Legal Counsel

Do you like to be on the cutting edge of innovation? If you’re motivated confident and looking to challenge yourself to be your best, then you’ve come to the right place! This is a role where you to showcase your skills inside and outside of the organization. You’ll work with a variety of customers to evaluate their needs and translate them into workable specifications and processes for your teammates. You’ll also be responsible for ensuring the final product is ready to meet our customer’s expectations before final shipping.  Come join a team where you’re treated like family, you can grow and learn strong core values from dedicated leaders focused on quality and excellence!


Huntersville, NC, US, 28070


Legal Counsel 


Reporting to the Head of Legal, the Legal Counsel will be part of the legal team and will be responsible for routing all local legal matters to the appropriate channels.  To provide advice and general legal support, risk assessments; review, redline, negotiate and maintain monitor customer and vendor contracts; maintain contract templates and updated standard clauses; review and approve a variety of corporate documents, applications, registrations, and regulatory matters, as may be required.


Your Responsibilities


General Legal

  • Prepares, drafts and negotiates a broad array of commercial agreements (including but not limited to confidentiality agreements, general terms and conditions, purchase and supply agreements, master agreements, real estate and leasing agreements, IT agreements, R&D agreements, service agreements, independent contractor agreements, and quality agreements).
  • Ensure flow of approval and execution of contractual documents in accordance with corporate and/or business unit guidelines and appropriate delegation(s) of authority.
  • Advises on/manages real estate, HSE, environmental and regulatory compliance matters.
  • Directs, monitors and supervises outside counsel.
  • Counsels management, prepares summaries and reports as needed regarding various disputes and potential litigation matters.
  • Performs internal legal/compliance audits.
  • Reports claims as needed to the insurance carrier.
  • Supports financial investigations, class action claims, bankruptcy notifications and other finance related functions as needed. 
  • Maintains records to track contract review requests and maintain records to track existing agreements.
  • Supports document retention requirements.
  • Perform those functions necessary for compliance with laws and Company policies regarding export control and trade compliance.
  • Assists with due diligence, and as applicable integration and onboarding for mergers, acquisitions or divestitures.
  • Trains employees in topics relative to legal functions, including but not limited to compliance/legal/risk management.
  • Identifies and mitigates general risk for the Company.
  • Monitors legal and regulatory changes and trends and integrates into the Company.
  • Meeting company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing work-related tasks in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Adhering to Company policies, procedures, and directives regarding standards of workplace behavior in completing job duties and assignments.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as required.


  • Manages bankruptcy filings by customers and suppliers, as well as class actions.
  • Investigates claims of fraud.
  • Collaborates with regulatory agencies.
  • Reviews legal aspects of financial documents, such as credit applications.
  • Prepares auditor letters and other required compliance documents.
  • Provides training and development to Finance on related legal topics.

Labor & Employment

  • Supports Human Resources (“HR”) regarding general labor laws, employment matters, labor relations.
  • As may be required, manages immigration law for Oerlikon.
  • As may be requested, investigate, counsel and monitor compliance issues.
  • Assists with and provides guidance on training and development initiatives of HR team on legal, regulatory and compliance matters.
  • Special projects as required by local HR.
  • Support employment related investigations, audits, coordination of training.
  • Oversee external counsel on labor and employment law issues and litigation.
  • Review and support the creation of HR-related documents and initiatives, as needed, including but not limited to policies, procedures, releases, consents, notices, postings and manuals.
  • Draft, prepare, support and/or redline Company responses to regulatory agencies, as required.


Your Profile


  • Minimum of three years of legal experience practicing law in an in-house legal environment. 
  • Ability to work to work in a fast pace document review environment.
  • Solid contract review and management experience, preferably in an industrial/manufacturing environment.
  • Governmental contract experience with knowledge of FARS and DFARS provisions.
  • Expansive negotiating skills.
  • Ability to research regulatory issues and draft internal memorandums outlining corporate applications.
  • Business acumen. Strong inter-personal skills in dealing with all levels of management, suppliers and vendors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; additional languages a plus.
  • Global experience recommended; experience with international contracts a plus.
  • Current admission to New York State, North Carolina, and/or Michigan Bar.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and TEAMS.
  • Knowledge of export compliance a plus. Insurance claims and risk management experience a plus.
  • Strong ethical character.
  • Flexibility to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Adaptability to changes in workflow and assignments.


We Offer


Benefits effective day one of hire: 
•    Medical, Dental & Vision  
•    12 Holidays
•    Generous Time Off 
•    Short and long Term Disability
•    Matching 401K
•    Tuition Reimbursement & More


Can you identify with this position and are you looking for a new challenge? Then we are eager to meet you! Please apply online.


About us


Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of more than 10 600 employees at 179 locations in 37 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2020.


Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, energy, oil & gas, automotive, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team! We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K).


Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Metco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  It is the policy of Oerlikon Metco to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Metco is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.


The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. If you require an accommodation during the application process or for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity please contact Human Resources.


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Job Information

Published:  Jul 4, 2022
Job ID:  89489

Huntersville, NC, US, 28070

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord