Human Resources Manager


In partnership with Controller, oversee the development and implementation of human resources and safety policies, programs and services including recruitment, selection, retention, legal compliance, employee benefits, employee relations, employment practices and procedures, employee communications and employee events.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: (Other duties may be assigned.)

Enhance and enforce human resources and safety policies and procedures.

Manage the human resources information systems for critical analyses of the people resources of the corporation.

Maintain credibility and successfully resolve human relation issues. Act as company representative in employee and union relations. Bargaining units’ contact regarding contract issues, grievance issues, etc.

Develop and coordinate Company policies and objectives.

Serve as Plan Administrator for 401k plan.

Participate on a team responsible for employee benefit programs including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, supplemental plans, 401K plan, pension plan looking for cost effectiveness in plan, cost reduction in plans, and regulatory compliance.

Advise management regarding all employee terminations, oversee all aspects of employee terminations.

Manage budget and control expenses effectively.

Assist operations and functional managers in hiring, training, developing, and appraising staff effectively. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with Company policy.

Maintain knowledge and understanding of regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments, and applicable laws.

Continue improving programs, policies, practices and processes associated with meeting the strategic, operational and staffing issues of the organization.


Human Resources Generalist (part-time)

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Administration experience in MS Office.

Strong organization, communication and planning skills.

Proactive, customer service-oriented approach to problem solving and troubleshooting.

Self-motivated, self-directed, team-oriented.

Ability to negotiate conflict and maintain constructive working relationships

Ability to meet deadlines and accomplish work in order of priority


Bachelor’s degree preferred (or relevant professional experience)

3-5 years applicable work experience in Human Resources

2-3 years in a Human Resources leadership position preferred

Union environment experience preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Candidate must be able to:

Physically able to maneuver around office and the plant operations areas.
Listen and talk to customers/vendors/employees on the phone and in person


Candidates must successfully complete a drug/alcohol screen.

Qualified candidates should send resumes to, or:

Human Resources
Michigan Wheel
1501 Buchanan Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

No in-person applications will be accepted.

Michigan Wheel is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Michigan Wheel Marine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.