People Generalist at Relativity Space (New Orleans, LA)

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Company Overview:

Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.  


Relativity is seeking a People Generalist who will work directly on a team of ambitious and influential People Business Partners and People Operations professionals that support all aspects of the employee lifecycle. Your mission is to support our Relativity teams at our test site at NASA Stennis Space Center and launch site at Cape Canaveral’s Space Force Station. As a member of our People team, you will focus on helping employees with frontline People-related questions, identify themes of opportunity, implement efficiencies in HR processes, tackle tough employee issues with respect, and operate as a well-rounded professional focused on fostering an HR culture that is focused on people and their success in the workplace. You lead by example and support our teams through effective partnership with our employees on a wide range of people-related initiatives and programs.

In your previous roles, you should have worked closely in resolving and mitigating employee issues, and have supported some HR related programs and processes, including but not limited to coordinating and facilitating new hire orientation, supporting company policies, explaining benefits programs, and managing minor employee relations issues. This role will be challenging, yet incredibly rewarding as we continue to grow our People team and the support we provide our client groups.

What you’ll do:

  • Interpret and explain Human Resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, and regulations to employees
  • Maintain confidentiality when handling all employee information and ensures data privacy for all employees
  • Identify and recommend process or program efficiencies across relevant HR programs
  • Quickly and effectively address baseline employee concerns and employee relations issues
  • Schedule and conduct new employee onboarding for the Stennis site
  • Answer employee questions related to timecards, processes, policies, and other HR related questions and collaborate with appropriate team members on employee leaves, benefits, or other related programs
  • Maintain and update human resources documents, such as onboarding documentation, policy updates, and personnel files
  • Conduct exit interviews and ensure that necessary employment paperwork is completed
  • Prepare, maintain, and track employment records related to hiring, exits, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources programs
  • Track headcount planning and role fills for the Stennis and Cape sites
  • Support and/or facilitate trainings on occasion, such as performance management or general employee development sessions

What you need to know:

  • 2+ years of experience working in human resources
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, or other related discipline
  • Experience in working with various teams across various locations
  • Knowledge of HR policies, and general application of policies in the workplace
  • Skill in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Experience in managing small HR projects
  • Ability to apply general HR policies to specific problems and identify baseline solutions
  • Ability to effectively manage employee needs in a fast-paced environment

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Prior work experience in managing HR processes, policies, or generalist work
  • Experience in a startup or agile environment
  • Experience in working with manufacturing or with non-exempt employee populations

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!

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An Insider's view of Relativity Space

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is very interesting--from the large and colorful art pieces on the walls to the large (and small) rocket parts all over. We also have screens all over that are casting live streams of our testing and manufacturing floor. You just feel like you are seeing the future of manufacturing unfold right before your eyes.


Lead Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

We are creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly, eventually helping to build the future of humanity in space.


CEO and Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've never been at a company before that has so valued recruiting and the candidate experience in all stages of the interview process, from initial contact to even past onboarding. Everyone here respects each others' time and takes hiring very seriously. We have a high bar, but that means we've also cultivated a very talented team!


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What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Relativity Space provides equity to all full time employees, vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Stocked Kitchen
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some Meals Provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Annual learning and development stipend of up to $2,000.
Lunch and learns
Every other week, we host a lunch and learn to get learn about the exciting work other teams are doing!
Paid industry certifications

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