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General Electric Asheville CMC Site HR Leader in Asheville, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Asheville CMC Site HR Leader will be responsible for providing the full scope of HR advice, guidance, and support across the site population (290 employees & growing, across multiple shifts).

The Asheville CMC site makes critical components to support several of GE’s commercial and military engines. The site works on cutting edge ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), and creates shrouds, liners, and nozzles.

In this role you will partner with the Asheville Leadership team to plan and execute strategies that ensure maximum engagement of human capital. You will serve as the first point of contact for people leaders and employees to provide counsel, coaching and support on HR fundamentals and employee related questions. You will execute our key HR initiatives, providing available and responsive internal employee support and drive HR functional excellence and process improvement.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide dedicated guidance and coaching to multiple senior leaders and employees within a complex business environment

  • Provide dedicated guidance and coaching with a specific focus on:

  • Employee Advocacy / Engagement

  • HR Fundamentals and Process Training

  • Employee Relations Management

  • Performance Management

  • Career Development

  • Talent Assessment

  • Acquisition and Retention

  • and Workplace Investigations as appropriate

  • Provide employees and managers with an available first point of contact for questions and guidance on fundamental HR topics and issueEscalates concerns beyond their scope to HR Business Partners

  • Navigates employees and manager to HR Services when it is the more appropriate resource

  • Partner with O&TD professionals to execute business-specific HR strategies

  • Ensure that all employee relations issues are properly identified, reported, investigated, and resolved

  • Provide advice and counsel to managers and employees to ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures, and practices at 100% compliance to promote an ethical and compliant work environment

  • Lead key HR processes including compensation planning and compliance

  • Conduct HR training and support for functional processes like PPG (People/Performance/Growth), Salary Planning, New Employee Orientation and New Manager Assimilations

  • Assist with other HR special projects or initiatives as needed

  • Maintain and protect confidential data with utmost scrutiny, judgment, and care

  • Conduct investigations including gathering, preserving, documenting and analyzing all available information and evidence, and in some circumstances, making recommendations to the business on disciplinary action

  • Provide coaching and mentorship to new team members

  • Lead other site-wide HR projects as necessary, working across multiple client groups

  • Provide dedicated guidance and coaching to multiple managers and employees within a complex business environment, including supporting multiple employee populations, matrixes, customers, products or initiatives

  • Leverage partnership with local community college to form an internship/ apprenticeship for long-term staffing strategy.

  • Focus on engagement, culture building, performance management, and leadership development of Front Line Leaders.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related area from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 6 years of experience in Human Resources, Employee Relations or related field)

  • Minimum 3 years prior experience in Human Resources, Business, Employee Relations or related area(s) (can include internships)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources from an accredited university or college

  • GE HRLP Graduate or graduate of a similar program

  • PHR / SPHR certification

  • Passionate, employee advocate who wants to make a difference in the organization by helping employees succeed

  • Approachable and responsive resource able to connect with employees at all levels

  • Desires employee-facing work; willingness to make horizontal moves to develop HR expertise

  • Strong customer service focus, with a high level of responsiveness

  • Supportive team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment; ability to diffuse a tense situation

  • Applies solid judgment ensuring integrity, compliance, & confidentiality

  • Strong interest in innovative HR solutions and process improvement

  • Understanding of HR concepts and principles with expertise in a specialty area such as staffing, analytics, facilitation, etc.

  • Strong problem-solving skills; ability to make independent decisions, manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment

  • Sound knowledge of local labor laws and government requirements

  • Detailed-oriented with excellent organizational & documentation skills

  • Proponent of the segmented HR model, understands the benefits

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE 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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes