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Director of Human Resources
at New York Air Brake
Watertown, NY

Director of Human Resources
at New York Air Brake
Watertown, NY

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Director of Human Resources

New York Air Brake is seeking a Human Resources Director for multi-sites responsible for both salaried and hourly employees. Position in Watertown, NY at our corporate headquarters and largest manufacturing facility. Position is part of the Senior Leadership Committee.


  • Guide and manage the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire company.
  • Recommend and establish policies and procedures to achieve company goals and objectives.
  • Establish and implement short and long range goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures for the Human Resources department.
  • Maintain employer-employee relationships that contribute to satisfactory productivity, motivation and morale.
  • Assist managers in preventing and resolving problems involving individuals which arise out of or affect work situations.
  • Oversee administration of collective bargaining agreements; provide support and counsel as needed.
  • Design, develop and manage compensation and benefits strategy and programs to ensure regulatory compliance and competitiveness.
  • Oversee the management of the Company’s strategic recruitment and selection plan, including completing the Company’s Affirmative Action Plan and ensuring compliance with OFCCP regulations and equal opportunity programs.
  • Create company strategic training and organizational development plan to meet personal, professional, and organizational needs (including company performance appraisal system, creation of annual training plan and matrix, employee development plans).
  • Responsible for responding to any employee complaints, either internally or through external agencies (i.e.. EEOC, NLRB).
  • Responsible for representing the Company during internal and external audits (i.e., DOL).
  • Manages and guides all employment related lawsuits and third party challenges in the Human Resources area.


  • Comprehensive understanding of HR principles, techniques and procedures.
  • Experienced in using HR strategies to assess and resolve human resource issues.
  • Ability to interact with all levels with comprehensive consultative, partnering, facilitating, and influencing/negotiating skills.
  • Significant experience in and/or knowledge of applicable human resource related statutes and regulations such as ADA, ADEA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, HIPAA, OSHA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Critical thinking
  • Labor Relations experience (including negotiating, arbitration, NLRB).


  • Up to 25% travel
  • Prior international experience is a plus

Required Education: Bachelor Degree in HR or business required, Masters in HR or MBA desired

Required Work Experience: 8 or more Years of Relevant Experience

Direct Reports: 5-10


Watertown, New York, United States


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