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Horizon Air First Officer - Horizon Air (meeting ATP/R-ATP Mins w/in 6 mos) in SeaTac, Washington

Company Horizon Air

The Team

As a pilot for Horizon Air, you will be among the best in the regional airline industry as you fly throughout the West. To help keep you at the top of your game, we offer attractive compensation, development opportunities, a path to our mainline carrier Alaska Airlines, and a great team that's known for its skill and close-knit teamwork.

Role Specific Details

This application is intended for applicants who are time building and are within six (6) months of meeting all requirements for an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license or Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) license.

If you have already met the time requirements for an ATP/R-ATP license, apply for the First Officer - Horizon Air (met ATP/R-ATP Mins) opportunity.

Role Summary

The First Officer is responsible for ensuring a safe journey and a positive experience for all Horizon Air (QX) guests while continually maintaining a high-level of professionalism. This is a union represented position.

Key Duties

  • Performs as Second in Command in the transport of passengers, mail, freight, or for other commercial purposes. Responsible for all aspects and conduct of flight to include preflight of required paperwork and restrictions, conduct of safe flight, and all post flight duties.

  • Complies with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAA), Company Flight Procedures, and Company Policies on scheduled flights and routes to ensure safety of flight.

  • Coordinates tasks to permit flight fueling, loading, passenger handling, etc. and associated duties to transport passengers in a safe manner in accordance with company policies, and procedures, FOM, FAR's, and CRF's.

  • Pilots are team members both in the flight deck (Cockpit Resource Management), and with other operational departments.

  • Pilots are expected to present a professional image at all times, including grooming standards and demeanor, as a key representative of the company to both internal and external customers.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • A minimum of 1,465 hours of total flight time or R-ATP qualified.

  • 500 hours of cross-country flight time or 200 if R-ATP or military qualified

  • 100 hours of night flight time.

  • 250 total hours of flight time as pilot in command including 100 hours of cross-country flight time and 25 hours of night flight time.

  • 75 hours of instrument flight time in actual or simulated instrument conditions.

  • 25 hours of multi-engine flight time.

  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with multi-engine and instrument ratings.

  • Must possess A current First-Class FAA Medical Certificate.

  • FCC permit restricted radiotelephone operator.

  • Must have and be able to maintain a valid passport allowing unrestricted travel, without a TRP, to and from the U.S.

  • Must possess valid Driver's License.

  • Excellent judgment, leadership skills, demonstrated command ability and maturity.

  • Must be willing to accept a base assignment in Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Spokane, WA; Boise, ID; or Medford, OR based on company need.

  • Must be willing to work multiple days away from home, working a varied schedule, including weekends and holidays without restrictions.

  • Ability to communicate in English.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 21 years old.

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


  • 100 hours of multi-engine flight time

  • 100 hours flown in the last 12 months

  • Four-year degree from an accredited University.

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.

Total Rewards

  • This role pays per collective bargaining agreement.

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k program

  • Monthly incentive pay plan

  • Annual incentive pay plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

Pay Details

New Hire Bonus of $17,500 for the Q400 and $5,000 for the E175 paid upon completion of IOE.

Receive an Experienced Hire Bonus based on prior qualifying time up to $32,500 for the Q400 and $10,000 for the E175 paid over the first 18 months.

Join us on the Q400 with prior qualifying time and receive up to $50,000 in bonuses!

FLSA Status Exempt
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 12/31/2022
Location Portland, OR - Pilots
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.
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Job Locations USA-OR-Portland | USA-WA-Everett | USA-AK-Anchorage | USA-OR-Medford | USA-WA-SeaTac | USA-ID-Boise | USA-WA-Spokane
Requisition ID 2021-7101
Category Pilots