Welcome To CKF Inc - Applying For The Human Resource Manager Position

Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

  • Managing the recruitment process for Hourly employees and Salaried Operations employees, assuring all Company procedures are followed.
  • Maintaining on-going communication with operating departments regarding staffing and selection of employees for promotion/job changes.
  • Preparing job postings and rewarding jobs according to the Collective Agreement.
  • Coordinating temporary staffing requirements with outside agencies.
  • Assuring the correct administration of the Collective Agreement by acting as an advisor to the Supervisors and Managers on interpretation and administration of the clauses in the agreement.
  • Investigating all possible discipline situations, recommending appropriate action, and preparing necessary letters and other documentation.
  • Conducting grievance investigations, prepares for grievance meetings, and provides correspondence as necessary.
  • Works with legal counsel and managers to prepare for arbitration cases.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with Union officers regarding grievances, discipline, policy changes, and other general information.
  • Organizing and chairing regular Company/Union meetings.
  • Mediating resolutions to workplace disputes.
  • Preparing Management materials for labour negotiations and participating as an active member of the management negotiating team.
  • Managing employee attendance by overseeing the administration of the Employee Attendance Management Program.
  • Supervising the overseeing the role of the Disability Case Manager
  • Managing the administration of the Hantsport group insurance and pension plans.
  • Coordinating employee events and awards programs.
  • Continuously looking for areas of improvement in the Human Resources Department in Hantsport.


  • Post-secondary education and related experience in Human Resources and Industrial Relations
  • CHRP designation is an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years human resources experience, preferably in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with a union
  • Proven leadership abilities in employee relations
  • Ability to understand appropriate priorities
  • Good research/analytical skills
  • Accomplished in analyzing research and providing advice and recommendations
  • Strong knowledge of Nova Scotia labour and employment law
  • Ability to implement change management initiatives
  • Ability to reduce and mediate conflict
  • Willing and able to operate with a sense of urgency when required
  • Skilled at drafting employer communications to employees
  • Proven excellence in verbal and written communication with management, as well as hourly employees and outside agencies
  • Ability to work effectively as a team with an Operations group and other Human Resources/Health and Safety Professionals
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Power Point


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