that deliver innovative solutions for our customers and positively impact the world around us.
This Position is for the Gunderson Plant, Located: 4350 NW Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97210.

The Human Resources Manager will lead the Human Resources function within the plant to include recruiting, onboarding, compensation, benefits, leave, performance management and employee relations to ensure that the plant maintains a positive and safe work environment. Partners with the Plant Manager and leadership team to develop and implement programs, processes, or actions to drive employee engagement and retention.

 Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are typical for this classification. Other duties may be assigned to address business needs and changing business practices.
* Recruitment, onboarding, rollout of training, safety/accident prevention, employee relations, affirmative action, compensation and employee benefit programs.
* Partner with operational leadership on development of project implementations, planning/scheduling, resource requirements, and deployment/allocation of resources
* Ability to establish rapport and credibility with employees and leadership
* Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations
* Be a champion of IDEAL, our diversity, inclusion and equity initiative
* Ownership of performance management and employee leave programs
* Guide managers to resolve issues as well as advise on disciplinary actions
* Conducts timely and apprpriate investigations when workplace issues arise
* Participate in accident and/or incident investigations and assist with the modification and/or new development of safety policies and procedures
*In collaboration with corporate and other human resources unit leaders across the company, be accountable for deploying company policies, initiatives, performance management, benefits, wellness, and employee development
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict resolution and employee counseling capabilities
* Knowledge of federal and state labor employment laws and regulatory compliance
* Ability to use good judgement to escalate HR concerns to management as appropriate
* Maintains confidentiality and exercises good judgment with sensitive information
* Ability to speak to groups and give presentations to all levels of the company
* Familiar with Industrial safety and Workers compensation
Experience and Education
* Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required
* 7 years of human resource experience with progressive growth (recruitment, training/development, performance management, employee relations, payroll and benefits) 3 years in a senior level HR role.
* Experience within Manufacturing is required
* Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, power point and familiarity with HRIS systems

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