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Human Resources Business Partner

Date:  Sep 30, 2023

Rutherford, NSW, AU, 2320

Req ID:  27932
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for a Human Resources professional to join our global organisation. The position will be based at our manufacturing facility in Rutherford (Hunter Valley). In this truly generalist role, you will be responsible for providing a high level of human resources and ER/IR advice to a diverse internal client group. This will require you to work closely with line managers to develop a true HR business partnership that will ensure decisions made within the region take into consideration the needs of our workforce.

This position is responsible for:

  • Providing support to the Recruitment Business Partner in the management of the recruitment and selection process within your nominated portfolio.
  • Fostering and building an outcome focused business partner approach to HR with key site stakeholders and the workforce
  • Provision of advice and support surrounding ER/IR including interaction with unions
  • Effective resolution and management of performance and disciplinary matters
  • Ongoing coaching and development of the region’s management team to ensure site performance and employee motivation and satisfaction
  • Participation in the development and execution of HR policy and projects across the organisation.   


You will have a genuine opportunity to contribute to continual improvement of the HR function and will be integral to the delivery of the department’s strategic vision.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A minimum of 5 years HR generalist experience
  • Qualifications in a business or related discipline with a focus on the Human Resource Management function.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships in a collaborative manner.
  • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation.
  • A keen eye for detail, coupled with your service delivery mindset and organised approach to your work, and the ability to adapt to a changing and constantly moving business
  • A high level of motivation, strong problem-solving skills and sound judgement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Komatsu Benefits:

  • Health & Wellbeing – Corporate rates on health insurance with HCF, Comprehensive Employee assistance program and access to our Pulse rewards platform giving you discounts at thousands of well know retailers
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers.
  • Ongoing training and upskilling with access to the latest technologies with a global OEM
  • Strong, encouraging team culture and the opportunity to learn from the industry’s best leaders.
  • Discounted electronics - Apple, DELL, Microsoft and more
  • Discounts with Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Kennards Hire, Bridgestone and Orix
  • Discounts with Avis, Qantas, Crown Hotels, IHG and travel agents
  • Employee Referral Program

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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