HR Coordinator in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO: Employee Relations Manager


  • Administers processes and activities necessary to develop and maintain positive employee morale, non-union status and to achieve the goals of the business.
  • Applies knowledge of human resource principles and practices, including federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Upholds Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity by administering and communicating policies, processes and activities necessary to ensure both compliance and the spirit of non-discrimination throughout the company.
  • Manages employee relations including grievances, investigations, complaints, assistance/communication, terminations and any other applicable issues
  • Makes recommendations for corrective/disciplinary actions.
  • Serves as a liaison between members of management and hourly employees.
  • Prepares reports for management as needed.
  • Communicates with employees in person, by phone or e-mail, to answer questions, provide information, and resolve problems.
  • Counsels employees regarding work, family, or personal problems.
  • Ensures the uniform application of HR policies and procedures.
  • Conducts exit interviews.
  • Assists with the development and/or updates of policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Produces and/or distributes internal communications.
  • Responds to employee complaints, managements concerns, and inquires regarding personnel policies and procedures.
  • Administers personnel functions such as unemployment insurance and hearings.
  • Participates in the organization of company/employee activities as needed
  • Compiles various data and reports to include monthly turnover and board report, EEO-1 and vets 100 report and AAP reporting.
  • Reviews performance assessment process for efficiency.
  • Oversees attendance tracking process for consistency.
  • Monitors company bulletin boards for accuracy.Act as a Compliance Champion for the organization and work to promote a culture of compliance throughout the organization.
  • Support business unit Tier 1 Compliance Lead in responsibilities as required.


  • BS or BA degree in Human Resources or related field required
  • 3 to 5 years’ HR experience within a manufacturing, production and/or plant environment required.
  • Candidates with demonstrated experience with adherence to legal compliance, AAP, union avoidance and promotion of diversity strongly preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and working within databases.
  • Must maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Must be willing and able to work day, night and/or weekend shifts


DISCRETION EXERCISED: Ability to work independently and exercise tact and sound judgment.
LIAISES WITH: All Employees
ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES: Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Specific physical requirements include the following:
1. Must be able to walk/tour all vessels and work sites.
2. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).
3. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
4. Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards.
5. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.
6. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on an occasional basis.
7. Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.
8. Able to utilize adequate visual skills.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whole 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 humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.