Manager, Labor Relations (Windsor Locks, CT), WindsorLocks, Connecticut

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WindsorLocks, Connecticut

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

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Collins Aerospace has an immediate opening for a Labor Relations Manager (individual contributor), supporting our Windsor Locks, CT campus in our Power & Controls (P&C) business. In this role, you’ll promote a positive working experience for our local employees, develop strong relationships with your HR peers, business leaders and local union leaders. You’ll implement key strategies focused on employee engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. You will also implement the functional labor relations strategy and maintain positive working relationships, with both management and the union, through coaching and guiding leaders on employee and labor relations issues. Additionally, you will provide contract interpretation expertise, grievance management, prompt, thorough, and objective employee and grievance investigations, as well as support compliance initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity as a member of the Labor team to work with multiple segments of the business and drive change in culture, process improvement, employee engagement and labor segments.  In this high visibility role you will work with a collaborative, dynamic HR team in an entrepreneurial environment while owning the labor segment for your designated client group on-campus.  As the Labor Relations Manager you will gain exposure to SMEs in all aspects of HR and the business through projects and assignment inside and outside of the labor space. 

In addition, this role will provide strategic and day-to-day Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) support which will include the execution of HR processes and activities to support designated customer groups within the P&C Operations organization. The HRBP will collaborate with the business as an advisor and architect on topics including organizational effectiveness, change and talent management, organizational learning and development, performance management, DE&I and total rewards.  Additionally, through partnership with other HR Leaders, Business Partners and COEs, this position will provide leadership and support in the execution of strategic HR initiatives such as workforce planning, succession planning, employee engagement, employee relations and talent development.

This position will be worked primarily onsite in Windsor Locks, CT with one day a week remote. Relocation assistance available.

Primary Responsibilities:

Partner with the site leadership team to create and deliver proactive labor strategies

Administer, coach and train supervisors on executing the collective bargaining agreement

Research and prepare arbitrations and labor litigation cases

Lead grievance process and identification of broader resolutions

Research and investigate complex labor and employee issues, and if necessary, coordinate efforts with corporate HR and/or legal on recommendations

Ensure compliance with applicable employment laws through appropriate program and process management

Provide consultation and mediation regarding work-related issues, conflicts, and discipline policy/procedures questions, contract interpretation

Create and deploy communications which will inform management of pertinent work force issues and concerns

Work in partnership with site and functional leadership to develop and implement HR programs, including engagement actions, that support business goals

Utilize critical thinking skills when assessing issues; focusing on creative and fiscally responsible solutions to meet employee and business needs

Champion continuous improvement initiatives

Ability to travel up to 5%

HR Functional Strategy Execution

Coach, partner and counsel leaders on topics from team effectiveness and talent development to culture transformation and diversity, equity and inclusion

Maintain a strong partnership with Collins HR colleagues, including HR Partners, Communities of Expertise and People Services, to efficiently support business needs

Responsible for building organization and leadership development capabilities through the delivery and evaluation of leadership activities, tools and assessments aligned to the Leadership model, business strategy and operational goals.

Lead HR core processes including performance management, change management, succession planning, salary planning, and incentive compensation for their respective client group

Basic Qualifications:

Typically requires a University Degree and minimum 8 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience 

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future. Collins Aerospace will not offer sponsorship for this position

Preferred Qualifications:

This position will be located in Windsor Locks, CT; candidate must be local to the site or be willing to relocate

2+ years of experience working with a union-represented population

2+ years of experience working within a matrixed environment

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Human Resources is committed to making Collins Aerospace a great place to work, grow and belong by recruiting, onboarding, developing, rewarding and retaining the very best talent our industry has to offer. By fostering the right culture for our employees to learn and fulfill their potential, Human Resources positively impact our business’s success – every day. Join our team and help us soar to new heights.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

Tuition reimbursement

Life insurance and disability coverage

Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

Redbrick – Incentives for a Healthy You

Autism Benefit

Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

Adoption Assistance

Best Doctors, second opinion program

 And more! 

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other — propel us all higher, again and again.


Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

*Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings. #LI-YW

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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