Careers & Employment at KLM UK Engineering

Careers & Employment at KLM UK Engineering

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Reference 547
Sector / Principal Occupation Health and Safety Manager
Location Norwich
Duration Permanent, full time
Roles and Responsibilities

KLM UK Engineering is a leading UK-based aircraft maintenance repair organisation (MRO) offering aircraft maintenance from its head office location at Norwich Airport.  We have over 40 years of experience on many aircraft types and a passionate team of 360 permanent employees who are working towards achieving our strategic priorities.

Reporting to the Managing Director, we have an exciting opportunity for a H&S leader to develop and drive our H&S culture and agenda at KLM UK Engineering.

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE

  • Develop and implement our H&S strategy which focuses on prevention
  • Inspire, mentor, and encourage positive attitudes, behaviours, and actions towards H&S, challenging the status quo as necessary
  • Guide the management team to promote a culture of H&S
  • Lead the H&S team
  • Effectively collate and communicate H&S information at all levels throughout the organisation
  • Ensure that where accidents and incidents do occur root causes are identified, and measures implemented

Due to the nature of the role, the position will need to be primarily site based

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THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

  • A role model for H&S excellence
  • Experience of delivering projects on time and within budget
  • Ability to effectively communication and collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Organised and proactive
  • Experience of leading people
  • Confident and calm under pressure
  • Comfortable working on own initiative
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in H&S role with previous experience in leading the function
  • NEBOSH qualified (minimum Diploma or equivalent)
Job Requirements

IN RETURN WE WILL OFFER

A competitive salary depending on skills and experience Great work-life balance Being able to make an impact first-hand Budget for personal development and training Private medical cover Car allowance Company sick pay Retailer discounts Pension Wellbeing support Cycle to work scheme E-car scheme On-site subsidised canteen Social club Holiday allowance which increases with length of service Free parking

If this position might be the next step in your career, we are looking forward to receiving your application! Please upload your CV including your salary expectations so we can discuss these during the process.

Closing date: 23rd February 9am   

Reference Apprenticeship
Sector / Principal Occupation Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Location Norwich
Duration Full time
Roles and Responsibilities

Introduction

Do you want a direct route into a high-flying career in aviation? Look no further. This apprenticeship is your first-class ticket into an exciting, varied role at a leading UK-based Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO).

We’re market leaders in airframe base maintenance, line maintenance, and technical training in regional and narrow-body types. Focused on creating partnerships with a global base of customers, we offer excellent, safe, and innovative maintenance services. We pride ourselves on our skilled and knowledgeable team who are committed to delivering excellent service.

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The Role

We have a very exciting opportunity for Apprentices to join us on a Level 3 Aircraft Maintenance apprenticeship. This role is based at our head office at Norwich Airport and is Monday – Friday.

Our apprentices will join the KLM UK Engineering team in supporting customers from around the globe and learning in the International Aviation Academy Norwich – a world-class training centre and the first of its kind – which hosts a live Boeing 737 aircraft. 

You will learn the required practical and theoretical skills to become a qualified aircraft maintenance professional and gain a recognised level 3 qualification and the required qualifications to apply for a UKCAA Category A licence.

Job Requirements

Selection Criteria

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for aviation and engineering, are aged 16 or over with 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English, with a valid right to live and work in the UK. You will also:

  • Be open to developmental feedback with an appetite to continuously improve your performance.
  • Be open, honest, and trustworthy with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Be reliable, flexible, and hard working.
  • Be an effective communicator within a team.
  • Any experience with mechanical or electrical equipment would be an advantage.

Salary and Benefits

In return for your commitment, we offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Company sick pay
  • Retailer discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health and wellbeing support, including Mental Health First Aiders on-site, a confidential helpline and discounted counselling
  • On-site canteen
  • Social club
  • Holiday allowance increases with length of service
  • Free parking

Please apply via our application form.

Reference 4507
Sector / Principal Occupation B1 Licenced Aircraft Engineer
Location Norwich
Duration Permanent, full time
Roles and Responsibilities

Introduction

KLM UK Engineering Limited is a leading UK-based Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO) offering a high-quality service and products from its head office location at Norwich Airport. With 6 fully equipped modern heavy maintenance bays across 3 hangars and over 40 years of experience on many aircraft types, including Embraer 170/190, Boeing 737 Classic/NG/MAX and BAe 146/Avro RJ types, KLM UK Engineering prides itself on having an experienced and skilled work force, delivering a superior service and high-quality product at a competitive price to its well-established customer base.

 

The Role

To support the Company’s continued growth following the opening of our new hangar, we have an exciting permanent opportunity for a B1 Licenced Aircraft Engineer. This role is based at our Norwich Airport Facility and will require leading a team of mechanics efficiently and safely in performing aircraft maintenance tasks in accordance with approved data whilst ensuring compliance with H&S and airworthiness standards.

These positions are permanent, full time working 38.5 hours per week, operating various shift patterns.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform aircraft Base Maintenance tasks as directed by the Supervisor or Project Manager in line with the aircraft maintenance data and Aircraft Project Plan.
  • Perform aircraft inspections, fault diagnosis, defect rectification, repairs, component replacement and functional testing etc.
  • Allocate Mechanic resource to ensure maintenance tasks are completed within budget and on time in line with contractual agreements.
  • Ensure timely identification of risks, swift escalation and solution to supervisor.
  • Lead by example, create and develop an effective and motivated team.
  • Follow company Health & Safety policies at all times. Report all accidents and near misses.
  • Good housekeeping and clean environment maintained at all times.
  • Ensure self and team members follow approved data at all times.
  • Ensure all work performed on an aircraft is documented with the appropriate level of detail.
  • Ensure handovers are robust and effective.
  • Ensure all personal tools are maintained and controlled according to company policy.
  • Promote and report airworthiness safety concerns through the internal safety reporting system.
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Knowledge, Education & Experience:

UK CAA or EASA B1 licenced engineer with proven experience exercising certification privileges.

Hold at least one of the following Aircraft Type Approvals: 737 NG, Max or Embraer 170/190.

Proven experience in an aircraft Base Maintenance environment.

Human Factors, Fuel Tank safety training and EWIS training.

Good knowledge and understanding of CAA/EASA regulations and HSE legislation.

Basic IT knowledge/experience.

Job Requirements

Skills and Behaviors

As the ideal candidate you will:

  • Be open to development feedback with an appetite to continuously develop and improve your own performance.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership abilities.
  • Efficient time management.
  • Adept at motivating, empowering & developing team members.
  • Have the ability to maintain key areas of focus in a busy and complex environment.
  • Have strong organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Be able to identify, investigate and evaluate risks appropriately.
  • Promote an open reporting culture of occurrences, incidents and near misses.
  • Be flexible to support business needs including supporting aircraft at outstations.
  • Be an effective communicator using appropriate methods considerate of audience.
  • Be able to work under own initiative with a ‘can do’ attitude presenting solutions to solve problems when appropriate.
  • Be aware of costs and how to maximise efficiency.
  • Be open, honest, and trustworthy.
  • Demonstrate the skills required to meet, promote, and encourage company values & behaviours.

Salary and Benefits

In return for your commitment, we offer a salary and benefits package including:

  • Salary – £48,186.
  • Additional Qualification pay (depending on type approvals held).
  • Shift pay.
  • Annual Holiday allowance increasing with length of service.
  • Life assurance at 1X annual salary for all staff, increasing to 3X annual salary if contributing to the Company Stakeholder Pension.
  • Company sick pay.
  • Competitive Stakeholder Pension plus matched 5% company contribution.
  • Retailer discounts.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Subsidised On-site canteen.
  • Social club.
  • Long service awards.
  • Free parking.
  • Online discounts.
Reference 4509
Sector / Principal Occupation Aircraft Mechanic
Location Norwich
Duration Permanent, full time
Roles and Responsibilities

KLM UK Engineering Ltd is a leading UK based aircraft maintenance repair organisation (MRO) offering aircraft maintenance from its head office location at Norwich Airport, with over 40 years of experience on many aircraft types and 6 fully equipped, modern, heavy maintenance bays across 3 hangars. Due to continual growth, we have exciting career opportunities for Aircraft Mechanics to join our friendly team, based at Norwich Airport.

These positions are permanent, full time, operating on either a seasonal working pattern of Monday - Friday, 6 months Summer 07:30-14:36 and 6 months Winter 07:30-16:36.

 

Our Successful Candidate

Within this role, you will have safety and compliance at the forefront of your mind and efficiently perform aircraft maintenance tasks in accordance with our regulatory and employment standards. Your key tasks will be:

• Accurately documenting all work performed on an aircraft
• Ensuring all your tools are effectively maintained and controlled according to company policy
• Looking after the aircraft and your colleagues, by adhering to our company Health & Safety policies and raising airworthiness and personal safety concerns through our internal reporting system.
• Taking pride in your work by ensuring good housekeeping and a clean working environment at all times.
• Ensuring effective handovers to your colleagues
• Always following approved instructions

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Salary & Benefits

• Salary £34,000
• Onsite parking
• Subsidised canteen
• Cycle to work scheme
• Annual leave increasing with continuous service
• Stakeholder pension scheme matched up to 5% by Company
• Life assurance at 1X annual salary for all staff, increasing to 3X annual salary if contributing to the Company Stakeholder Pension.
• Social Club
• Buy additional summer leave
• Employee Assistance Programme – Provides confidential counselling, online support, legal and financial advice.
• Online discounts available.
• Opportunities to develop through our Authorised Mechanic scheme through our link with the Technical Training College

Job Requirements

Requirements

Essential

• Right to work in the UK without Visa Sponsorship
• Civil Aviation Apprenticeship, Armed Forces Aircraft training or Basic Engineering Apprenticeship
• Basic knowledge of EASA/CAA, HSE legislation
• Basic IT knowledge/experience
• Appetite to learn and to continuously develop and improve own performance
• Be flexible to support business needs including supporting aircraft at Outstations
• Be open, honest and trustworthy with a ‘can do’ attitude
• In line the Company’s values & behaviours, demonstrate the skills required to meet, promote and encourage those values associated with your position
• Good level of written and spoken English

 

Desirable

• Human Factors, Fuel tank safety training and EWIS training
• Experience with Boeing 737NG and Embraer 170/190

 

Who are we?

KLM UK Engineering Ltd is a leading UK based aircraft maintenance repair organisation (MRO) offering aircraft maintenance from its head office location at Norwich Airport, with over 40 years of experience on many aircraft types and 6 fully equipped, modern, heavy maintenance bays across 3 hangars.

 

Interested?

If you are interested in joining KLM UK Engineering at our Norwich base, please apply via the link below to complete our application form.

What KLM UK Engineering Limited Can Offer You

Our People

Our people are our greatest asset and are fundamental to the success of our business. They are amongst the most highly trained professionals in the industry and are committed to delivering excellent levels of care and service to all our customers.

We achieve this by ensuring we attract, recruit and retain people who support and can demonstrate KLM UK Engineering’s Core Values and Behaviours.

The growth and sustainability of the Company over the last 40 years has only been achievable through the ambition and drive of our team. We want our people to aspire to be the best they can be and we want to support them every step of the way to achieve their goals.

Our People Strategy

In 2017 we put together our People Plan for the business which focuses on driving performance by connecting with our people and supporting their development with the aim of making this a great place to work.  The plan focuses on three key areas; employee engagement, development of our people and rewarding and recognising great performance.

It is our responsibility to ensure that we recruit and retain talented individuals who share our values and demonstrate the behaviours that help deliver the best levels of performance.  We are committed to providing annual reviews which allow individuals to explore their strengths and development opportunities with the aim of provided targeted development plans to help people grow and develop the skills they need to succeed.  This is a two way process which relies on a commitment from both the leadership team and the individuals to ensure that development goals are realised and achieved.

We actively seek feedback from our employees, both on an annual basis with our Employee Engagement survey and on an ongoing basis through our employee representatives and engagement ambassadors.  We understand the need for regular, honest and transparent communication and provide our teams with quarterly business updates to share our progress and our successes.

 

Team Members Benefits

Benefits 

As part of the KLM UK Engineering team you will enjoy:

Technical Team Members

¨ Competitive Salary

¨ Shift Premium (as appropriate)

¨ Type Approval Pay (as appropriate)

¨ Overtime

¨ Provision of Full PPE

¨ Type Training based at our Part 147 Training College 

 

Support Team Members

¨ Competitive Salary calculated using Job Evaluation

¨ Shift Premium (as appropriate)

¨ Flexible Working

¨ On call payment (as appropriate) 

 

All Team Members: 

¨ Minimum 20 days holiday plus bank holidays

¨ Contributory Stakeholder Scheme

¨ Occupational Health Service

¨ Life Assurance

¨ Cycle to Work scheme

¨ Active Sports & Social Club

¨ Long Service Awards

¨ On site Team Canteen

¨ On site Car Parking

¨ Local Discounts

¨ ELCAS Approved Training Provider (ELCAS No.4624)

 

Gender Pay Gap Report

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Work Experience

Work Experience

KLM UK Engineering Limited can offer limited work experience opportunities at our Norwich site.  Our work experience student placements take place from mid-May to mid-July and are reviewed on a case by case basis.  Places are not automatically guaranteed as your application will need to be reviewed fully and you will be contacted by the HR department to discuss this further. 

Please note that we are unable to offer work experience or placements in 2021.

If you have any queries please telephone the HR office on 01603 254513.

Thank you for your interest.