Alaska Airlines Maintenance Controller in Seattle, Washington


Maintenance Controller


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 Maintenance Controller monitors and oversees the day-to-day maintenance operations of the airline. This role coordinates maintenance activities and administers the MEL/CDL and deferral programs.

Scope & Complexity

  • This individual contributor position supports maintenance activities for Alaska Airlines (AS).

Key Duties

  • Monitors and oversees the day-to-day maintenance operations of the airline.

  • Coordinates maintenance activities with other departments.

  • Administers the MEL/CDL and deferral programs.

  • Supervises contract/emergency maintenance personnel.

  • Coordinates and supervises maintenance at offline stations.

  • Serves as single source management contact for all maintenance activities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills Required

  • A minimum of 8 years of heavy jet experience.

  • Airframe and Power plant licenses.

  • Extensive avionics and aircraft systems skills and background.

  • Extensive knowledge of Aircraft and Avionics Systems, ATA codes, and ASA maintenance policies and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as job requires extensive interaction between departments, as well as the ability to guide and supervise contract and emergency maintenance personnel.

  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision and to make sound decisions under extreme pressure and time constraints.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • 3 - 5 years of supervisory experience.

  • Strong work knowledge of computer systems.

  • An Associate's degree or a Bachelor's degree.

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


For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program. Our values reflect who we are at work and in our communities: Own Safety, Do the Right Thing, Be Kind-Hearted, Deliver Performance, and Be Remarkable. Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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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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Job ID: 32499

Location: Seattle, WA

Regular/Temporary: Regular