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First Officer Low Hour Pilot Jobs – Alaska, US

at Alaska Airlines
Published 25th August 2023
Location Anchorage, Alaska
Category Pilot Jobs  
Job Type First Officer Jobs  


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 know commensurate with the holder of airline transport pilot certificate and know 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 outlined 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.

Salary Details

  • First year pay rate: $100 (per contract)
  • Monthly pay guarantee: 70 hours
  • Reserve pay guarantee: 75 hours (long call); 79 hours (short call)