General Motors Labor Relations Representative - 6/7 - HUM0004599 in Spring Hill, Tennessee

At the new General Motors, we are passionate about designing, building and selling the world’s best vehicles. This vision unites us as a team each and every day and is the hallmark of our customer-driven culture. Making the world’s best vehicles can only happen with the world’s greatest employees. GM is in the process of reinventing our industry with innovative products like the Chevy Volt and OnStar. Our 202,000 employees work in 158 facilities touching six continents, they speak more than 50 languages and touch 23 time zones. From designing and engineering state-of-the-art plants and developing new vehicles and technologies to creating new marketing programs, our team members are valued for their unique contributions. We are seeking individuals who are looking to make a difference in one of the world’s most iconic companies.

Hiring for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts. This job will require working various shifts, overtime, and some off-shift production support.

Description:

  • Provide management representation in administering the provisions of agreements between union and management

  • Counsel management in the interpretation of agreements and act as management representative in dealing with the union

  • Work is often dealing with more complex issues (e.g. sourcing, sub-contracting)

  • Exercise independent judgment within general policies and procedures established by agreements; some direct guidance is received from supervisor

  • Advise management and other plant personnel on matters related to union management relationships

  • Administer contractual provisions in area of responsibility

  • Maintain records pertinent to labor relations and hourly personnel

  • Advise management of developments which could interrupt operations

  • Play a principal role in local negotiations

  • Share regular labor relations updates – Shop committee grievance resolution meeting

  • Coordinate the activities of various departments involved in resolving employee grievances

  • Conduct special investigations as needed

  • Coordinate with plant and unit management on matters concerning hourly personnel

  • Provide guidance and resolution to conflicts

  • Administer shop rules when appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills including facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Proven ability to work independently, take initiative, and work to plan
  • Strong proficient analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly proficient use of systems and computer software application skills

Preferred : Minimum of 2 years labor relations experience in a union environment, knowledge of maintenance processes including subcontracting activities

Education and/or Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.