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Company: Torrance Casting, Inc.
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Human Resource Manager is directly responsible for the overall development, direction, coordination, and evaluation of human resource functions.


This position has direct supervisory responsibilities of the Human Resource Generalist and the Administrative Assistant.



  • Recommend, develop, and implement HR strategies and initiatives that align with overall business strategy.
  • Lead and direct routine functions of the human resource staff.
  • Identifies requirements and regulations affecting HR functions; consults with legal counsel to ensure policies and practices comply with federal and state laws.
  • Provide advice and counseling to supervisors and managers.
  • Administer human resource information system(s) (HRIS) that meets the organization's personnel needs.
  • Oversees maintenance, communication, and legal compliance of all records.
  • Prepares monthly human resource budget.
  • Evaluate reports, decisions, and results of department initiatives in relation to goals; makes recommendations for continual improvement.

    Recruitment & Selection

    • Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies.
    • Oversee recruitment and selection process for all positions to include identification of vacancies; revise and write job descriptions; develop recruitment and selection criteria; contract with outside employment firms.
    • Develop and evaluate applicant assessment tests.

      Training & Development

      • Plan and oversee new employee orientation to foster a positive attitude toward goals.
      • Develop and administer performance review program.
      • Partner with managers and supervisors to analyze training needs.
      • Obtains, creates, and conducts training and development programs and objectives.
      • Trains and coaches managers, supervisors, and others involved in employee development efforts.
      • Partner with senior management to recommend, develop, and implement succession planning.
      • Conduct exit interviews to identify reasons for employee termination.

        Compensation & Benefits

        • Analyze and recommend compensation and benefits strategies to remain competitive and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
        • Oversee the classification and wage progression of job positions.
        • Plan and administer benefit programs such as health, dental, life, supplemental insurance, disability, 401(k), leaves of absence, and employee assistance. Responsibilities include: records management and government reporting, claim resolutions, invoice reconciliation, and approval; evaluation of participation and cost-effectiveness; periodic employee benefits satisfaction survey.
        • Partner with the EHS Manager to evaluate the Workman's Compensation and Return to Work programs and assist with claim management.
        • Contract with vendors to provide employee services, such as uniforms, food vending, transportation, or relocation services.

          Employee/Labor Relations

          • Address Union contract grievances and other human resource policy concerns and employee relations issues; conduct workplace investigations, as necessary.
          • Provide workplace training on policies to minimize complaints and mitigate risk (antiharassment, workplace violence, etc.).
          • Participate in Union contract negotiations; interpret labor contracts; provide information to employees on the collective bargaining agreement.
          • Consult with legal counsel as appropriate or as directed by the President & or CEO.
          • Represent the organization at personnel hearings and investigations.

            Other Duties as Assigned


            Four-year degree in Human Resources or related field; SHRM or HRCI certification a plus. Five years of human resource practice. Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.



            • Principles and practices of HR administration.
            • State and Federal Employment Law.
            • Employee benefit plans and record-keeping administration for COBRA, ERISA, FMLA, EEO, Affirmative Action.
            • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office components including Outlook, Word, Excel.


              • Strong written and oral communication skills.
              • Strong project management skills: Ability to analyze, evaluate, monitor, design, develop and implement projects.
              • Computer software (MS Office).
              • Strong interpersonal skills.
              • Solid problem-solving skills to identify and resolve in a timely manner.


                • Team-oriented, ethical, and trustworthy.
                • Coach, train, and develop others.
                • Plan, organize, and facilitate improvements.
                • Balance multiple tasks.
                • Supervise and direct activities of others.
                • Work all shifts for training and to meet employee needs.


                  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

                  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work regularly be required to sit at a desk, use a computer, talk, and hear using a telephone, utilize a printer, copier, and other office equipment. Filing is necessary and would require the ability to lift files, open cabinets, bend, squat, stand on a step stool as necessary.

                  They are frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle, or feel; reach with hands bend or move and lift to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


                  The employee typically works in an office environment, however, as needed could find themselves in the plant to observe or evaluate production. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet in office areas to very loud in the manufacturing environment. Employees may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the workday.


                  Safety glasses and hearing protection are provided and necessary for any work conducted in the plant.

                  Torrance Casting is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Keywords: Torrance Casting, Inc., La Crosse , HR MANAGER, Human Resources , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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