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HR/Safety Manager

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Aurora, IL, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Flooring Products, are searching for a HR/Safety Manager in Aurora, IL. Did you know Leggett & Platt Inc. is the largest manufacturer of carpet cushion and hard surface underlayment in the United States?  Our Flooring businesses manufacture and distribute foam, rubber, and fiber-based flooring underlayment for residential and commercial use. Our flooring underlayment products provide support, cushioning, and noise reduction under virtually any finished flooring material in your home or business. If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As HR/Safety Manager, you will have the opportunity to manage the full HR and Safety functions for the Aurora manufacturing facility with a headcount of around 70 employees. You will work closely with the Branch Manager and HR Director to ensure compliance with Corporate and Branch policies and procedures and that operational HR and safety needs are satisfied.


So, what will you be doing as an HR/Safety Manager?

  • Manage the advertising, recruiting, hiring, and orientation processes for incoming talent
  • Maintain relationships with temporary staffing agencies
  • Partner with branch management to ensure consistent use and enforcement of HR policies; collaborate with branch management on the resolution of employee issues and concerns
  • Manage the FMLA, Disability, and Workers Compensation programs
  • Facilitate employee benefit programs
  • Prepare separation paperwork, conduct exit interviews, and monitor turnover activity
  • Identify business needs, legal requirements and reporting regulations; ensure policies, procedures, and programs are in compliance
  • Assist with training initiatives, performance management and development programs, and other organizational initiatives as determined by the business 
  • Manage employee activities and communications
  • Manage, train, maintain supplies, and complete reports for all safety related policies and procedures
  • Maintain written safety programs and other security issues
  • Perform and/or coordinate all safety inspections and conduct accident/loss investigations
  • Mitigate risk by seeking ways to eliminate or lessen safety concerns proactively
  • Work closely with Corporate and Division HR and Safety contacts
  • Coordinate monthly safety meetings
  • Maintain OSHA logbooks
  • Other duties as assigned


 To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • Prior experience in both HR and Safety fields
  • Knowledge of HR laws and regulations 
  • Knowledge of Safety laws and regulations
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and conflict management skills across all levels of the organization
  • Strong computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)


 Things we consider a plus:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Prior experience in manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience in labor union environment


Reasons You’ll Love It Here

Our benefits may vary slightly from one location to the next, but what you will find, is that we offer: medical, dental, and vision insurance; as well as paid vacation, paid personal time, and various opportunities to give back to your local community. One convenient fact about our medical plan, is that we offer tele-visits, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home when you are feeling under the weather! We also strongly encourage and provide opportunities for learning and professional development. Our Learning & Development team has put together in-house training on subjects like front-line supervisor essentials, how to manage conflict in the workplace, and many others.


What to Do Next

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about us, what are you waiting for! Apply today and allow us the opportunity to learn more about you and the value you can bring to our team. Once you apply, be sure to create a profile, and sign up for job alerts, so you can be the first to know when new opportunities become available.


Our Commitment to You

We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all, including people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome and encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other historically marginalized groups.


Research shows that women and people of color tend not to apply to jobs unless they believe they are 100% qualified and apply to fewer senior-level positions. With that in mind, we encourage you to apply if you meet the minimum qualifications but perhaps not all of the preferred qualifications. We'd love to have the opportunity to consider you! In keeping with our commitment, Leggett & Platt Inc. will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.


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Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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