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HR Business Partner for Engineering

Company: Torc Robotics
Location: blacksburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

At Torc, we have always believed that autonomous vehicle technology will transform how we travel, ship goods, and do business.

A leader in autonomous driving since 2007, Torc has spent over a decade commercializing their autonomous solutions with experienced partners. Now a part of the Daimler family , we are developing automated trucks to transform transportation.

Join us and take your career to new heights with a company that helped pioneer autonomous technology. You'll work with an experienced team of people who are committed to creating safer roads, and your contributions will have an impact on the future of transportation.

About the Role:

Torc is looking for an Human Resources Business Partner that will work directly with our Engineering business unit. The Human Resources Business Partner role contributes to company performance by providing tactical and strategic consulting on people and organization development strategies in support of the business objectives. Build and maintain supportive relationships by being a strategic partner with management and an advocate for employees. Responsibilities include policy interpretation and application, employee relations, employee performance, immigration and compensation consultation. Additional responsibilities include organizational design, employee development initiatives and training.


Stakeholder Relations
  • Strategic partner to management to anticipate, identify, and plan workforce and overall human resources-related needs.
  • Advise management on relevant issues to the business including, but not limited to, compensation, sponsorship, employee relations, external conditions such as talent availability, current labor market conditions, immigration policy changes, etc.
  • In partnership with Legal, Finance, compensation advisor, immigration specialist, TA, or other stakeholders communicates relevant information related to the business.

Employee Relations
  • Mediate and resolve employee relations issues. Conduct thorough and objective investigations when necessary.
  • Interpret and provide HR policy guidance to company management and employees. Ensure regulatory compliance with legal requirements pertinent to the day-to-day management of employees. Collaborate with the legal department when necessary.
  • Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, terminating employees, and administering disciplinary procedures with appropriate documentation and follow-up.
  • Interpret human resources policy to company management and employees.
  • Identify training needs for teams and individuals in partnership with managers.
  • In partnership with managers, identify ways to build morale, improve workplace relationships, and boost engagement and retention. Research strategies and resources to enhance these opportunities for quick and effective initiation.
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations. Ensure a thorough investigation and documentation for minimal loss to the company.
  • Create appropriate documentation for promotions, transfers, and new hires in collaboration with Talent Acquisition, Legal, Compensation Advisor and department management.
  • Promote reward and recognition programs and Torc events and celebrations.

Organizational Development
  • Consults with managers to assist in organization design, planning, and restructuring. Provides input on workforce and succession planning.
  • Provides consultative services to managers on performance management processes. Reviews and offers feedback on performance evaluations.
  • Develop and nurture partnerships through human resources to bridge relationships between management and employees.
  • Maintain awareness of the culture, plans, and financial position of the organization.
  • Partners with the Legal team on any compliance and employee relations issues.
  • Partners with the Facilities and Occupational Safety Manager on workplace safety or employee threat issues.
  • Analyze data trends and metrics to inform business decisions.
  • Partners with colleagues in the human resources department to develop policies, programs, and solutions.
  • Consult regularly with management and provide guidance when appropriate. Conduct weekly meetings to check in with each department; coach managers as needed.
  • Partner with Training Manager and leadership to identify training needs and professional development curriculum.
  • Monitor employee development programs to ensure that objectives are met.
  • Ensures that appropriate records and other compliance related matters are effectively managed.

People Operations Infrastructure/Projects
  • Work with People Ops team on initiatives needed to support the organization. Examples may include policy design, communication and implementation; Employee Handbook revisions; system/process implementation and communication, onboarding and benefits improvements.

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources management, business, communications, or related field of study.
  • Human Resources certification such as SPHR, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SHRM-CP, etc.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment.
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in human resources function, demonstrating increased levels of responsibility and decision making; 5+ years as HR Business Partner, HR Consultant, or HR Manager preferred.
  • Experience working within a software development or engineering-related function is highly preferred
  • Well versed and experienced in all HR disciplines.
  • Must have prior experience in organizational assessment and development, classification and compensation programs, employee performance management, and employee relations and investigations.
  • Experience working with a sponsored workforce including broad working knowledge of U.S. immigration policies and processes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders within a growing technology company where circumstances are fluid.
  • Experience with change management practices highly desired.
  • Demonstrable experience with HR metrics.
  • Current, in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to human resources and employee management, including workers' compensation and federal and state employment laws.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local legal and regulatory environment for human resources practitioners.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to build trusted relationships with employees at all levels.
  • Ability to maintain discretion with confidential information.

Perks of Being a TORC'r

Torc cares about our team members and we strive to provide benefits and resources to support their health, work/life balance, and their future. Additionally, we are always open to suggestions to accommodate individual employee needs. Torc offers:
  • Full coverage of monthly medical premiums for full-time employees
  • Medical/dental/vision/ AD+D and Life Insurance
  • 401K plan with employer matching
  • Annual learning and development stipend
  • Leadership development training
  • Collaborative, energetic, and team-focused work environment
  • Flexibility in schedule and generous paid vacation

Keywords: Torc Robotics, Blacksburg , HR Business Partner for Engineering, Other , blacksburg, Virginia

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