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HR and Health & Safety Manager

Chief Financial Interviewer, Inc.
Hamilton (Region), Ontario
$78K - $95K + 4% matched RRSP + 10-15% bonus HR and Health & Safety Manager
Closing date
Mar 10, 2023

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Construction Industries
Job Level
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Acting as a neutral, unbiased, important and valued member of the management team, the Human Resources & Health and Safety Manager will have broad oversight of all essential HR and Health & Safety related tasks at this profitable and steadily growing, family owned and operated, heavy equipment rental company based in Hamilton.


With periodic travel to the Cambridge and Toronto facilities for compliance monitoring, training of field personnel and management support purposes, the HR/H&S Manager position reports directly to the Ownership Team.  The incumbent will be responsible for supporting all Human Resources and Health & Safety management and administration needs by delivering solutions that honor regional requirements, local culture, are aligned with the corporate policies and are in full compliance with relevant Ontario Ministry of Labour regulations and employment law. 


The salary range for this HR/H&S Manager position is $78,000 to $95,000 plus benefits, including an up to 4% of salary, matched, RRSP program, reimbursement of all HR designation annual and professional development costs and a 10-15% performance-based bonus.


Applications should be sent to , e-mail subject line - HR/H&S Manager application, by January 24, 2023






*Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in human resources management or equivalent


*Minimum CHRL designation


*Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, coordination of people and employment legislation




Position Behaviours:


*Proactively work to enhance employee morale and retention via regular, positive, employee communications – including developing and helping to administer a specific career and professional development plan for each of the sixty employees


*Assist the Directors/Owners by professionally dealing with employee issues, sharing objective and unbiased information with them about the more serious situations and acting as an effective advisor throughout the process


*Develop a quarterly newsletter and generally help the staff feel belongingness and a positive team spirit


*Results oriented, with demonstrated success in overcoming obstacles, maintaining timelines and budgets


*An accomplished communicator – able to produce expert technical papers, publications and design reports


*A self-starter – able to seize opportunities with minimal direction


*A team player who is quick to deliver


*Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel (Pivot Tables), Word and PowerPoint)


*Able to work effectively in a fast-paced, growth oriented organization


*Be friendly, communicative, assertive, persuasive, dependable, thorough, methodical and well organized


*Demonstrated dedication towards the safety and wellbeing of others


*Able to handle sensitive and/or confidential information with tact and discretion


*Effective problem solving skills


*Develop trust in and from people and be willing to help smooth relationships and advise and assist others


*Respectfully keep pressure on others to meet performance management commitments and timelines


*Help provide a positive and innovative atmosphere and encourage people to achieve the tasks in hand


*Help created and/or enhance a culture of continuous improvement


*Provide practical solutions and help tie up loose ends


*Work as part of the management team and exercise tolerance and consistency when dealing with others




Position Responsibilities:




*Administration and maintenance of performance management programs across all locations including presenting training sessions, as required


*Summarize and present results to management and executives


*Visit field locations and related personnel to observe and praise Health & Safety compliance and arrange for and report to management regarding actions taken to address performance gaps and then follow up to ensure and report on results.


*Recommend improvements




COMPLIANCE – Legal/Health & Safety


*Maintain a good understanding of local laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, and government regulations


*Maintaining policies to ensure local legal compliance


*Carry out regular follow –ups and compliance checks with the Joint Health & Safety Committee


*Coordinate the application process for immigration work visas, travel letters and work with immigration lawyers


*Oversee Health & Safety compliance, liaise with external Health and Safety experts when needed






*Maintain accurate job descriptions for each type of position


*Proactively attend College work fairs/job fairs to promote the brand and present the company as a positive alternative to working for large public company competitors.  The goal is to establish a positive reputation in the Colleges which supply service technicians to the industry.


*Provide guidance, support and expertise to local managers for all recruitment related needs and queries


*Create and/or refine the template for hires


*Create and/or refine global employment contract templates


*Liaise with local recruitment firms, where necessary


*In cooperation with Marketing, help promote the brand within the repair technician community in particular and the business community in general






*Analyze training needs to design employee development, training and health and safety programs


*Set up and administer training policies and work with local managers to ensure they are implemented


*Coordinate training initiatives and make training presentations utilizing PowerPoint






*Provide guidance, support and expertise to local managers and the Directors/Owners for all employee relations needs and queries, including dealing with difficult employee situations, high-risk terminations, performance improvement plans and workplace investigations


*Follow up with management regarding employee specific performance improvement plans to ensure action has been taken and status is monitored






*Ensure corporate and local employee handbooks, policies and procedures are up-to-date and effectively communicated across all locations


*Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment, violence and harassment in the workplace


*Provide recommendations and suggestions for improvement to policies and procedures


*Establish a travel policy and ensure it is applied appropriately






*Administer benchmarked compensation and bonus programs


*Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies and processes to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal local requirements


*Maintain pay equity plan in Ontario and ensure compliance with pay equity legislations globally


*In cooperation with the Finance Leader, act as back-up for Payroll for the Head Office, when necessary






*Create, refine, update and administer employee database


*Maintain records and compile reports concerning personnel-related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals and absenteeism rates


*Centralize and maintain confidential personnel files


*Work with local managers to maintain clear records of headcount including additions, departures and prepare reports on a monthly basis


*Regular updates of information spreadsheets such as employee contract details, HR file contents


*Create and maintain Organizational Structure Charts


*Report to local managers on various HR metrics including turnover and selection rate




Other duties as required of a Human Resources and Health & Safety Manager looking to consistently add value and protect company assets and help ensure a positive and profitable business culture/work environment


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