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Alaska Airlines Technical Training Instructor in Burlingame, California


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Role Summary

The Technical Training Instructor delivers timely and effective training in support of the Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) division goals and objectives.

Scope & Complexity

This individual contributor position delivers and documents training for Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) personnel and contract vendor agencies in airframe/powerplant (A&P), avionics, fly-by-wire and aircraft systems subject areas.

Key Duties

  • Delivers timely and effective training in support of the Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) division goals and objectives.

  • Conducts and documents training for M&E personnel and contract vendor agencies in airframe/powerplant, avionics, and systems subject areas.

  • Presents initial indoctrination, systems, and recurrent training/certifications.

  • Assists in tracking and maintaining the currency of qualifications and authorizations for maintenance personnel.

  • Establishes syllabus and assembles information for the development of new or revised courses.

  • Leverages experience and expertise to develop and conduct training that brings resolution to specific aircraft discrepancies.

  • Conducts specialized and sub-systems training to familiarize maintenance personnel with new equipment and techniques.

  • Maintains all assigned technical training department controlled documents in current revision status.

  • Attends manufacturer-supplied training to enhance instructor knowledge and skills.

  • Assists in providing immediate corrective action and long term solutions to audit findings as applicable to the M&E training program.

  • Provides a coordinated and seamless training program that maintains compliance with CFRs, General Procedures Manual (GPM) policies and procedures, and training program guidelines.

  • Accepts responsibility and authority for the department, if delegated, when the Manager of Technical Training or Senior Training Instructors are both out of the office for any extended period.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as an A&P and/or Avionics technician in either commercial or military aviation, with versions of the Airbus A320 Family and/or Boeing 737 and/or Bombardier Q400 and Embraer E175 aircraft; requirements based on division/location.

  • Aircraft Instructor experience.

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

  • Detailed oriented and highly organized, with ability to multi-task and work independently with limited guidance in a fast-paced environment.

  • Able to get and maintain an airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge.

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • Applied Technology Certificate.

  • A&P License.

  • Familiarity with the ADDIE model of instructional design.

  • Familiarity with courseware development using either Studio 13 or Lectora.

  • Experience with Adobe software.

  • 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.


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.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines participate in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA), where required.

Job ID 33185

Location Burlingame, CA

FLSA Status Exempt

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Regular