The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

Alaska Airlines is seeking a Simulator Technician to join the Simulator Ops team. This team develops solutions and assists in the maintenance of the flight simulators for Alaska Airlines. This team makes recommendations to improve and support flight simulator technical needs and improve processes for Alaska Airlines.

Key Duties

The Simulator Technician II (Core 3 level) assists in the maintenance of the flight simulators.  This individual contributor role supports flight simulator technical needs for Alaska Airlines (AS). 

The Simulator Technician III (Professional 1 level) 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. 

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills

Simulator Technician II (Non-Exempt Core 3 Level)


2 years of experience in an electronic, avionic, or technical related field.

General understanding of electronics and their applications.

Ability to review technical documentation.

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

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

Detailed oriented and highly organized, with ability to multi-task.

General understanding of Microsoft Office products.

Ability to disassemble and reassemble simple mechanical components using common hand tools.

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Minimum age of 18.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

Simulator Technician III (Exempt Professional 1 Level)


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.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

Salary Range

$63,400-$99,700 / year

Pay Details

Core 3 level (Non-Exempt): $63,400 - $88,800

Professional 1 level (Exempt): $71,300 - $99,700

Salary Details

Pay will be based on multiple factors,includingand not limited to relevant experience/level, level of the role and skillset while balancing internal equity relative to other Alaska/Horizon employees. Alaska/Horizon is committed to fair, unbiased compensation along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate.

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

Free stand-by travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

Comprehensive well-being programs including medical, dental and vision benefits

Generous 401k match program

Quarterly and annual bonus plans

Generous holiday and paid time off

For more information about Alaska/Horizon Total Rewards please visit our career site and view benefits.

Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 1/10/2023
Employment Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Non-Exempt/Exempt
Regular/Temporary Regular
Requisition ID 2022-9737
Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information (including family medical history), political views or activity, or other legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. If you’d like to view a copy of our affirmative action plans, please fill out an AAP Inspection Request Form. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.