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Associate HR Business Partner

Date: Jan 20, 2019

Location: Highland Heights, US, 44143

Company: Swagelok Company

2nd shift

Highland Heights


This is your initial step onto the HR career ladder at Swagelok. This 2nd shift position (4 x 10 so you have 3 days off!) will have a mentor in addition to formal training to become the HR Business Partner you want and we need you to be. Generally our 2nd shift hours are 2pm – midnight for the 4 days a week. There is also a 10% shift differential.


Position Sumary:

The Associate Human Resource Business Partner (HRBP) acts as a partner to the leadership team at a manufacturing site through understanding the business conditions of the team and incorporating corporate HR strategy.  The Associate HRBP is the resource for associates and leaders and is relied upon for HR questions at the site.  The Associate HRBP will ensure proper communication and understanding of company benefits, compensation, training, and policy & procedure interpretation

Duties & Responsibilities:


HR Excellence:

  • Ensure that all standard work is followed on a consistent and accurate basis throughout the year so customers have consistent support.  Research, ask questions and clarify processes to understand standard work and confirm items are being handled appropriately.  This will be measured by HR leadership team through feedback from coaching, from the administration team and from customers.
  • Work towards zero customer disappointment by meeting deadlines for all project work.  Provide timely communication responses to support business objectives


Business Partnership:

  • Seeks to understand the manufacturing business the position supports; this requires engagement with the management team including attending and participating team meetings.  Respond to shifting priorities based on business need.
  • Works with HR Management to provide clear, well organized and accurate information to the business regarding all Corporate Human Resource initiatives (Merit Planning, Organizational Reviews, Promotional Processes, Year End Calibration, Open Enrollment etc.). 
  • Organize and scribe Brown Bag Lunches (BBL’S), organize themes from the BBL’s and present to leadership so the voice of the associate is understood through all levels of the leadership team. Partner with HR Management to coach Leaders in addressing associate concerns as appropriate after each BBL.  Goal is 1 BBL per associate per year.
  • Conduct Exit Interviews for each departing associate; report back on the individual feedback, and build themes for collective feedback we are receiving from departing associates.  Utilize this as one tool in understanding the VOA.
  • Investigate associate issues and complaints in a timely, professional manner; respond to and resolve issues as appropriate. Partner with HR Management team to provide the manufacturing management team with appropriate advice and counsel on associate issues.
  • Actively assist the HR Management team in the Performance Management and Merit planning process by understanding the standard work, deadlines and communication pieces from the corporate team. 
  • Assist the manufacturing leadership team in performance management, not just on an annual basis but throughout the year by coaching management team on appropriate goal setting, coaching, and feedback.  Partner with other members of the HR team for guidance and consistency in approach.


Recruiting and Onboarding:

  • Following the direction of the HR Management team, follow the full process for recruiting associates including opening reqs, dispositioning candidates, coordinating with management to interview candidates and making job offers.   Communicate the recruiting and staffing updates to the business.


Education and/or Experience Requirements:


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required
  • 2+ years of professional experience



  • A Bachelor’s degree in HR, psychology or business
  • 2+ years of human resource experience.  


Skills:  Computer software skills (i.e. MS Office, Org Plus, etc.), interviewing, facilitation, and presentation skills.  Excellent oral and written communication.  Must be able to resolve conflict and manage relationships.  Exceptional customer service, sense of urgency, and detail orientation is required.  Broad organizational knowledge is preferred.

Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:

  • Physical requirements associated with normal office working environment.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland