Lead Ground Engineer (Schiphol Oost)

Lead Ground Engineer (Schiphol Oost)

Techniek Schiphol Oost Overig
Lead Ground Engineer (Schiphol Oost) Solliciteer bij de werkgever

Type of vacancy: Regular
City: Schiphol Oost
Hours per week: 32-40
Education: Secondary vocational education (MBO-4 or HAVO)
Apply before: 06/28/2024



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


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.

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: #11293 .


Hiring manager

Silvia Likumahua:



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


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Kom werken bij KLM

Denk je aan Schiphol, dan denk je waarschijnlijk ook aan KLM. Niet gek, want Schiphol is de ‘thuishaven’ van KLM. En daarom zie je een hoop blauw op en rond de luchthaven. Niet alleen van de vliegtuigen en uniformen, maar ook van de minder zichtbare KLM’ers: in de hangars, kantoren, maar ook op het platform, in de bagagehallen en de vrachtloods. Al die verschillende professionals houden KLM ‘in de lucht’. Bij de complexe operatie van zo’n grote luchtvaartmaatschappij komt enorm veel kijken: van planning en crew training tot onderhoud en prachtige Tech & Data oplossingen. Dit maakt dat je binnen KLM alle kanten op kunt.

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