Alaska Airlines Engineer II in Burlingame, California


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Role Summary The Engineer II - Structures provides world-class customer service while keeping safety and compliance the top priorities. This Engineer establishes preventative maintenance procedures and reliability improvements in the interest of safety, cost reduction, and fleet maintenance improvements.

Scope & Complexity This individual contributor position supports structures engineering activities for Alaska Airlines (AS).

Key Duties

  • Develops repairs, alterations, and maintenance specifications and provides engineering assistance to all departments within the Maintenance & Engineering (M&E;) division.

  • Establishes preventative maintenance procedures and reliability improvements in the interest of safety, cost reduction, and fleet maintenance improvements.

  • Ensures economical and timely completion of modifications and coordinates with company, FAA, and suppliers.

  • Provides engineering assistance to the Aircraft On Ground (AOG) engineering and technical services group through analysis of aircraft structures in-service difficulties.

  • Reviews service bulletins, service letters, and airworthiness directives and recommends action.

  • Develops and issues engineering controls, along with supporting documents, drawings, and manual revisions to accomplish repairs and alterations to aircraft structure(s).

  • Develops preventive maintenance procedures and specifications to extend the useful life of aircraft and/or components.

  • Investigates problems and proposes modifications, evaluates proposal merits, and recommends solutions, including parts and labor estimates.

  • Reviews and updates project tasks, schedule, and change requests in the engineering department's project and change management system.

  • Provides assistance to other departments to ensure optimal fleet maintenance programs and reliability.

  • Stays abreast of the state-of-the-art and technical developments affecting aircraft structures

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education Required

  • A minimum 5 years of Engineering experience.

  • A Bachelor of Science/Engineering degree, with a focus in aerospace or mechanical engineering, or a related engineering discipline.

  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, operating policies, and procedures.

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of aircraft structures (Airbus aircraft A319, A320 and A321neo preferred).

  • Ability to learn Alaska Airlines Maintenance and Project & Change Management Systems.

  • Strong analytical and complex problem-solving ability, particularly in identifying fleet issues and trends.

  • Ability to meet assigned project deadlines with self-directed decision making confidence.

  • 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, 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.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • Aviation industry experience is preferred (e.g., airline, OEM, and/or MRO).

  • Knowledge of Corrosion Prevention and Control Programs and Aging Aircraft Safety Rules.

  • Project management experience.

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


Submit your application by 11/22/2018 11:59pm (Pacific Time). We'll be happy to see it.


Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job ID: 32320

Location: Burlingame, CA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular