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Daimler Trucks North America Employee Relations Specialist III (L5) in Portland, Oregon

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

The final candidate in this position provides operational Human Resources business partner/generalist support. This position currently supports DTNA’s IT and Legal departments. This includes aspects of providing employee development, coaching, investigations, HR process and policy expertise as well as exemplary customer focus and service.


  • Develop and maintain relationship with management and employees. Assist in the resolution of disputes through a variety of resolution methods and techniques.

  • Provide advice and counsel to management regarding most current employment law, performance management, discipline, HR practices, and Company policy.

  • Administer the company's human resources policies. Work to ensure compliance to policies as well as adherence to processes and procedures.

  • Facilitate new employee orientation and other location specific programs, as assigned.

  • Respond to employee issues and conduct investigations as necessary.

  • Partner with the organization(s) to develop people, create succession plans, ensure interview policy and procedures are implemented.

  • Train employees and management on various HR topics such as performance management and systems, anti-harassment, FMLA, etc.

  • Provide dedicated customer service to employees, job applicants and visitors.

  • Ensure compliance with all company, government, labor and industry regulations.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Labor Relations, Business or similar and 6 years of directly related HR experience experience required

  • 2 years experience in HR such as recruiting, employee benefits, training or another fast-paced/ demanding customer facing position required.

  • Proven ability to gather and use data to support strategic decisions and plans required.

  • Past evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • Masters degree in business administration, human resources management, or an HR certification (PHR/SPHR) is preferred

  • Project management experience preferred.

  • Coaching and/or investigation experience desired preferred.

  • Previous training and investigations experience preferred.

  • Past performance management tool(s) implementation and training preferred.

  • Prior knowledge of applying policy and developing processes preferred.

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Employee Relations Specialist III (L5)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Requisition ID: DAI0000FQH