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Director of HR

Location: Columbia, SC

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Job Description

Director of HR

We Do

Integer Technologies is an applied research and product development company founded by scientists and engineers with a passion for technology and national security. We perform R&D on next-generation systems and technologies for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other U.S. Government agencies, turning research into impactful products with military and commercial applications. Our core portfolio of research includes projects in power & energy systems, unmanned systems (with an emphasis on maritime systems), digital engineering, and advanced manufacturing.  

Our Advanced Manufacturing portfolio supports the DoD’s efforts to strengthen the advanced materials supply chain for aerospace and defense applications, develop and implement digital engineering tools, and bring physics-based solutions to difficult manufacturing challenges.  

About the

We are seeking a strategic, engaging, and experienced Director of Human Resources to join our team. The initial focus of this role will be centered around recruitment, particularly within technical domains, with the understanding that this role will also handle all duties of a Director of People/Director of HR. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 10 years of HR experience, with a specialization in recruitment, preferably within engineering and technology sectors. This role demands someone who thrives in fast-paced but organized environments, excels in designing and implementing policies and procedures, and possesses a talent for building and refining HR systems.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Initially, spearhead the recruitment process for technical positions, with a strong emphasis on engineering, technology and R&D-based roles, to ensure the acquisition and retention of top-tier talent.

  • Develop and implement innovative recruiting and sourcing strategies to engage potential candidates effectively, utilizing platforms like LinkedIn Recruiter and other sources to proactively identify and attract top talent.

  • Foster strong relationships with hiring managers, comprehensively understanding their staffing requirements and priorities.

  • Build, mentor, and guide the HR team, fostering an environment conducive to high performance and continual growth.

  • Oversee employee relations matters, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and performance enhancement initiatives.

  • Ensure strict adherence to all pertinent employment laws and regulations.

  • Develop, update, and enforce HR policies and procedures, ensuring compliance and alignment with industry best practices and legal guidance.

  • Implement and manage HRIS systems to streamline HR operations and uphold meticulous record-keeping standards.

  • Analyze HR metrics and trends to identify optimization opportunities and inform strategic decision-making processes.

  • Drive the evolution of the role towards a broader focus on people management, encompassing all facets of HR functions.

  • Own the full-cycle of recruiting, including (but not limited to): identifying candidates, screening candidates, onboarding candidates, checking in on the performance of placed candidates, working to retain candidates, and transitioning candidates.

Core Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.

  • Professional certifications such as SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) certification.

  • Experience working at a startup or in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.

  • Experience with recruiting for government contractors, specifically in engineering or R&D services-based organizations.

  • Knowledge of iCIMS Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and Learning Management System (LMS).

  • Experience with full-cycle recruiting.


  • Integer fully covers medical, prescription, vision, and dental insurance costs for the employee and dependents. Meaning Integer standard plan pays 100% of health insurance premiums for your entire family from a well-known national insurer, saving its employee’s thousands of dollars annually.  

  • Relocation assistance available.  

  • Base salaries which exceed local & national industry averages.  

  • Year-end performance-based bonuses.  

  • 401(k) with company matching that vest immediately; no funny business.  

  • Paid Vacation  

  • Paid Sick Leave  

  • Paid Holidays  

Company Perks

  • Startup culture with the stability of a large company. Integer’s business plan has years of time phased contracted work, alleviating the would-be risk from a traditional small company.  

  • Direct access to company leadership, prioritization of people over process, and a stellar team with a shared desire for personal and professional growth.  

  • Friendly atmosphere where people enjoy not only their work and what they're creating but enjoy helping each other as well.  

  • Bottomless Coffee!  

Integer Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know. In keeping with our culture and values of growth and open-mindedness, we at Integer Technologies believe in the inherent benefits of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. Trust, inclusion, openness, and diversity of perspectives are paramount for our team to perform at its peak.

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