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Alaska Airlines First Officer- Alaska Airlines in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

As a pilot at Alaska Airlines, you are committed to living our values. You “Own Safety” and “Deliver Performance” on the job and in your community. And in very noticeable ways, you “Do the Right Thing,” aim to “Be Kind Hearted” and “Be Remarkable.” These are the traits all Alaska Airlines pilots show their guests and coworkers throughout their careers. In return, you’ll have the opportunities and experiences to help you reach your careers goals.

Role Summary

The First Officer is responsible for ensuring a safe journey and a positive experience for all of our guests while continually maintaining a high-level of professionalism. This is a union represented position.

Key Duties

  • Perform as Second in Command in the transport of passengers, mail, freight, or for other commercial purposes.

  • Comply with Federal Aviation Regulations, Company Flight Procedures, and Company Policies on scheduled flights and routes to ensure safety of flight.

  • Conduct business in a professional manner and demeanor at all times.

  • Operate Company aircraft adhering to established Qualification Standards and all Flight Manual operating procedures and policies.

  • Communicate with all required agencies and personnel while adhering to Company Communication Practices.

  • Must have knowledge commensurate with holder of airline transport pilot certificate and have knowledge of all aspects of applicable FARs and AIM.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • Minimum of 1,500 hours of total documented flight time.

  • Minimum of 500 hours of fixed wing turbine time (airplane and powered lift combined).

  • A current First Class FAA medical certificate.

  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument - Airplane.

  • All aeronautical experience requirements for an ATP, Airplane category rating, as set forth in 14 CFR §61.159.

  • Current ATP written exam.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

  • Must possess and/or obtain a current passport with unlimited access in and out of the United States. Employees with non-U.S. passports also will need any appropriate travel documentation.

  • Excellent judgment, leadership skills, demonstrated command ability and maturity.

  • Professional demeanor and appearance.

  • Must be comfortable with a domicile in Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, CA; Anchorage, AK; Portland, OR; or San Francisco, CA.

  • Minimum 23 years of age.

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

  • Ability to communicate in English.


  • An FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.

  • 500 hours of multi-engine airplane time.

  • Minimum of 50 hours of flight time within the last 12 months.

  • Four-year degree from an accredited university.

Airport SIDA Badge Requirements

Important update for non-crew employees working at an airport or maintenance hangar: Employees will be required to obtain a SIDA badge provided by the airport authority and maintain good standing in order to keep their SIDA badge. Review theSIDA Badge Requirementsdocument for a comprehensive overview.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

Salary Details

  • First year pay rate: $112.34 (per contract)

  • Monthly pay guarantee: 70 hours

  • Reserve pay guarantee: 75 hours (long call); 79 hours (short call)

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.

  • This role pays per collective bargaining agreement.

  • 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.

FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 12/31/2023
Location Seattle
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. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Requisition Type Frontline
Requisition ID 2023-11031
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Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle | USA-OR-Portland | USA-AK-Anchorage | USA-CA-San Francisco | USA-CA-Los Angeles
Requisition ID 2023-11031
Category Pilots