Aviation Events, Places to Fly and MORE!

Receive our Email Newsletters about upcoming Aviation Events, Great Places to Fly and Videos!
Post our Flyer!
Add an Aviation Event!
Add a Favorite Place to Fly!
Share FunPlacesToFly on:
More Aviation Jobs!
Share on:

Senior System Operations Control (SOC) Aircraft Controller - SeaTac, Washington

Company/Organization: Horizon Air

Position: Management

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 2/2/2022



Horizon Air

The Team

Our close-knit flight operations team orchestrates the daily operations of our airline, creating an airline people love from behind the scenes. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned pro, you’ll use your expertise to create the situations that make guest experiences as safe and enjoyable as possible. You’ll be at the heart of how our airlines will achieve its goals and enjoy the opportunities you’ll have to create a long and satisfying career with us.

Role Summary

The Sr. SOC Aircraft Controller is a subject matter expert responsible for ensuring schedule integrity by assigning aircraft to all flights while complying with Maintenance Engineering (M E) requirements for planned and unplanned aircraft maintenance at Horizon. As an individual contributor, this role exercises considerable judgement to make decisions in aircraft assignments and routing and provide recommendations to address M E, Flight Operations, Stations and other business requests in both routine and non-routine operations.

Key Duties

+ Takes initiative to develop solutions and make operational decisions pertaining to aircraft rotation and tail number assignments according to aircraft capability, flight crew qualification, and route limitation.

+ Makes recommendations pertaining to flight cancellations, flight delays, added flights, or modifying the routing of flights.

+ Exercises judgement to make decisions to align aircraft according to operational specifications established by Maintenance, Dispatch, Flight Operations and Marketing during normal and abnormal operations

+ Applies deep knowledge to provide SOC decision support through data collection using multiple computer systems, programs and formats.

+ Performs irregular operations entries in various systems and formats and ensure the entries are made accurately and in accordance with company policy and procedure.

+ Facilitates and communicates operational decisions according to the position requirements.

+ Loads, audits, and optimizes the daily flight schedule in the Horizon Air computer systems.

+ Interfaces with internal and external operations positions, which include: SOC Flight Control Manager, Dispatcher, Manager Customer Operations, Maintenance Control and SOC Crew Controller.

+ Reviews and recommends procedural changes as needed.

Job-Specific Experience, Education Skills


+ 4 years of aircraft operations experience which may include: SOC, Station/Ground Ops, Pilot, Planning, or a combination of these.

+ Bachelor’s degree or an additional two years of applicable training or general work experience, in lieu of this degree.

+ Superior decision-making, cross-departmental coordination and efficient utilization of operational resources.

+ Excellent computer skills and ability to manage job related programs.

+ Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills in fast-paced environment.

+ Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and customer service orientation.

+ Strong written and verbal communications skills.

+ Self-starter able to deal with high-pressure situations.

+ Maintain peak performance in a fast-paced and stressful work environment.

+ Ability to work a variety of schedules, including weekends and holidays.

+ Demonstrated ability to effectively multi-task.

+ Regular and predictable attendance is an absolute.

+ High School Diploma or equivalent.

+ Minimum age of 18.

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


+ FAA Dispatcher License.

+ 1 year of experience in an SOC position.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

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.

+ Competitive total rewards package

+ Medical, dental and vision benefits

+ 401k match program

+ Monthly incentive pay plan

+ Annual incentive pay plan

+ Generous paid time off

+ Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines Horizon Air

FLSA Status


Employment Type




Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on



Seattle, WA
- Corporate Office

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.

Requisition Type


Job Locations


Requisition ID



Corporate Operations

Click HERE for More Information

Fun Places to Fly Search:
Your Airport ID:
* OR *
Your Zip Code:
Range (miles):
Airport Search:
ID, Name
or City:
Airport Distance Calculator:
From Airport ID:
To Airport ID:
Mileage Type:
Put this on your Website!