Manager Human Resources

Knoxville, TN, USA ● Vonore, TN, USA Req #1499
Sunday, January 10, 2021


Manager, Human Resources


JTEKT Automotive Tennessee Vonore


Human Resources


Vonore Tennessee


Salaried Exempt


Plant Manager         









Serve as the primary staff manager, leader, and business partner focused on the areas of HR, Associate Relations, Safety, and Training.  Develop and execute plans and activities to help improve the business and drive overall plant performance & cost improvement.


Essential Duties and Accountabilities:

   Responsible for leading the Human Resources function for a high-volume, world-class automotive facility with sales over $500M and 1,000+ employees.

   Responsible for all aspects of HR and HS&E with emphasis on Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Training, Employee Relations & Retention, Performance Management & Improvement, Compensation & Benefits, and Recruitment & Hiring.

   Initiate, organize and implement effective human resource programs in a high-involvement environment.

   Develop and maintain plant policies consistent with company values & corporate policies and oversee the application of such policies within the plant.

   Participate directly in positive employee relations activities, including union avoidance training, employee functions, and communication efforts.

   Assume leadership role in maintaining positive employee relations; including policy development, communication, and implementation.

   Provide and coordinate functional support to employees on all shifts.

   Consistently interpret and implement all company policies and procedures.

   Assess, communicate, and initiate corrective actions as required to resolve workplace related morale or other associate relations issues.

   Assume lead role in selection and placement of all employees. This may include direct involvement, coordination and improvement of the hiring process to achieve production and support staffing targets, diversity goals, and so forth

   Oversight and administration of worker’s compensation, including prevention, case management and return to work issues. Supervise Occupational Nurses

   Support and participate in company sponsored employee and community activities via involvement in employee activity team events and the JATV Volunteer Program

   Represent the company in the community and promote the company’s goodwill and interests in community activities

   Responsible for HIPAA compliance and acts as HIPAA privacy officer

   Work daily overtime and Saturdays and/or Sundays when directed by immediate supervisor or, as necessary, to complete essential job duties.

   Perform other duties as assigned


Supervisory Responsibilities:

   This position provides direct supervisory responsibility for the Vonore HR Department consisting of HR, HS&E, and Training


Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

   Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

   Leadership experience – Staff level leadership/managerial experience preferred

   Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships and facilitate team building

   Must be able to use basic office software and HRIS systems

   Approachable by all members of the organization

   Demonstrated ability to instill trust and gain respect of others, while being fair and objective

   Highly motivated self-starter

   Thorough knowledge of current HR laws including ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Comp, TOSHA, EEO, etc.

   Working knowledge of applicable quality, health, safety, and environmental management systems

  Ability to read and understand normal business documents


Education and Experience:

   Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Psychology, or related field.

   8+ years leadership experience or equivalent level of education and related human resource experience in a manufacturing environment.

   Experience working in a multicultural environment; previous experience with a Japanese company preferred.


Work Environment/Physical Demands:

   Normal working conditions experienced in a manufacturing work environment

   Normal manual dexterity required in an office environment

   Travel requirement <20% of time

   Ability to routinely work a flexible schedule that supports all shifts


Employee may perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

Other details

  • Job Family 2019 MAPPING
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knoxville, TN, USA
  • Vonore, TN, USA