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HR Admin Assistant/People Specialist



Administration, People & HR
South Carolina, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2023

We’re on a journey to Grow the Future of Materials. How? By unlocking the unique properties of mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. Our patented technology, Fine Mycelium™, unleashes a new class of materials crafted from nature, engineered for performance, and built for a resilient future.We’re seeking passionate learners to join us in pioneering a materials revolution and creating an epic place to work. MycoWorks offers competitive equity and benefits programs to support the health, well-being, and financial empowerment of all our employees.We root our relationships with our partners and one another in our core values: Be Mycelial, Cultivate Quality, and Grow the Future, and we're committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, gender-expansive individuals, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

MycoWorks is seeking a People Specialist to join our People Team to provide administrative support and ensure efficient operation of the People Operations department. The ideal candidate is a people and outcomes-focused professional, experienced with administrative tasks within a human resources department. This is an onsite role at our Union, SC facility.


  • Provide administrative support for the day-to-day operations of the People team, including administrative support for employee onboarding procedures, terminations, employee changes, maintaining employee files and HR/People systems administration
  • Assist with coordination of all background checks, mandated trainings and benefits enrollments/inquires
  • Maintain employee records and ensure accuracy and compliance with company policies and federal and state regulations
  • Assist with the onsite coordination of new hire orientations and employee trainings
  • Monitor the SC People department’s general email inbox and respond to inquiries in a timely and professional manner. Process and properly distribute physical mail received by the People team.
  • Oversee administration of new hire setup and employee changes within ADP and generate reports, as needed
  • Perform other administrative duties as needed to support the People Team


  • Strong understanding of People Operations/HR processes and programs with two to four plus years of experience in People Operations or HR (preferably within the manufacturing industry)
  • Expertise in systems including ADP WorkForceNow, Google Business Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and the demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to new technology
  • Proven planning and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Results-driven and comfortable working through ambiguous scenarios in order to find solutions with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and work with sensitive information
  • Understanding of federal, state, and local employment laws and other government compliance regulations (i.e. ADA, Workers Comp, FLSA, FMLA, etc.) preferred
  • Customer-centered and always thinking of ways to improve the employee experience
  • Able to operate effectively and comfortable working in a fast moving and constantly changing company

MycoWorks offers world class benefits and compensation programs to support the health, well-being and financial empowerment of our employees. Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental plans at no cost to employees
  • Equity
  • Optional insurance coverage for partners and dependents
  • FSA Accounts
  • Free Personal Health Advocate
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid holidays beyond the traditional
  • 401(k) program

MycoWorks may contact you via text message regarding your application for this or similar opportunities. You can always text STOP to opt out.

Physical Demand


Stand or Sit (stationary position)

Frequently to Constantly

Walk (move/traverse)

Frequently to Constantly

Dexterity (use hands/fingers to handle/feel)

Frequently to Constantly

Climb (stairs/ladders) or Balance

Seldom to Occasionally

Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, Crawl

Seldom to Occasionally

Talk/Hear (communicate/convey/discern)

Frequently to Constantly

See (observe/identify/inspect/perceive/assess)

Frequently to Constantly

Lift, Carry, Push, Pull (move/transport/install/remove)

Up to 25 lbs, Seldom to Occasionally

Exposure to Work Environments

Loud noises in plant, Seldom to Occasionally