General Electric Human Resources Specialist in Hartford, Connecticut

About Us:

Middle River Aircraft Systems has been designing, building and servicing the world's best aircraft for seventy years. Located on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, Middle River Aircraft Systems (MRAS) operates a 1.7 million square feet facility on 180 acres. One of the country's biggest suppliers of aircraft during World War II, today MRAS is dedicated to meeting the aircraft industry's specialized needs.

MRAS works with the industry's major airframers and engine producers to design, build and support the structures that complement their products. MRAS is one of the world's leading suppliers of jet engine thrust reversers -- the brakes of a jet engine - providing reversers for both General Electric and Pratt & Whitney, the world's largest aircraft engine manufacturers. The company also produces a variety of specialized structures for major aircraft manufacturers including Boeing and Lockheed Martin for both commercial and military aircraft. In addition to design and manufacturing, MRAS provides overhaul and repair services for a variety of aerostructures. Aftermarket and support customers include nearly every major domestic commercial airline and many international airlines. Our maintenance team, combined with our spare parts distribution center, keeps customers flying around the world. Come learn more about our area! at http://www.baltwashchamber.org/index.php

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Role Summary:

Serve as the first point of contact for people leaders and employees to provide counsel, coaching and support on HR fundamentals and employee related questions. You will execute our key HR initiatives, providing available and responsive internal employee support, and drive HR functional excellence and process improvement.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide dedicated guidance and coaching to multiple managers and employees with specific focus on:

  • Employee advocacy/engagement

  • HR fundamentals and process training

  • Employee relations management

  • Performance management

  • Career development

  • Workplace investigations as appropriate

  • Provide employees and managers with an available first point of contact for questions and guidance on fundamental HR topics and issues; escalates concerns beyond their scope to HR Managers; navigates employees and manager to HR Shared Services when it is the more appropriate resource

  • Develop and disseminate employee site communications and newsletters; Assist in execution of quarterly All Hands events

  • Manage site community events, act as liaison with external contacts; Coordinate employee engagement events

  • Partner with Employee HR Management team and O&TD professionals to execute business-specific HR strategies (i.e. hourly hiring process)

  • Ensure that all employee relations issues are properly identified, reported, and resolved

  • Provide advice and counsel to managers and employees to ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures and practices at 100% compliance to promote an ethical and compliant work environment

  • Manage or assist in key HR processes including compensation administration and compliance

  • Conduct HR training and support for functional processes like EMS, New Employee Orientation and New Manager Assimilation

  • Assist with other HR special projects or initiatives as needed

  • Maintain and protect confidential data with utmost scrutiny, judgment, and care

  • Assist with conducting investigations including gathering, preserving, documenting and analyzing all available information and evidence

  • Lead other site-wide HR projects as necessary, working across multiple client groups

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in related area (or a high school graduate/GED or equivalent with at least 4 years of relevant work experience)

  • Minimum 2 years prior professional work experience (can include internships)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Passionate, employee advocate who wants to make a difference in the organization by helping employees succeed

  • Approachable and responsive resource able to connect with employees at all levels

  • Desires employee-facing work; willingness to make horizontal moves to develop HR expertise

  • Strong customer service focus, with a high level of responsiveness

  • Supportive team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment and ability to diffuse a tense situation

  • Applies solid judgment ensuring integrity, compliance, & confidentiality

  • Strong interest in innovative HR solutions and process improvement

  • Understanding of HR concepts and principles with expertise in a specialty area such as staffing, analytics, facilitation, etc.

  • Strong problem solving skills; ability to make independent decisions, manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment

  • Sound knowledge of local labor laws and government requirements

  • Detailed-oriented with excellent organizational & documentation skills

  • Proponent of the segmented HR model, understands the benefits

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Human Resources

  • GE HRLP Graduate or graduate of a similar program

  • PHR/SPHR certification

Locations: United States; Delaware, Maryland; Baltimore, Middle River

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.