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Alaska Airlines Technician Helper in Anchorage, Alaska

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

Our M&E team has earned the FAA’s prestigious Diamond Award for almost 20 consecutive years -- the only major carrier to receive the award for as many years, and the most of any airline. From our parts warehouse to the maintenance hangar, our Ready, SAFE, Go mindset prioritizes safety in all that we do -- for our guests and coworkers. If you share our values to safety and excellence, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Technician Helper is responsible for assisting Technicians at Alaska Airlines (AS). As a member of the Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) division, this individual contributor role performs miscellaneous unskilled and/or supervised duties in and around aircraft, shops, hangars, and buildings. This is a union represented position.

Key Duties

  • Wash, paint strip, clean and/or polish of the interior or exterior of an aircraft, aircraft parts, engine or engine parts, ramp, shop and hangar equipment.

  • Operate and service the equipment used in the performance of work.

  • Operate ground service equipment and forklift to maneuver equipment and supplies.

  • Assist Technicians in the towing, parking and marshaling of aircraft.

  • Complete the work assigned by the maintenance supervisor or aircraft lead technician in a safe and expeditious manner, exercising good, sound judgment in executing each work project and adhering to Company policies and procedures.

  • Perform miscellaneous unskilled duties in and about shops, hangars and buildings.

  • Ensure that a clean, safe, and orderly work area is maintained at all times.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • Possess excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).

  • Ability to be trained and successful in towing aircraft.

  • Ability to consistently lift 70 lbs.

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, reach and grasp.

  • Be adaptable to performing work according to set procedures.

  • Must be organized and be able to work independently or in a team environment.

  • Must have a valid and operable driver’s license.

  • Flexible to work varied shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Ability to communicate in English.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • 2 years of aviation experience.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

Starting Rate

USD $15.06/Hr.

Total Rewards

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k program with a company match up to 6%

  • Monthly incentive pay plan up to $150 per month

  • Annual incentive pay plan with a target 5% payout of annual earnings

  • Generous paid time off

  • Unlimited standby travel benefits on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 10/29/2021
Location Anchorage
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.
People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
Job Locations USA-AK-Anchorage
Requisition ID 2021-6383
Category Maintenance Technicians