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Employee Relations & Training Specialist - Hammond


Hammond, LA


Human Resources & Legal


Laitram LLC
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The Laitram Human Resources Team has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and continuous improvement driven HR Business Partner to help align HR and employee development initiatives with the business objectives and needs of our Intralox Production team. The HR Partner will work closely with leadership and employees to help shape behaviors and skills that support our Company business philosophy. This role is both strategic and hands-on, focusing on employee relations, performance/talent management, coaching/development, training, and coordinating people strategy. 

This person will work from our Hammond, LA location. 


Laitram is comprised of four operating divisions - Intralox L.L.C., Laitram Machinery, Inc., Lapeyre Stair, Inc., and Laitram Machine Shop L.L.C.  We employ more than 3,000 people worldwide. Laitram has continually been recognized for innovation and workplace excellence, including the New Orleans City Business and the Times Picayune/New Orleans Advocate “Best Place to Work” award.  Laitram is a vibrant, forward-thinking company that brings innovation, integrity, and continuous improvement to every aspect of our work.  To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our Careers website. 


  • Partner with Divisional leadership and employees to build a comprehensive people strategy in line with our culture and business goals. 
  • Collaborate with managers and supervisors to support the performance management process. 
  • Be a reliable “trust partner” for employees for coaching and support with development plans and performance improvement plans to support our continuous improvement mindset. 
  • Conduct employee touchbase meetings, including onboarding check-ins and exit interviews. 
  • Lead the effort to use continuous improvement teams to streamline processes and drive Operational Excellence. 
  • Serve as an HR liaison for questions and support related to benefits, recruiting, payroll and employee relations. 
  • Develop communication strategies for company announcements, policies, etc. 
  • Design and deliver engaging business philosophy training, including utilizing blended learning tools and adult learning theory to enhance the skills and guide the behaviors of our employees, leads and supervisors. 
  • Evaluate training effectiveness and continuously improve engagement and learning outcomes. 
  • Provide on-campus leadership with crisis support, such as post hurricane recovery efforts. 
  • Serve as a representative for department Laitram Continuous Improvement Advisory Teams. 
  • Support leadership with organizational design and effectiveness as needed.  
  • Collaborate with key partners and stakeholders on processes to build a world class employee experience. 


  • 5+ yrs. experience in Human Resources, Training and/or People Development. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Adult Education, Business, or related field preferred 
  • Inspires trust and works collaboratively with diverse personalities at every level. 
  • Instructional design experience presenting topics related to values, principles and soft skills. 
  • Exceptional presentation, workshop facilitation and influencing skills. 
  • Solid knowledge of the latest corporate training techniques. 
  • Ability to translate abstract concepts into practical application. 
  • Confident, resilient and takes initiative. 
  • Strong communication, planning and organizational skills. 
  • Proficiency in various Microsoft Office tools, employee engagement platforms, learning management systems and video presentations and meetings. 
  • Willing to work occasional evenings and weekends for presence and cross-shift support. 
  • Works well in a fast-growing, self-managed environment.