Human Resources Manager

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With new construction of our third Recycling Plant in the US brings the opening of a new, state-of-the-art recycling plant in Cassopolis, Michigan. We are looking for talented, ambitious employees to join our “dream team”. You could be part of serving a great purpose in Hydro’s ambitious sustainability agenda, supplying industry with recycled aluminum, and further improving impact to the climate and environment. Learn more about Hydro’s recycling commitment here.


  • Competitive total compensation, including annual bonus opporunity
  • Comprehensive benefit package starting on date of hire, including 401(k) match, 3 weeks of PTO in first full year and wellness incentives
  • A unique culture built on Hydro’s values of Care, Courage and Collaboration


The Human Resource Manager is a strategic business partner and member of the site leadership team. This position works closely with local management to ensure a safe, productive and engaging work environment for our employees.


  • Responsible for developing organizational competency: conducts need assessments, participates in workforce planning, delivers targeted training programs, utilizes change management techniques, leads key performance management initiatives and monitors performance evaluation program.
  • Responsible for the local compensation program, including conducts wage surveys to maintain competitive compensation plans.
  • Supports key HR initiatives to position Hydro as a preferred employer.
  • Responsible for all recruitment at plant level including developing strategies to secure high engagement and minimize turnover.
  • Develop and maintain systems for onboarding and new-employee orientations, career-path/succession programs, employee relations counseling as well as conducting stay and exit interviews
  • Monitor the organizational climate and be a discussion partner providing HR consultation services for the operational director and plant management team on work environment and satisfaction.
  • Maintain and update role descriptions in INOSA as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain department records and reports including organizational charts and employee directory.
  • Ensure accurate recordkeeping of insurance coverage, retirement plan, and personnel transactions such as compensation changes, garnishments, hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations.
  • Represent and/or conduct hearings and investigations for the Company in HR related matters.
  • Ensure that human resources policies and programs are administered consistently.
  • Participates in management team meetings and attends other meetings, as required
  • Maintain compliance with all applicable laws and regulations (federal, state, and Hydro) relating to the human resources function
  • Exhibits and lives the Hydro Values (CARE, COURAGE and COLLABORATION) as part of doing business. Maintains honesty, integrity and professionalism in all interactions with team members and leadership
  • Take lead on company initiatives towards social responsibility and engagement in the local community.
  • Take the role as local ambassador for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) and other program targeting a work environment without any form of discrimination and harassment.


HR Expertise (including HRIS systems knowledge)

  • Individual must be proactive, committed to excellence, passionate about making a difference, and able to translate theory into practice.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Communication, Coaching and Counseling Skills
  • Global & Cultural Awareness/Diversity.
  • Relationship Management.
  • Ethical Practice.
  • Investigation skills.
  • Attention to detail with proven ability to research, analyse and solve problems
  • High energy level
  • Proficient computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, or related field, with at least 5 years of human resource management experience;
  • HR experience in a manufacturing environment.


  • PHR and/or SHRM- SCP (SHRM Senior Certified Professional) credential preferred.

Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences. Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

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