Lead Aircraft Maintenance Technician

32-40 hours

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 Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Hangar 14 (modifications) or within Preventive Maintenance might be for you! Are you ready for this great opportunity?

What will you 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.

Explore the perks of working with us

More benefits
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A profit sharing scheme

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Allowance up to 30%, if you do shift work

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7 extra days off if you work irregular shifts

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Substantial discount on airline tickets (if you have been employed for at least 6 months)

What do we offer

  • A challenging role at an unique employer in the Netherlands;
  • A gross salary between € 3891 and € 5199 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.

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Ready for your next destination?

Don’t wait any longer, send us your CV before the final boarding call on 12/31/2024! 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.

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If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, contact our recruiter Frank or hiring manager Silvia!This job has the following ID number: 11293