Trust Automation
  • San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Trust Automation, a closely held private company who has been in business for 28 years in San Luis Obispo is looking to fill their Human Resource Manager position.  The Human Resource Manager will originate and lead human resource practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to executive staff, managers, and employees with general human resources, benefits, and employment questions.
  • Must respond to questions, needed information, etc. in as timely of a manner which is appropriate based on the urgency of the need.
  • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable employment-related federal and state requirements.
  • Manage employee relations resolving questions and concerns, conducting investigations, and making recommendations for effective resolution.
  • Manage performance and performance improvement processes. Assist with all disciplinary actions and terminations by advising management on effective coaching and counseling strategies, assist with conflict resolution, documentation and the preparation of corrective action documents.
  • Manage the recruiting process including posting ads, conducting initial interviews, coordinating interview schedules, following-up with candidates as well as retention programs, including career path development. 
  • Maintain and update job descriptions for all positions.
  • Develop and manage formal compensation programs.
  • Conduct new employee -onboarding- including conducting new hire orientation, verifying and processing all new hire paperwork and coordinate benefit enrollment information.
  • Maintain personnel and compliance records ensuring that they meet all state and federal regulations.
  • Budget administration as it applies to employees and all employee-related expenses.
  • Manage leaves of absence including FMLA/CFRA, PFL, WC, etc., and ensure timely notification and compliance with policies and laws.
  • Manage workers' compensation and unemployment claims.
  • Administer the Company's 401(k) and insurance benefits programs.
  • Research, recommend and implement a human resource information system (HRIS) and applicant tracking system (ATS).
  • Coordinate and schedule ongoing management training for legal compliance and development.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field. 
  • HR Certification is preferable, but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through eight or more years of increasingly responsible related experience, ideally in the engineering and/or manufacturing field. Experience working for a defense contractor desired. 
  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including compensation/benefit practices, employee relations, performance management, all types of leaves of absence, and federal and state employment laws.
  • Proven experience in initiating and driving Human Resources strategy and cultural projects to completion. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Human Resources best practices and procedures. 
  • Must demonstrate impeccable judgment as it applies to maintain employee privacy and other confidential company information.
  • The HR Manager will be required to interface with senior level management on a daily basis and must possess superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, work under pressure and handle changing priorities 
  • Strong work ethic and highly dependable.
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized.
  • Quick learner that enjoys constant growth and professional learning.
  • Strong working knowledge of computer software including the MS Suite and multiple HRIS/ATS platforms.

Working Conditions:

Working conditions are normal for a product engineering and manufacturing environment. Work may require weekend and/or evening work including occasional travel away from home.


Members of our team are paid well; however, what you can achieve with us will depend entirely on your experience and your ability and desire to become an indispensable part of our team.

We offer a competitive and comprehensive total benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (PTO), profit sharing, a 401k retirement plan, an Employee Assistance program and much more.


  • This position requires the use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder').
  • This position requires successfully passing a background check, prior to the first day of employment.
  • Trust Automation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We participate in E-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.


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