HR Business Partner at Hypertherm

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Kent, Washington

Job Description:

Human Resources Business Partner

OMAX is hiring a Human Resources Business Partner to support our Waterjet Business Team in Seattle (Kent), WA, and New Brighton, MN. You will lead the HR function for this business and sit at the table with the General Manager of the Waterjet Business, and the senior-most leaders of the Waterjet Operations, Engineering, Marketing, Service, Software, and Finance functions. This role will partner to collaboratively solve problems that allow us to execute our Business Strategy and enable each Associate to be their best selves and perform at their highest level. In a multi-dimensional role, as HR Business Partner, you will act as an Associate champion, a Partner to the business, a strong collaborator with the HR Centers of Excellence, and a change agent. All while embracing our core values and critical success factors, including Respect for the Individual, Personal Growth & Development, Fostering Inclusion & Diversity, and Honesty & Integrity.

As one of the world's top waterjet manufacturers, OMAX is excited to join forces with Hypertherm, a global 100% employee-owned industrial cutting solutions leader frequently awarded as a Best Place to Work company and celebrated for its culture of ownership and shared rewards. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hypertherm, OMAX provides innovative waterjet solutions and world-class aftermarket service with the added resources of a global company with the stability of an over 50-year history with no layoffs.

As the HR Business Partner, you will provide a wide range of HR support and advice to Leaders and Associates, offering guidance on organizational change, organizational development, engagement, recruitment, performance management, associate relations, and HR best practices. You will coach senior leaders to enhance organizational performance, engage our workforce, and retain our talent. You will also be responsible for managing the human resources policies, procedures, and programs for assigned business groups.

Additional impacts of this role:

Human Resources Program Deployment

  • Partners on client group Organization & Talent Strategy Action Plans with business leaders and their teams in accordance with an aligned process.

  • Leads or participates in specific HR operational initiatives and projects to advance our Vital Few annual operating plans.

  • Partner on the deployment of aligned HR Programs and Processes with leaders in assigned client groups.

Human Resources Advisory

  • Guide leaders and associates on talent initiatives recommending solutions, including performance improvement plans, standards for performance, exit strategies, competencies/ leadership behaviors, positive associate relations, corrective actions, affirmative action, compensation, and other activities through meetings, advisory committees, and other forums.

  • Provide advice and support on reorganizations, retention strategies, and other HR initiatives

  • Participate in talent management initiatives and assessment programs to ensure the client group's success and retention of talent.

  • Maintain and engage in programs and metrics that enhance our Leader's abilities to develop and retain top performers

  • Actively participate in recruitment activities for your client group, including participating on the interview team for any open leadership or key individual contributor roles and preparing fair, competitive offers with the Recruiter and Hiring Manager.

  • Resolve complex associate relations issues and conduct thorough, balanced, and fair investigations.


  • Lead, support, and partner with the HR Center of Excellence functions in all organizational initiatives

  • Coach leaders to enhance organizational performance, engage our workforce, and retain our talent

  • Foster genuine relationships with Associates at all levels of the organization so as to understand associate thoughts and opinions and anticipate and react to their needs and concerns.


  • Review and benchmark the internal and external environment to improve the HR policies, programs, and initiatives to enhance overall business performance.

  • Stay current on talent trends to bring best practices to the organization and HR team.

  • Identify and drive the communication and sharing of learning across HR functions to facilitate continuous improvement.


  • 5+ years of HR Business Partner experience

  • Human Resource functional discipline experience, including talent management, succession planning, compensation practices, associate relations, inclusion & diversity, talent acquisition, performance management, strategic workforce planning, and employment law preferred.

  • Experience working in a matrixed organization with diverse client groups. Manufacturing and international experience are a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Knowledge of contemporary human resources principles, practices, and processes

  • Knowledge of current federal and state laws, statutes, regulations, policies, and directives about people matters, reducing legal risk, and ensuring compliance

  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, methods, and techniques

  • Skill in problem-solving analysis and resolution with the ability to quickly analyze and resolve associate issues

  • The ability to build trust and rapport, collaborate and influence at all levels of the organization

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills at all levels of the organization with the ability to communicate and provide feedback

  • High level of professionalism, personal integrity, and dependability

  • Must be flexible to work across our multishift organization to support all Associate schedules

Location: Seattle (Kent), WA

Hypertherm is proud to be anEqual Opportunity Employer andwe welcome all applications. All employment decisions are basedonbusiness need, job requirements and our values as an associate-owned company without regardto race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin,disability,or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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