Crewing Labor Relations (Unions)

Flagship Management Published: February 1, 2019
Location
Miami, United States
Job Type
Category

Description

Crewing-Labor Relations (Unions)?

Reports To: Vice President, Human Resources and Labor Relations
Schedule: Monday through Friday business hour and as needed beyond (including weekends when necessary)
Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
Experience: Prior experience in Labor Relations or Human Resources; working knowledge of union contracts
Languages: English

Skills/Traits:

  • Strong follow through skills
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee & labor relations including federal and state laws which apply; and best practices in the field
  • Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors in a team-based environment
  • Experience conducting employee investigations
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with employees at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment including the ability to analyze information, formulating recommendations and implement decisions
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, including the ability to anticipate issues and concerns whenever possible
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple tasks, efficiently and effectively with limited supervision, and with attention to accuracy, details and deadlines

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial or Labor Relations, or Maritime Academy
Experience: Maritime industry experience; 5 years plus experience in Human Resources
Languages: English and Spanish
Skills/Software: Nautical Systems, Oracle
Licenses/Certifications: PHR and/or SHRM-CP

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Labor Relations Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain effective and collaborative relationships with union representatives
  • Ensure the Company continues to work with Union Hiring Halls to assure timely qualified manpower resource availability to meet ship operations
  • Continually analyze and interpret crewing management agreements, collective bargaining agreements and pay practices
    • Interpret and ensure the application of Union contracts as applied to crewing on Company ships
  • Participate in Union Contract preparation and negotiation
  • Advises, counsels, investigates (when necessary) and assists management and employees on general employee relations issues, complaints and/or grievances and helps to determine appropriate disciplinary action or provides recommendations for equitable resolution to reduce legal risk and ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws
    • Respond to all grievances in writing, negotiate settlements and act as the property's representative at all arbitrations
    • Act as the Company lead in grievance and arbitration meetings in accordance with any relevant contracts
    • Supports the grievance and appeals processes within all unions and the relevant contracts
    • Tracks grievances and other relevant union data and generates reports as requested
  • Review union benefit contributions for accuracy and approve workflow (monthly)
  • Provide information and data necessary for contract negotiation and analysis, such as developing wage and benefit survey information
  • Assists with gathering and analyzing information to ensure that employment actions comply with established policies, operating procedures, human resource laws, and the collective bargaining agreement
  • Administers organizational policies and the collective bargaining agreement
  • Analyzes, researches, provides recommendations and develops new policies or updates existing policies on a variety of employment issues in compliance with evolving and current laws and organizational standards
  • Supports the effective operation of the performance management process
  • Continually reviews internal processes to reflect updates, process improvements and legal/regulatory requirements
  • Performs all tasks and job functions in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that all necessary personnel and employment records required by the company, employee, government and/or contractor(s) are maintained in good order
  • In coordination with Operations and Crewing team, ensure seagoing training requirements and schedules are met and documented.
  • In coordination with Operations and Crewing team, develop and implement such training programs as appropriate and/or required.
  • Travel to the vessels for visits and investigations and as necessary for business meetings.
  • Perform such other tasks, duties and responsibilities as needed or directed by the VP, HR and Labor Relations

EXPERIENCE:
5+ years experience managing marine vessels, including crewing and training for DSV and major offshore construction vessels preferred
Experience with US rules & regulations, STCW, and other flag state requirements
ROLE SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE:
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc) Strong leadership, interpersonal and listening skills.

Good organizational and analytical skills

Experience with crewing software, NS5 preferred

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