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Flight Instructor - Simulator

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Alaska Airlines

Seattle, WA

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Flight Instructor - Simulator


Manager Flight Operations Training


Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Alaska Native painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the Alaska Spirit, we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska, with Virgin America, is the premier airline for people on the West Coast, and together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 118 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion.


Role Summary

The Flight Simulator Instructor develops lesson plans and conducts ground training modules covering aircraft systems, including normal, abnormal, and emergency operations. This instructor conducts flight training in the FTD and Full Flight Simulator, and classroom ground training, to develop and reinforce flight procedures in normal, abnormal, and emergency flight operations.

Scope & Complexity

This individual contributor role performs flight simulation instruction for Alaska Airlines (AS). On a limited basis this role performs ground instruction for qualification and continuing qualification flight training programs.

Key Duties

Oversees flight crewmember initial, recurrent, upgrade, and differences training in the fixed based and full flight simulators.

Conducts flight crewmember initial, recurrent, upgrade, and differences ground training.

Develops lesson plans and conducts ground training modules covering aircraft systems, including normal, abnormal, and emergency operations.

Contributes to the development of training programs, visual aids, and other training materials for classroom presentation and individual review.

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

Conducts flight training in the FTD and Full Flight Simulator to develop and reinforce flight procedures in normal, abnormal, and emergency flight operations.

Ensures technical accuracy of departmental manuals, including aircraft systems manuals, flight handbooks, performance manuals, checklists, flight operations manuals, and operations specifications.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education


A minimum of 5 years of aviation experience.

Ability to complete the Alaska Airlines Captain Qualification Curriculum to obtain 737 type rating.

Knowledge of crew resource management (CRM) concepts.

Ability to foster cooperative relationships within the department.

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

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

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) and other graphics software to create instructional training curricula.

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Minimum age of 18.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


ATP certificate and 737 type rating.

Experience with fixed-wing and multi-engine aircraft.

Knowledge of 737 aircraft systems.

A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, with a focus in aviation 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.


The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington


For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program. Our values reflect who we are at work and in our communities: Own Safety, Do the Right Thing, Be Kind-Hearted, Deliver Performance, and Be Remarkable. Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please apply on or before January 28, 2018:

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Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants are also protected by law.

Alaska Airlines y Horizon Air no toleran discriminacion o acoso en base a raza, color, credo, religion, origen nacional, estatus migratorio de residencia o ciudadania, edad, sexo, orientacion sexual, identidad de genero o expresion, estado civil, discapacidad, estado veterano protegido, informacion genetica o cualquier otra base protegida por la legislacion aplicable. Empleados o aspirantes que indaguen, discutan o revelen su compensacion o la remuneracion de otros empleados o aspirantes tambien estan protegidos por ley.

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