Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a leading, technology-driven specialty minerals company that develops, produces, and markets a broad range of mineral and mineral-based products, related systems and services. MTI serves a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including household and personal care, paper, foundry, steel, construction and environmental solutions around the world. The company reported global sales of $2.1 billion in 2022.
MTI focuses on two major segments – Consumer & Specialties and Engineered Solutions.
Our Consumer & Specialties segment offers technologically enhanced products to consumer-driven end markets plus specialty additives that become functional components in a variety of consumer and industrial goods. This segment includes our Household & Personal Care and Specialty Additives product lines. The Household & Personal Care product line provides mineral-to-market products that serve consumer-oriented end markets including Pet Care, Personal Care, Fabric Care, Edible Oil, and Renewable Fuel Purification. Our Specialty Additives product line provides mineral-based technologies serving Paper, Packaging, Sealants & Adhesives, Paint & Coatings, Ceramics, Plastics, Food & Pharmaceutical markets.
Our Engineered Solutions segment offers advanced process technologies and solutions that are designed to improve our customers’ manufacturing processes and projects. This segment includes our High-Temperature Technologies and Environmental & Infrastructure product lines. Our High-Temperature Technologies product line offers specially-formulated blends and technologies primarily for Foundry and Steelmaking industries. Our Environmental & Infrastructure product line provides waterproofing, water purification, remediation and other fluid management technologies for critical projects for Remediation, Water Purification, and Infrastructure.
MTI provides a business environment and promotes a culture that encourages all employees to contribute to our success. We have long been committed to the recruitment and advancement of the most talented and qualified people. We recognize that MTI’s ability to provide the highest caliber of products and services is enhanced by a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities and countries in which we work.
The HR Manager is responsible for local support at the Adams, MA and Canaan, CT locations. As part of the global HR team, the HR Manager will partner on a local level to develop and deliver HR strategies which are people-centric, and drive high performance, operational excellence, and continuous improvement.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Recruiting & selection: Overall responsibility for the recruiting and selection process, in coordination with, and assistance from, HR Shared Services. Assist management in evaluating open positions, defining requirements for current and future needs. Carry out selection interviews in coordination with local management for staff positions.
Compensation & benefits: Ensure the standard work for application of the MTI Compensation Philosophy and Processes are applied, including compensation for new hires, promotions, and annual compensation planning. Request appropriate approvals on pay decisions and benefit program improvements that are consistent and within the Global Total Compensation Framework.
Employee relations: Responsible for oversight of the “employee experience” at MTI. Monitor the overall employee-employer relationship and work with management to ensure a positive relationship to keep employees motivated and highly productive. Champion the MTI Values, with particular focus on Diversity, growing and engaging a diverse workforce.
Compliance: Manage and ensure compliance with country, state and local requirements. Ensure that communications internally or externally regarding any significant changes such as reorganization / restructuring are transparent, timely and authorized by senior management. Ensure that any grievances raised are responded to in a timely manner.
Performance Management: Oversee the performance review process and monitor it for completion and effectiveness. Provide on-going coaching in performance management to managers and supervisors. Assist in addressing performance issues and developing corrective action plans. Assist in identifying and delivering employee development activities.
Organizational Development: Assist locations in identifying organization development activities to support the strategic intent of the business. Proactively propose solutions on matters relating to organization assessment, structure and operating effectiveness. Provide leadership and guidance in the development and continuous improvement of high performance work systems (HPWS) and self directed work teams (SDWT).
Talent Management: Assist in identifying key talent to support overall business and strategic intent. Assist with management level succession planning. Oversee the development and monitoring of Individual Development Plans for talent development.
Ensure all activities are carried out in a safe manner, adhering to all safety rules at all MTI and customer locations. Complete required training annually.
Operational Excellence: Proactively apply continuous improvement processes to HR delivery such as 5S, Kaizen, Daily Management Control, Standard Work, Hoshin Kanri and participation in the MTI suggestion system. Act as a Champion for OE, providing guidance to BU and RU colleagues.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must have knowledge of human resources principles including benefits, recruitment, state and federal employment and labor law, and employee relations.
Track record in coaching and influencing senior leaders
Ability to communicate at various levels of the organization (written and verbal).
Organizational savvy; possesses the ability to understand the culture in which one operates, and able to effectively influence and drive change.
Comfortable working within a matrix organization
Highly motivated self-starter and able to perform at multiple levels (strategic, tactical, administrative)
Track record in leading, motivating and developing a team.
Able to simplify and clarify situations and processes; delivers operational value through intelligent application of processes
Excellent IT Skills, particularly Microsoft Office and HRIS systems
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required. Continuous years of progressive experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Experience: 7+ years of progressive HR experience with at least 5 years in an HR generalist role, preferably in a manufacturing enterprise
Travel: Must have the ability to travel to Canaan, CT site biweekly, or as business needs dictate
Salary: $80,000 annually
Work Hours: The schedule is typically the day shift. However, employee must have ability to work the shift/number of hours in which duties need to be accomplished, including overtime, holidays, and weekends, as necessary.
Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly conducting work in a controlled office environment, sitting at a desk, using office equipment, including a personal computer, moving around the office as needed. On an infrequent basis, there may be exposure to plant areas, which include exposure to outside weather conditions as well as loud noise from equipment and dust from production processes.
Safety Equipment: Safety equipment typically required while performing the duties of this job include ANSI approved hard hat, safety glasses, and safety shoes/boots with steel toe protection.
Safety Training: A new employee hired to perform the duties of this position is required to be provided New Employee Training by a qualified individual which consists of a total of 24 hours of training. Additionally, an employee must be provided further training if a job duty/task has changes that will affect the health and safety aspects of that employee’s position.
Additional refresher safety training will be required as management deems appropriate or as dictated by MSHA regulations.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is typically required to have the ability to work in an office environment, using office equipment as needed, read, write, listen, speak, and understand English, have the ability to work independently, be dependable, maintain confidential information, integrity and composure at all times, communicate effectively with all individuals internal and external to the organization, be adaptable, analytical, organized and detail-oriented, multitask, compose correspondence and other documentation in a professional manner, express ideas constructively, use judgment in decision making and use creativity, persistence, persuasion and negotiation when necessary, actively listen to others, coach/instruct others, manage time effectively and efficiently to meet deadlines, be able to identify/judge the urgency of a situation.
The employee is expected to be self-directed, take initiative and be persistent when appropriate to accomplish necessary duties and keep busy without prompting. Additionally, the employee is expected to be adaptable/flexible to changing work assignments, perform multiple tasks at once, learn and memorize procedures, display a cooperative attitude, read, understand and follow all company, job specific and safety policies/procedures, and attend/use all required training.