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Sr. Human Resources Generalist

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC)
life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k)
United States, New York, New Hartford
4317 Middle Settlement Road (Show on map)
Jul 15, 2024

United States of America
State / County

New York

New Hartford


New Hartford/Dunkirk

Human Resources
Workplace Type

Position type

Full Time
Opportunity ID


Company Profile

With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability - not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Job Description


Serves as a primary contact with employees on labor and benefit related issues. Responsible for performance management programs and recruiting and retention of NHD employees. Participates in various Human Resources initiatives and serves as backup to HR Manager.

Essential Functions

Provide contract interpretations and administer the provisions of both the P&M and Technician's collective bargaining agreements in New Hartford as well as the P&M contract in Dunkirk. This includes leading the investigation of complaints, grievance processing through 3rd step, arbitration prep, discipline hearings and contracting out meetings. Participate in preparation for arbitration cases. Chair labor management meetings and committees.

Prepare information, analyze, make recommendations for and participate in labor contract negotiations.

Independently work and advise on performance management, termination, career development, harassment, discrimination and other personnel issues.

Act as business partner for managers and supervisors providing counseling and support in dealing with employer/employee relations' issues and interpretation/application of employment practices and procedures.

Investigate and respond to allegations or complaints regarding harassment or work environment issues.

Interpret, consistently apply, document and represent the Company in employee relations and other personnel related matters. Communicate policies to facilitate a common understanding and application throughout the facility.

Administer various employee benefit programs, such as group health insurance (medical, pharmaceutical, vision and dental), accident and disability insurance, savings plans, life insurance plans, personal choice (flex) plans, employee assistance program and relocation policy.

Administer implementation of new benefit programs; arranges and conducts employee information presentations, enrollments and new hire orientation.

Maintain all applicable data in applicable HR information system, including benefit enrollment and changes.

Administer and approve non-work related medical leave of absence - Sickness & Accident and Salary Continuance benefits and FMLA leave.


Locating and Scheduling Training from Outside (Colleges, Vendors, etc.) the plant, as required

Responsible for recruiting, screening, hiring of employees and plant level salaried employees; coordinate internal postings for non-bargaining jobs.

Facilitate orientation of new hires; work with safety and quality organizations to ensure compliance with their goals and objectives for new employees.

Prepare new and revise old job descriptions as needed for all classes of employees. Classify according to applicable system.

Process and track employment applications and assist in other employment activities as directed.

Prepare AAP and EEO reports.

Learn payroll functions and support payroll staff with processing payroll for all four groups.

Coordinate and plan Inclusion events for both Dunkirk and New Hartford, that engage the workforce in a deeper understanding of our diversity as a workforce.


Additional Responsibilities

Participate in the development of and coordinate the implementation of HR department goals and objectives.

Publish periodic reports such as overtime, headcount and various reports.

Working with the Learning & Development group, assist in the development and implementation of organizational training/development issues.

Participate in Human Resources initiatives.

Maintenance of relevant information in Oracle.

Alleviate and remedy employee complaints and concerns.

Monthly travel to Dunkirk, NY to support operations.

Other duties as assigned.



Ability to interpret and administer terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement

A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.

Knowledge of company and departmental policies and procedures

Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.

Ability to communicate effectively with employees relative to benefits.

Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet constant deadlines.

Knowledge of benefits practices and procedures.

Knowledge of COBRA, FMLA, HIPAA.

Ability to communicate effectively with employees, management and outside contacts

Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Access, Word) and Oracle applications.

Ability and desire to learn various functions within the HR department.

Change management techniques.

Organization development strategies.

Computer proficiency.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Labor, Industrial Relations, Business or related field.

5 to7 years of generalist experience including: benefits, labor relations, recruiting, and employee relations.

Special Skills

Union experience preferred; PHR certification preferred

Additional Notes

Proof of US citizenship, nationality, and/or permanent resident status in order to comply with all applicable export and import laws and regulations.

Physical Dimensions

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to work in an industrial surrounding.

Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Office and industrial plants.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
For informational purposes only, the range of pay for this role is $95,000 to $110,000 US Dollar (USD) Salaried based on a variety of factors. For informational purposes only, this role is eligible to participate in the Company's Quarterly Cash Bonus Plan, paid out at the quarterly bonus factor of 1.5X the Company's bonus multiple, based on the Company's performance in the applicable quarter . Employees will receive 120 hours paid time off every year. Employees will also receive 10 paid holidays. Employees (and their families) are eligible to participate in the company's medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are eligible to enroll in the Company's 401(k) plan.
This position requires use of information or access to production processes subject to national security controls under U.S. export control laws and regulations (including, but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)). To be qualified to work in this facility, a successful applicant must be a U.S. Person, as defined in those regulations, and able to supply evidence of that qualification prior to starting work or be authorized to receive controlled information under a specific license or permission from the relevant government agency. The U.S. export control regulations define a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), and certain categories of Asylees and Refugees.
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