HR Business Partner - Labor Relations

Date: Jun 1, 2024

Location: Barberton, OH, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental restoration and operations management at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.

BWX Technologies, Inc. is currently seeking a strategic HR Business Partner for its Barberton, OH location!

We are looking for a Labor Relations-focused HR Business Partner to join our ambitious Human Resources dream team! If you are passionate about labor relations and would like to contribute to creating a great company culture, this is the right position for you.


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provides day to day Human Resources support to the workforce through employee engagement on the shop floor. Responds to questions/inquires in a timely manner and works to resolve concerns as soon as identified.
  • Develops and maintains a working relationship with the bargaining unit and its representatives to create an atmosphere favorable to problem solving.
  • Advises employees and managers on interpretation of policies, guidelines, procedures, laws, collective bargaining agreement, and other government regulations.
  • Consults with management on a day-to-day basis in the areas of employee relations to identify and resolve performance and work environment concerns.
  • Trains operational leaders on the implementation of the CBA.
  • Completes employee relations investigations with a focus on the facts of the situation, legal and policy compliance, and prompt resolution.
  • Assists with employee events, including but not limited to, benefits enrollment; policy training; organization-wide meetings; career fairs and employee recognition events.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, integrity and confidentiality of employee files and records.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a closely related field is required.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressive human resources experience including experience in the areas of labor relations and employment law compliance. This experience should include at a minimum five (5) years of HR experience in a manufacturing environment directly supporting a unionized workforce.  
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.
  • Ability to report to our office location in Barberton, Ohio. This is a fully onsite position.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service while ensuring legal and policy compliance.
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to effectively balance multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and to work collaboratively with cross functional teams. 
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite’s Outlook, PPT and Word. With an advanced proficiency level in Excel to produce required business reporting. 
  • This position supports a safety and quality driven, 24-7 manufacturing operation and requires the ability and availability to work the occasional adjusted schedule. Variations to normal work hours may include but are not limited to, support of early morning meetings, engagement with the shop floor during 2nd shift evening operations, scheduled plant initiatives, unplanned after-hours investigations and pre-planned weekend employee events.


Pay: $98,000 - $142,000


The base salary range for this position in Ohio at the start of employment is expected to be between $98,000 and $142,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.


Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


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