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Lead Ground Engineer

Type vacature: Regular
Plaats: Schiphol Oost
Uren per week: 32-40
Opleidingsniveau: Secondary vocational education (MBO-4 or HAVO)
Solliciteer t/m: 12/29/2023



KLM E&M is the maintenance division of KLM. Together with Air France Industries (AFI), KLM E&M is a leading player in the global aircraft maintenance industry. KLM E&M and AFI maintain the aircraft, engines and components of around 150 customers worldwide in addition to KLM and Air France's fleets. KLM E&M's organisation is organised around the Components, Engines and Airframe product groups.

Are you a driven Ground Engineer ready for the next step? Then the position of Lead Ground Engineer in Hangar 14 or within Preventive Maintenance might be for you! Are you ready for this great opportunity?

What are you going to do?

Thanks in part to you, our aircraft are safe and ready for use on time. You will ensure that maintenance in our hangars at Schiphol runs flawlessly. By rolling up your sleeves yourself, managing your team of technicians and keeping a close eye on things. Are you in danger of not achieving the desired result on time? Then you intervene immediately - because it is your and your team's responsibility to make sure the planes are ready in time for their next flight. 

In addition: 
•    you carry out inspection, modification and maintenance work; 
•    you provide technical supervision; 
•    with a Certificate of Release to Service, you decide whether aircraft are safe to fly; 
•    you contribute to the development of your teammates. 

Where do you land?

You will land at KLM Engineering & Maintenance at Schiphol-East or Centrum: a dynamic, inspiring and international environment. We are looking for ground engineers for various aircraft, including the 737, 777, 787, A320 NEO and A330 - both in the hangar and in the line. So your workplace and team are not yet fixed. But together we are sure to find an environment that suits you! At E&M, we work in shifts. Evening, night and weekend shifts are part of this

Your profile

You are expected to be independent and your own input is important. As we are working on process improvements within the Airframe organisation, you are expected to be open to change.

Contributing to the problem-solving, showing ownership, being solution-oriented and being stress-resistant play a major role in your daily work. It is also important that you have an eye for the correct application of safety regulations (SMS).

In addition:

  • As a Lead Ground Engineer, you are fully part of your team. You help your team members to get the best out of themselves;
  • You have a good ability to think ahead and take initiative to ensure that processes are and remain well invested. The councillors in your team feel supported and together you create a platform for discussion and structural improvements;
  • Your team members are given the space they need to function optimally and know where to find you if they are at a loss;
  • You hold a Part 66 AML (Aircraft Maintenance Licence B.1. or B.2.);
  • Good command of (technical) English both spoken and written is a must.


  • Initiative
  • Cross functional awareness
  • Teamwork
  • Stress tolerance


Wat bieden wij?

  • Een uitdagende rol bij een uniek Nederlands bedrijf;
  • Een brutosalaris tussen Eur 3.285,58 en  Eur 4.676,26 bruto per maand;
  • Volop ruimte voor persoonlijke ontwikkeling en mooie doorgroeimogelijkheden;
  • Een goede pensioenregeling en 8% vakantiegeld;
  • Een eindejaarsuitkering van 8,33%;
  • 25 vakantiedagen en 5 extra vrije dagen;
  • Fikse korting op vliegtickets (als je minimaal 6 maanden in dienst bent);
  • Een reiskostenregeling en gratis gebruik van het busnetwerk rondom Schiphol;
  • Korting op je ziektekostenverzekering;
  • Een budget voor duurzame inzetbaarheid.


Ready for your next destination?

Wacht dan niet langer, en stuur ons je cv voor de ‘final boarding call’ op 12/29/2023! Je hoeft geen motivatiebrief te schrijven; tijdens je online sollicitatie stellen we je enkele gerichte vragen. Je sollicitatieprocedure bestaat uit twee gesprekken. Binnen twee weken na sluitingsdatum van de vacature krijg je bericht van ons.


Een dossiercheck (voor ex-KLM-medewerkers) en/of een referentiecheck kunnen onderdeel uitmaken van de sollicitatieprocedure. Door te solliciteren op deze vacature geef je toestemming voor deze checks.



Wil je meer weten over de functie, neem dan contact op met de hiring manager. Bel of mail de recruiter voor vragen over de sollicitatieprocedure. Vergeet in beide gevallen niet om het vacaturenummer te noemen: #11293.


Hiring manager

Silvia Likumahua



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

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature stellen we niet op prijs.