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Alaska Airlines

Aircraft Technician

Alaska Airlines - Posted 22 days ago
$38/hour  + Equity


Seattle, WA

Aircraft Technician
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
23k employees

Deadline:  November 26, 2022

Airport:  Seattle Tacoma Intl

Aircraft Technician Job description

The Team

Our M&E team has earned the FAA’s prestigious Diamond Award for almost 20 consecutive years -- the only major carrier to receive the award for as many years, and the most of any airline. From our parts warehouse to the maintenance hangar, our Ready, SAFE, Go mindset prioritizes safety in all that we do -- for our guests and coworkers. If you share our values to safety and excellence, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Line Aircraft Technician is responsible for the repair and maintenance of aircraft for the Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) division of Alaska Airlines (AS). As a member of the M&E division, this individual contributor role performs all functions in the repair and maintenance of aircraft, which includes dismantling, repairing, assembly, and erection of machinery and mechanical devices. This is a union-represented position.

Key Duties

  • Repair and perform maintenance on aircraft, including dismantling, repairing, assembly, and erection of machinery and mechanical devices.
  • Perform all work in a prompt timely manner, adhering to all attendance reliability policies and procedures.
  • Exercise the authority of an Airman Certificate (Repairman or Airframe and/or Powerplant) in signing the corrective action in maintenance documents or aircraft maintenance log for airworthiness release or return to service, ensuring such is in accordance with Alaska Airlines policies and procedures.
  • Act as cockpit coordinator, when assigned, to ensure safe operation of aircraft systems (e.g., flight controls, electrical, landing gear) from the flight deck.
  • Ensure that a clean, safe, and orderly work area is maintained at all times.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • Strong knowledge of aircraft systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve technical issues.
  • Ability to consistently lift 70 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, reach and grasp.
  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and company procedures.
  • Valid Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license.
  • Must have a valid and operable driver’s license.
  • Flexible to work varied shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to communicate in English.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • 2 or more years of aircraft technician experience.
  • 2 or more years of college.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k program with a company match up to 6%
  • Monthly incentive pay plan up to $150 per month
  • Annual incentive pay plan with a target 5% payout of annual earnings
  • Generous paid time off
  • Unlimited standby travel benefits on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 11/27/2022

Employment Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Regular/Temporary Regular

Requisition ID 2022-9391

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