• Human Resources Director

    Job Locations US-AL-Trussville
    Human Resources
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Amerex Corporation has manufactured quality and innovative firefighting products since 1971. Amerex is recognized worldwide as a leader in the manufacture of hand portable and wheeled fire extinguishers, pre-engineered automatic restaurant systems, vehicle fire suppression systems, gas detection, and industrial systems.


    Amerex is a proud member of the McWane, Inc. family of companies.

    McWane’s role as one of the world’s leading suppliers of waterworks products is based on the fulfillment of our responsibilities to our team members, our communities and our customers. We realize that a diverse workforce is a strong workforce. By valuing individual differences and recruiting team members with diverse backgrounds and skills, regardless of race, gender or ethnicity, McWane employs the industry’s most knowledgeable people in the areas of production, manufacturing and management. By leveraging our team members' insights and experiences throughout our organization, we better serve our customers and create innovation in markets where our products are used.

    The Human Resources Director will manage Human Resources (HR) for the Trussville, AL plant, including strategic leadership and direction, staffing, labor relations, worker’s compensation, training, development, salary and benefits administration. Operate at both the strategic and tactical level, and serve as a key member of the Leadership Team. Innovate strategies to drive employer-of-choice status.


    • Responsible for leadership and direction of the HR function focusing on Company’s strategic direction, Vision, Purpose and Goals and The McWane Way.
    • Identify manpower requirements and staff accordingly.
    • Provide leadership in recruiting, screening and selection of employees.
    • Analyzes wage and salary reports and data to determine competitive compensation plan. Provides ongoing salary and benefits administration.
    • Provide consistent, candid, constructive coaching and guidance to plant leadership and hourly employees.
    • Develop creative, best-practice solutions for current and projected future business challenges in order to pro-actively lead change processes.
    • Demonstrate understanding of business processes in order to add measurable value and contributions to financial performance.
    • Implement and execute employee development strategies (succession planning, individual development planning, team developmental activities, training, etc.). Devise career tracks for employees who demonstrate the aptitude and desire for upward mobility.
    • Coordinate development and training for the leadership team.
    • Gather and analyze data and recommend processes to reduce turnover, absenteeism and other key HR metrics.
    • Receive, investigate and address employee relations issues according to policy.
    • Ensure compliance with applicable employment laws, including but not limited to EEOC, FLSA, ADA and OSHA.
    • Responsible for personnel records management.
    • Create channels to communicate Company policy and procedure changes to employees and impacted third parties.
    • Serve as Company’s community representative to foster positive relationships in the community and support social responsibility projects.

    • Other special projects as assigned.

    • Lead HR Team consisting of  salaried and/or hourly reports.
    • This is a leadership position, requiring competency in planning, conflict management, delegation, critical thinking, customer focus, team-building and negotiation.


    • BS or BA in Human Resources Management or Business Administration
    • 8+ years progressive H.R. experience with 3+ years H.R. supervisory or management experience.
    • 3+ years relevant experience within a manufacturing environment.
    • 3+ years relevant experience in a union and non-union environment.
    • Advanced knowledge of and experience with employment law.
    • Solid systems/technology skills.
    • Proficiency with MS Office, particularly Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
    • Excellent organizational skills, with precise attention to detail.
    • Demonstrated success and history in building effective teams with a proven ability to lead by example and influence.
    • Demonstrated experience in strategy development and execution, change management, collaboration, operational excellence, and driving business results.
    • Highly effective written/verbal and interpersonal communication skills sufficient to communicate and interact effectively with internal and external customers.
    • Ability to build effective relationships with employees at all levels.
    • Direct, empathetic and persuasive communication style.
    • Ability to work in fast paced environment with multiple priorities.
    • Appropriately operate with access to confidential information; maintains and adheres to strict confidentiality standards.
    • Demonstrated sound work ethic, high degree of personal integrity, honesty and moral character.
    • Understand and interpret data while drawing logical conclusions based on available inputs.
    • Critical thinking skills in standardized situations as well as non-routine problems.
    • Manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and prioritize work accordingly.
    • Ability to travel to other Company locations or meeting sites; occasional overnight travel.
    • Participation in local and national professional organizations to further advance professional development and continuing education.
    • Ability to frequently sit for long periods of time utilizing office equipment and/or computers.
    • Ability to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
    • Preferred Skill Levels and Work Experience

      • Post graduate studies in Business Administration, Management, Organizational Development, or Psychology.
      • SHRM-SCP certification


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