Human Resources Generalist at Momentive Performance Materials USA LLC in Waterford, New York

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

Position Title:

Human Resources Generalist

Position Summary:

This role is responsible to successfully execute day-to-day HR and Labor relations activities for the 600+-employee population at the Waterford NY plant site. This position will ensure excellent performance of HR processes and activities by collaborating with local operations managers and supervisors, and the local HR team. Model behaviors that align with the company's Core Values and coaches/influences others to do the same, especially leaders and managers.
Other responsibilities include are multiple aspects of the employee lifecycle, including, but not limited to: recruiting, employee relations, training and development, performance management, compensation, pension, benefits, etc. Utilize knowledge of local divisional/functional business objectives and functional HR knowledge and expertise to support and advise local leaders and managers on HR-related issues, including policies, processes, programs, etc., to help meet local business goals and objectives.

Job Description:

Plans, manage, and integrates day-to-day tasks and services associated with providing HR support 600 + IUE-CWA represented employees at the Waterford, NY site. Serves as immediate resource for actions and interpretation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), provides assistance and advice to supervisors and managers in executing work via the CBA. Interacts with designated Union representatives and builds positive rapport with union representatives and represented employees to foster a collegial and collaborative working environment. Executes all work in compliance with applicable regulations, laws, standards, codes, directives, required permits, and contracts. Complies with all reporting requirements. Collaborates with local, division and corporate HR staff.

Additional Details:


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. May require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk, lift, carry and move light to medium weight. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and learn technical information. Light lifting is required.

The environment for this position is an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • 3-6 years or more experience with hands-on labor relations/union activities at a manufacturing site

  • 2-4 years experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations or a related discipline.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Knowledge of NY state and federal labor laws especially the NLRA, preferred.

  • Experience with union grievance process and serving /managing grievance activities.

  • Strong influencing skills

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

  • Capable of multi-tasking and managing competing priorities


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

We cooperate with carefully selected external vendors supporting us on specific employment opportunities. Momentive is not seeking or accepting any unsolicited assistance from search and selection firms or employment agencies at this time. Please do not contact any of our employees by phone, email or otherwise about this position. Please note that Momentive will not be obligated to pay any cost or fee for candidate resumes that are submitted without the existence of a valid written and signed search firm agreement.