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Director of Lift Maintenance, Keystone

Date:  Oct 11, 2021

Keystone, CO, US

Company:  Keystone Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

We’re looking for team members who are passionate about their work and the world around them, who take pride in ensuring our guests receive the best possible service and who bring a sense of self and fun to all they do. Life at 9,280 feet in the sky is a little different. With our crisp Rocky Mountain air and boundless options for adventure and exploration, you can join a community who loves where they live and loves what they do. Keystone will be your home away from home; a place where friendliness, an eye for detail and unmatched guest service is the foundation of our Culture. Come join our team – where A Mountain of Possibilities awaits. www.vailresortscareers.com



As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


The Director of Lift Maintenance will lead and manage the Keystone Lift Maintenance Department in alignment with Keystone and Vail Resorts standards and philosophy, and will lead his team and the resort to the highest degree of safety, be a change management expert, and develop talent as a critical priority. This person will manage the preventative, routine, scheduled, and unscheduled maintenance of all lifts at Keystone Ski Resort in a proactive, safe and efficient manner; provide oversight of lift construction and special projects as assigned by the Senior Director of Mountain Operations and GM/COO; provide the quality and service required by regulatory agencies and maintain the standards set forth by Vail Resorts and partner with the USFS. This person will engage in and lead Best Practices for the resort and for the company.  The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and successfully lead a staff of experienced individuals, enabling the highest levels of execution and job satisfaction while working toward a one team culture, and effectiveness.


Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Demonstrates strong example of Vail Resorts Core Values of: Serve Others, Do Good, Drive Value, Be Safe, Do Right, and Have Fun.
  • Embodies and works toward exceeding expectations on Vail Resorts Leadership Competencies of: Out Front, Connect, Drive, Develop, Passion, and Re-Imagine.
  • Responsible for assuring the lifts are in compliance with ANSI /OSHA/ NEC, Insurance and Vail Resorts rules and regulations
  • Responsible for conduct, training, dept policies, Vail Resorts policies, thorough knowledge of Policy Tech and ensuring that all tasks and procedures are completed in a timely, thorough and professional manner.
  • Responsible for the oversight and planning of all mechanical and electrical maintenance including a dotted line to Electrical Distribution.
  • Responsible for compliance, understanding, training of Planful and oversight of department budgets and notifying Senior Mountain Operations director of financial variances in a timely manner.  
  • Plan for the future development and capital improvements of all lift systems and continually update and advise Senior Director of Mountain Operations on the long term goals for lift system upgrades.
  • Responsible for summer and winter preventative maintenance programs that include inspection of work performed to maximize lift safety and reliability, and working with outside agencies and vendors to ensure that all work is done and compliant
  • Assure that Senior Director of Mountain Operations is immediately informed and consulted on all abnormal or unusual conditions, incidents, or system malfunctions 
  • Assure that all required records are maintained and kept up-to-date. This includes, but is not limited to, all mechanical and operational procedures, maintenance and operations logs, lift failures and incidents and downtime logs


Minimum Requirements:


  • High school education or equivalent, some college preferred
  • Management experience in Lift Operations and/or Lift Maintenance and/or Mountain Operations (Min 10 years preferred)
  • At least 10 years supervisory/management experience preferred
  • Valid Driver's license
  • Strong knowledge of desktop computer systems and applications
  • Read, write, and speak English
  • Understanding of budgets and has a financial acumen
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Lift Mechanical/Lift Electrical systems
  • Familiarity with Lift Operations
  • Familiarity with activity-based features and structures.
  • Is a team player
  • Strong management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Know rules and codes of authorities with jurisdictions
  • Involvement with ANSI and OSHA regulatory agencies
  • Advanced level skier


The budgeted range starts at $80,000-$97,700 + annual bonus + equity.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 360208