Alaska Airlines Mgr Material & Stores Training in Seattle, Washington


General Manager Material Stores & Distribution


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, Costa Rica and Cuba. 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 118 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion. .


Role Summary The Manager, Material & Stores Training is responsible for the successful development, management, and execution of the overall material and stores training program. This Manager ensures the department is fully trained, qualified, and compliant through initial and recurrent training for all department personnel.

Scope & Complexity

  • This leadership role manages the Material & Stores training program, activities, and personnel for Alaska Airlines (AS). This Manager oversees a budget and a team of training personnel.

Key Duties

  • Manages system-wide, Material & Stores training plans to provide initial and recurrent training for department personnel.

  • Formulates, prepares, and revises training plans, including curricula, fiscal budgets, annual training schedules, and policies and procedures.

  • Budgets for and ensures sufficient resources are available to sustain training programs.

  • Manages and improves unit costs through forecasting and implementing long-range training plans.

  • Establishes and ensures clear and concise inter and intra-departmental communications.

  • Develops and maintains all departmental Greenlight courses and ensures they are up-to-date, including modules focused on stores agents core functions (e.g., shipping, binning, inventory, receiving, etc.).

  • Writes and publishes all stores training materials and maintains and updates the department website.

  • Develops and maintains a training reference library for the department's SharePoint site.

  • Develops and executes the Material & Stores dangerous goods shipping and handling training in compliance with IATA/ICAO and 49 CFR.

  • Develops, teaches, and administers shipper hazardous material training programs.

  • Ensures department safety concerns are implemented as a part of the overall training program.

  • Ensures formal and on-the-job (OTJ) training complies with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), General Procedures Manual (GPM) policies and procedures, and department guidelines.

  • Monitors personnel training records to ensure files are correctly documented and maintained, tracks and notifies leadership of delinquent training requirements, and ensures preparation of disciplinary documents.

  • Team management:

  • Manages a team of stores trainers in their day-to-day operations and ensures training program execution is in accordance with the Material & Stores training plan.

  • Communicates effectively with employees and ensures compliance with the provisions of bargaining unit agreement(s).

  • Promotes a high performance culture by cultivating and motivating direct/indirect reports through coaching, mentoring, and by providing regular and meaningful feedback.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education Required

  • A minimum of 4 years of materials and stores experience within a bargaining unit environment.

  • Shipping, receiving, binning, and inventory issuing experience.

  • Knowledge of dangerous goods shipping procedures (IATA & CFR 49).

  • Adaptable to change and quick responses to daily environment.

  • Proven ability to prioritize and meet deadlines with high productivity and accuracy.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coach, counsel, and motivate employees, and administer discipline in a bargaining union environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (e.g., verbal, written, and listening) skills.

  • Ability and willingness to work varied shifts (e.g., weekends, holidays) and to travel frequently on the job.

  • Ability to accurately type at least 25 words per minute.

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • 2 years of supervisory or management experience.

  • 2 years of instructor/trainer experience.

  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

  • Ability to foster a culture of engagement by holding oneself and others accountable through trust and authentic relationships.


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: 31537

Location: Seattle, WA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular