Spirit AeroSystems

HR Business Partner 3

Job Locations US-NC-Kinston
Requisition ID
Posted Date
1 week ago(1/28/2023 11:54 AM)
Human Resources


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.




The HR Business Partner at Spirit is a forward facing member of the team. This position will work to build strong relationships alongside employees and leaders to meet strategic goals of the organization and company.



Location: KINSTON, NC

Relocation assistance available for those who qualify. 


Key Accountabilities:

  • Works closely with management, labor union and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
  • Provide HR support to the leadership teams of multiple business units within Spirit
  • Aligns HR activities with the organizational strategy
  • Consults with first level management, providing HR guidance when appropriate
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues in partnership with HR, Ethics and Compliance, leadership and labor unions
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning
  • Collaborates with HR COEs to implement HR programs to meet HR objectives



  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 5+ years of experience
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships across multiple levels of an organization
  • Intellectual curiosity and empathy
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of multiple HR disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge / Experience in SAP
  • Labor relations experience highly preferred
  • SHRM CP and/ or HRCI PHR certification
  • Change management
  • Leadership development

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


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