HR Manager

Location: Saco, ME

Reports to: President directly, CFO indirectly

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
BS – Human Resources; and/or at least 5 years’ experience


  • Personnel and Human Resources – knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel, recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Administration and Management – knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Law and Government – knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Education and Training – knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Clerical / English / Foreign Language / Communication and Media / Computer and Electronics
  • Mathematics / Economics and Accounting

Tasks/Detailed Work Activities:

  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contract and helping resolve work-related problems
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes
  • Perform difficult staffing duties, including with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees and administering disciplinary procedures
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations
  • Identify staff vacancies and recruit, interview and select applicants
  • Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, opportunities for promotion, and employee benefits
  • Process payroll
  • Investigate and report on industrial accidents for insurance carriers
  • Administer compensation, benefits, and performance management systems, and safety programs
  • Analyze statistical data and reports to identify and determine causes of personnel problems and develop recommendations for improvement of organization’s personnel policies and practices
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives
  • Analyze training needs to design employee development, language training, and health and safety programs
  • Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel-related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals, and absenteeism rates
  • Conduct exit interview to identify reasons for employee termination
  • Develop, administer, and evaluate applicant tests
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes
  • Represent the organization in external relations
  • Prepare reports related to compliance matters
  • Maintain personnel records
  • Coordinate special events or programs
  • Travel, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Technology Skills:

  • Office Suite Software – Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Web page creation and editing software – LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Indeed, and other social media sites


  • Oral comprehension and expression – ability to listen to, communicate and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Deductive reasoning – the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
  • Problem sensitivity – ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment may be loud.

Yale Cordage, Inc. reserves the right to change or revise duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This document is not a written or implied contract of employment.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.