Human Resources Manager

Work to build humanity’s future in space — enable people to go to the moon, Mars, and beyond. Made In Space is developing breakthrough manufacturing technologies that utilize the unique environment of outer space. Our goal: manufacture products for use on Earth using the profound effects of microgravity, vacuum and thermal conditions only found in outer space.

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Job Overview

Made In Space is looking for an HR Manager who will be responsible for evaluating employee programs, recommending improvements to employee policies and procedures, and making sure that all employee related policies align with our corporate goals and established regulations. The successful candidate will help us build on our amazing culture; keep employee turnover low; and identify, attract, and communicate with top talent to support our cutting edge technology development and commercialization programs. This person will help to develop, continually refine, and implement our talent & culture strategy. The HR Manager will act as the holistic owner of the employment experience with a close focus on the business needs of Made In Space.

Essential Functions

  1. Develops and administers various human resources plans and procedures for all company personnel.

  2. Plans, organizes, and controls all activities of the department. Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.

  3. Implements and annually updates the compensation program. Rewrites job descriptions as necessary. Conducts annual salary surveys and develops merit pool (salary budget). Analyzes compensation. Monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.

  4. Develops, recommends, and implements personnel policies and procedures, preparing and maintaining the handbook on policies and procedures. Performs benefits administration including: claims resolution, change reporting, approving HR related invoices for payment, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness, information activities program, and cash flow.

  5. Develops and maintains affirmative action program. Files EEO-1 annually, Maintains other records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations.

  6. Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt, nonexempt, and temporary workers. Writes and places advertisements. Works with supervisors to screen and interview candidates. Conducts reference checking. Extends job offers. Conducts new-employee orientations. Monitors career path program and employee relation counseling. Conducts exit interviews.

  7. Establishes and maintains department records and reports. Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings, such as seminars. Maintains organizational charts and employee directory.

  8. Evaluates reports, decisions and results of department initiatives in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.

  9. Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws.

Required Education And Experience

  • A bachelor's degree and five years of human resource experience, or nine years of experience in the HR field.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM certification.

  • A master's degree in human resource management.

  • Direct experience managing an exit from a Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

Reports to

EVP Strategic Development

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk; or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

Made In Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Made In Space is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.