Human Resources Manager
ACARA
Niagara Falls, ON
7d ago

General Position Description Overall purpose and objective of this position : Employee Health & Safety

  • Establishes, administers, monitors and promotes Health and Safety policies to ensure compliance with all legislated and corporate policies regarding worker health and safety
  • Develops programs and policies to safe guard workers, sourcing training and monitors effectiveness of training to ensure compliance
  • Participates in Injury Investigations and is lead on RTW program development / implementation
  • Participates in the Joint Health and Safety Committee and Site inspection functions
  • Participates in the Safety Group Program, administers program training as required
  • Ensures legal compliance
  • Develops, trains and monitors routine site inspections
  • Investigates workplace accidents, incidents and near misses and develops programs and policies and makes recommendations to Management for the control of workplace hazards
  • Tracks trends, record keeping
  • Point of contact and maintain all WSIB, STD / LTD, first aid and injury reporting
  • Responsible for the management of the Return to Work program
  • Prepares, submits and retains reports and documentation as required under the Canada Labour Code
  • Labour Relations

  • Maintains positive Union / Company relations, communicates with Union on key issues
  • Participates in grievance resolution, arbitrations and labour contract negotiations
  • Attends meetings, documents events, and retains key records concerning Union Business
  • Maintains seniority lists, employee personnel files, driver qualification records
  • Complete knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreement, assist in compliance and interpretation
  • Establishes training plans
  • Directly & indirectly thru Department Head, monitors performance during probationary period
  • Develops strategy and documentation pertaining to employee terminations / employee disciplines
  • Staffing and Recruiting

  • Completes all new hire and on-boarding paperwork
  • Works with the General Manager and US Corporate regarding Organizational alignment
  • Makes recommendations regarding staffing levels and labour optimization
  • Recruits to fill vacant positions, leads the interview process. Makes recommendations on new hires.
  • Determines core competencies and develops accurate job descriptions
  • Works with Department Head on Employee Orientation, Training and employee development
  • Ensure compliance regarding Driver Qualifications on all driver hires
  • Legislated, Legal Matters & Compliance

  • Knowledge of, and adherence to any statutory acts, regulations or by-laws which relate to the field of Human Resources, as well as all civil and criminal laws, regulations and statutes that apply in the companies jurisdiction
  • Researches current legislated requirements and makes recommendations to assure Corporate compliance
  • Researches, develops, interprets and roll-outs training to implement policies and procedures
  • Liaisons with external and internal legal resources to ensure compliance and minimize risk
  • Communication

  • Develop and maintain policies, programs, manuals for company
  • Develop and maintain effective internal and external relationships such as clients, individual managers, employees, supervisors etc.
  • Develop training materials for tailgate meetings
  • Documents RTW / modified duties with employees;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all sensitive information
  • Create and communicate all required reports for internal and external customers and as required for program participation and legislated compliance
  • Benefits Administration

  • Reviews benefit provider quotations, makes recommendations on scope of coverage / cost analysis
  • Takes lead on the transition to alternate provider for Health coverage programs
  • Liaise with Group Insurance provider on program and to resolve employee issues
  • Ensure new hires are enrolled into the health & welfare programs
  • Prepare and submit enrolments, cancellations, billings and retain records
  • Substance Abuse, DOT, MTO Drug & Alcohol Testing Program

  • Register with Driver Check and E-manda to ensure compliance with the requirements governing Drug and Alcohol testing and file retention.
  • Ensure files are in a secure location with limited access. Monitor random selection and test results as required. Flag concerns and bring to the attention of Management and assist with staff training regarding recognition of substance abuse as warranted.

  • Schedule, monitor and ensure compliance with drug and alcohol testing program as required by DOT / MTO
  • Retain confidentiality, segregated records
  • Ensure timely, appropriate recourse for any positive testing results
  • Track, document and retain all training materials and information regarding training programs and employee participation
  • Reporting, File Maintenance & Record Retention

  • Development and maintenance of all attendance and vacation tracking, scheduling and reporting
  • Maintain confidential employee files, ensure files are complete, accurate and organized
  • Ensure record retention is compliance with corporate and legislated requirements
  • Maintain driver qualification files and records as required to ensure audit process is issue free
  • General

  • HR is a contributor to organizational results and strives to ensure organizational ethics
  • Maintains personal and professional growth by engaging in activities that enhance the credibility, values and profession of the Department and the Company
  • Experience

  • A minimum of 5 - 8 yrs experience as an HR Generalist in a Unionized Environment.
  • Completed Post-Secondary Education.
  • Member of HRPAO, Human Resources organizations and networking, CHRP designation, knowledge of all legislation (Canada Labour Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Human Rights Act, PIPEDA, etc.
  • knowledge of collective bargaining agreements and industrial relations (has taken lead on grievances, arbitration, dispute resolution).

  • Thorough understanding of WSIB; claims management, review and appeal process. Hands on capabilities in assessing safe work practices.
  • Advanced knowledge Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Typing min. 60 words / min.
  • Professionalism; confidentiality; integrity
  • Negotiating skills / adept decision making skills
  • Ability to assess and anticipate HR activities
  • Interpersonal skills / diplomacy skills
  • High level of organization / prioritizing / multi-tasking
  • Effective communicator
  • Able to organize department; assess needs and to work with minimal supervision
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