Human Resources Business Partner

Wixom, MI /
People /
/ On-site
Remora is hiring a Human Resources Business Partner who will initially be the single point of contact for all people-related matters at our Wixom manufacturing facility. Reporting to the VP of People, you will be expected to be an active member of the plant leadership team and the go-to adviser on all people-related matters. This person will be a self-starter and problem solver who will build rapport and credibility with all plant population levels. Over the next six-12 months, this role will likely hire a direct report.

We’re a 75-person climate tech startup based in Detroit, MI, and we plan to double in size over the next year. We build a device that captures a semi-truck’s carbon emissions directly from the tailpipe. We sell the CO2 to end-users and split that revenue with our customers, so our device pays for itself in just a couple of years. 

We’re piloting our technology with some of the largest companies in the world, including three of the Fortune 10, and we’ve raised multiple rounds of funding from leading investors like Lowercarbon Capital, Union Square Ventures, and First Round Capital.


    • Provide proactive strategic advice (e.g., workforce planning, organizational design, change management, performance management, employee relations, employee engagement, culture, training, and health and safety) to plant leadership and management on all people-related matters
    • Promote a positive work environment by serving as an employee advocate
    • Perform thorough, objective, and effective investigations to manage and resolve complex employee relations issues while ensuring consistent policy application 
    • Collaborate with business and people teams to understand needs/gaps and develop appropriate gap-closing strategies/plans at the plant
    • Coach managers on managing employee performance and how to properly document performance and navigate follow-ups with low performers
    • Managing people-related projects both within the plant and non-plant (as necessary) population, including tracking, status reporting, risks, and escalations
    • Analyze trends and metrics with management and the people team to develop solutions, programs, and policies. 
    • Be knowledgeable about legal requirements for managing employees day-to-day, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal as needed/required
    • Ensure the plant population is informed of all relevant people activities (e.g., annual enrollment, key organizational changes, performance management process) through communications (e.g., email, Slack, flyers).
    • Interprets and provides guidance on HR policies to plant personnel
    • Identifies training needs for business units and management. Train and educate managers and supervisors on a wide range of HR topics, such as interviewing techniques, harassment, and performance management
    • Engage in proactive outreach activities such as 1:1s, roundtable discussions, and active participation in plant staff meetings to keep a pulse on the employee population
    • Provides hiring support, including managing relationships with external vendors for hourly staffing
    • Remain agile and be ready to perform other related duties as assigned, as things may shift around as we scale 
    • Cultivate a high-performance team by inspiring and mentoring the plant team while fostering a culture of empowerment, accountability, and inclusion

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher
    • 4+ years of HR experience
    • At least 2 years of HR experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment 
    • Experience conducting employee investigations in manufacturing or warehouse environment
    • At least 2 years of navigating a client group through the HR rhythm of business (e.g., performance management and salary planning cycles) activities 
    • Familiarity with hourly time-tracking 
    • At least intermediate MS Excel and PowerPoint skills
    • Passion for plant HR
    • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills
    • Creative, outside-the-box thinker with lots of new ideas

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related discipline 
    • 6+ years of HR experience
    • Experience managing an HR department in a manufacturing or warehouse facility
    • Experience working in a start-up manufacturing facility 
    • Experience working in a manufacturing facility where headcount grew more than 25% in 6 months  
    • At least 3 years of experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment

Here's what we value:

    • You want to join a fast-paced, fast-growing startup.
    • You care deeply about reducing carbon emissions and building power for the historically excluded communities that those emissions will most affect.
    • You’re committed to practicing anti-racism and anti-sexism.
    • You fully own projects, and you identify and solve problems through completion.
    • You adapt to change and appreciate failures as learning opportunities, constructively sharing them with your teammates.
    • You improve your teammates’ performance through collaboration. You consistently pursue personal and professional growth for yourself and your teammates.
    • You voice respectful disagreement and provide high-quality constructive feedback. You’re an effective and active listener and a clear and concise communicator.
    • You voice respectful disagreement and provide high-quality constructive feedback. You’re an effective and active listener, and a clear and concise communicator.


    • Location: Wixom, MI
    • Start date: Immediate
    • COVID-19: Remora requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Applicants are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to beginning employment. Appropriate COVID-19 safety precautions are implemented in the workplace.

Compensation and Benefits:

    • Salary: USD 111,000
    • Equity: 0.03%
    • Healthcare (Aetna)
    • Retirement (401k)
    • Student loan assistance
    • Four weeks of paid time off
    • Dependent care assistance (childcare or eldercare)
    • Parental leave
    • Unlimited sick and compassionate leave
    • Employee development and coaching
Climate change disproportionately impacts communities of color, so we’re looking for candidates deeply committed to reducing emissions and to racial justice. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, person of color, female, non-binary, trans, gender non-conforming, or any other identity underrepresented in startups are especially encouraged to apply.

Research shows that women and people of color are less likely to think they are qualified for a position after reading a list of requirements like the one above. If you are worried that you are not qualified, please apply anyway! We’re most excited to work with people who learn quickly and want to tackle the climate crisis.