Build your Career with Norbord

Human Resources Manager – Barwick, ON

Sep 29, 2020

Excellent people make excellent business!

Norbord is the leading global OSB manufacturer our success comes from hiring skilled and talented team members in all areas of our business. We are dedicated to developing and retaining a strong and committed workforce that ensures we remain at the front of manufacturing excellence. At Norbord we are committed to teamwork and safety without compromise.  We are currently seeking an exceptional individual for the following vacancy:


Reporting to the General Manager, the Human Resources Manager is responsible for employee relations, industrial relations, performance management, occupational health and safety and implementing an effective people management system. In conjunction with the safety component of this role the Human Resources Manager will foster and encourage a culture where continuous improvement in safety is a priority for all employees.

As the successful candidate you are a self-starter with demonstrated experience with current and solid knowledge of Human Resources, Industrial Relations, and Safety practices, principles and regulations.  You have in-depth knowledge and understanding of employment laws and you apply this understanding to protect the interests of the Company and employees.  You have a proven track record of fostering respectful employee relations, and using good judgment to assess and resolve employee and safety issues. You must possess excellent writing skills for employee communication, and training tools.

You have experience working in a union environment and the knowledge and understanding to interpret and administer the collective agreement. You are an individual with a high degree of integrity and you will develop positive and supportive relationships will all employees. Superior interpersonal skills and an adaptive style to fit a variety of situations are required.  You must have the ability to ascertain and identify potential problems and recommend solutions; provide coaching and consulting as needed.  As part of the Human Resources team you will focus on continuous improvement and consistency of human resources and safety practices and processes. You are able to effectively manage multiple priorities and projects; and possess the follow-through skills required to drive and complete tasks; and at all times maintain a high level of confidentiality.

A Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Business or related field or equivalent combination of experience and education is required. A CHRP or CHRL designation are a definite asset. Experience in a wood products manufacturing plant such as OSB is a definite asset. Excellent computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office and strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills are essential.

What we offer!

  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Career development
  • Health benefits
  • And a whole lot more!

We thank all applicants for their interest. We will only contact candidates selected to advance in the recruitment process.