AAR CORP Human Resources Director (WASS) in PALM BAY, Florida

Title: Human Resources Director (WASS)

Location: United States-Florida-Palm Bay

Job Number: 8196


Responsible for all of the Human Resources (HR) functions of AAR’s INL/A program in accordance with the policies and practices of the corporation and in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.


  • Oversees adherence to AAR’s HR policies and practices.

  • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions (e.g., OSHA, EEO, ERISA, Wage & Hour). Monitors risk exposure of the organization.

  • Directs the preparation of information requested or required for legal compliance. Acts as primary contact with employment counsel and outside government agencies.

  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the organizations human resource function and performance.

  • Translates business plans into HR strategic and operational plans.

  • Develops staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside the organization for positions of responsibility.

  • Acts as senior level advisor on human resources issues to other leaders within the organization.

  • Roll out new company performance management system

  • Facilitates the resolution of Employee relations issues.

  • Ensures compliance with all employment regulations applicable to US government contractors.

  • Successfully manage multiple sites in geographically dispersed locations

  • Must be willing to travel internationally as needed, including to austere environments.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.

  • Communications - Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal & written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains/processes information.

  • Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships & collaboration with others including those different from him/her; deals tactfully with others; assumes helps with a variety of team roles.

  • Strategic Planning & Decision-Making - Develops strategic short & long term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals & deadlines; consults & collaborates with appropriate people.

  • Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.

  • Performance Management - Sets clear expectations & direction for staff; achieves team results consistently; coaches staff to improve; is a positive role model

  • Leadership - Builds commitment to team, company, mission & customer through effective & frequent communications; promotes an environment of trust; fosters a respectful, energetic & positive work culture



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field and eight or more years related experience and/or training.


Masters Degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field.


  • Eight to ten years of broad-based HR experience.

  • A strong background of demonstrated Human Resources leadership, having driven HR programs in rapidly developing, changing environments and having functioned successfully as a significant and accomplished HR business leader.

  • Previous experience as a Human Resources leader working for a company conducting U.S. Government contracting in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations.

  • A strategic planner with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.

  • An effective educator and facilitator who is experienced in resolving conflicts.

  • Experience hiring and deploying OCONUS, local nationals, and third country nationals.

  • Knowledge and experience with SCA.

  • Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT)


  • Experience working in an aviation environment is desirable.

  • Experience with a contract transition is desirable.

  • Experience with DELTEK is desirable


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment. Working conditions at international locations may be remote and uncomfortable, exposure to weather, dust, and hazardous/harsh conditions.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran