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Frauenfeld, CH

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

HR Payroll Specialist

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions.  



We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Are you ready to jump onboard? 



We are now looking for a HR Payroll Specialist working 40% Part Time to join our business on a permanent basis to provide support at our office in Frauenfeld, Switzerland.


What will you be doing? 


As HR Payroll Specialist your work will focus, but are not limited to, these responsibilities:


  • Interface/Preparation for external Payroll and pension fund partners.
  • Child allowance & Withholding tax administration.
  • Coordination with insurance companies regarding accident and illness.
  • HR Reporting: Create and manage various excel spreadsheets for reporting and controlling.
  • Support all administrative HR issues in entry, changes in employment conditions and exit processes with our People Support Hub Teams.
  • Create employment contracts, agreements, obtain references as well as work confirmations to assist with onboarding activities.
  • Advise employees and line managers regarding general HR Policies and Procedures, labour law and HR tool questions in German and English
  • Substitution for HR Manager in case of absence


You will shine in this role, when you have:

  • Completed commercial training or equivalent qualification and further training as an HR specialist with a federal diploma.
  • Several years of practical experience in personnel and salary administration.
  • Very good knowledge of labour and social security law.
  • High affinity for systems as well as administrative and organisational tasks
  • Ability to work independently and individually.
  • Excellent communication skills, with a proven ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Passion for excellent customer service.
  • Effective organisational skills - able to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines.
  • Pro-active, cooperative and independent individual.
  • Team player who engages and collaborates with others to deliver results.
  • Fluency in English and German, both verbal and written.

We are open to creating a tailored arrangement in terms of working pattern within reason to match your needs where possible and can work to find a mutually agreed solution to the 40% Part time model

Why you and us? 


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.  

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition?  


We have an amazing team, and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.


Contact & next steps? 


Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 30th June 2022, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 


Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Fiona Fetahi via email ( with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).  



Last application date: 30/06/2022

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at