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Lift Mechanics

Date:  Sep 21, 2022

Brighton, MI, US

Company:  Mt. Brighton
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023


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. 


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 (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 




Job Summary

This position is an entry level position into the Lift Maintenance department at Afton Alps. It will require an attentive, safety driven and diligent individual who enjoys working outdoors in the winter season. A mechanical background is preferred but not required. Must be comfortable with heights of up to 25 feet, 3 years or more experience on a snowmobile is required.


Job Specifications: 

  • Starting Wage: $21 / hour 
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time, Winter Seasonal
  • Skill Level: Entry


Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure safe and reliable mechanical operation of all lifts.
  • Responsible for following the company's safety and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for performance and scheduling of all preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Assist in troubleshooting all "down" lifts.
  • Responsible for assuring the Maintenance Manager, Lead, and Lift Dispatch is immediately informed and consulted about all abnormal or unusual conditions, incidents, observations, or system malfunctions.
  • Respond, as assigned, to lift failures to productively resolve these situations in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the ongoing training of lift maintenance personnel.
  • Responsible for maintaining all tools, equipment, and vehicles as assigned.
  • Able to evacuate a lift under auxilary power in all circumstances.
  • Responsible for recording all information of work performed on lifts and submitting to lift records in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Job Requirements:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Mechanical experience - Required
  • Snowmobile experience - Required
  • Valid  Driver's License
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Able to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in English
  • Ability to withstand extreme cold and variable winter conditions
  • Intermediate level skier helpful
  • Demonstrated ability to follow directions and work in small groups
  • Team player
  • Create and maintain a productive and safe work environment, including implementing and retaining all company mandated safety-related training and assessments.
  • Develop, adhere to, and role model the company’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Adhere to all policies, rules, and regulations of Vail Resorts and Afton Alps.
  • Flexible schedule required during peak times throughout the year.  Must be willing to work evenings, holidays and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned




The budgeted range starts at $21.  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 472207

Job Segment: Entry Level