Alaska Airlines Manager Line Maintenance in Seattle, Washington

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 31788

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Title: Manager Line Maintenance


Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Alaska Native painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska, with Virgin America, is the premier airline for people on the West Coast, and together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 115 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion.


Role Summary The Manager, Line Maintenance provides guidance for daily and long range Line Maintenance operational requirements and ensures compliance with all governing Federal, local, and AS regulations affecting operations at assigned station and outstations.

Scope & Complexity

  • This leadership role manages line maintenance activities for Alaska Airlines (AS). This role forecasts and budgets operational needs and personnel requirements.

Key Duties

  • Provides guidance for daily and long range Line Maintenance operational requirements and ensures compliance with all governing Federal, local, and AS regulations affecting operations at assigned station and outstations.

  • Provides technical direction and assumes technical responsibility for maintenance work accomplished by mechanics or by outside agencies/vendors.

  • Forecasts and budgets operational needs and personnel requirements.

  • Evaluates processes, procedures, and equipment changes.

  • Creates clear channels of communication to ensure all staff is well informed about departmental and company issues and decisions.

  • Provides leadership and direction to ensure high standards of performance are maintained in the areas of safety, cost, quality, and labor relations.

  • Establishes and implements policies and procedures to ensure continued improvement.

  • Determines work priorities and ensures timely accomplishment of all maintenance functions.

  • Reviews and evaluates employee performance.

  • Provides a safe work environment and ensures safety rules and regulations are enforced and develops safety awareness in all assigned personnel.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education Required

  • A minimum of 6 years of line maintenance experience.

  • A minimum of 4 years of Jet Aircraft/737 or larger maintenance experience.

  • A minimum of 4 years of management experience supervising 20 or more employees.

  • Airframe and Powerplant license.

  • Extensive experience in budgeting, aircraft reliability, and production.

  • Strong track record effectively managing teams and experience developing and mentoring employees through engagement.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (e.g., verbal, written, and listening) skills.

  • Detailed oriented and highly organized, with ability to multi-task and work independently with limited guidance in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • 10 years of line maintenance experience on jet aircraft.

  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree or technical training.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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


The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington


Please apply on or before: 11:59 PM March 19, 2018

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Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants are also protected by law.

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