Company Details

Firehawk's mission is to improve America’s defense and aerospace capabilities by producing hybrid rocket engines that are safer, lower cost, and deliver a higher standard of performance.

Firehawk Aerospace, a propulsion-focused aerospace and defense company based in the Dallas, TX area, is undergoing expansion and is seeking a People Manager. The right candidate will be key in driving company culture and helping scale our team.


  • Develop HR policies and procedures
  • Point of contact for all HR matters such as but not limited to benefits, compensation, training, payroll, and employee relations.
  • Manage performance, investigations, make recommendations for corrective action, and lead terminations.
  • Maintain a productive relationship with team members throughout the organization, meet regularly to discuss morale, areas of improvement, and performance.
  • Review and respond to matters complex in nature that have been escalated due to risk, urgency, or severity.
  • Manage the integration, configuration, and administration of HR systems.
  • Outline team priorities and timelines and manage team performance toward achieving goals.
  • Assist in the development and administration of in-house health insurance coverage.
  • Initiate, administer, and resolve workers compensation claims for a self-insured and fully insured employer.
  • Manage multiple aspects of the company’s payroll function
  • Facilitate the new-hire on-boarding process including generating offer letters, and processing background checks.
  • Assist with HR initiatives and projects.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 3-5 years of experience in an HR position.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in an HR position.
  • HRCI or SHRM certification.
  • Acute attention to detail and strong multitasking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with little direction.
  • Ability to quickly and reasonably prioritize tasks.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate with internal/external customers, vendors, management etc. in both formal and informal situations.
  • An analytical mindset that thrives on formulating strategy and presenting data.
  • Highly organized with a strong sense of urgency.

Additional Requirements

  • Position may require extended hours and weekend work.
  • Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed. Up to 15% travel.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firehawk Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates and employees are always evaluated based on merit, qualifications, and performance. We will never discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, martial status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance

Schedule: 8 hour shift

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