Position: Lift Maintenance Technician
Department: Mountain Operations
Type: Full Time Year-Round or Full Time Winter Seasonal
Maintenance Apprentice -$18-$22/hour
- Prior experience in the general mechanic field, must have an interest in continuing education/certification in the field.
Maintenance Technician 1 - $20-$24/hour
- 5-10 years of experience and degree/certification/license in the field are required.
Maintenance Technician 2 -$24-$28/hour
- 10+ years of experience and a degree/certification/license in the field are required.
Performs skilled work in including, maintaining and/or repairing fixed and detachable chairlifts, surface lifts, tows and conveyors and their related systems and other duties as assigned by management. Will work under the direction of the Mountain Manager but will be expected to present the knowledge and skills necessary to work independently. Duties are performed in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor environments in all weather conditions.
- Maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs ski lift mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and other related systems.
- Performs daily pre-operational checks and inspections of lift equipment.
- Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of all performed work, to include inspections, repairs, and preventive maintenance tasks.
- Provides troubleshooting knowledge to facilitate the safe operation of all lifts.
- Responds to and works to determine causes of lift operational problems promptly.
- Operates diverse types of equipment and off-road vehicles in all types of terrain.
- Participates in training lift operators and less experienced lift maintenance personnel.
- Performs troubleshooting on electrical control systems, VFD drives, diesel engines, and hydraulic systems, etc. to determine the cause(s) of malfunction(s).
- Prescribes and performs emergency repairs to equipment in the field.
- Maintains and documents an inventory of materials, parts, and tools necessary to perform maintenance activities.
- Maintains the shop and building grounds in a clean and safe manner.
- Orders necessary parts for the repair and maintenance process.
- Notifies Manager of all unusual events, circumstances, or other safety or quality control issues.
- Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Manager and/or Directors.
- Assists other departments as necessary.
- At least one year of direct or related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- An in-depth knowledge of ski industry and lift maintenance best practices and standards including ANSI B77.1-2017 or the ability to acquire such knowledge.
- An ability to speak, read, write and otherwise communicate in English.
- High School Diploma/G.E.D. equivalent required.
- Must possess a valid Class D driver’s license, Class A license preferred.
- Ability to understand and interpret electrical and hydraulic schematics.
- Able to bend, lift, carry, crawl, climb, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise move in a constantly changing environment.
- Must be able to work extended hours outdoors in adverse weather conditions, including extreme cold and heat.
- Ability to safely operate snowcats, snowmobiles, ATVs, and other equipment on difficult uneven terrain.
- Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 25 lbs. regularly, 30-50 lbs. frequently, and up to 75 lbs. Occasionally
- Ability to perform a wide variety of duties at heights from 10-60+ ft. off the ground.
- Physical presence at the job site is essential to perform job duties.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.