Labor Relations Specialist 3
Job Posted: 23 February 2022
Company: United Launch Alliance
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Decatur, AL

 

Labor Relations Specialist 3 (4222BR)
Human Resources

At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.

Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world’s most experienced and reliable space launch company!

Successfully launching more than 140 consecutive missions doesn’t just happen. It’s credit to the commitment of our 2,500 team members and the systems and processes we use to pull them together.

As a ULA employee, you’ll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary.

Together, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world.

Our team is excited to meet you!

Your Role: What you'll be doing

ULA’s manufacturing facility in Decatur, Alabama has an opening for a Labor Relations Specialist!  This role serves as the site’s labor relations representative and is the primary human resources point of contact for all local IAMAW union-represented employees and their ULA leaders.  This role works closely with site leadership and union representatives to influence and foster a collaborative and productive labor-management relationship.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Handles routine labor relations and human resource inquiries related to company policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements
  • Administers the collective bargaining agreement and advises management on contract interpretation and application
  • Regularly and pro-actively meets with union representatives, using effective communication and negotiation skills to mutually find creative and effective solutions to disputes and workplace issues
  • Manages the grievance process, including intake and tracking, conducting grievance and fact-finding meetings, consulting with management, determining the validity of grievances, and formulating/preparing grievance responses
  • Advises management on disciplinary procedures and recommends corrective action
  • Schedules and facilitates labor-management meetings
  • Participates in subcontract committee meetings
  • Calculates compensation offers for new hourly employees, factoring in experience and internal equity
  • Maintains and updates seniority lists; provides reports to the union on a regular basis
  • Posts job opportunities (promotions, reclassifications, travel opportunities) and processes responses
  • Collaborates with leadership and legal in preparation for arbitrations; may also provide testimony or draft settlement agreements
  • Drafts proposals, processes, and/or site-specific agreements between the union and company
  • Ensures that company initiatives and policies are consistent with union agreements
  • Mentors and trains front-line leaders and management on the collective bargaining agreement and effective labor relations
  • Assists with preparation of documents and records required for contract negotiations and responding to information requests
  • Coordinates and executes layoff and/or recall activities, when applicable, ensuring compliance with the collective bargaining agreement and seniority provisions
  • Conducts exit interviews and out-processing, and other interviews/research related to labor disputes/negotiations
  • Assists site management with staffing activities
  • Processes reasonable accommodation requests
  • Maintains current knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations related to EEO, affirmative action, collective bargaining, unions, labor relations, and human resources
  • Assists with preparation and dissemination of plans, policies, documents, and reports which may include EEO-1, affirmative action plans, organizational charts, labor agreements, policy updates and employee communications
  • Partners with other functional groups, including Ethics, ULA Medical, Legal and Security
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Your Background: What education, experience and skills you'll need

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, labor relations, business, accounting, or related field required
  • At least 4-8 years of professional human resource administration required with a minimum of 3 years of direct experience in labor relations.

Required skills and abilities:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Experience influencing and communicating with all levels of an organization
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent time management skills with the proven ability to be pro-active, prioritize complex issues and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive and proprietary information
  • Thorough understanding of federal, state and local laws, regulations, and guidelines related to employment and human resources
  • Possesses experience in a variety of human resources subjects
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Proficient with Excel; knowledge of pivot tables preferred
  • Proficient using an HRIS; with Success Factors preferred

About ULA: What makes us different

Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.

We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:

  • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
  • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees.
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work environments
  • Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a “9/80 schedule,” meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.

    Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

    COVID Vaccination Policy. ULA has adopted a vaccination policy to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. All prospective, newly hired, and/or onboarding employees must receive the COVID-19 vaccination in full prior to their start date with ULA. Vaccination is required as a condition of employment, unless otherwise exempted by approved reasonable accommodation.

    Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

    ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

    ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish ) and Right to Work poster ( English | Spanish ).

    Interested in growing in your career with ULA?

Apply here: Labor Relations Specialist 3 | United Launch Alliance (brassring.com)