Lift Maintenance Specialist - SCADA

Date:  Feb 7, 2024

Beaver Creek, CO, US

Company:  Beaver Creek Ski Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

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 experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.

Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).

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, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

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


Job Summary:

The Beaver Creek Lift Maintenance team is currently seeking a qualified electrical specialist to join our Lift Electrical crew. The primary function of this role is the development and maintenance of an Ignition based SCADA system consisting of equipment networking, PLC and HMI programming, SQL database management, updating schematics, and other duties necessary to ensure a functional SCADA system. Along with other members of the team, a qualified candidate will also perform routine, emergency, and preventative maintenance, troubleshoot a variety of electrical, electro-mechanical, industrial control systems, and install electrical and electronic upgrades on ski lifts. This is year-round full-time outdoor work in a mountainous environment that will involve climbing and working at height on ski lift towers.


Job Specifications:

  • Expected Pay Range: $22.50 - $38.24 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time
  • Skill Level: Specialist
  • Other Specifics: On Call / Remote  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of an industrial automation system with emphasis on Database/Server programming and integration with PLCs and HMIs
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair lift related Industrial Controls including PLC’s and VFD’s
  • Data Reporting and Visualization Tool development
  • Install and calibrate various sensors and instrumentation.
  • Practice established protocols to ensure a safe and efficient working environment.
  • Must be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Actively involved in lift emergency procedures and time dependent repairs.
  • Ability to prioritize according to departmental goals.
  • Document repairs, labor, and materials accurately on work orders.
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing training opportunities.
  • May be called upon to assist other departments when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years of SCADA integration experience
  • A minimum of 4 years general electrical experience
  • Modbus TCP/IP communication protocol expertise
  • Previous experience with ladder logic programming
  • RSLogix/Studio 5000 Experience (Preferred)
  •  SQL Database Experience (Preferred)
  • Previous use of Ignition software (Preferred)
  • Previous experience with CAD software (Preferred)
  • Must be comfortable working efficiently at heights
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Ability to work outside in all high alpine weather conditions
  • Knows how to or shows willingness to learn to Ski, Snowboard and/or Snowmobile
  • Must be able to lift up to 100lbs



The expected pay range is $22.50 - $38.24. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  499368
Reference Date: 12/11/2023 
Job Code Function: Lift Maintenance 

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