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Employee Relations Manager

United States
February 27, 2020

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Juan Esquivel 713-***-****

Professional Summary

I am a successful bilingual HR professional with proven, consistent record of accomplishment in the full hiring workforce cycle, trainer, diversity and inclusion, employee relations in both union and non-union settings, mentoring and high volume recruiting and sourcing primarily in the Construction, Manufacturing and Oil and Petroleum industries.


• Safety training, learning, and leadership development

• Employee relations, sourcing, recruiting and full cycle hiring

• Immigration and union, and labor relations

• EEO compliance training, employee onboarding, and UA testing.

• UI hearings, disciplinary action and exit interviews

• Staff turnover analysis and plan development and implementation

• Staff orientations and company policy (handbook) development and employee support

•Recruit, coach and develop teams

• 401k Program management and benefits

• Compensation and benefits analysis and management

• COBRA, FMLA, HIPPA, E-Verify and worker’s comp investigation and reporting

ISO 9001 Q1, 2015, API Specification Q1, 4th Edition, ASME codes, ANSI codes, AWS codes.

Work History

HR Recruiting Manger

Lonestar Energy Fabrication

October 2018-Present

Responsible for HR and recruiting responsibilities. FMLA administration, handbook upgrading Timekeeping, Payroll, Benefits Administrator, PAF’s, full cycle onboarding, API compliance trainer and test administrator, Craft testing management and recordkeeping, Employee Relations, UA, UI, E-Verify, Safety monitoring and policy alignment, performance culture redevelopment through training and employee empowerment. Responsible for developing new employee safety orientation and preventive maintenance policy.

Operating culture design and implementation, full cycle recruiting and onboarding for engineers, PM’s, drafters welders, pipe fitters, painters, blasters, electricians millwrights, crane operators, fork lift drivers and office personnel along with other craft skilled workforce in the oil and petroleum industry.

HR Recruiting Manager

DCG Inc.

June 2017- September 2018

High volume sourcing, recruiting and hiring (20-25 weekly hires) from apprentice level to office support staff (met field needs within three days) in the construction and commercial roofing industry,

Responsible for FMLA, UA, UI, Medical Insurance, 401k, full cycle on-boarding at three branches (over 650 employees at peak time in three cities), training and mentoring program administrator, employee relations, culture turnaround, disciplinary administration, EEO compliance and reporting, workers comp, terminations, e-verify, employee set up and retention program and implementation.

HR Director


January-June, 2017

Managed HR department with 55 + employees in a non-profit environment. Responsible for applicable HR responsibilities including sourcing recruiting and exiting employees, on boarding, ACA reporting, FLSA, ADA, EEO, COBRA, HIPPA, worker’s comp, e-verify and unemployment case management. Benefits and wage analysis presentations. Handbook development and employee system set up.

Center Manager

Interfaith of the Woodlands

April 2014 –September 2016

Manager of Human Resources, Labor Relations, Employment, FMLA, HIPPA, ADA, FLSA, EEO, COBRA, managing state and non-state employees, recruited staff for an array of industries including medical, construction, retail etc. Supervisor of employment counselors, personal service representatives, staffing specialists and business consultant while meeting Career Center performance goals. Main objective to place customers in jobs in the Construction, Medical, Manufacturing and Oil Industries. Developed training contents to address placement needs. Assisted customers with resume preparation and referrals to additional education and/or training as needed.

Operations Manager

J & D Produce Inc.,

January 2013- February 2014

Operations Manager and HR responsibilities. Responsible for the development of new operations, framework aligned with updated policies and procedures for shipping, receiving and dispatch department. Supervisor of 25 employees; hiring, terminations, conflict resolution and staff reviews. Inspected cold room, reviewed staff, established framework protocols for each department. In charge of operations for quality improvement and production work flow efficiency. Coordinated dispatch and traffic inbound and outbound transportation. Ensured equipment and machinery were functioning properly. Maintained a safe and productive working environment by providing safety training for associates while monitoring issues and conducting investigations. Trained new staff on SOP's.

JJ Auto Sales

Business Owner

January-December, 2012

Latino Labor Persuaders (Contract)

Union Prevention Consultant

January-August, 2011

Labor prevention consultant for nationwide companies focusing on preventing union organization initiatives in the workplace



January, 2009-December, 2011

Manager of HR responsibilities, daily operations for the organization including staffing, financial, programming and public relations. Designed new fund development plan for center. Developed ongoing data and collaboration agreements and established relations with community based organizations, chambers of commerce, foundations, corporations and governmental agencies. Responsible for new hires, terminations, conflict resolution and staff evaluations.


HR Operations Director

January, 1999-December, 2008

Manager of FRP plus five Adult Education Programs while benefitting over 3000 daily students in workforce development training, ESL, GED, Citizenship, Life Skills and Health Classes. Worked with counselors, faculty and support staff to develop student portfolio and professional plan for student self-sufficiency. Responsible for HR related responsibilities such as recruiting, onboarding new hires, terminations, conflict resolution and staff evaluations.


Bachelors in Business Administration (UASLP)

Education Certificate in Logistics Tech

PHR Certification

Software Experience

People Soft, SAGE, Paycom, Paychex, Kronos, Workday, FAMOUS, ATS, Quickboooks, M-Office, and ADP

Robert Lopez


Bob Hope School


Kim Pyland

HR Director

Interfaith of the Woodlands


Nathan Luna




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