HR Consultant

Company Name:
Company Description:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
Cornings history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.
The global Human Resource (HR) Function provides an integrated talent management system that delivers a workforce that is Corning's competitive differentiator in the global marketplace.
Job Description:
HR provides service offerings that align solutions to business challenges by ensuring the programs are Effective, Efficient, Global, Scaleable, and Repeatable. Cornings Values are operationalized by the HR Function through the facilitation of Talent Management offerings, as well as programs and processes that aid in making Cornings Values visible
Role Purpose:
Supports Plant HR Manager to ensure that his/her plant has the right number and type of talent to execute plant strategy and achieve desired business results.
Ensures plant establishes and maintains a positive work environment and operates as One Corning in support of Cornings values.
Assists in achieving or beating budgetary objectives in support of top quartile performance objectives while maintaining appropriate levels of HR service delivery.
Assists in successful implementation of global HR business processes within the plant.
Ensures plant compliance with HR-related legal and regulatory guidelines.
Responsibilities - The key tasks and activities associated with achieving primary accountabilities:
Effectively deploys hiring process for hourly workers and temporary employees.
Educates plant leadership on union contracts and local and state employment law to ensure compliance with contracts and applicable personnel management laws.
Manages and mitigates employee grievances by ensuring supervisors and leadership are creating an open forum for discussion and resolution of plant issues.
Coaches and counsels plant management in development and demonstration of leadership and management practices required to establish and maintain a positive work environment.
Resolves employee relations issues in a fair and consistent manner that protects the needs of the plant to operate in an effective and efficient manner.
Educates plant employees on shared service and third party vendor capabilities to increase use and benefits of these
Takes ownership for specific HR initiatives that support the effective operations of the organization by developing and/or delivering HR programs (e.g., attendance tracking, training, communications).
Tracks and documents employment issues and requests (e.g., FMLA, workers compensation) as required for procedural and legislative purposes.
Identifies employee value proposition issues affecting turnover and works with Plant HR Manager to identify actions for improvement.
Establishes and maintains a presence on the plant floor to keep a read on the pulse of the organization.
Implements appropriate risk management policies and procedures to ensure plant compliance with safety requirements and local, state, and federal employment laws.
Competencies Needed:
Developing Direct Reports and Others
Interpersonal Savvy
Business Acumen
Organizational Agility
Problem Solving
HR Service Orientation
HR Technical Expertise
Project Management
Champion Global Growth
Communicate and Engage
Required to sign Covenant Not to Compete
Preferred Background/Experience:
Successful track record of performance in Plant HR Specialist or Center of Excellence (COE) role.
First line supervision/experience.
Applied Six Sigma Lean or Kaizen experience.
Successful track record in the deployment of global HR business processes or programs.
Knowledge of employment laws and policies.
At least 2 4 years of HR experience (generalist/specialist).
Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business, or Organization Development, labor relations or equivalent.
Masters degree in related area and/or HR certifications a plus.
Union experience.
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