Alaska Airlines Engineer II in Seattle, Washington


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Role Summary Engineer II - Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) provides world-class customer service while keeping safety and compliance the top priorities. This engineer provides timely engineering and technical support for out-of-service aircraft to minimize downtime.

Scope & Complexity

  • This individual contributor position supports Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) activities for Alaska Airlines.

Key Duties

  • Provides maintenance personnel, maintenance control, and engineering technical services personnel with troubleshooting assistance for resolution of chronic, out-of-service aircraft issues.

  • Promotes continuous improvement initiatives minimizing aircraft downtime for unscheduled maintenance.

  • Authors engineering control (EC) documents (engineering orders and authorizations, fleet campaigns, etc.) to direct the incorporation of modifications, improvements, and disposition of line troubleshooting and shop requests.

  • Utilizes all available information (operational data, OEM engineering data, other operator-shared information, etc.) to continually improve the safe and efficient operation of Alaska Airlines aircraft.

  • Coordinates with manufacturing and repair agencies for urgent AOG issues.

  • Provides oversight of engineering activities at the heavy maintenance vendors.

  • Compiles performance and quality metrics of each heavy maintenance engineering organization.

  • Develops procedures and specifications to extend the useful life of aircraft and components.

  • Provides flexibility to periodically cover the night shift as on-duty AOG Engineer.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education Required

  • A minimum 5 years of aviation industry experience (e.g., airline, OEM, and/or MRO).

  • A Bachelor of Science 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.

  • Excellent professional skills to support leadership responsibilities during out-of-office periods for the Manager of AOG Engineering/Tech Services.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • 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 is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • 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.

Job ID: 33121

Location: Seattle, WA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular