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Manufacturing Site HR Manager

Location: Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
Job ID: R0035015
Date Posted: Nov 1, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Manufacturing Site HR Manager in Hagerstown, MD in support of our North American Vehicles New Facility, who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic.

Who We Are
Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

As Manufacturing Site HR Manager, the candidate will, under minimal supervision, prepares documentation and forms for support of the Department. Responsible for maintaining Human Resources programs, maintain documentation and records within the Human Resources Department and supports various functions. The confidentiality of employee information and communications must be maintained within the HR Department. The position will also own full cycle payroll, exempt and non-exempt Union Payroll. Must thrive in a fast paced environment, be organized, efficient and consistent with performance.

Accountabilities: (included, but are not limited to)

  • General HR program/policy, administration, and compliance.
  • Employee hiring, onboarding, termination, and records maintenance.
  • Employee and labor relations and communications.
  • Rewards program coordination and/or administration.
  • Relocation services (domestic and international).
  • Immigration services.
  • Oversight of Compensation and Benefits.
  • Oversight of Payroll.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Advanced computer expertise, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Deep knowledge of disciplinary process and EEOC investigations.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local wage and labor laws. Workers Compensation, OSHA, PDL, FMLA, CFRA, ADA and FFCRA.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organization, independence, and confidentiality focus.
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with local laws, regulations, and best practices.
  • Maintain sensitive and confidential information in the utmost professional manner.
  • Automated HRIS and Payroll systems experience a must. Workday, SAP and ADP experience strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of US and State payroll tax requirements.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Knowledge of Union Contracts and Negotiations. A plus.


  • Manufacturing: 3-5 years (Required)
  • Human resources management: 3-5 years (Required)
  • Labor Relations/Union: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field, or equivalent work experience, required.

Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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