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Human Resources Manager

Company: Nikola Motor
Location: Coolidge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


We are on the lookout for the Human Resources Manager who will stand up our beautiful, all new, manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Arizona. Experience in a manufacturing environment is a must have requirement for the position; as is a "can do" attitude and a desire to change the world.

In this key role, you'll provide HR support for the Coolidge facility including overseeing all aspects of the Nikola employee experience. Those responsibilities include recruiting, onboarding, training, maintaining HRIS database, payroll support, and personnel files, administering benefit programs, support the facility management and other members of the Nikola HR team as needed.

Because Nikola is a young and growing company and this is a brand-new facility, a strong project orientation and track record of success is required as you work to put in place the programs, processes, and approach to create a world class culture and employee value proposition.

You will:

  • Provide Generalist support to the Coolidge facility - HR counseling and consultation, coach client groups on HR challenges and manage employee relation issues
  • Maintain a high level of communication throughout the worksite - Keeping employees informed of general information, answering questions, and elevating employee issues and concerns to management when appropriate, coordinating employee meetings, and managing/participating in special projects and employee social events
  • Assist with Personnel Administration - maintaining HR records, processing new employee records/terminations as well as routine transactions such as department/job changes, pay adjustments, general employee information and benefit changes
  • Assist with worklife benefits administration - including but not limited to time entry and paid time off, enrollment in group insurance, health savings account and 401(k), service awards and short/long term disability. Be a key contact for employees who have questions, problems, or issues with the programs
  • Provide outstanding HR Administration support including tracking leaves of absences, STD, LTD, FMLA and Workers' Compensation, monitor any injuries maintain OSHA log among many other items
  • Coordinate with members of the HR team on other people-related initiatives

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in HR, Business, MIS, computer science or relevant field
  • At least 8 years' experience in HR administration, including onboarding, offboarding, managing disciplinary actions, maintaining personnel data in HR systems, and administering leaves of absences in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience and knowledge of compliance with applicable employment laws and company policies
  • Energy to get the job done with strong organizational skills
  • Great interpersonal skills - able to interface with difficult people and handle tough situations with tact and diplomacy (including willing to give tough answers to questions); approachable and able to interact with different levels within organization
  • Good judgment and record of maintaining confidentiality
  • Strong program/project management skills
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Computer proficiency and knowledge with Microsoft Excel, Visio, Word and PowerPoint
  • Certified Professional HR (PHR) preferred

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.


Equal Employment Opportunity statement (EEO)

Nikola Motor Company is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

Keywords: Nikola Motor, Gilbert , Human Resources Manager, Other , Coolidge, Arizona

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