Alaska Airlines Maintenance Controller in Seattle, Washington


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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.

Submit your application by 11/25/2018 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: 32499

Location: Seattle, WA

Regular/Temporary: Regular