Maintenance & Service // Praktikum | Düsseldorf, Germany

In our 40-year existence about 1,500 Donkervoorts have left the factory. Each car built by hand and according to the individual wishes of his new owner. This makes every car unique and just as different as its predecessor or successor.

The majority of our cars will come back to Donkervoort Maintenance & Service. Donkervoort is growing fast and with that the demand in and pressure on this department grows as well. We are therefore looking for an energetic, motivated and organized Maintenance & Service Intern.  You will be assisting the lead technicians who will be carrying out maintenance work, modifications or damage repairs to their Donkervoort (models from 1978 to now). In addition, you contribute in restoration projects and the preparation of cars for racing (or track days). Providing an excellent quality and service is your top priority.

No day is the same and you can also be asked to step into other projects or carry out activities according to our growth and / or changes.

We offer an interesting and varied internship position with good development opportunities at a prestigious sports car manufacturer. You will work in a small and motivated team, in which every employee counts.

Why is this role important to us?
It is not often that a car manufacturer offers its service and maintenance activities to its customers in-house; usually dealers or service points execute these activities. At Donkervoort, however, we find it highly important to maintain direct contact with not only the customer, but also with the product. The feedback received and the collection of experiences that we obtain through Donkervoort Maintenance & Service contribute to the further development of production and future models. Because something good can always become even better!

The Donkervoort Automobielen facility in Düsseldorf is the official extension of the Donkervoort factory. The company is 100% owned by its Dutch headquarter. For this reason you will work in close collaboration with the factory. A visit to the factory once every month will be some of the benefits to learn everything about the products.

We are looking for a colleague who can stand his ground. You have everything under control, are clear and convincing and have a pleasant way of communicating. Your other talents lie in maintaining overview and monitoring the work processes. You know how to manage all the preconditions for an efficient, qualitative and productive workshop, so that the intended return is achieved. Your work contributes to the pleasure that our customers continue to experience with their Donkervoort, and that is extremely valuable to us.

What we ask of you

  • Relevant experience in a car workshop, preferably in a comparable (sports car) environment.
  • Command in English has a strong preference.
  • Eye for detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, maintain the overview, with a wide range of personalities.
  • You are full of energy, you can think “out of the box” and fit into our (relatively young) team.
  • In possession of driving license B.

And of course you have a strong affinity for and knowledge about cars and our brand!

Are you as dynamic and unique as our sports cars? Then we are looking for you!

Are you enthusiastic about the above position and you meet the requirements, then we would love to hear from you!

Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] and state ‘Maintenance & Service Intern’ in the subject line.

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.