KULR Technology Group is a publicly traded company (NYSE: KULR) with a vibrant startup dynamic, headquartered in San Diego, CA. Our mission is to develop energy management platforms to accelerate the global transition to a circular electrification economy. We create sustainable solutions that benefit humanity using space proven engineering, making the world of batteries and electronics cooler, lighter, and safer. We operate in four verticals: e-mobility, environmental/energy storage, industrial/consumer tools, and aerospace/defense. Our technologies have been deployed by NASA, including the Space Station and Mars Rover.
The Human Resources Manager is a critical, high-impact role within the organization (currently ~70 employees), with administrative responsibility for multiple functional areas, including but not limited to: recruiting, compensation, payroll, benefits, and leave coordination. This position partners with business units to support clients with front-line questions, offer general support, and serve as a trusted resource to staff across the organization. This role serves as a subject matter expert regarding organizational policies and ensures labor law and regulatory compliance.
Talent Acquisition (TA): Drives the TA process, including but not limited to job description creation, posting, pre-screening qualified applicants, offers, and background checks.
New Hires: Facilitates new hire orientation leveraging the ADP onboarding portal, capturing and disseminating new hire bio, and working with cross-functional teams to set our new hires up for success.
Payroll: Manage semi-monthly payroll for ~70 staff, including but not limited to: entry, corrections, retroactive adjustments, processing, funding, reporting, pay increases, payroll-related communications to the organization, etc.) Accurate wage computation. Advise supervisors and employees regarding compliant time reporting aligned to relevant federal and state laws. Facilitates training on payroll-related topics for staff and supervisors as needed.
Training and Development: Coordinates and tracks training for all staff.
Performance Management: Coordinates performance evaluation process. Front-line employee relations as needed.
Benefits: Supports annual Open Enrollment process as needed. Leaves administration, including communications with employees and supervisors, and usage tracking. Initial, front-line response for worker’s compensation claims.
Separations: Processes separations, final checks, exit interviews.
Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
Maintains current and in-depth knowledge of and compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
Manages reporting processes, and claims, with employment-related entities.
Provides custom ad-hoc reporting as necessary.
Other job-related duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience processing actions related to main functional areas of HR (recruitments, onboarding, separations, performance evaluations, etc.)
PHR or equivalent combination of experience and education. SPHR preferred.
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing payroll. Multi-state preferred.
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
Strong demonstrated experience executing key actions in a broad scope of complex human resources functions, such as recruitment/screening/selection, compensation, payroll, performance evaluations, benefits administration, employee relations, and termination/layoffs.
Strong demonstrated experience processing payroll online, organization-wide.
Knowledge of human resources information systems (HRIS) as well as payroll processing systems (such as ADP), and/or other related business software programs and systems.
Strong demonstrated analytical skills, outstanding detail, and ability to anticipate problems and unintended consequences before they occur, particularly regarding payroll.
Demonstrated experience creating job descriptions; knowledge of appropriate classification and compensation levels for various positions in an organization.
Demonstrated experience with leave administration (such as FML, PDL, Workers’ Comp, Disability, etc.).
Analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop reasonable recommendations based on best practices.
Outstanding organizational, problem-solving, and conflict-resolution skills.
Outstanding interpersonal skills to build effective relationships to achieve business results and the ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals, using tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity. Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with all.
Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive, complex, and difficult situations effectively.
Strong demonstrated ability to act with integrity, professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality.
Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment, with the acumen and sensitivity to identify those decisions and activities which require confidentiality and/or higher level consultation and/or group collaboration.
Strong ability to prioritize, follow through on tasks, pay attention to detail, handle multiple priorities, and complete work efficiently and in a timely manner.
Excellent written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to clearly summarize information as appropriate for the targeted audience. Excellent skill at proofreading documents for clarity and grammar.
Demonstrated ability to assume personal accountability, exhibits honesty and respect towards others.
Advanced use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Ability to update and increase skills and knowledge as needed.
- Job Type: Full-time
- Schedule: Monday- Friday
- Location: San Diego, CA
- Travel: None
- Benefits: 100% employer-paid medical insurance, life insurance, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, and 401(k) plan.
- Salary: $75,000 to $95,000
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and at times at a high volume.
KULR is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. U.S. Citizenship is required or most positions. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources department at firstname.lastname@example.org.