Job Description


The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) is responsible for supporting leaders and employees on a wide range of initiatives, coordinating and supporting corporate or plant human resources activities.  Activities include resolution of employee issues, communication of corporate policies and procedures, providing training and educational programs; supporting the administration, interpretation and formulation and administration of labor relations policies, supporting the union relationship, counseling with managers/supervisors employee issues and concerns. The HRBP builds positive working relationships, ensures compliance with employment laws, and acts as a contact for leaders and employees.


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Counsel functional heads, plant managers, supervisors and employees on various human resources activities to include policies and procedures, benefit plans, job-related concerns and issues, interpersonal relationships, and conflict resolution.
  • Administers activities related to corporate and plant employment practices.  Assist with recruiting, screening, interviewing, hiring and promoting of employees. 
  • Advises and assists functional leaders, plant managers and supervisors with employee and labor relations issues.  Ensures policies are administered fairly and consistently.
  • Participates in labor relations activities, conducts investigations, manages grievances, serves on Labor and Grievance committees.
  • Prepares employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs for salaried employees.
  • Assists local and HR management  in executing employee development plans to maintain the highest level of qualified personnel
  • Conducts human resources related training.
  • Oversees the administration of compensation, benefits, vacation, sick leave, absence programs for union and non-union employees.
  • Participates in compensation surveys, job evaluations, promotions or adjustments in conjunction with Total Rewards.
  • Maintains documents and historical records pertaining to such things as contracts, investigations, negotiations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations, Labor Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration or related field. SHRM or HRCI certified professional preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience building positive working relationships with a company’s employees.
  • 5+ years progressive HR experience.  5+ years’ experience in a generalist/functional role with exposure to compensation, performance management, training, and labor relations.
  • A current, valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card may be required.


  • 5+ years’ experience in labor relations in a plant setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and drive and maintain positive, professional relationships with all levels of employees
  • Experience with Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations
  • PHR and/or SHRM-CP certification

Required Behavioral Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize work.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to coordinate with colleagues in multiple locations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong organization skills and high level of attention to detail.
  • Adaptability to changing business requirements.


At Westlake, you will be a part of global diversified team working together to provide the world essential and more sustainable products that enhance people’s lives every day. There are learning and development opportunities to craft your career path.  We offer benefits that enhance your life such as competitive compensation package, health insurance, bonus incentives, retirement plan, life benefits - and many more.

Flexible schedule: Option to work a 9/80 compressed work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off.

Relocation: Yes, Domestic (only)


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.

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