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Human Resources Manager
2021-12-03 00:00:00

Mohawk Lifts are proudly designed, welded, and manufactured in the U.S.A. in our Amsterdam, NY location.   Mohawk is the #1 lift supplier for all government, state, utility, and fleet lifting requirements. Mohawk’s popularity is based on a combination of safety systems, design, construction, and the most inclusive warranty in the lift industry.

Mohawk is looking for a Human Resources Manager to be responsible for recruiting, onboarding, employee relations and benefits.  This is an HR department of one for a growing manufacturer.

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years’ generalist experience in Human Resources. HR certification (PHR, SHRM-CP) preferred.  HR experience in a manufacturing environment a plus!    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

We are a smoke free and drug free workplace (pre-employment drug screen and background check required).  Mohawk offers medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), vacation, sick and paid holidays.  Please submit your resume with salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Mohawk Lifts LLC takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


Human Resources Business Partner
2021-11-30 00:00:00

Position summary:

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) will report directly to the US Head of HR as a member of the US HR team and will work closely with local DPS business leaders and management supporting our New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey offices.  The HRBP will be responsible for rolling out HR initiatives and providing HR support to these offices. 

Key responsibilities:

Ensure successful implementation of key HR initiatives and practices including: Annual Employee Survey, PDR (Performance, Development & Reward) appraisal and development system and CPD (Continuous Professional Development) activities.

Support local DPS leadership, managers and personnel to maintain a positive and progressive working environment.

Guide local management on employee relations issues and performance management in line with company policy and local law.

Support the implementation of DPS company policies, HR policies and improvement initiatives in conjunction with the US Head of HR.   

Support and create employee engagement programs such as mentor, HiPo and development opportunities.

Conduct exit interviews and provide the US HR team with necessary feedback and suggestions.

Manage the Visa process to ensure timely processing of Visa requests.

Ensure that on-boarding and off-boarding activities are applied consistently.

Manage and develop co-op, intern and graduate programs.

Support DPS talent identification, development & retention activities.

Support development of streamlined and consistent HR processes.

HR policy development: assess gaps in US policy frameworks and drive improvements.

Support DPS communications and culture survey initiatives.

Skills & experience required:

7 years + HR experience in a progressive environment with at least 2 years at HRBP level.

Knowledge of HR best practice and labor law / regulation across multiple US states.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Approachable nature.

Comfortable working in a fast-paced growing organization

Innovative and business focused: can deliver HR initiatives that add value to the business and contribute to the development of DPS personnel.

Flexible: excels in a dynamic, fast-paced international environment.

Able to work discretely with sensitive and confidential information.

Strong IT skills: MS office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook), HRIS systems experience.

Excellent presentation and influencing skills.


Position is based out of our Albany, NY office with consistent travel to our Pennsylvania and New Jersey offices.

Facility HR & Labor Relations Manager
2021-11-22 00:00:00


The Facility HR & Labor Relations Manager is responsible for implementing and managing the labor relations and the human resource strategies and programs at the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project in Gilboa, NY. This position reports to the Manager, Senior HR Business Partner with dotted lines to the Regional Manager of Central New York and Director of Labor Relations.


Manage all facility employment for union and non-union positions including recruiting, selection, testing, background checks, and orientation / on-boarding as well as all aspects of ongoing federally mandated random screening.

Conduct staffing needs assessments to determine whether to fill vacant positions, add new positions, or change a position's function, to include evaluating staffing changes' organizational impacts. Facilitate workforce planning and discussion of retention strategies with customers, serving in a consultative role.

Serve as a confidential resource for employee concerns. Provide consultation and advice to internal clients on employee relations after seeking guidance from HQ Employee Relations. 

Manage workers compensation claims, FMLA, and other related benefit inquiries for non-union employees.

Facilitate and consult on succession planning, performance planning, knowledge loss risk assessments, annual compensation planning, and other corporate planning processes. 

Work with corporate benefits department, administer benefit plans including, the scheduling and coordination of site open enrollment and health fair events. Manage workers compensation claims, FMLA, and process benefits and other related benefit inquiries for both union and non-union employees.

Lead and coordinate facility management team protocol group meetings and advise Regional Manager and Project senior management on regular basis to reinforce knowledge of CBA content and ensure consistent implementation of its terms and conditions.

Provide advice and technical expertise on labor relations matters to line managers to ensure that standards are applied consistently and correctly. This requires an appreciation of each region -- its staff and business needs.

Work with management team to translate labor relations joint projects and concerns into well-defined requirements with clearly defined business cases to support change and join union initiatives.

Participate in NYPA labor relations protocol group as assigned relating to collective bargaining negotiations, impact bargaining sessions, Step D Grievance meetings, Safety Committee, Health Care Cost Containment Committee, arbitration hearings and Public Employment Relations Board proceedings and if applicable 457 Committee.

Provide new hire orientation regarding CBA items for new union and union supervisory personnel.

For the craft, establish and oversee appropriate cross-training / rotational / project opportunities within the plant, with a specific focus on ensuring succession planning candidates receive developmental opportunities.

Champion and provide on-site support for HR technologies and planned upgrades / enhancements and employee productivity (monitor employee absences / attendance).

Manage labor relations and grievance fact-finding meetings and consensus reviews with appropriate Facility management and for policy grievances and actions that may lead to disciplinary action above the counseling level with headquarters Director of Labor Relations and Law Department staff.


Current knowledge of human resource/Labor Relations areas required.

Ability to work comfortably with all levels and all areas of the organization is required.

Strong interpersonal skills (e.g., tact/diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation, negotiations) are required.

Strong verbal and written communication skills (e.g., presentation, listening, report writing) are required.

Excellent organizational and time management skills are required. 

Ability to resolve disputes and observe confidentiality is required.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook.

Proficient in use of HRIS systems; SAP experience a plus.


Bachelor's Degree required.

Degree in Human Resource Management, Labor Relations or Business Administration or related; preferred.

Minimum 4 years of experience in an HR Generalist role in a Union environment with demonstrated labor relations grievance, negotiations, and strategy accountabilities - required.

Experience in the electric utility industry is preferred.


25% travel required within NY State


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer   

To apply for the position, please visit Facility HR & Labor Relations Manager (

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