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Aircraft Mechanic

Type of vacancy: Regular
City: Schiphol Oost
Hours per week: 40
Education: Secondary vocational education (MBO-4 or HAVO); Pre-vocational education (MBO-3)
Apply before: 06/28/2024



Are you a driven Aircraft Mechanic Level 1? Then perhaps the position of Aircraft Mechanic at KLM is for you! KLM is looking for experienced Aircraft Mechanics. Will you go for this great opportunity?

What are you going to do?

After working hard with your team to deliver a Boeing 787 to your customer in perfect condition, you wave it off with pride. On to the next team challenge: solve a complicated avionic task on the Boeing 777 that has just rolled in! As an Aircraft Mechanic, together with your team, you make sure that aircraft fly safely, smoothly and on time every day. You do this by carrying out maintenance work by the book. Of course in line with safety requirements and various regulations. You also make an active contribution to optimising the maintenance processes. Because by making our department structurally better, we can continue to live up to our position as a leading player in aircraft maintenance.

Tasks & responsibilities 

  • Ensuring (maintenance) processes on the ground run flawlessly
  • Perform inspection, maintenance and modification work 
  • Carry out the work according to the required specifications and in compliance with the various regulations (such as those from the Safety Management System) 
  • Improve current maintenance processes structurally and proactively
  • Contribute to the further development of your team 

As an Aircraft Mechnanic, you will work in shifts.

Where do you land?

In a team of motivated colleagues, you will work within Airframe in one of the plants/units and sometimes travel abroad! You report to the Plant Leader and during the operational shifts to the (Lead) Ground Engineer. You are part of the Airframe department, which is responsible for aircraft maintenance for the KLM fleet and global customers. Airframe is part of KLM Engineering & Maintenance (KLM E&M), KLM's maintenance division. Together with Air France Industries, KLM E&M is a leading player in aircraft maintenance worldwide. 

Your profile

You are an enthusiastic qualified Aircraft Mechanic with a great sense of responsibility. Delivering aircraft effectively and efficiently to the end customer is what you aim for, and of course you do this together with your team. You are not afraid to make decisions and show initiative; you do everything to realise your goals and are proud of your work. Connecting and liaising is easy for you, which means you interact effortlessly with different people: from cleaners to customer representatives and from flight crew to your direct colleagues. To you, the prospect of being an Aircraft Mechanic at KLM feels like the greatest thing you can achieve in aviation!

What else will you bring with you?

  • Demonstrable relevant work experience as a licensed Aircraft Mechanic for one or more of the following aircraft types B737, B777, A320, A330 and/or B787. (A dossier/document check is part of the selection process)
  • Good (technical) English, both written and spoken, is a must
  • Good Dutch, both written and spoken, is an advantage
  • Experience working in a team is a plus 

    Please note: Unfortunately we cannot hire candidates with non EU nationality due to Dutch immigration rules and regulations. 


Concern for excellence
Problem analysis
Stress tolerance
Technical skill and competence
Information gathering


We offer

  • A challenging role at an unique employer in the Netherlands;
  • A gross salary between Eur 2866 and Eur 4020 per month;
  • Plenty of room for personal development and wonderful career opportunities;
  • A good pension scheme and 8 percent holiday pay;
  • An end of the year bonus of 8,33% 
  • 25 days of paid holiday and 5 extra days off;
  • Great discounts on airline tickets (if you have been in service for at least 6 months);
  • A travel expenses scheme and free use of the bus network around Schiphol;
  • Discount of your health insurance;
  • A personal budget for sustainable employability.

Ready for your next destination?

Don’t wait any longer, send us your CV before the final boarding call on 06/28/2024! A motivation letter is no longer required; we will simply ask you a couple of questions during your online application. Within two weeks, you will receive a message from us. Your application procedure consists of two interviews and.

A file check (for ex-KLM-employees) and/or a reference check can be part of the application procedure. By applying for this vacancy you consent to these checks.



If you would like to know more about the position, please contact the hiring manager. Call or e-mail the recruiter for questions about the application process. In both cases, don't forget to mention the vacancy number: #13184 .


Hiring manager

Mark Smit



Frank van den Broek: FRANK-VAN-DEN.BROEK@KLM.COM 


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