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HR Manager

Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Role Summary:

Lufkin Industries is currently hiring a Human Resources Manager based in Bakersfield, CA.

In this position, you will primarily act as an employee advocate and partner to our people leaders on all issues related to human resources. You should be a proactive communicator and change agent, someone who can successfully balance employee needs with business objectives to create integrated solutions. The ideal candidate will have a fresh and contemporary perspective, high energy, an influencer, and a 'disruptor', someone comfortable challenging the norms. With a strong focus on employment engagement, the HR Manager will also be a key partner in the nurturing and development of the Lufkin Industries culture, leading by personal example and through the oversight of a comprehensive engagement plan supported by strong partnerships with key executive leaders and their teams. The HR Manager will also support leaders and employees based in California, including field employees.

Essential Responsibilities:
Provide dedicated support and guidance to People Leaders and employees on HR fundamentals including talent development, performance management, rewards, employee relations issues, etc.
Serve as an extension to assigned client leadership team(s) to provide input and strategic guidance regarding initiatives from an HR perspective
Provide coaching, advice, and guidance on matters such as policies, California employment law, employee relations, organizational design, performance issues, leadership, management practices, etc.
Conduct HR training and support for functional processes like Performance Development (PD), Talent Reviews, Salary Planning and New Employee Orientation, etc.
Collaborate with other HR functions and non-HR functions in the organization
Manage employee relations issues and ensure concerns are properly identified, reported & resolved
Assure compliance with all applicable local California laws and corporate policies/guidelines, and identify opportunities to develop and implement new practices/guidelines to achieve business goals.
HR policy/training- Ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures and practices at 100% compliance to promote an ethical and compliant work environment.
Position requires frequent visits to field locations wearing PPE (hard hat, steel toe boots, safety glasses, etc.) to provide consistent communication with employees on policies, procedures and practices.

Bachelor's Degree in a human resources discipline or business from an accredited college or university and/or equivalent experience.
Minimum 3 to 4 years of relevant Human Resources experience
Legal authorization to work in the US is required

Desired Characteristics:
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Human Resources
PHRca or SHRM California Law HR Specialty preferred
Excellent understanding of California laws and employment practices
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills combined with strong drive to create a positive work environment
High level of business acumen
Demonstrated success in a matrixed organizational structure
Internal and external customer service focus experience
Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills
Familiarity with HRIS and facilitation of transactional HR activities
Solid PC skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point skills
Experience in change management


Bakersfield, California

This is your opportunity to learn more, do more, live the career you have imagined and be part of a truly diverse organization.

Lufkin's proud past extends back to the early 20th century when the Lufkin Foundry manufactured railroad and sawmill equipment. The company expanded soon after by pioneering oilfield pumping units in the 1920s. Today, Lufkin is a world leader in its field, providing precision-engineered oilfield equipment, products, and services to customers around the globe.

Lufkin Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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