Job Location:
Franklin, NH

We’re Watts. Together, we’re reimagining the future of water.

We feel proud every day about what we do. We're all part of the same crucial mission, no matter what function we support — it's to provide safe, clean water for the world, and to protect our planet's most valuable resource.

What we do:

For 150 years, Watts has built best-in-class products that are trusted by customers in residential and commercial settings across the world. We are at the forefront of innovation, working with cutting-edge technology to provide smart and connected, sustainable water solutions for the future. Watts is a leading brand with a quality reputation — and we have a dynamic future ahead.​

Imagine a role where your HR expertise meets the buzzing energy of a manufacturing floor. As a HR Generalist, you will be at the forefront of managing diverse HR activities that propel our organization toward excellence and that create a great place to work. Your mission? To foster a workplace culture that not only meets but exceeds employee expectations and embraces a continuous improvement mindset.

Location: Onsite 5 days a week in Franklin, NH at Watts

You Will:

HR Policies and Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with manufacturing-related employment laws and regulations.
  • Develop, update, and communicate HR policies and procedures, taking into account the specific requirements of the manufacturing sector.

Talent Acquisition:

  • Collaborate with manufacturing managers to understand staffing needs and develop effective recruitment strategies tailored to the industry for direct labor (full-time and contingent).
  • Conduct interviews, assess candidate qualifications, and participate in the selection process, with a focus on skills relevant to manufacturing roles.
  • Manage the onboarding process for new hires, ensuring a seamless integration into the manufacturing environment.

Employee Relations:

  • Maintains a high level of visibility, accessibility, and interaction with manufacturing team members.
  • Coach and counsel employees, front line leaders and managers on employee relation matters, performance management and conflict resolution.
  • Utilize an empathetic approach to understanding employee concerns, answer questions and help employees through organizational change.
  • Conduct investigations into employee complaints, providing recommendations for resolution. Partner with the legal team as appropriate for all ethics related issues.

Performance Management:

  • Support the performance management process, providing guidance to supervisors and employees on performance expectations and development opportunities.
  • Assist in the implementation of performance improvement plans tailored to the manufacturing environment.

Continuous Improvement Leadership:

  • Lead and support continuous improvement initiatives within the manufacturing environment, collaborating with cross-functional teams to enhance processes and efficiency.
  • Apply Lean and Six Sigma principles to drive operational excellence in HR processes and employee relations.
  • Partner with the manufacturing team to identify key people metrics to continually monitor and improve the employee experience.

HR Data Management:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee records and HRIS data, with a focus on manufacturing roles and qualifications.
  • Generate HR reports and analytics to support problem solving and discussion on the overall health of the organization.

You Have:

  • Proven experience working in HR roles within a manufacturing environment.
  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Understanding of the unique challenges and requirements of HR in manufacturing with a focus on compliance and leave management.
  • Experience leading or actively participating in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze situations to identify potential issues and propose solutions to mitigate risks.
  • An empathetic approach to understanding employee concerns.
  • Familiarity with HRIS and other relevant tools.  Workday experience a plus.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. You must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Work in both office and manufacturing environment. May occasionally be required to perform job responsibilities outside the typical office setting.

1. Collaborate Across Workgroup
2. Initiate Positive Change
3. Deliver High Quality Results
4. Focus on the Customer

5. Develops Self & Others

6. Accountability

Watts in it for you:

  • Competitive compensation based on your skills, qualifications and experience
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits
  • Family building benefits, including paid maternity/paternity leave
  • 10 paid holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Continued professional development opportunities and educational reimbursement
  • Additional perks such as fitness reimbursements and employee discount programs
  • Learn more about our benefit offerings here: https://tapintowattsbenefits.com/

How we work:

At Watts, our culture is team-oriented and supportive. Employees here genuinely care about the quality of their work, and about each other. Our people are the heart of who we are and contribute to our longevity and continued success.

And this is a place where you can have a big career. No matter your role, there are opportunities for learning and development, and your daily contributions make a meaningful impact on the lives of people who use our products and on the future of water.

Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.