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Human Resources Manager

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, 15001, United States
January 31, 2018

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Edward J. Johnson

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Aliquippa, PA 15001-1369

724-***-**** (Mobile)

724-***-**** (Home)

Human Resources Director/Senior Professional

Human Resources Director with extensive manufacturing experience at both non-union and union organizations. Managed three Plant HR Managers at facilities in Pennsylvania and Texas and administrative employees at various sites. Extensive experience in all aspects of HR, including compensation, benefits, retirement plans, labor relations, workers’ compensation and employee relations


Human Resources Manager 2014-2016

NLMK Pennsylvania, Farrell, PA 16121

Managed Human Resources for a 600 employee steel rolling mill and a 130-employee galvanizing/galvanneal plant. Duties include Employee/Labor Relations, Recruiting, Labor Negotiations.

Implemented on-line employee selection system for Hourly positions

Coordinated/led numerous employee discipline/behavior investigations

Presented employment Discrimination Prevention training to all employees and Investigation training to supervisors

Evaluated and identified high-potential/high performance employees for succession planning

Recruited professional and technical staff to build up Automation and Supervisory ranks

Regional Human Resources Manager 2010-2013

McConway & Torley, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Managed three subordinate Plant HR Managers at manufacturing plants in Pennsylvania and Texas and administrative employees in Pennsylvania and Georgia

Consolidated multiple Medical insurance plans into one, for savings of over $200,000 in first year

Implemented On-line benefit enrollment pilot project at Pittsburgh plant

Investigated and resolved disputes with both Union and Non-Union employees using Alternative Dispute Resolution and Grievance procedures

Evaluated and identified high-potential/high performance employees for succession planning

Increased employment level at Pittsburgh plant by 75% in two years

Human Resources Manager 2005-2010

Marcegaglia USA, Inc., Munhall, PA 15120

Sole Human Resources professional for 130-employee manufacturer of stainless steel pipe and tubing. Managed Payroll, Benefits, Employee Selection, Safety, Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining, Workers’ Compensation

First Chair in negotiations that led to a four-year collective bargaining agreement with United Steelworkers

Marketed medical and dental insurance programs and changed carriers to achieve cost savings

Changed Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier for over $100,000 annual savings

Manager - Human Resources 1989-2005

T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil Co., Butler, PA 16001

Managed Human Resources for a 210-employee natural gas utility, including payroll, benefits, labor relations/collective bargaining, and workers’ compensation. Trustee of three qualified retirement plans with combined assets of $20 million

Reduced Workers’ Compensation, lost work days and compensation payments, by use of aggressive return to work/case management system. Cost of Workers Compensation reduced from $190,000 in 1991 to $80,000 in 1996 and later years

Advised management on a variety of HR related issues, including Compensation, Recruitment, and Union Avoidance

Developed pay grades and salary ranges for salaried employees using compensation survey data gathered by outside consultant

Second chair on teams that negotiated four collective bargaining agreements. Calculated costs, prepared proposals, and drafted language for all said agreements

Engaged with employees at all levels of the organization to become an effective advocate for employees and management in developing and implementing HR programs/projects

Marketed medical, dental, and life insurance programs to hold rates steady

Employee Relations Director 1984-1989

County of Beaver, Beaver, PA 15009

Managed Employee Relations department for 650-employee, $50 million County government. Responsible for Payroll, Benefits, Workers’ Compensation, Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining


Master of Science - Industrial and Labor Relations

West Virginia University

College of Business and Economics

Morgantown, West Virginia, 26505

Bachelor of Arts - English

Dickinson College

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 17013

Professional Development

Michigan State University

Negotiating the Labor Contract

University of Pittsburgh

Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers

PC Application Software

Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook

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