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Director of Lift Maintenance - Full Time Year Round

Date: Apr 11, 2019

Location: Crested Butte, CO, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

The Director of Lift Maintenance manages the preventative, routine, scheduled, and unscheduled maintenance of all lifts on Crested Butte Mountain in a proactive, safe, and efficient manner; providing oversight of lift construction and special projects as assigned by the Director of Mountain Operations and GM; providing the quality and service required by regulatory agencies, and maintaining the standards set forth by Vail Resorts. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and successfully lead experienced lift maintenance/electrical professionals, enabling the highest levels of execution and job satisfaction while working toward excellent team cohesion and effectiveness.
Essential Job Responsibilities: 
  • Provide reliability of all resort ski lift facilities to provide a quality service for our internal and external guests.
  • Responsible for assuring lift equipment is in compliance with the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board rules, ANSI, insurance, and Vail Resorts rules and regulations.  Act as the liaison to the CPTSB for meetings, lift licensing, inspections, and written reports on behalf of the resort.
  • Directs all lift maintenance activity to include conduct, training, lift department policy, Vail Resort policy, and assure all required paperwork and procedures are completed in a thorough manner and logged into the system. 
  • Responsible for the oversight and planning of all mechanical and electrical maintenance. Control summer and winter preventative maintenance programs to include all required inspections, processes and documentation.
  • Responsible for development, oversight, forecasting, and adhering to all departmental capital and operating departments. Work with finance to maintain excellent control of all financial processes.
  • Plan for the future development and capital improvements of all lift systems. Continually update the Director of Mountain Operations on the long term goals for lift system upgrades.
  • Oversee training and long term development of all lift maintenance personnel.
  • Assure that the Director of Mountain Operations / GM are 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, electrical and operational procedures, maintenance and operations logs, lift failures and incidents, and downtime logs.
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • High School education equivalent, some college preferred
  • Minimum of six years experience in lift maintenance and/or lift operations 
  • Minimum of four years supervisor experience with strong management skills 
  • Valid Colorado driver's license 
  • Strong knowledge of desktop computer and applications - Microsoft office applications
  • Strong English communication skills including verbal and written
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lift operations and maintenance. Proven organization skills and knowledge of tramway board regulations
  • Strong skiing ability and previous experience with regulatory agencies preferred



There’s nothing like ski town life in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. You’ll get to live and play in the heart of paradise—and work with some of the friendliest coworkers in the Gunnison Valley. In fact, our guests repeatedly tell us that it’s the welcoming smiles, upbeat attitudes, and friendly vibe that bring them back to Crested Butte (in addition to the great skiing, of course).

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 167336

Nearest Major Market: Colorado