O-I Plant Human Resources Manager - Crenshaw, PA in Crenshaw, Pennsylvania

Plant Human Resources Manager - Crenshaw, PA

  • Job ID #:5115

  • Functional Area:Human Resources

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:

  • Location:Crenshaw, PA

  • Department:Human Resources

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Experience Required:5 - 7 Years

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Position Description:

Owens-Illinois, Inc., (O-I) is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of pure, sustainable, healthy glass containers for many of the world's most well-known food and beverage brands. We are looking for a motivated, talented individual interested in a role with significant growth opportunity to join our organization as a HR Manager at our Crenshaw, PA facility.


This position is accountable for delivering human resources support for a manufacturing facility. Challenging and hands-on HR position supports the manufacturing plant through partnering and driving the implementation of HR processes and initiatives throughout the plant promoting a results oriented and performance driven culture. Also interfaces with plant manufacturing team on critical HR initiatives. This position is accountable for the administration and coordination of plant labour relations, employment / recruiting and staffing, benefits administration, wage & salary administration, affirmative action, employee relations, community relations, and response to appropriate governmental agencies.


(All other duties as assigned)

  • Ensure the execution of talent management processes including; recruiting & staffing, performance management, employee development and succession planning.

  • Support the manufacturing plant by providing strategic HR counsel and driving the company’s HR practices.

  • Evaluate current HR practices and make recommendations for best in class solutions for contemporary HR issues.

  • Drive high level of employee engagement.

  • Leads labour and employee relations activities that drive productivity and efficiency.

  • Provide labour relations counsel throughout the plant with responsibility for grievance administration.

  • Be a positive and proactive company and employee advocate.

  • Administer employee benefit and compensation programs and other HR company initiatives as required.

  • Partner with regional health and safety manager to improve safety performance and reduce workers compensation costs.


This position is responsible for all aspects of HR processes and initiatives throughout the plant promoting a results oriented and performance driven culture. The person must function equally well in both an office and plant environment.

Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor Degree, Completion of a human resources program, additional related training and a CHRP / CHRL designation an asset

  • A minimum of 5 to 7 years of professional experience in Human Resources in a manufacturing environment with modern HR processes.

  • Experience within production, manufacturing, distribution/warehouse and/or retail environments preferred

  • Broad knowledge of HR related programs including but not limited to employee engagement, recruitment / hiring, performance management, terminations, attendance management, WSIB & RTW.

  • Excellent knowledge of legislation governing employment in Ontario including ESA and AODA

  • A 'hands on' interest in HR activities while being equally effective executing HR programs directly or coaching managers to implement HR related strategies

  • Computer proficient using MS Office especially Excel, Word, and Outlook; familiar with a payroll systems, HRIS and/or ATS

  • Strategic and critical thinker with business acumen; analytical and project management skills

  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills including listening to both employees and management

  • Demonstrated mediation and conflict resolution skills

  • Outstanding time management, organizational and planning skills with a focus on accuracy and details

  • Empathetic and confidential in dealing with sensitive employee issues.


This position reports to the Plant Manager, with a dotted line to the Regional HR Manager.


This position may require occasional travel within North America.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Must be authorized to work in the country in which you are applying for a position. O-I will not fund or manage the process of obtaining any required work authorization.

About O-I

For more than a century, Owens-Illinois has delivered iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. The company was founded in Ohio by Michael J. Owens when he revolutionized the glassmaking industry with invention of the automatic bottle-making machine in 1903.

Since then, O-I has expanded to nearly every corner of the globe, with 79 plants in 23 countries spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We are proud to employ 27,000 talented people around the world who display the same ingenuity and passion of our founder. As one of the few companies to be included on the Fortune 500 list every year since it began in 1955, we continue to build on that solid foundation and had revenues of $6.7 billion in 2016.

As a preferred packaging partner for our customers, we provide unmatched expertise in glass container design, engineering, manufacturing, quality and service, using industry-leading technology and best practices. Our employees thrive on using their expertise to help our customers connect with and appeal to consumers. Packaging is the first interaction consumers have with a product, and O-I glass conveys an image of superior quality and protects and preserves the taste of food and beverages. Glass is also the world’s most natural and sustainable package, make from three abundant natural ingredients and 100%, endlessly recyclable.

Working at O-I

At O-I, we know that our people differentiate us from our competitors and make our success possible. So we are committed to fostering an environment that attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creating a culture that welcomes diverse ideas and perspectives while encouraging growth and rewarding performance.

Ask any of our 27,000 employees what unites us, and they'll tell you it's our passion for creating iconic, sustainable, beautiful, brand-building glass packaging. Our employees bring craftsmanship, quality and commitment to the creation of every glass container.

Our culture represents a unique combination of Midwest roots and global perspectives. Our employees around the world represent a range of nationalities, languages, customs and lifestyles. As we have grown, we have welcomed many cultures into our family yet remain one O-I, with values that transcend all geographies: safety, passion, teamwork, integrity, excellence, customer centricity and diversity.

For decades we have provided rewarding, stable jobs to thousands of employees around the world. In addition to good wages, we provide employees with a suite of benefits – including health care, retirement and other country-specific amenities. We also sponsor a comprehensive health and wellness program for our employees, and our training and development programs, along with our scale and footprint, provide significant opportunities for growth.

O-I is proud to support the communities in which our people live and work. Our employees around the world give to their communities through volunteerism and community service, and the company supports a variety of organizations and initiatives that advance education, protect the environment and promote arts and culture.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at corp.comm@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.