Alaska Airlines Engineer II in Seattle, Washington


Role Summary The Engineer II - Powerplant provides world-class customer service while keeping safety and compliance the top priorities. This Engineer manages all aspects of Alaska Airlines' (AS) Powerplant program.

Scope & Complexity This individual contributor position supports powerplant engineering activities for Alaska Airlines.

Key Duties

  • Works with vendors to ensure proactive maintenance solutions.

  • Works with other operators, Engine and Airframe Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) through technical forums or other methods to ensure industry-leading reliability and maintenance programs.

  • Works with OEM to ensure optimum development and testing of Powerplant systems.

  • Provides maintenance control and engineering technical services personnel with troubleshooting assistance for resolution of chronic Powerplant issues and minimizes aircraft downtime for unscheduled maintenance.

  • Reviews all OEM recommendations for priority incorporation into the fleet.

  • Authors engineering control (EC) documents (engineering orders and authorizations, fleet campaigns, etc.) to direct the incorporation of modifications, improvements, and disposition of line troubleshooting and shop requests.

  • Partners with cross-divisional team (e.g., records, planning, line maintenance, engine build-up shop, QC, flight operations, technical publications, etc.) to ensure efficient implementation of released EC documents.

  • Utilizes all available information (e.g., AS operational data, OEM engineering data, other operators shared information, etc.) to continually improve the safe and efficient operation of the installed Powerplant(s).

  • Authors AS-specific engineering data for inclusion into the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) manuals for configuration control and required maintenance actions.

  • May require off hour coverage of Powerplant related line issues.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills, Experience & Education Required

  • A minimum 5 years of Powerplant engineering experience (e.g., airline, OEM, and/or shop).

  • A Bachelor of Science degree, with a focus in aerospace or mechanical engineering, or a related engineering discipline.

  • Understanding of Gas Turbine fundamental operating principles (aero, thermal, mechanical, etc.).

  • Knowledge of Powerplant Systems.

  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and oversight functions (for both aircraft and engine operating airworthiness certificates).

  • Excellent communication (e.g., verbal, written, and listening), presentation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to produce clear and concise documentation.

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

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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

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

Job ID: 33001

Location: Seattle, WA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular