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Human Resource Director

Broussard, LA
September 27, 2023

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Thomas Walker

*** **** *****

Broussard, LA *****


Professional Profile

Accomplished Human Resource and Safety professional with proven expertise in personnel management. Experienced in policy and procedure, recruitment and retention, personnel development, Safety and legal compliance and hands on leadership. Over twenty years of human resource management experience includes recruiting, training and development, conflict resolution, benefit administration, policy design, evaluation implementation and EEO compliance. Accomplished in team development and organizational management.


Oilfield Instrumentation & Advanced Building Services September 2008 – Present

Lafayette, LA

Human Resource Director / Safety Coordinator – two companies

Administer all hiring practices including benefits, Safety policy, employee handbook, drug screens, employee physicals, personnel files, certifications and more. Benefit Plan Coordinator – administer all health, dental, life and supplemental insurance programs to all employees. Also keep track of all employee vacation, sick leave and personal time off.

Identify staffing needs and recruit, interview and select applicants. Coordinate all advertising efforts for employee recruitment for both companies of which includes ten different locations and 180 employees.

Create and update employee handbook and Safety Manual. Evaluate hazardous conditions in the workplace and implement strategies to eliminate dangers. Assure that all managers understand Safety standards regulated by OSHA and all employees have necessary training and certifications to perform their duties in a safe manner.

Manage safety meetings, assure that JSA’s are being performed on all jobs and proper PPE is utilized

Responsible for complete investigation for all incidents and resolve the issue so it does not occur again

Accountable for all Workers’ Compensation injuries, including documentation and follow up.

Process claims for vehicle accidents and follow through completion

Handle all terminations, unemployment issues, employee disputes and attempt to keep morale at its peak – listening, evaluating, handling personal problems, discuss job duties, ergonomics, etc.

Responsible for ISNetworld Safety updates for all clients including man hours, total recordables, OSHA compliance, employee certifications and training, insurance certifications, etc.

Maintain Safety and personnel files for all employees and confirm that employee evaluations are completed on a regular basis. Develop a competitive pay scale and keep an open door policy at all times.

The Bayou Companies December 1997 – August 2008

New Iberia, LA

Human Resource Director

Hire personnel as needed and provide routine evaluations on job performance. Maintain all personnel files including application, I-9 forms, W-4s, certifications, insurance packet, driver’s license, physicals, drug screens, 401K, etc. Company consisted of 170 employees.

Responsible for coordinating temporary employees to work, which consisted of approximately 80 per day.

Advise managers on organization policy matters such as equal employment, sexual harassment and recommend needed changes. Also serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions and helping resolve related problems.

Develop job descriptions for all field personnel and coordinate daily work schedule for work crews with the goal of maximum labor efficiency. Focus on employee morale while keeping a continuous open door policy.

Benefit Plan Coordinator – administer all health, dental, life and supplemental insurance programs to all employees. Also keep track of all employee vacation, sick leave and personal time off.

Safety Committee Member – committee is responsible for making sure all employees are following Safety procedures. Implemented Job Safety Analysis program – employees observe the work area, identify their duties while looking for potential hazards. Member First Responder team for all accidents which involves a thorough investigation of root cause and preventive measures.

Develop and maintain organizational chart and modify an effective compensation package.

Company Newsletter editor – created the quarterly newsletter Bayou Bulletin : included operation news and updates, new and upcoming projects, employee profiles, new hires, field photos, projections, industry updates and more.

Reason for leaving – company sold

Cajun Bag and Supply June 1993 – September 1997

Crowley, LA

Plant Manager

Manage daily operations of an FIBC (flexible intermediate bulk container) sewing plant consisting of 125 employees. Responsible for hiring, training and evaluating all employees while adhering to production schedule. Assure availability of all raw materials as well as completed products with the transportation team.

Develop production goals and evaluate daily costs. Shuffle personnel throughout each day in order to maximize efficiency and implement Quality improvement program including spot audits, root cause and remedial actions. Assure the Safety of all personnel and provide necessary equipment, tools, etc.

Committee coordinator of team which gained ISO 9000 certification – audit existing process, identify critical issues and implement corrective actions.

Responsible for employee pay scale and performance evaluations.

Reason for leaving – company sold, moved operations overseas

Martin Mills January 1990 – May 1993

St. Martinville, LA

Plant Supervisor

Supervise men’s under garment production line consisting of 300 employees. Accountable for Safety, production, quality and cost controls of five separate sewing units. Recruit and train employees as well as monitor attendance and develop performance appraisals for all.

Analyze training needs to design employee development and a Health / Safety program.

Responsible for production quotas to be met in a cost efficient manner and continue to set production goals and maximum production efficiency.

Assure that raw materials were available at all times and shuffle personnel for maximum efficiency.

Reason for leaving – Cajun Bag opportunity


University of Southwestern Louisiana

Bachelor of Science – Business Administration


Jon Breaux – Aggreko 337-967-001

Bryan Maraist – Cajun Bag 337-***-****

Stewart Shea – The Bayou Companies 337-***-****

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