HR Manager

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Skokie, IL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

For over 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapor recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV”. To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 29,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at

Midland Manufacturing, part of OPW, a Dover Company is a leader in rail tank car valves and fittings industry. Currently, we are seeking a Human Resources Manager for our Skokie, IL and Houston, TX locations.  In this position, you will be responsible for providing daily HR leadership in the areas of employee relations, performance management, and training and development. The HR Manager will partner with local management and Senior HR leaders to execute strategic human resources plans that support the needs and priorities of the business and drive proactive, strategic, forward-thinking solutions.


Primary Responsibilities/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Provide leadership, HR expertise and coaching to managers and employees with specific focus on: employee advocacy/engagement, employee relations management, performance management, compensation, benefits, organizational development, career development and talent assessment, acquisition and retention 
  • Provide employees and managers with an available first point of contact for questions and guidance on fundamental HR topics and issues 
  • Build credible and trusting relationships with employee populations to help facilitate effective employee communications and relations
  • Ensure that all employee relations issues are properly identified, reported & resolved 
  • Provide advice and counsel to managers and employees to ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures and practices at 100% compliance to promote an ethical and compliant work environment 
  • Lead key HR processes including talent review, compensation planning for locations
  • Assist with other HR special projects or initiatives as needed 
  • Lead other site-wide HR projects as necessary, working across multiple client groups
  • Talent Champion, helping to attract, develop, engage and retain the world's best talent
  • Organizational coach, who supports and enables change, builds organizational capabilities and reduces complexity
  • Contribute to the business by helping identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes



  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Industrial Psychology or related field
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in Human Resources, preferably in a manufacturing setting
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time.  This position will be responsible for manufacturing locations in Skokie, IL and Houston, TX


Desired Characteristics, Competence and capabilities:

  • Advanced degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Industrial Psychology or related field.
  • Strong Oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present, influence and collaborate at the leadership level.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to drive HR processes and to deliver high quality HR services in a fast paced, high change environment
  • Strong skills at building relationships with various levels in an organization.
  • Strong facilitation, influencing and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Illinois : Skokie

Sub Division : Transportation

Job Requisition ID : 27038

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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