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Manager of Vehicle Maintenance

Date:  Mar 14, 2023

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Epic Mountain Express
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.  


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  


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 Specifications:

  • Housing: Not available
  • Outlet: Vail / Beaver Creek
  • Shift Availability: Year Round / Full Time
  • Expected Pay Range: $70,000 - $80,000 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience


Job Summary:  
Responsible for the day to day operation of the vehicle maintenance department to include all staff and maintenance facilities over three areas of operation. Responsible for general facilities oversight and managing facilities maintenance staff. Enforce all company policies, procedures and safety guidelines. Provide training and guidance to staff with regards to diagnosis and repair of fleet while adhering to DOT requirements. Responsible for the purchasing, maintenance and disposal of all surplus vehicles and equipment.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for 2 Fleet Maintenance departments to include, but not limited to, all staff, all vehicle maintenance/repair and all maintenance equipment in local area shop(s).
  • Comply with all EME and VR company policies, procedures and safety guidelines within the direct areas of responsibility.
  • Maintain primary responsibility for the processes related to data entry and integrity into the Dossier asset management system.
  • Ensures an efficient and cohesive process of vehicle and equipment repairs, and quality assurance/control procedures are in place and functioning properly.
  • Manage and supervise staff of fleet mechanics including, but not limited to:
    • Hiring and retention of mechanic staff with skills and qualifications appropriate for the level of work to be performed.
    • Scheduling of staff to ensure appropriate coverage in coordination with operations departments.
    • Provide, develop and review training requirements for mechanics to keep pace with the maintenance requirements of new vehicles, shop tools, and equipment. Establish expectations related to qualifications and certifications.
    • Identify, communicate, and measure performance against appropriate measurement of productivity and effectiveness of mechanic staff.
  • Responsible for all diagnostic and repair work of all local fleet vehicles to meet state and federal compliance. 
  • Formulates and manages maintenance and capital budgets to include, but not limited to replacement and/or upgrading of shop equipment and labor for local facility.
  • Manages all vehicle damage and coordinates repairs as needed.  Assists Health and Safety Manager and insurance representatives to finalize claims.
  • Communicates with customers (both internal and external), drivers, vendors and management in a professional and timely manner.
  • Contribute to the allocation of base vehicle fleet between all operations centers in collaboration with operations resource manager, other area maintenance manager(s) and Director of Fleet Operations.
  • Includes management of fleet rotation between locations and service priorities to ensure adequate management of mileage accumulations targets
  • Responsible for all VR record keeping requirements as it pertains to Vehicle Maintenance in accordance with EME, VR, DOT, COPUC and all other relevant regulatory agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma, Technical Degree, or equivalent
  • Must have vehicle/equipment background
  • Ability to supervise skilled/unskilled workers and evaluate their effectiveness
  • Must have Valid DL, ASE Certification is strongly preferred, Electronic Fleet Management Software experience preferred
  • Must have intermediate computer skills
  • English fluency
  • Must be able to obtain DOT Physical. OSHA and EPA Regulations experienced preferred.
  • Must have exceptional knowledge and understanding of overall vehicle maintenance related skills. Performs other duties as assigned.


The expected pay range is $70,000 - $80,000 + annual bonus. 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 490931 


Nearest Major Market: Denver