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Plant Human Resources Manager

Company name
Tenneco Inc.

Harrisonburg, VA, United States

Employment Type

Hr, Manager, Manufacturing

Posted on
Feb 28,2019

Valid Through
Jun 13,2019

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Tenneco is an industry leader in the automotive space. Our 800,000 square foot Harrisonburg site is home to 750 team members and supports our Aftermarket business by building high quality exhaust systems from start to finish. Commonly recognized as one of Forbes best places to work we understand our success is due to our amazing talent.

We are seeking a Plant HR Manager that will ensure we maintain the highest level of service to our internal customers, as well as our adherence with various policies, employment laws and ethical behaviors. This person will become a valued member of both the plant management and HR functional management teams, where we strive to promote from within wherever possible; therefore opportunities for advancements are strong.

An ideal candidate will have Plant HR management experience, with the ability to mentor, coach and drive change along with the local management team. In addition, they would have experience with recruitment, compensation & benefits administration, performance appraisal management, regulatory compliance, and positive employee relations.

We are ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You’ll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Plant Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.

Principal Responsibilities:

Administers wage and salary programs using corporate procedures and controls.

Recruits, screens and recommends placement of hourly and salary personnel assuring that qualified employees are hired possessing the necessary attributes and skills for future requirements.

Perform difficult staffing duties, including managing understaffed situations, conflict resolution, terminating employees and administering disciplinary procedures.

Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.

Administers Group Insurance, Pension Programs, FMLA, Service Awards, Short Term/Long Term disability, Life Insurance, 401K, sickness and accident insurance and other benefit programs.

Aids in the development of safety policies and programs within corporate guidelines to assure a safe work environment.

Maintains and supports plant security programs.

Supports plant-wide training needs for all plant, salaried personnel, which include safety, quality and operational guidelines.

Advises plant management regarding local, state and federal employment and labor laws.

Administers Equal Employment Opportunity Program in accordance with corporate policy and federal and state laws. Represents company in unemployment claims determination.

Coordinates community relations programs including Relay for Life, food drive and other civic and community functions.

Manages a department by developing and maintaining budgets, setting goals and objectives, determining actions required to meet goals, determining personnel needs and taking action to meet those needs, and appraising the performance of the department and employees.

Performs other duties as required.

Required Experience


5 to 7 years experience, including experience as a HR Manager.

Experience in a manufacturing plant

Familiar with labor and employment laws and regulations


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field preferred

Experience in an automotive supplier

Interpersonal and communication skills

Leadership skills

Organizational and administration skills

Ability to balance multiple priorities

High degree of confidentiality and integrity

Tenacious yet adaptable

Positive attitude, team builder and strategic partner

Job Location

Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States

Company info

Tenneco Inc.
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Company Profile
Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of clean air and ride performance products and systems for the automotive, commercial truck and off-highway markets and the aftermarket. The company is well-balanced across end-markets, geographic regions, customers, product lines and vehicle platforms

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