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Alaska Airlines Associate Simulator Technician in Seattle, Washington


We're creating an airline people love. It begins with each Alaska Airlines employee, bringing unique strengths and energy to our work in the air and on the ground. Every day, we go beyond what's expected and reach for the remarkable, together.


Role Summary

The Associate Simulator Technician maintains the flight simulator and support engineering staff with software and hardware updates to ensure the training devices are appropriately configured and meet Alaska Airlines (AS) training requirements.

Scope & Complexity

  • This individual contributor role supports flight simulator technical needs for Alaska Airlines (AS).

Key Duties

  • Maintains the flight simulator and support engineering staff with software and hardware updates to ensure the training devices are appropriately configured and meet Alaska Airlines (AS) training requirements.

  • Leverages understanding of aircraft procedures and systems to maintain simulators.

  • Implements the priorities established by the Director and Engineers to clear the aircrew discrepancies.

  • Reports all spares issues on the training devices to the Director and/or engineers.

  • Performs routine maintenance per the preventative maintenance schedule.

  • Performs pre-flight tests of the training devices prior to the start of each training day.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs flight simulator systems.

  • Assist in the development of simulator maintenance processes and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education


  • A minimum of 4 years of industry technician experience.

  • General understanding of electronics in the following Simulator areas: visual display systems, mainframe hosts with multiple nodes, visual image generators, complex linear circuits and digital circuits.

  • Understanding of 6-degree motion systems, simulated aircraft control systems, and hydraulic power control units.

  • Understanding of aircraft systems and flight concepts, including aircraft avionics and aircraft handling.

  • Ability to differentiate between a software and hardware fault.

  • Ability to assist in troubleshooting complex aircraft system issues in multiple aircraft types, including aircraft avionics, aircraft handling, and primary and secondary systems.

  • Ability to use software utilities to support the training devices for general maintenance, including ground station editors, auto testing utilities, program editors, program compilers, and general background utilities.

  • General understanding of visual database management.

  • Ability to read and understand simulator / aircraft data from multiple vendors, including wiring diagrams, system diagrams, cable layouts, mechanical layouts, parts lists, and flight test data.

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

  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shift work based on a 24/7 operation in a team environment.

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • An Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree, with a focus in or a related discipline.

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 09/27/2020 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.

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 36585

Location Seattle, WA

FLSA Status Exempt

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Regular