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HR Advisor

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Location: Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia
Job ID: QDK6J_1673406689
Date Posted: Feb 10, 2023
Segment: Construction Machinery
Business Unit: Hitachi Construction Machinery
Company Name: Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd
Profession (Job Category): Human Resources
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-Time

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About Us

Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) is a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. At the heart of HCA's trusted and reliable equipment range lies a team of talented and dedicated people committed to providing industry-leading after sales service and reliable solutions.

The Opportunity

Supporting branch operations based in western Sydney, Newcastle, Gunnedah and Muswellbrook, scope exists for flexibility with regard to which branch is used as a base, but you will be required to spend time in each location in accordance with business needs. Reporting to the National HR Manager in Parramatta, your main focus will be to work collaboratively with your stakeholders in the branches delivering both operational and strategic HR solutions. You will provide trusted and expert HR advice to all levels in the company and work as part of a broader HR team which includes recruitment, training and safety. Your superior influencing, technical skills, consultation and advice will contribute to teams and culture initiatives company-wide.

As a key member of the National HR team your role will include:

  • Industrial & Employee Relations - Provide advice to directors, managers and supervisors on all matters related to relevant award, current workplace legislation, dispute resolution and employee relations, and support enterprise bargaining as required
  • Recruitment & On-boarding - Support stakeholders and managing the on-boarding and induction of new employees
  • Performance Management- Provide coaching, advice and support to managers on performance planning and professional development processes
  • Learning & Development - Assist managers in determining appropriate training to close performance/behaviour gaps, for current role or career progression and direct to training department where appropriate
  • Remuneration & Benefits - Provide information to employees and assist in payroll support for queries regarding award interpretation, pay clarification and associated penalties and benefits
  • Participate in national, regional or global HR Projects as appropriate
  • General HR Administration - such as recruitment requisitions, new starter packs and employment contracts, bonus letters, salary/wage increase notifications etc.

About You

You will have a passion for all things HR with a strong focus on industrial relations. To be successful in this role you will have 3-5 years' experience as a HR generalist with strong business acumen and a dedicated ability to positively enable our people to be the best that they can be. You will need to have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in human resources, management or related business discipline;
  • Demonstrated experience as a HR Advisor in a multi-site business, with exposure to most facets of the employment life cycle;
  • Solid knowledge and ability to interpret and provide advice regarding the application of the Fair Work Act, Enterprise Agreements, Policies and Procedures
  • Experience with supporting enterprise bargaining
  • Ability to work highly autonomously and whilst contributing to the success of the larger HR team
  • Exceptional communication skills with a natural ability to build trusted working relations that enables influence amongst business leaders
  • Some travel at short notice may be required from time to time to the Gunnedah / Muswellbrook region.


Work with a global leader and make a big difference in a company that stands in its own right. We are offering:

  • A rewarding salary package + the opportunity to earn company biannual bonuses
  • Permanent Full Time Position in a leading OEM with long term job security
  • Work from home for up to 2 days per week
  • Rewarding employee benefits on a range of goods and services with exclusive staff discounts
  • Supportive management who value your input in finding new and improved ways to achieving success
  • Be a part of a leading OEM that genuinely values its employees and ensures everyone is happy and safe at work!

Here at Hitachi, we believe that success comes from the partnership of our market-leading products and the quality of our people. We are an equal opportunity employer, do not discriminate and wholeheartedly value diversity at our company.

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