BAE Systems Human Resource Business Partner - Labor Relations in Radford, Virginia

Job Description

This position will be located at Radford Army Ammunition Facility where, BAE Systems is the primary contractor operating the facility.The facility manufactures high quality explosives and propellants on a site that covers approximately 6,000 acres with an employee headcount of approximately 1,100 employees, of which 750 are represented by a collective bargaining agreement between BAE Systems and United Steel Workers (USW)

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Summary of Job Description:

Act and serve as the primary HR interface with the Production and Quality teams within Radford Operations focusing primarily on areas of, labor and employee relations, change management, performance management, and employee engagement. Also serve as anHR Liaison in a Shared Service delivery model for most of the following areas; succession planning, talent management, compensation, benefits, EEO, and/or training and development. Drives company-wide HR programs and initiatives. Implements site, business area, and corporate policy.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Provide coaching and counsel to leaders within Radford Operations.

Assist and lead employee and labor relations efforts, to include; investigations, communications, grievance hearings, wage equity hearings, and trainings

Lead grievance hearings and represent the company in these hearings

Studies, prepares for, and advises on matters pertaining to contract negotiation, grievance cases, arbitrations, conciliations, federal and state labor legislation, etc.

Assist in representing management in collective bargaining during contract negotiations

Partner with managers and the talent acquisition group to help mediate and expedite the recruiting efforts and process for critical manufacturing and facility roles

Assist in the development of HR projects that help drive a culture of diversity and inclusion to drive a culture that supports business growth or business rightsizing and a respectful workplace.

Responsible to drive ethical behavior and instill a culture of Safety, Health and Environmental in a chemical explosive environment.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Education & Experience:

Bachelor s Degree preferably in the field of human resource or business

5-7 years labor relations experience

Soft Skills:

Professional and approachable displaying solid interpersonal skills

Team player that is able to work within a matrix organization

Good communications to include verbal and written communication

Customer service skills and the ability to work well within a HR COE/Shared Service model

Ability to work independently and use good judgement under pressure

Ability to display a high level of work prioritization and time management and customer follow through

Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills:

PHR, SPHR or SHRM certification

Master degree

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Human Resource Business Partner - Labor Relations


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