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Labor Relations Specialist

Byrnes & Rupkey, Inc.
Des Moines, IA
$85-95K plus bonus
April 12, 2021


Labor Relations Specialist

Des Moines, IA

$85-95K plus bonus

Our manufacturing company is searching for a Labor Relations Specialist located in Des Moines, IA. This Specialist will partner with the entire human resources team in managing the workforce.

Key Responsibilities:

• Help ensure the retention and engagement of our workers and strive to ensure we maintain our role as an employer of choice.

• Contribute to key projects and challenge the status quo to improve program performance.

• Troubleshoot labor issues and partner with labor leadership.

• Assist HR Manager with analyzing the data to employee turnover, employee satisfaction surveys, exit interviews and other metrics in order to enhance the improve HR programs and services.

• Administer and interpret company policies and CBA in relation to employee questions, complains or suggestions.

• Provide significant contributions and expertise in the areas of employee engagement and retention.

• Collaborate with operational leadership through advice, coaching and counsel to improve work relationships, build morale, and improve hourly retention metrics.

Job Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• 5+ years of progressively advanced labor experience is a must have!

• Strong ability to manage ambiguity in investigating employee and labor relation situations.

• Ability to formulate a successful partnership with labor leadership.

• Previous plant and/or union environment experience required.

• Ability to work in a fast-paced and self-directed environment.

• Advanced Excel skills.

• Demonstrated experience managing cultural shifts.

• Bi-lingual (English-Spanish) is a plus.

Additional Incentives:

• Competitive base salary

• Medical and Dental benefits

• 401k with company match

• Stock Purchase Program

• Community involvement opportunities

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