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Co-Op Intern - Labor Relations

Company: CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC)
Location: Richland
Posted on: October 27, 2019

Job Description:

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
Work Safe, Make a Difference, and Be a Part of History with the Labor Relations team!

At CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC), located in sunny Richland, Washington, we are working to provide a sustainable future for the historic Hanford area through the protection of the Columbia River and the remediation of the Central Plateau. To achieve our mission, we need exceptionally talented, innovative, and driven people to help us reduce risks on the Hanford Site by removing some of the most hazardous waste streams and facilities in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. If you would like to work with a highly skilled workforce to achieve unique and challenging goals that critically impact our environment and community, this is your chance to be a part of our legacy!

Our Labor Relations team is seeking a dedicated Co-Op Intern who has the desire to learn how to implement contractual requirements through the administration, interpretation and negotiation of the CHPRC/HAMTC Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), including: related processes and the Company position on union grievances/disputes, arbitration hearings; movement of union personnel internal and between other Hanford Site Contractors; formal communications with HAMTC and the AFL-CIO Metal Trades Department on union related matters.

A day in the life of a Co-op Labor Relations Intern may involve, but is not limited to the following:

* Interpreting, negotiating, and administering the Company/Union Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and ensuring it is uniformly applied in accordance with contractual requirements while interpreting its meaning/intent and ensuring adherence to applicable laws/statutes.
* Participating in the development of strategies and general preparations for arbitration hearings, National Labor Relations Board cases, and CBA/special agreement negotiations.
* Interfacing daily with all levels of CHPRC management while providing guidance, recommendations, and problem solving support.
* Interfacing with union officials from both HAMTC and the Building & Construction Trades, affiliate unions' leadership, and company representatives to resolve Company/Labor Relations-related issues, including grievance issues by utilizing problem solving techniques and information exchanges.
* Coordinating grievances and other CBA/Hanford Site Stabilization Agreement (HSSA) issues with LR peers and first line/middle management personnel of other Hanford contractors.
* Interpreting and administering the current CBA & HSSA, including providing management sound guidance/recommendations to ensure CBA & HSSA compliance when performing day-to-day operations. This is done under minimal supervision, with wide latitude for independent judgment that is consistent with Company philosophy, goals and objectives
* Investigating grievance issues and work with applicable parties to resolve issues in accordance with the CBA/HSSA and Company policies and procedures.
* Maintaining open communications with union officials and upper management to keep them informed of Company initiatives and significant issues that could affect bargaining unit.
* Supporting the development of Labor Relations/Human Resources organizational initiatives while encouraging and promoting strong Company / Union work relations.
* Understanding and complying with CHPRC policies and procedures, safety responsibilities, Conduct of Operations, procedure compliance expectations, Standards of Conduct guidelines, training requirements, and instructions.
* Thoroughly investigates and researches issues/incidents, compares results to established standards (i.e., CBA & HSSA provisions, policies/procedures, legalese, accepted practice etc.) and formulates appropriate conclusions/recommendations for resolution.
* Performs work in a safe, compliant, and cost-effective manner.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
* Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business, Labor Relations, Human Resources, Contracts, or related field of study.
* Enrolled with WSU-TC or CBC and in Junior academic standing status or higher
* Have maintained an overall GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or greater throughout academic career
* Have maintained full-time student status two semesters/quarters immediately preceding the assignment with CHPRC (note: full-time status is determined by the requirements of WSU-TC and CBC)
* Willing and able to work 20-32 hours a week
* Committed to staying in school full-time until graduating
* Candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, negotiation skills, and be able to effectively interact with and convey information to company personnel, management, and union representatives.

Relocation Funding Provided
No

U.S. Citizenship Required
Yes

Clearance Required
No

Job Classification
SNE

Shift Work Required
No

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC), Richland , Co-Op Intern - Labor Relations, Other , Richland, Washington

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