Human Resources Manager

Job Locations US-KY-Campbellsville
Human Resources
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Manchester Tank & Equipment


The HR Manager role supports, implements, and executes all aspects of the HR function in our Campbellsville, Kentucky manufacturing facility. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Total Rewards (compensation and benefits); Talent Acquisition (recruiting, new hire on-boarding, orientation), Talent Management (succession planning, performance management & development), Learning & Organizational Capability (performance management, training delivery & design), HRIS administration, government & legislative compliance, employee and labor relations, and employee engagement initiatives. 


Our Principles and Values:


Manchester Tank has a proud heritage of hard working people, who for over 75 years have manufactured high quality products for our country and the world. The McWane/Manchester Way Compass is provided as a personal guide to help team members navigate through situations they encounter daily at work.  All team members are expected to know these principles, values, and behaviors. The McWane/Manchester Way ensures higher levels of safety and environmental performance in all our operations. It also improves communications, relationships, and work performance at all levels of our organization. The McWane/Manchester Way Compass includes eight core principles to guide our team members: Communication, Safety, Environment, Leadership, Trust, Excellence, Accountability, and Teamwork.


  • Performance and talent management (employee development & succession planning, annual review processes, termination processes, etc.) in partnership with local practices and applicable business processes.
  • Site project coordination around policies, processes and change management, in partnership with the VP of HR.
  • Oversee the talent acquisition process for hourly and salaried hires (recruiting, new hire on-boarding and orientation).
  • Partner with the plant leadership team to ensure HR initiatives are aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Collecting and analyzing employment data to drive decision making process.
  • Plans, organizes, and controls all activities of the department. Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems. 
  • Foster a “trusted advisor” relationship, establishing strong working relationships throughout the company with a customer service orientated philosophy so that people seek out HR for help in working through organizational and people opportunities and have confidence in HR’s ability to deliver high-quality and efficient solutions.
  • Drive the alignment and execution of key people strategies that attract, train and retain employees to support the organization’s short and long-term business goals. 
  • Responsible for ensuring high morale and strong employee relations. Coordinate activities and programs to promote employee engagement based on current needs and Employee Engagement Survey results. 
  • Understand and comply with all current plant policies and procedures. Update policies and procedures when necessary and communicate accordingly throughout the Plant. 
  • Conduct employee relations investigations as needed, and make recommendations on any potential corrective action. 
  • Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment practices. Work closely with legal when necessary. 
  • Create and communicate departmental and plant-wide goals as part of the Annual Operating Plan (Strategic Planning) process. 
  • Develop and lead training and development initiatives as required. 
  • Ensure strong communications and provide guidance on change management initiatives. 
  • Effectively deploys performance management and rewards processes to drive required levels of employee accountability for desired performance results and ensure retention of top performers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field is required.
  • Master’s degree in related area and/or HR certifications is a plus. 
  • 5-7 years of HR experience (generalist/specialist combined) in a manufacturing environment.
  • Successful track record of performance in a Plant HR Manager role.
  • Proven capability to coach and mentor managers and employees in a positive and inclusive environment.
  • A solutions oriented mindset and an adaptive style, with bias for action. Additionally, proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects independently with minimal supervision
  • A proven ability to lead and drive change, as well as to effectively influence other organizational leadership to support change initiatives.
  • Experience in developing high performance work environments.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills. A high level of proficiency in all MS Office products is required as well as knowledge and use of HRIS systems and reporting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present to all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and drive change across shifts, across functions in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience supporting performance management, talent management, compensation, and other HR functionalities.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability with proven experience in strategy development and problem solving.


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