Director of Human Resources

Night Shift Brewing

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Title: Director of Human Resources

Reports to: President

Department: Human Resource

Classification: Salary, Exempt

Location(s): 220 2nd Street Chelsea, MA 02150

Summary of Position:

The Director of HR is directly responsible for employee happiness and facilitates the human resource processes at all business locations.  This role is responsible for working with the company’s leadership team to hire and onboard new team members as well as eventually build out the HR department and its processes. The candidate will need to have a dedication to enhance our desire to be a world class company on a path to always create better. The ideal candidate will also need to provide record-keeping, file maintenance and employee files up-to-date. The candidate will also administer employee health and benefit plans as well as act as a liaison between the employees and insurance providers.  Our ideal candidate is comfortable talking to all employees and being a great listener.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable


  • Acts as one of the first points of contact for employee inquiries (payroll, benefits, forms, etc.) ensuring best-in-class employee experience and knowledgeable interactions

  • Leads annual review process and makes recommendation to leadership on improvements to policies, procedures, and practices.

  • Maintains knowledge of compliance trends and employment legislation to ensure organization's compliance.

  • Consults with legal counsel as appropriate, or as directed by President, on employee matters.

  • Develops and maintains human resource systems for tracking employee information, reviews, and other.

  • Develops trainings and facilities ongoing continual education and professional development.

  • Continue to enhance company culture

  • Processes data entry of all new employee information into employee management system, benefits enrollments and web portals; ongoing maintenance and follow up of all employee information and changes

  • Maintains records of employee-related data (personal information, performance management, benefits, leaves, etc.) in both paper and HRIS and ensures all employment requirements are met. Also maintains OSHA records for all facilities.

  • Administer health and welfare plans, including enrollments, changes and terminations.

  • Manage annual open enrollment period each year; distribute plan summary materials and required notices, assist with communicating changes to employees and arrange for onsite representation by providers.

  • Conducts recruitment and interview process including sourcing candidates, scheduling interviews, performing background checks, etc.

  • Coordinates training sessions and seminars

  • Conduct orientations and new hire onboarding.

  • Assists supervisors in performance management procedures.

  • Manages bi-weekly payroll process, ensuring all timesheets are received along with necessary approvals, recorded accurately and submitted within required timeframe.

  • Work with Finance to correct any paycheck errors immediately, distribute paychecks, and timely remittance of 401k contributions.

  • Support other functions as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Proven experiences as Director of HR or relevant human resources/administrative position

  • Knowledge of employment laws, processes and best practices

  • Strong ability to use software (Microsoft Office Word, Excel and HR databases)

  • Familiarity with recruiting, especially using social media to attract candidates

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to handle data confidentiality

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferably in human resources, business or related field


  • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures

  • Latest HR compliance and trends to best serve our employees


  • Ability to communicate and present ideas effectively

  • Ability to keep accurate and precious records

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Confidence in dealing with all levels in an organization, including Senior Management

  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving and presentation skills

  • Ability to adapt well to change in direction and priority in a fast-paced and deadline oriented environment


  • Goal, process, and timeline-oriented

  • Practice critical, proactive, universal attention to detail

  • Carry a strong sense of grounded optimism, curiosity, and commitment to fun

  • Collaborate, communicate, and succeed as a team

  • Demonstrate trust, respect, and a drive for continuous self-improvement

  • Receptive to feedback

  • Work with a focused balance of urgency and patience

Physical Requirements:

  • Manual dexterity to operate computer programs

  • 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 regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The work for this position is partly performed in a warehouse environment, and requires occasional trips to the production floor, which involves multiple flights of stairs. It also involves the following:

  • Hot, cold, steamy, foggy, wet conditions

  • Noise (up to 90 dB)

  • Exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals, hot water, cold water, hazardous gases, and pressurized vessels

  • Exposure to machinery with moving parts

  • Wet floors

  • Sitting, standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing

  • Seeing, talking, hearing, tasting, and smelling

  • Lifting up to 55 pounds and moving up to 170 pounds

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