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Human Resources Manager

Rochester, NY

Reports To:
President, RED-Rochester, LLC

Maintains and enhances RED-Rochester’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations as well as HR and payroll policies, programs and practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Human Resource Function

  • Conducts the recruitment effort for all exempt and non-exempt workers.  Writes and places advertisements and distributes job postings internally, interviews candidates, trains and counsels supervisors on candidate screening and interviewing, conducts reference checks, prepares and extends job offers, conducts new employee orientations, and conducts exit interviews.
  • Coordinates pre-employment physicals, drug testing, and background checks.
  • Maintains work structure by developing and maintaining job descriptions and compensation structures as needed.
  • Responsible for local policy and procedure development and documentation.  Participates in Employee Handbook reviews and updates as needed.
  • Ensures legal compliance by partnering with employees and management to address employee relations issues and to communicate various human resource policies, procedures, laws, standards and governmental regulations.  Represents the company at hearings as necessary.
  • Works with RED-Rochester management and corporate HR to respond to employee relations issues, including employee job complaints, harassment allegations, and civil rights complaints.
  • Ensures planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee performance, including managing the annual performance review process.
  • Coordinates all compensation activities and employee record changes.
  • Maintains current professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies to stay abreast of legal developments and HR best practices.
  • Develops the annual HR budget as requested.
  • Coaches and trains management and employees as necessary on various HR topics.
  • Attends regular Leadership and Supervisor meetings.

Benefits Function 

  • Work with corporate HR and broker to compare, price, choose, and implement appropriate benefit plans for employees.
  • Work with corporate HR and ADP to develop open enrollment materials and processes.
  • Participate in various benefit surveys/studies to ensure RED-Rochester is competitive with other organizations.
  • Track and manage the Attendance, FMLA, Disability, and Worker Comp programs.  Counsel employees and file appropriate paperwork for benefits.
  • Support Payroll Administrator with invoice reconciliation, vendor interactions and employee enrollments, approvals where necessary.


  • Supervises Payroll Administrator and acts as backup.
  • Supports accounting department in the preparation of periodic and annual reports.

Education and/or Experience:  

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Human Resource Management or related field.
  • Ten years of relevant HR Generalist experience, including three years’ experience with ADP Workforce Now or other ADP Payroll/Time & Attendance/HRB platforms.
  • HR Management experience in a manufacturing, or energy environment is desired.
  • SPHR, PHR, SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP certification is desired.


  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of local, state and federal labor and employment laws, as well as HR and Payroll best practices.
  • Comprehensive analytical skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer software (Windows and Microsoft Office Suite, HR and payroll systems and databases), computer hardware and company computer server usage.
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task, establishing procedures and timetables to ensure company compliance with regulatory reporting and procedural requirements.
  • Competence to build and manage interpersonal relationships on all levels of the organization.  Experience handling sensitive and confidential situations, investigations, and documentation.
  • Experience in developing and delivering training programs.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gather and analyze information skillfully.
  • Excellent listening, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Work Environment:
Normal office and frequent exposure to plant environment

Physical Demands:  

  • Able to operate computer keyboard, printers and copiers
  • Visual and hearing ability.
  • Able to move between buildings in the Eastman Business Park
  • Must have a valid driver’s license