Director of Human Resources
EaglePicher Corporation - Joplin, MO

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The Director of Human Resources serves as a strategic partner to management by integrating HR strategies into the company's overal mission and operational strategy. Plans, directs and reviews the centralized Human Resources services and functions.

Ongoing Job Responsibilities:

-Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, benefits administration, organizational planning and development, employee relations, safety, training and employee development.
-Strategic thinker as it relates to development and monitoring of the Employee Development Plan and Training, and in using technology to improve efficiency and services to employees.
-Demonstrated tendencies to support em;ployees regarding employee relations issues. Superior interpersonal and coaching skills including patience and ability to work well with all employees.
-Demonstrated ability to, and comfortable with, interacting with a broad range of employee background and skills (from shop floor to executive office.)
-Highly developed, demonstrated teamwork skills.
-"Hands On" management style, but comfortable delegating when resources are available. Experience managing small teams as well as contributing individually.
-Good analytical skills - experience analyzing costs and cost drivers.
-Ability to gain trust and respect. Demonstrates a high degree of confidentiality and common sense.
-Provides project management for strategic initiatives with the Human Resources Department.
-Ensures fiscal resources are managed efficiently.
-Manages compliance with labor laws.

Direct Reports: 6 direct; 14 total employees

Requirements and Preferences:
-10 years experience in Human Resources with 3 years in a management capacity.
-Experience with Labor Relations, Safety and Security.
-Ability and experience in sourcing, recruting, and interviewing employees.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal and coaching skills.
-Must be highly organized and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
-Experience using HRIS, time and attendance and other HR systems. SAP preferred.
-Bachelor's degree in Business or Human Resources required. Master's preferred.

About EaglePicher Technologies, LLC

EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, an OM Group company, is a leading producer of batteries and energetic devices for the defense, aerospace, medical, commercial, grid energy storage, oil, and gas industries. The company provides the most experience and broadest capability in battery electrochemistry of any battery supplier in the United States. Battery technologies include lithium ion, thermal, silver zinc, nickel hydrogen, lithium carbon monofluoride, lithium thionyl chloride, lithium manganese dioxide, lithium sulfur dioxide, and reserve lithium oxyhalide. EaglePicher also provides custom battery assemblies, battery management systems, pyrotechnic devices, and other power solutions. EaglePicher Technologies is headquartered in Joplin, Mo., and is ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C certified. For more information, visit

EaglePicher offers competitive compensation and a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, holidays, vacation, tuition reimbursement, and scholarship program.

EPT features a 9/80 work schedule where professionals work 9-hour days with every other Friday off throughout the year.

About OM Group

OM Group is a technology-based industrial growth company serving attractive global markets, including automotive systems, electronic devices, aerospace, industrial and renewable energy. Its business platforms use innovative technologies and expertise to address customers' complex applications and demanding requirements. For more information, visit the Company's website at

EaglePicher is proud to be an EEO/AA employer (male, female, disabled and veteran applicants). We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.