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 Engineer – Powerplant (Fleet) provides world-class customer service while keeping safety and compliance the top priorities. This Individual contributor position manages all aspects of Alaska Airlines’ (AS) Powerplant program.

Key Duties

Associate

  • Under direction of the Manager or designated Fleet Powerplant Engineer, works with
  • Vendors to ensure proactive maintenance solutions.
  • Other operators, Engine and Airframe Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) through technical forums or other methods to ensure industry-leading reliability and maintenance programs.
  • OEM to ensure optimum development and testing of Powerplant systems.
  • Maintenance control and engineering technical services personnel with troubleshooting assistance for resolution of chronic Powerplant issues and minimizes aircraft downtime for unscheduled maintenance.
  • Reviews all OEM recommendations for priority incorporation into the fleet.
  • Authors engineering control (EC) documents (Airworthiness Directives, Engineering orders / Authorizations, fleet campaigns, etc.) to direct the incorporation of modifications, improvements, and disposition of line troubleshooting.
  • learns to collaborate with cross-divisional team (e.g., records, planning, line maintenance, engine build-up shop, QC, flight operations, technical publications, etc.) to ensure efficient implementation of released EC documents.
  • Utilizes all available information (e.g. AS operational data, OEM engineering data, other operators shared information, etc.) to continually improve the safe and efficient operation of the installed Powerplant(s).
  • Authors AS-specific engineering data for inclusion into the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) manuals for configuration control and required maintenance actions.
  • Engine business management to provide engine shop technical support.
  • May require off hour coverage of Powerplant related line issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Intermediate

  • Works Independently with
  • Vendors to ensure proactive maintenance solutions.
  • Other operators, Engine and Airframe Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) through technical forums or other methods to ensure industry-leading reliability and maintenance programs.
  • OEM to ensure optimum development and testing of Powerplant systems.
  • Maintenance control and Technical Services personnel with troubleshooting assistance for resolution of chronic Powerplant issues and minimizes aircraft downtime for unscheduled maintenance.
  • Reviews all OEM recommendations for priority incorporation into the fleet.
  • Engine business management to provide engine shop technical support.
  • Authors engineering control (EC) documents (Airworthiness Directives, Engineering orders / Authorizations, fleet campaigns, etc.) to direct the incorporation of modifications, improvements, and disposition of line troubleshooting.
  • Partners with cross-divisional team (e.g., records, planning, line maintenance, engine build-up shop, QC, flight operations, technical publications, etc.) to ensure efficient implementation of released EC documents.
  • Utilizes all available information (e.g. AS operational data, OEM engineering data, other operators shared information, etc.) to continually improve the safe and efficient operation of the installed Powerplant(s).
  • Authors AS-specific engineering data for inclusion into the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) manuals for configuration control and required maintenance actions.
  • May require off hour coverage of Powerplant related line issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills

Associate

Required

  • A Bachelor of Science degree, with a focus in aerospace or mechanical engineering, or a related engineering discipline.
  • Understanding of Gas Turbine fundamental operating principles (aero, thermal, mechanical, etc.).
  • Knowledge of APUs and Powerplant Systems.
  • Excellent communication (e.g., verbal, written, and listening), presentation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to produce clear and concise documentation.
  • Detailed oriented and highly organized 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.

Intermediate

Required

  • A minimum 2 years of Powerplant engineering experience (e.g., airline, OEM, and/or shop).
  • A Bachelor of Science degree, with a focus in aerospace or mechanical engineering, or a related engineering discipline.
  • Understanding of Gas Turbine fundamental operating principles (aero, thermal, mechanical, etc.).
  • Knowledge of APUs and Powerplant Systems.
  • Excellent communication (e.g., verbal, written, and listening), presentation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to produce clear and concise documentation.
  • Detailed oriented and highly organized 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.

Airport SIDA Badge Requirements

Important update for non-crew employees working at an airport or maintenance hangar: Employees will be required to obtain a SIDA badge provided by the airport authority and maintain good standing in order to keep their SIDA badge. Review the SIDA Badge Requirements document for a comprehensive overview.

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.

  • Competitive total rewards package
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k match program
  • Monthly incentive pay plan
  • Annual incentive pay plan
  • Generous paid time off
  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 11/30/2022
Employment Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Regular/Temporary Regular
Requisition ID 2022-9445
Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information (including family medical history), political views or activity, or other legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. If you’d like to view a copy of our affirmative action plans, please fill out an AAP Inspection Request Form. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.