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GKN Aerospace Site Human Resources Business Partner in Muncie, United States

Fantastic challenges. Amazing opportunities.

GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 16,000 employees across 33 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers and achieved sales of £3.35 bn.in 2023. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

Job Summary

The Site Human Resources Business Partner will support Operational goals, strategies, and to identify opportunities to increase organizational effectiveness and productivity. Under the general direction of the Human Resources Manager, the HRBP carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: recruitment/employment, affirmative action plans (US only) and employment law compliance, benefits administration, training, performance management, on-boarding, and policy implementation. This position will be based onsite at our Muncie, IN facility.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participates in planning, coordinating and execution of and supports employee engagement, employee and community events.

  • Investigates employee concerns of compliance issues, working conditions, disciplinary actions, employee and applicant appeals, discrimination allegations and union grievances.

  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.

  • Performs employment/recruitment function including advertising, applicant screening, managing the interview process, checking references, extending offers, coordinating pre-employment physicals, maintaining applicant flow records and affirmative action recordkeeping.

  • Conducts on-boarding process.

  • Reviews benefits with prospective and current employees, assists employees with eligibility for benefits plans, with enrolment, cancellation or changes.

  • Organizes and manages annual open enrollment communications and election process in coordination with the Division Benefits group (US Only)

  • Conducts employee meetings and benefit seminars and arranges for enrollment of employees in plans. (US Only)

  • Maintains compliance with local employment laws

  • Supports any occupational health issues / workers comp claims or other local return to work / re-integration processes

  • Enter updates to the HR systems, with employee change requests, creating reports, maintaining employment records as required by retention policies, run reports as needed and other functions.

  • Conduct various research and/or special projects; present relevant metrics and insights to help drive the focus and execution of HR strategies.

  • Identify gaps and actively participate/lead problem-solving and continuous improvement initiatives for the region as assigned

  • Other duties as assigned by management

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in HRM or related field

  • 3+ years of full-time HR generalist experience, with an emphasis on employee relations

  • HR experience supporting business lines in a manufacturing environment

    Preferred Qualifications

  • SHRM certification strongly preferred

  • Expertise in one or more of the following functional areas of HR; compensation, employment law, talent acquisition

  • Demonstrated experience leading HR initiative that support business strategies and create greater employee experiences

  • Must be adept a problem-solving, including being able to anticipate issues and resolve problems in a timely manager

  • Ability to work effectively in a complex and fast-paced environment.

  • Strong analytical skills and high attention to detail.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to articulate problems simply and effectively.

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (incl. Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

  • Ability to effectively work autonomously with the support of the site HR leadership team

    We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

    A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

    Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

    We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

    We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavour, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology. ​