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Sea-Bird Scientific - HR Manager

Bellevue, WA 98004
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Sea-Bird Scientific is the global leader in advanced technology for oceanographic research, enabling the world€™s leading scientists to push the boundaries of ocean knowledge. Sea-Bird Scientific was formed in 2010 by the union of Sea-Bird Electronics (Bellevue, WA), WET Labs (Philomath, OR) and Satlantic (Halifax, NS) (all wholly owned subsidiaries of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR)).  Sea-Bird Scientific works with a global network of partners to serve customers across the globe. Our passionate team is dedicated to accelerating the understanding of natural waters by serving the world€™s oceanographic community with leading edge technology and solutions. Sea-Bird€™s entrepreneurial environment is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. And we are all about continuous improvement and know that two heads are better than one. Your time at Sea-Bird will be full of meaningful challenges, growth opportunities and the chance to put your best foot forward.

To learn more about what we do, please visit the Sea-Bird Scientific website at www.seabird.com.


Sea-Bird Scientific is looking for an HR Manager who is curious, loves to solve problems, and has a strong customer service orientation. What might you expect? I€™m glad you asked. The opportunity to play with purpose in a lot of different areas like Associate Relations, Engagement, Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition, Compensation etc. We are looking for your energy, your passion to make a great thing even greater. Come join us in Bellevue, Washington.


Change Management /Engagement

  • Challenge the status quo and champion new initiatives within assigned client groups and also within HR acting as a catalyst of change and stimulating others to change, in such way that the organization continuously develops towards better performance.

  • Partner with the HR Director to analyze organizational capabilities, drive organizational design and structure improvements to support delivery of the current and future business strategy.

  • Drive the annual associate engagement program and add value to the process by incorporating a fresh perspective and ideas

    Talent Management / Recruitment 

    • Coach leaders in enhancing their leadership capabilities and to create high performing teams.

    • Develop and support leaders in creating associate development and succession plans to improve bench strength and achieve talent objectives.

    • Responsible for supporting managers with recruitment to include: posting, sourcing, recruiting, partnering with the assigned business group, debrief, and on-boarding of new hires. 

    • Provide salary recommendation ensuring consistency of compensation practices (e.g. reviewing internal equity and taking a total compensation approach), obtaining appropriate approvals.

      Employee Relations

      • Apply conflict management skills to facilitate resolution when associate-to-associate or manager-to- associate conflict arises.  Investigate (interview, gather evidence, consult legal) allegations of employee misconduct including harassment, discrimination, etc.  Guide management on disciplinary and termination procedures. Consult legal counsel when necessary.

      • Performance Management 

      • Establish and drive applicable competencies aligned with the Performance Management process, within assigned business groups.

      • Work with managers and associates to identify and address performance-related issues. Provide coaching and support to managers on issuing corrective action (including performance improvement plans and disciplinary issues).

        Benefits & Compliance 

        • Support and/or lead FML/LOA/ADA cases within assigned client group.   Support new enrollments, changes and health screening programs.  Act as HIPAA subject matter expert - ensuring organizational compliance. Assist with leave administration (FML, STD/LTD etc.).

        • Act as liaison to governmental compliance agencies as required.  Ensure consistent application of policies/procedures.

        • Compensation

        • Analyze and understand compensation programs for assigned business groups including annual merit review and incentive programs. Implement needed equity/market adjustments. 

        • Ensure proper system administration of compensation process and records (e.g. grade changes, promotions, salary changes, etc.).  Assist managers in writing and maintaining job descriptions.

          General Support 

          • Maintain key HR processes such as HRIS management, personnel records, monthly metrics, and new hire orientation.

          • Support and/or lead identifying opportunities for Standard Work definition and process enhancement.

          • Coordinate involuntary/voluntary exit logistics (performing timely exit interviews, recording/synthesizing retention data, and generating severance packages where applicable).

          • Enter data inputs in a timely manner in HR system(s) for new, existing and exiting associates.  Create, maintain and ensure compliance of personnel files & systems (HRIS, E-Verify, and Stock Option DB).

          • Update and maintain Associate Handbook and other applicable policies for compliance with legal requirements and internal changes.

            Talent Development

            • Drive the talent review process for assigned client groups, consult with and train management to create associate development and succession plans to improve bench strength and achieve Talent Review objectives.

            • Organizational Diagnostics & Development

            • Understand and analyze organizational capabilities within assigned client groups, proactively develop and implement organizational design and structure improvements to support delivery of the business strategy.

            • Facilitate training and development programs.

              Other duties as assigned.


              • Learning agility €“ able to learn new concepts, processes, etc quickly

              • Customer service orientation €“ delivers more than asked, proactive in approach, anticipates need

              • Solution orientated €“ if it€™s a good idea and makes sense to do now, how do we get it done?

              • Sense of urgency €“ €œof course they wanted it last week 😉€, let€™s work smarter, not harder and get things out the door

              • Attention to detail €“ anticipating downstream consequences, using checklists, etc

              • Teamwork - must be able to support a team(s) of associates from multiple disciplines and/or businesses

              • Results orientation - must deliver results

              • Communication€”must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms

              • Bachelor€™s degree in HR, Business or a related field, or equivalent experience. 

              • Experience in a high growth, dynamic environment to include FMLA, WC, associate relations, etc.

              • Experience working in a metrics driven organization with demonstrated understanding of how HR supports the business

              • Able to maintain highly confidential information.

              • Able to handle conflict and effectively deal with difficult situations. 

              • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.

              • Excellent writing skills.

              • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

              • Demonstrated proficiency in time management and action plan development and execution.

                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. 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 occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach.  The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.

                The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

                Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

                WORK ENVIRONMENT

                The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                The work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

                The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation.

                PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING: (US only)

                External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

                Sea-Bird Scientific is an EEO / AA employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

                Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The €œEEO is the Law€ poster is available here.","industry":"Environmental Services


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