Textron Labor Relations Representative in Fort Worth, Texas

Labor Relations Representative

Description

At Bell, thinking above and beyond is what we do best. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. With nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.With an increasingly balanced portfolio across military, commercial and services business, Bell Helicopter produces innovative aircraft including Bell 525 Relentless, Bell 407GT and Bell 412EPI.

The Labor Relations Representative acts as the first point of contact for the internal movement of covered employees, and is responsible for all processes involved in the movement of union covered employees between plants and shifts, executing promotions and layoffs. The incumbent will be a direct report to the Director, Labor Relations.

The work location for this position is in Fort Worth, Texas.

Key Areas of Responsibility include:

  • Provide guidance to HR Business Partners, management, employees, and union representatives to resolve issues that relate to personnel information, union-covered employee pay and movement issues.

  • Interpret and provide advice on the meaning of the collective bargaining agreement, rules and policies related to the movement of union covered employees.

  • Act as subject matter expert on the internal movement of covered employees including the Bump and Recall System (BARS), a proprietary software.

  • Lead and facilitate annual process to verify and update employee preference cards. Update and maintain the Bump and Recall System (BARS).

  • Publish and schedule monthly preference bumps and maintain preference cards submitted by employees.

  • Lead and direct any surplus (layoff) of unionized employees initiated by Bell, prepare separation packets and provide counsel and answer questions raised by managers, union leaders and surplused employees.

  • Develop materials to be distributed and reviewed with surplused employees during employee separation meetings led by the Labor Relations Administrator.

  • Audit daily BARS maintenance report and interface with Textron HR Service Center to resolve issues and maintain accurate data.

  • Review and verify accuracy of all union pay rates and/or general wage increases, COLA, automatic progressions, upgrades, demotions and recalls.

  • Verifies employee job performance reviews (30, 60, 90 day reviews) for covered employees.

Coordinate and arrange the posting of bids, offers of employment, drug screenings, employee physicals, and security badges.

  • Audit and maintain accurate information, documentation and placement records while ensuring compliance with contract language and company practices.

  • Maintains all union employee job performance reviews (30, 60, 90 day reviews).

Work closely with union leadership and management to understand placement complaints or issues raised and resolve issues and correct placement errors.

  • Assist in developing training on union movement to help managers understand the bumping process, and deliver training to supervisors, Front Line Leaders, HRBP’s, HR Associates, etc.

  • Identify systemic issues or opportunities and develop solutions that can be implemented to address issues within the labor department or specific to job accountabilities and deliverables.

  • Compile and report employee and labor relations metrics regarding layoffs, recalls, requisitions opened, seniority, terminations, etc.

  • Participate on project teams as assigned to address labor and employee relations issues.

Regularly interface with union leaders, managers, and covered employees.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field preferred. Equivalent and directly related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years, of experience in human resources, with an emphasis on employee or labor relations.

  • Experience working with and interpreting collective bargaining agreements.

  • Knowledgeable in applicable federal and state employment and labor relations regulations (i.e. FLSA, FMLA, USERRA, EEO, NLRA, Taft-Hartley Act, etc)

  • Ability to manage competing projects and/or demanding clients.

  • Proficient at analyzing data and/or metrics.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Strong communication, written and interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and at all levels of the organization.

  • Accustomed to dealing with and being responsible for confidential and/or sensitive information.

  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working in manufacturing and/or aerospace

  • Experience with government/defense contractor employment environment a plus

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Human Resources

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Bell

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 265000