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Lead Labor Relations Manager

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 12:02:55 PM
  • 2804410
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Business Segment: Aviation Human Resources
Location(s): United States ; Kentucky; Madisonville


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Role Summary:
Advice and leadership on employee and union or works council relations. Advises management on legal/labor law/regulatory issues and risk management. Positions requiring thorough understanding, application and mastery of approaches, theories, methodologies and application in a concrete organizational context.

This individual in this position UR responsibilities for the 550 employees at our Madisonville, KY manufacturing site.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day Union Relations support
  • Represent the Company at all legal proceedings related to Madisonville Union Relations
  • Provide advice and counsel to management on contract language interpretation and any other Union policies, practices and procedures
  • Provide leadership, counsel and support to management on all matters related to / involving administration and management of union represented employees
  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements and terminal stage grievances
  • Assist the Legal Operations team with all legal matters pertaining to the Union such as, arbitration hearings, NLRB hearings, discipline review boards, etc.
  • Assist other functional work groups such as Compensations, Benefits, Staffing, etc. in matters pertaining to union represented employees
  • Establish and promote a cooperative and collaborative management/employee work environment through the personal exercise of positive climate setting strategies and practices.
The selected candidate will:
  • Gain strong labor relations expertise
  • Enhance problem solving and negotiations skills
  • Impact short and long term business goals
  • Develop strong coaching skills
  • Become a change agent by leading key elements of Madisonville's culture transformation
  • Learn how to fail fast and be resilient


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Labor Relations and/or 3 years experience in Human Resources with strong exposure to Labor Relations



Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability.

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The GE Aviation plant in Madisonville, Kentucky, is a Turbine Airfoils plant that supports GE Aviation by manufacturing high pressure turbine airfoils (blades and vanes). This facility was established in 1971 by Ballast and converted to Aircraft Engines in late 1979, early 1980. The Madisonville Plant's workforce consists of 850 employees with an annual Output exceeding $335M. Madisonville is one of 10 Kentucky cities that ranked in the United States-wide listing for prime corporate expansion. Recent revitalization efforts have allowed us access to high tech Learn more about our town!


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Locations: United States ; Kentucky; Madisonville

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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