Eaton Corporation Lead HR Generalist in Pinckneyville, Illinois

Eaton’s BLine Division is hiring a Lead HR Generalist located in Pinckneyville, IL.

The primary responsibility of this position is developing and implementing strategic initiatives directly aimed at the engagement of the local manufacturing team, both hourly and salary. This position will be instrumental in helping the local management team create strategies that drive a continuous improvement mindset while focused on day to day operations.

Essential Functions include:

  • Implement and administer policies and procedures consistent with Corporate and Plant guidelines to ensure consistent and fair administration.

  • Assist in the preparation of Contract negotiations with the Local Union. Administers the grievance and disciplinary process, interprets contract language and advises on day-to-day matters related to wages, benefits and working conditions to maintain a consistent, fair and equitable treatment of employees and competitive stature in the market place.

  • Coordinate or assist in documentation gathering and represent the company position in Labor Relations proceedings associated with contract administration and employment practices.

  • Assist in the areas of salary and compensation planning and administration.

  • Assists in the preparation of corporate and/or government required reports relating to employment date and employment practices. Assist in corporate or plant sponsored HR and other special projects and initiative, including but not limited to OCA, APEX, and EBS.

  • Strengthens employee retention and engagement through establishing the standard on-boarding and orientation processes with integrated efforts from various functions.

  • Administers annual employee survey cycle to ensure smooth implementation. Supports Corporate functions during action planning phase post survey through effective feedback sessions.

  • Implements, promotes and maintains a safe work environment by implementing a culture of accidents prevention, investigation, equipment maintenance and application of rules. Identify, control and administer risk and danger in own area.

  • Promotes the company’s mission and vision by actively supporting Eaton’s ethics and values as well as quality policies.

  • Motivate and coach employees to maintain high levels of satisfaction, productivity, and quality through effectively utilizing available rewards and recognition channels to encourage and promote desired behaviors and results.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required

  • Minimum 2 years experience in Human Resources

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Human Resources, Business Administration or Psychology preferred

  • Experience in manufacturing environment

  • Experience working with a union

  • Experience and/or understanding of a LEAN environment

Position Criteria:

  • Business processes acumen

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and relationships

  • Ability to effectively leverage diversity

  • Broad knowledge in compensation.

  • Broad knowledge in labor law.

  • Knowledge of behavioral science, including the ability to motivate, counsel, and constructively deal with people at all levels.

  • Strong leadership skills, must be capable of leading their organization on a continuous journey of sustained improvement.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Human Resources

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG BLD BLine Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time