Plant Human Resources Manager

Union Tank Car Company (UTLX) - Marion, OH (30+ days ago)3.4

Union Tank Car Company (“UTLX”) manufactures, leases and repairs railcars in North America for railroads and industrial companies who ship by rail. With roots dating back over 125 years to Standard Oil Co. and John D. Rockefeller, UTLX, along with Canadian affiliate Procor, owns and leases a diversified portfolio of approximately 120K tank cars and 10K freight cars, operates two tank car manufacturing facilities as well as a network of more than 110 full-service and mini / mobile repair shops. The Company’s regulatory, engineering and commercial expertise make UTLX the preferred source of railcars and services for many of its customers. Owned by the Marmon Group and Berkshire Hathaway, UTLX headquarters is in Chicago’s financial district, close to major public transportation hubs. UTLX offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as an opportunity to be a part of a top-notch team where enthusiasm, expertise and progressive thinking are valued.

Headquarters : Chicago, IL

Full-Service Repair/Maintenance facilities : Altoona, PA; Celaya, Mexico; Cleveland, TX; East Chicago, IN; Edmonton, AB; El Dorado, KS; Evanston, WY; Joffrey, AB; Marion, OH; Muscatine, IA; Oakville, ON; Regina East, SK; Regina West, SK; Sarnia, ON; Sayre, PA; Texarkana, AR; Valdosta, GA; Ville Platte, LA; and Waterloo, IA.

Mobile Units & On-site Customer Crews: Over 100 locations in North America and growing

Manufacturing facilities: Alexandria, LA; Sheldon, TX

Are you an ethical & high-energy human resources professional with experience in an industrial setting? Interested in starting a career with a growing and financially stable Berkshire Hathaway Company? Apply to be a very important member of our team. . . Apply to be a Human Resources Manager over our 2 Marion, OH our tank car/rail car repair shops.

You will handle a variety of responsibilities for our 2 plants (both in Marion, OH) & report directly to the Plant Manager. With the help of the corporate HR team, you interpret & administer HR policies. Among many other duties, you ensure labor relations are carried out in a cooperative manner… & handle all hourly labor issues. This involves investigating events & recommending solutions to management.


  • Attend daily production meetings.
  • Work w/supervisors to ensure the completion of performance evaluations & calculate pay increases.
  • Serve as office manager with 1-2 direct reports.
  • Handle and track grievances & work w/union representatives for proper resolution.
  • Perform recruitment activities (ie. interviewing, reference checking, benefits enrollment etc.)
  • Payroll responsibilities.
  • Handling disciplinary actions taken as well as terminations.
  • Labor issues associated with the hourly workforce.
  • Resolve or recommend solutions for management approval.
  • Enforce all activities are carried in accordance with union contract.
  • Oversees security and plant protection for the entire facility.
  • Select, develop, show leadership how to empower direct reports.
  • Participate & supports safety & quality projects and activities and responsible care initiatives.
  • Ensure personnel files are maintained appropriately.
  • Maintain records.
  • Handle special projects as they come up.


  • Must be eligible to work in the US for any company without sponsorship now or in the future.
  • BA or BS in HR or a related relevant focus.
  • Must have plant experience from a manufacturing environment.
  • A minimum of 3 years of human resource experience.
  • Extensive hands-on experience may be considered in lieu of a college degree.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.
  • Good computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software products.

Why Join our team?

We take pride in offering our employees rich benefits packages. We appreciate hard-working and passionate individuals… which is why we offer:

  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • Medical, dental, vision, etc.
  • 401K with matching & discretionary retirement contributions.
  • Flexible paid PTO policy.
  • Maternal and parental leave.
  • Berkshire Hathaway employee discount program . . . and much more!

We are an equal opportunity workplace (EEOC).

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Job Type: Full-time


  • human resources management: 3 years (Preferred)
  • union: 1 year (Preferred)
  • labor relations: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Marion, OH (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)