Jobs at Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

Job Information

Horizon Air Ground Support Technician (GSE Mechanic) Up to $2k in bonuses! in SeaTac, Washington

Company Horizon Air

Starting Rate

USD $22.50/Hr.

Pay Details

  • $2,000 hiring bonus paid after 30 days of employment (includes $2,000 tool bonus)

  • $33.75/hr. (1.5x base pay) when working outside of base station (field work) performing duties on behalf of the company (field work is about 50% of employee's schedule)

The Team

Airports are expansive. That’s why we rely on our ground vehicles (trucks, transports, vans, automobiles, and other ground vehicles) to be as reliable and safe as our aircraft -- to be sure we're where we need to be quickly and safely. If you are an auto mechanic, good with electrical systems, diagnostics, can problem-solve on the fly, and share our values and commitment to creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Ground Support Technician is responsible for Ground support equipment repairs at Horizon Air. As a member of the Ground Support team, this individual contributor role ensures properly maintained ground equipment.

Key Duties

  • Responsible for cost effective repair of ground support equipment

  • Prioritize equipment repair needs

  • Work with manager to provide adequate equipment to the field

  • Maintain equipment in safe condition

  • Keep track of parts and create work orders

  • Analyze maintenance programs

  • Troubleshoot equipment problems

  • Work with leads, supervisors and manager to provide responsive service to the station's repair needs

  • This position will require travel to other cities to repair equipment

  • Other duties as assigned

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • A minimum of 2 years maintenance experience, which may include experience with fabrication, auto body, automotive mechanics, heavy-equipment (diesel) mechanics, and electric vehicle and generator mechanics.

  • Ability to be qualified to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), and is not currently disqualified from operating a CMV

  • Must be able to obtain a current DOT medical certificate

  • Ability to provide a list of violations or the certificate required to qualify as a DOT driver under the provisions of the FMCSA as listed in the 49CFR.

  • Must have an adequate complement of own tools

  • Authorization to enter and exit Canada

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Ability to consistently lift 50 pounds

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, reach and grasp.

  • Ability to travel to other cities up to 50% of the time

  • Ability to work a variety of schedules to include nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Ability to work in some inclement weather conditions

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to obtain airport security clearance.

  • Ability to communicate in English

  • High school diploma

  • Minimum age of 21

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S


  • ASE Certification

  • Technical trade school in repair and maintenance

  • Electric powered vehicle experience

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

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.

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k program with a company match up to 6%

  • Monthly incentive pay plan up to $150 per month

  • Annual incentive pay plan with a target 5% payout of annual earnings

  • Generous paid time off

  • Unlimited standby travel benefits on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 6/3/2022
Location Seattle, WA - Airport
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
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Job Locations USA-WA-SeaTac
Requisition ID 2022-8159
Category Corporate & Operations