HR Director

Full time
Loveland, CO
Posted 3 weeks ago
We’re hiring aggressively as we grow our business. Join us as HR Director to grow our employee base, acquiring and retaining the best talent.
Job details
Salary: $100,000 – $150,000 a year
Job Type: Full-time
Number of hires for this role: 1
  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • Human Resources: 10 years (Preferred)
  • Automotive/Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Professional In Human Resources (Preferred)
Full Job Description

Human Resources Director– fast growing company!

It is an exciting time at Lightning eMotors, a fast growing company that designs and manufactures zero emission all-electric powertrains for medium to heavy duty vehicles. We are seeking a professional Human Resources Director to lead, plan, develop, and coordinate the policies and activities of personnel within the company while helping ensure legal compliance and implementation of Lightning’s growth and mission. You will be an integral part of our outstanding team, working with like-minded professionals dedicated to making a difference in the world and transforming the automotive industry.

The role will be based in the company’s headquarters in Loveland, Colorado.

Why join Lightning?

2021 will be a very exciting year for us as we intend to go public after our expected merger with GigCapital3. We are the leading innovator in the US commercial medium-duty EV market with proprietary vehicle control software, EV chassis integration software and analytics, along with custom products including DCFC mobile charging stations and a host of commercial EV focused IP. We are THE market share leader in Class 3-7 zero emission vehicles and the only manufacturer with a full line of battery and fuel cell zero emission commercial vehicles on the road with blue chip customers. The company has contracted a significant backlog for the next 2 years including the world’s first fuel cell electric Class 6 truck. As the country’s largest commercial zero emission fleet vehicle manufacturing facility in the US with annual production capacity of 1000 vehicles today, expanding to 3000 in 2021 and over 20,000 by 2025.

With 10 years in R&D, Lightning is ahead of the game with our dominant market positioning, proprietary technology, and highly experienced management team.

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About the position:

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director Human Resources oversees the human resource function for Lightning eMotors including employment, talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, and employee relations.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Senior human resources member of the Lightning Leadership Team.
  • Supervises and directs the work of human resources personnel.
  • Establishes policies and procedures regarding performance management, staffing, compensation, benefits, training, employee relations and other aspects of employee growth, development, and performance.
  • Works with the company leaders to develop and implement a comprehensive compensation strategy including wages, benefits, bonus, and equity.
  • Counsels company leaders regarding human resource best practices in personnel management. Maintains relationships with outside legal counsel and consulting groups on human resources related topics.
  • Directs the development and execution of an effective talent acquisition and retention program.
  • Ensures compliance with all state and federal government laws, including reporting.
  • Directs and designs all benefits programs working with outside vendors on specific plan design, budgeting, and cost sharing formulas.
  • Directs the execution of open enrollment, claims reviews, COBRA reporting and Company wellness programs.
  • Serves on the 401k committee, working with the plan administrator and plan fiduciary.
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of HRIS system.
  • Works with the CEO, CFO, and board-appointed compensation consultant to prepare recommendations to the compensation committee of the board of directors on executive compensation.


  • Ability to influence supervisors, managers, and top leaders of the organization regarding human resource matters affecting the business.
  • Ability to manage inquiries, complaints or charges from employees, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills, especially listening skills.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently, make decisions, and achieve results
  • Advanced knowledge of HRIS systems
  • Ability to multi-task and balance a large workload.

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, related field or equivalent required.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience managing the Human Resources function in a small to medium sized manufacturing company.


  • HR certification a plus
  • Public company experience desired
  • Automotive and/or similar manufacturing company experience desired
  • Experience in a start-up or fast-growing business required

Benefits offered:

Once hired, employees are offered generous benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account and Health Reimbursement Plan (if enrolled in medical plan)
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off (accrued)
  • Paid holidays
  • Short and Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • $100,000-$150,000

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $100,000.00 – $150,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Human Resources: 10 years (Preferred)
  • Public Company: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Automotive/Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Professional In Human Resources (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Company’s website:


Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Job Features

Job CategoryHR
Salary$100000 - $150000 Per Year

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Lightning eMotors is an at-will employer.