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Lift Mechanic

Date:  Jul 28, 2022

Afton Alps, MN, US

Company:  Afton Alps
Shift Type:  Year Round

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world. 


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Join us to create your Experience of a Lifetime!


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (after eligible employees work 500 hours) 
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 




Job Specifications: 

  • Outlet: Afton Alps
  • Starting Wage: $23+ / hour 
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full-Time
  • Skill Level: Intermediate


Intermediate Lift Mechanic:

The Level II Lift Mechanic is responsible for assisting and working closely with Lead Mechanics and other maintenance staff in performing maintenance duties. Duties include cleaning, assisting in repairs, preventative maintenance, operating lift equipment, grip maintenance and overhauls, line work, working at heights and proper record keeping. Duties are performed in all types of environments both indoors and outdoors. Additional responsibilities include assuring that the Maintenance Manager, Supervisor, Lead, maintenance personnel and lift dispatch is immediately informed and consulted on all abnormal or unusual conditions, incidents, observations or system malfunctions. Assist in training level 1 Mechanics and Lift Operators. Other duties as assigned by management.  All employees are responsible for following the company's safety and risk management policies and procedures.



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to read, write, speak, comprehend and understand English fluently
  • Strong communication and team skills
  • Ability to work at heights up to 100 feet
  • Must be able to or able to learn to drive ATV’s and snowmobiles
  • Electrical, hydraulic, Mechanical experience
  • Ability to work in extreme outdoor weather environments
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in a mechanical field
  • Previous grip rebuilding
  • Ability to read hydraulic and electrical schematic
  • Visual acuity necessary to inspect small defects and small parts, using measurement device, and assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eye
  • Basic knowledge of computer systems required (at least 1 year of experience)
  • Ability to lift up to or more than 100 lbs regularly
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, up to 4 hours without sitting
  • Ability to use hands and fingers to feel and reach
  • Ability to climb, balance, stoop, crawl, and crouch
  • Able to work holidays, weekends, and evenings as necessary
  • Ability to ski or ride at an intermediate level – preferred
  • NDT experience - preferred
  • Vermont Tramway Maintenance Technician Level 2 and/or Level 3 - preferred
  • Working knowledge of Doppelmayr and POMA chairlifts – preferred
  • Working knowledge of Detachable Lifts - preferred


This is a year-round position with an immediate start date. We are looking for enthusiastic team players to join us in providing our guests with a superior recreational experience and an attitude of constant improvement and excellence. Great recreational benefits and resort discounts

The budgeted range starts at $23+.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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 446868

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis