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Horizon Air Line Maintenance Manager in Seattle, Washington


We deliver excellence with passion. Each Horizon employee aims high, and working closely together, we soar. As a committed partner to Alaska Airlines, we connect the cities, people and promise of the West. Going the extra mile for guests and each other. Taking on each day knowing we're part of something remarkable.


Role Summary

The Manager, SEA and Outstation Line Maintenance (MTX) provides guidance for daily and long-range Line Maintenance operational requirements and ensures compliance with all governing Federal, local, and Horizon Air (QX) regulations affecting operations at assigned station and outstations.

Scope & Complexity

This leadership role manages line maintenance activities for Horizon Air. This role forecasts and budgets operational needs and personnel requirements.

Key Duties

  • Provides guidance for daily and long-range Line Maintenance operational requirements and ensures compliance with all governing Federal, local, and AS regulations affecting operations at assigned station and outstations.

  • Provides technical direction and assumes technical responsibility for maintenance work accomplished by mechanics or by outside agencies/vendors.

  • Forecasts and budgets operational needs and personnel requirements.

  • Evaluates processes, procedures, and equipment changes.

  • Creates clear channels of communication to ensure all staff is well informed about departmental and company issues and decisions.

  • Provides leadership and direction to ensure high standards of performance are maintained in the areas of safety, cost, quality, and labor relations.

  • Establishes and implements policies and procedures to ensure continued improvement.

  • Determines work priorities and ensures timely accomplishment of all maintenance functions.

  • Reviews and evaluates employee performance.

  • Provides a safe work environment and ensures safety rules and regulations are enforced and develops safety awareness in all assigned personnel.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education


  • A minimum of 3 years in a people leadership position, preferably at a commercial airline.

  • A minimum of 5 years' commercial airline experience.

  • Hold an Airframe and Powerplant license for at least 7 years and meets the recent experience requirements of 14 CFR 65.83 (six months experience in the last 24).

  • Extensive experience in budgeting, aircraft reliability, and production.

  • Strong track record effectively managing teams and experience developing and mentoring employees through engagement.

  • Flexibility to travel (approximately 30% of the time). Excellent interpersonal and communication (e.g., verbal, written, and listening) skills.

  • 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.


  • Line maintenance experience on Bombardier Q400, Embraer E175 or similar aircraft.

  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree or technical training.

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 3/11/20 at 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 36141

Location Seattle, WA

FLSA Status Exempt

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Regular