Employee Relations Specialist

Savannah, GA


To provide professional level of Human Resources background and experience to carry out responsibilities in employee relations in a manufacturing environment.


  • Advises employees and management on the interpretation of personnel policies, programs and procedures of the company. Counsel managers and employees consistent with company policies/practices, legal considerations, etc. and facilitate resolution of employee relations issues.
  • Assists in investigation and resolution of employee grievances and coordinates processes of responding to complaints.
  • Interviews workers to gather information on their responses to general factors that affect worker morale, motivation and efficiency.
  • Reviews and/or meets with management to discuss possible disciplinary actions to be taken.
  • Interviews workers to determine reactions to specific actions taken. Prepares reports on workers' comments and actions taken.
  • Assists in preparation of responses to unemployment claims.
  • Partners with manufacturing departments on incentive plans including roll out, data compilation, tracking and communication
  • Facilitate training as necessary, such as new hire orientation
  • Maintain training files/training log and tracks training data
  • Coordinates required training and certification completions
  • Works with 3rd party trainers to schedule sessions
  • Provides feedback and information to the HR Team regarding daily HR issues presented by employees.
  • Coordinating all contracting staffing needs such as requests with manager, reporting needs of temp numbers/names, and submitting invoices for approval and to finance, assisting finance with any corrections needed.
  • Coordination of on-boarding with new employee on the job training
  • Conducts twice daily plant walk throughs for employee engagement conversations
  • Responsible for handing out 401k packets monthly and tracking return of forms
  • Review and assists managers with the content of annual performance evaluations.
  • Tracks completion of performance management cycle
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in Human Resources in particular supporting Employee Relations function.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Bachelor's degree. (with concentration in Human Resources preferred)