Human Resources Manager I
at Westmoreland Coal Company

Date Posted: 5/4/2018

Job Description

Summary Description: 

Management  oversight, budgeting and strategic planning of site human resources programs to include:  compensation and  benefit administration, payroll, staffing / recruitment activities, EEO/AAP, performance management, training, employment law compliance, employee / labor relations (Union), application of discipline, record keeping and regulatory compliance.  In union-free mines, includes activities in areas of communication, employee counseling, and benefit remediation for all employees. In unionized operations, negotiates, interprets and administers collective bargaining agreements.   Site personnel ranges from 150 - 350 employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:             

  • Supervises the recruitment, and placement of new hires.
  • Review and administer HR company policies and benefit plans, recommending / administering progressive as needed
  • Prepare and review annual HR budget and staffing plan recommendations.
  • Maintain a current working knowledge of state and federal employment and labor laws and regulations and take steps to ensure Company compliance.
  • Provide counsel to management / supervisors on progressive discipline, and collective Bargaining Agreement terms (if applicable).

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource or business related field
  • 4 to 6 years’ experience in labor relations and employee relations
  • Exposure to mining operations / industry beneficial
  • Good interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
  • PHR or SPHR certification desirable

Job Snapshot

About Us

Westmoreland Coal Company began mining in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1854 as a Pennsylvania corporation. In 1910, we incorporated in Delaware and continued our focus on underground coal operations in Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Basin. We moved our headquarters from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Colorado in 1995. Today, we are an energy company with 13 coal mines in the western U.S. and Canada, a stake in an activated carbon plant and char production facility and two coal-fired power generation units. Our headquarters are located in Englewood, Colorado and we have approximately 2,900 employees.

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