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Horizon Air Non Seniority Simulator Instructor 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 Simulator Instructor role is responsible for delivering training to flight crew members.

Scope & Complexity

This individual contributor role provides direct instruction to flight crew members using a flight training device (FTD) and/or Full Flight Simulator to develop and reinforce flight crew procedures in normal, abnormal and emergency operations. This role also and contributes to the development of training materials.

Key Duties

  • Conduct training in a flight training device (FTD) and/or Full Flight Simulator to develop and reinforce flight crew procedures in normal, abnormal and emergency operations.

  • Applies knowledge of aviation and effective training methods to train flight crew members in classroom setting.

  • Develop lesson plans and conduct ground training modules covering aircraft systems, including normal, abnormal, and emergency operations.

  • Makes recommendations to the development and evolution of training programs, visual aids and other training materials for classroom presentation and individual review.

  • Ensure training environment is prepared in advance, presentation media is operating correctly and required reference materials and distributed materials are available.

  • Help ensure technical accuracy of information used by pilots in training, including computer-based training modules, aircraft manuals and other distributed materials.

  • Apprise appropriate managers and Training Scheduling of student progress and make recommendations to address sub-standard progress as necessary.

  • Embody the Horizon Spirit and conduct oneself with Professionalism, Integrity, Resourcefulness and Caring.

Job-Specific Skills, Experience & Education


  • 2 years of experience in a training or instructional position for a part 121 air carrier.

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus in aviation or an additional two years of training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Ability to complete the Horizon Air Captain Qualification Curriculum and obtain DHC8 type rating.

  • Knowledge of Crew Resource Management (CRM) concepts.

  • Ability to facilitate a cooperative relationship within the department.

  • Able to lead classroom discussions and present both technical and non-technical information with high energy, passionate enthusiasm, and a commitment to excellence.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 21.

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


  • 5 years of working experience in the aviation industry strongly preferred.

  • Possess an ATP certificate. Dash 8 Type Rating and Q400 experience or ERJ170/190 Type Rating and experience.

  • Experience with fixed-wing and multi-engine aircraft.

  • Knowledge of DHC 8-400 aircraft systems or ERJ 170 aircraft systems.

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 01/21/2020 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.

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Job ID 35869

Location Seattle, WA

FLSA Status Nonexempt

Full/Part Time

Regular/Temporary Regular