HR Advisor

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HR Advisor

Be part of our hightech adventure and help us move towards the exciting Semicon future.

Full-time · Rotterdam

Nearfield Instruments (NFI) is a fast-growing scale-up high-tech company. We design, develop, integrate, market and service advanced metrology machines. Our machines enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers – to increase the production yields, and thus, functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics.

Founded in 2016, we bring together the most creative minds (approx. 170 employees) in science and technology and develop a one-of-a-kind, revolutionary high throughput Scanning Probe Microscopy system. 

What will you be doing?

As an HR Advisor, you will be part of the HR & Recruitment team. Throughout the day you are the first point of contact for all HR-related questions. You manage the HR-inbox, maintain employee records (sick leave, pensions etc.), and manage the full employee onboarding process; from drafting employment agreements, gathering and maintaining the necessary documents, aligning with internal and external stakeholders and scheduling the physical onboarding, to supporting on immigration and relocation topics for our expat employees. As time progresses, there will be plenty of room to expand your portfolio of tasks and responsibilities.

Specific tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Checking and maintaining personnel data (personal information, sick leave, etc.)

  • Arranging the full-cycle onboarding of new employees

  • Assist current and future employees with all HR related questions/requests.

  • Arrange 30% ruling applications

  • Arrange permit applications at IND for our Highly Skilled Migrant employees

  • Support in monthly payroll activities.

What do we require from you?

Startups can be a hectic environment, but also provide plenty of learning and development opportunities. We are looking for a people-person who is proactive, likes a challenge and gets energized by quickly shifting gears. You are perceptive and not afraid to give your input to continuously improve our HR-processes.  Next to that, we ask the following prerequisites:

  • 2 years of experience as HR Administrator / HR Assistant, preferably in an international environment;

  • MBO+ or HBO level degree in Human Resources or an adjacent field;

  • Experience with Dutch HR legislation and HR expatriate topics (30% ruling, Highly Skilled Migrant applications, etc.) is a plus;

  • Excellent communication skills (Dutch - mandatory - and English, both written and spoken);

  • Experience with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word);

  • Experience with payroll administration;

  • You are detail oriented and possess a high level of autonomy.

What can you expect from us?

Our HR & Recruitment team currently has 6 members. You will be working in an informal and openminded environment in which we highly value team-spirit. After all, Together Everyone Achieves More!

Besides a challenging role where you can utilize the full extend of your professional knowledge, we value your work-live balance and respect your time for relaxation. Not only do we offer the possibility to partly work from home, but you can also boost your energy by playing a match of table tennis or clear your mind during our weekly run with colleagues. Of course, we offer a fair and competitive salary.

Next to that we also provide:

  • 30 holidays per calendar year (based on 40 hours a week, excluding national holidays);

  • 8% of your annual salary (gross) holiday allowance;

  • Commuting allowance;

  • Work from home allowance (1 day per week);

  • A good pension plan (a.s.r. DoenPensioen);

  • Discount on your health insurance (ZilverenKruis).

We look forward to hear from you!

If the above mix of technical- and personal challenges excites you, we encourage you to send us your details using the Apply now button. If you have any questions before applying or would like to have a general conversation about Nearfield Instruments, you can contact our Recruiter, Bram Baaij on +31(0)6 14 24 93 23 or send an e-mail to

Please be advised we are looking for people who are already eligible to work in The Netherlands. We are not proving visa sponsorship or relocation support for this role.