HR Manager in Irwindale, CA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 9/17/2022

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Irwindale, CA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

The Company   

US Wire Group is the parent of three independent companies (five manufacturing facilities) which produce steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. US Wire Group is part of the Metals Processing Group and wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC. 

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturer's representatives, and an established network of independent distributors. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities.  

The Position 

The Human Resources Manager will serve as a key business partner, reporting directly to the Company VP/GM in executing talent strategy, managing policies/procedures, and ensuring compliance.  This position facilitates the development of a positive culture and is responsible for securing and maintaining a productive, diverse, and engaged workforce comprised of the best talent. This highly visible role provides a broad range of HR support to leadership functions and effectively maintains the integrity and quality of HR programs; ensuring consistency throughout the organization. The HR Manager provides tactical and strategic support in the areas of employee relations and development, performance management, succession planning, as well as talent engagement and retention strategies.

Key Performance Areas 

Talent Management  

  • Partner with the VP, GM and functional managers to ensure proper workforce planning as well as role and responsibility alignment
  • Collaborate with Group HR Director and Corporate Human Resources to develop and execute creative recruitment and pipeline building strategies to attract solid talent and future “People Leaders”; primarily source candidates through internal ATS, company social media sites and other company sponsored tools
  • Manage full cycle recruiting responsibilities such as maintaining job descriptions and FLSA classifications, delivering pre-hire skills testing, tracking key talent acquisition metrics, and conducting productive exit interviews
  • Develop, schedule and facilitate the new employee onboarding and integration process
  • Identify and drive learning and development efforts to build and support the growth of top talent within the organization

Employee Relations 

  • Serve as a primary compliance partner and consultant to leaders regarding employee relations
  • Partner with managers on leadership and employee development initiatives
  • Support and assist in the diligent and timely response to internal Ethics Helpline investigations as an advisor and investigator
  • Coordinate with Legal Counsel on training to ensure Company compliance
  • Manage and fortify relations with the labor union through transparency and communication
  • Hold periodic labor relations meetings with representatives from the union to discuss general business and issues proactively.
  • Address all union grievances and ensure responses consistent with the contract and delivered timely

Performance Management

  • Communicate and administer an on-going performance management program using company delivered tools
  • Drive strategies to develop bench-strength and succession plans
  • Partner with leaders on all corrective action, PIP’s, IDP’s and goal setting

Total Rewards

  • Serve as a partner both to employees and leadership regarding benefits, compensation and recognition
  • Hold and manage the annual employee open enrollment presentations
  • Communicate and facilitate the leave of absence program in conjunction with an external vendor
  • Monitor wage and hour rules, ensuring uniformity of compensation protocols and compliance with federal, state and local laws
  • Champion people initiatives - create employee recognition awards/events to increase engagement and boost retention
  • Collaborate with Corporate EHS on workers compensation, health and wellness initiatives

Change Management

  • Responsible for overall HR project management and direction for transition and integration activities.
  • Support change management and communication practices to help continue HR transformations.
  • Build change agility to accelerate HR transformation efforts.


  • Complete understanding and compliance with the collective bargaining agreement
  • Work closely with management and employees to provide guidance regarding policies, procedures, state, and federal regulatory compliance requirements
  • Maintain employee files ensuring documents and manuals are kept current, accurate, confidential and in compliance with company policies and government regulations
  • Communicate and execute necessary changes to policies and procedures
  • Perform audit and compliance functions as requested on items such as audit reports verification, commission reports and payroll information
  • Manage the annual AAP data collection and reporting process


  • Review payroll changes with platform payroll administrator
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human resources, business administration or a related field; certification in Human Resources preferred.
  • Minimum 10+ years of progressive human resources experience, preferably in manufacturing, production, or a related industry. Demonstrated knowledge of employment law, regulations, and statutes, safety, and training
  • Extensive working knowledge of California and Federal labor law, wage & hour, FLSA, EEO, FMLA and workers compensation
  • 3+ years’ experience working with a labor union under a collective bargaining agreement
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and HRM systems  
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to consolidate data into concise, executive-ready presentations and reports 
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure; ability to prioritize and organize effectively; ability to show judgment and initiative 
  • Demonstrated ability confidentiality, professionalism, and decorum 

Key Competencies 

  • Commitment to EHS – The HR Manager must continually demonstrate an unequivocal commitment to the highest standards of health and safety for the workforce and be a leader in ensuring the company maintains its high levels of environmental performance.
  • Unquestionable Integrity - Demonstrates the highest degree of integrity when engaging with employees, vendors and stakeholders. Leads ethically by example and fosters a culture firmly grounded in the values of the organization.
  • Strategic and Agile Thinking - Strong strategic capabilities and overall business acumen. Financially savvy and creative mindset with the ability to identify and mobilize around new opportunities very quickly.
  • Collaborative Style – Engages in problem solving and decision making. Is adept at bringing people together to tackle issues rather than dictate solutions. Has a collegial, inclusive working style and is professional and courteous. Builds strong relationships both internally and externally. Is both confident and humble.
  • Communication Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively deliver and reinforce consistent messages at all levels. Excellent listening skills.
  • Leadership Capability - Has the leadership acumen and credibility to work across the entire organization and develop talent. Should be hands-on, but able to delegate appropriately with the ability to motivate, inspire and commit an organization to a course of action and achieve results.
  • Executive Presence – Has the poise and confidence to interact with senior company executives and the community, as well as the Heico and US Wire Group Executive Leadership Team.

Work Environment - The position operates in a professional office environment using standard office equipment such as computers, iPads, phones, copiers and filing cabinets.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fluctuating temperatures, loud noise, fumes or airborne particles and moving mechanical parts. 

We offer competitive salaries and the following benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) with match


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Davis Wire is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.

Davis Wire Corporation does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of Davis Wire Corporation.