HR operations specialist- 

Lunar Energy was founded to transition homes to 100% clean energy—making our electricity greener, our air cleaner and our energy more safe, secure and reliable for all. We’re a fast-growing, global company building the world’s best clean energy products to electrify all homes and connect communities to form clean, resilient virtual power plants.


Lunar Energy is seeking an energetic and personable HR operations specialist to work alongside its global People team and report to our Director of People.  As the lead on HR operations, you will be the first point of contact for employees and external stakeholders to provide support across a range of different areas including onboarding and offboarding, immigration, payroll, benefits, compliance, policy and all our HR systems (including as lead contact with our professional employer organization, Sequoia).  You’ll play a pivotal role in helping us scale our functions and processes in line with our big ambitions to electrify all homes and reduce carbon emissions.  The role will be mainly office-based in Mountain View, with some flexibility to work remotely. 

As we grow our HR function, we anticipate that you will be provided with significant growth opportunities outside of operations e.g. as an HR business partner, helping to grow our learning & development and manager training programs and culture building.

* This role requires to be in the office at least 4 days a week*

On a given day at Lunar, you’ll likely…

  • Serve as the main point of contact for employee questions and concerns and provide information about policies, systems, tools, working conditions, wages, and employee benefits
  • Establish and maintain department records and reports; recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual efficiency, accuracy, and automation improvements
  • Resolve any administrative issues for employees, working with our PEO as appropriate and being the lead administrator of our HRIS (Prism)
  • Support our in-house recruitment team and lead on new hire pre-onboarding and onboarding, ensuring hiring managers are providing the best possible onboarding experience
  • Ensure compliance with US wage and hour laws, data privacy laws, and state regulations
  • Working with external advisers, manage all aspects of Lunar’s U.S. immigration program and serve as the internal point of contact for U.S. immigration issues— develop policies, processes, and procedures for the U.S. immigration program and assist candidates and employees in connection with U.S. immigration requirements
  • Manage open enrollment and benefits administration— perform benefits administration to include claims resolution, invoice approval, and annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness
  • Develop and maintain affirmative action program: file EEO-1 annually, maintain other records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations
  • Provide support on employee issues for our exempt and nonexempt employees, support resolution of interpersonal issues and advising on handbook policy, advise on our various leave policies including flexible PTO
  • Administering terminations and employee offboarding, updating our systems as appropriate

Desire Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree with SHRM or HRCI certification credentials
  • A minimum of three years of related HR experience
  • Thorough knowledge of federal/local regulations related to HR 
  • Understanding and working practice of all immigration laws, procedures and deadlines, particularly those related to H-1b, J-1, OPT, PERM, TN, and I-9 compliance
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop a high degree of personal credibility at all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and analytical skills
  • An ability to handle sensitive and critical information, conversations/situations with expertise and discretion
  • High attention to detail 
  • Exceptional project and personnel management skills
  • Excellent ability to multitask and prioritize in a busy, fast-growth environment 
  • Exhibit discretion, flexibility, and willingness to work closely with our senior management team

Benefits:

We’re dedicated to creating a remarkable employee experience. At Lunar, competitive base pay is one part of our total compensation package. Lunar employees also have the opportunity to become Lunar shareholders by getting equity in a fast-growing company and participating in our employee stock program.

Additional benefits include: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents
  • Flexible Paid Time Off plus paid holidays
  • Tax-deferred 401(k) plan 
  • Paid parental leave for all full-time employees including 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the birthing mother and 6 weeks of paid parental leave for the non-birthing parent 
  •  Subsidized EV charging and pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Cell Phone stipend 

Our DE&I Philosophy: Lunar Energy is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent by supporting an inclusive workplace. Lunar recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Our Compensation Philosophy: Our goal is to ensure that all Lunar Energy employees are fairly compensated. Please note that the salary range information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position provided under the Pay Transparency for Pay Equity Act for California applicants. The salary range estimate for this position depending on the level of experience is $100,000-$145,000 USD

The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package & benefits, will be at the company’s sole discretion, and determined by factors including but not limited to years of experience, job level, geographic location, and other relevant business considerations. The company also reserves the right to amend or modify this job description, employee perks, and benefits at any time.

 

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