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Advanced Lift Mechanic - Year Round

Date:  Nov 23, 2021

Keystone, CO, US

Company:  Keystone Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

We’re looking for team members who are passionate about their work and the world around them, who take pride in ensuring our guests receive the best possible service and who bring a sense of self and fun to all they do. Life at 9,280 feet in the sky is a little different. With our crisp Rocky Mountain air and boundless options for adventure and exploration, you can join a community who loves where they live and loves what they do. Keystone will be your home away from home; a place where friendliness, an eye for detail and unmatched guest service is the foundation of our Culture. Come join our team – where A Mountain of Possibilities awaits. www.vailresortscareers.com


As of Nov.15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


This position requires a highly-skilled person with experience in operating and maintaining all types of equipment in their areas of responsibility.  The Advanced Lift Mechanic must be knowledgeable in Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board Rules and Regulations.  Primary responsibility is to ensure the safe and reliable mechanical operation of lifts, with emphasis on proficiency, instruction, safety, and leadership in all areas of Lift Maintenance.  The Mechanic ensures that the Lift Mechanical Manager, Lift Dispatch, and Department Director are immediately informed and consulted on all abnormal or unusual conditions.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Ensures safe and reliable mechanical operation of lifts.
  • Emphasis on proficiency, instruction, and leadership in all maintenance.
  • Responsible for following the company’s safety and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for performance and schedule of all preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Responsible for assuring lifts are in compliance with all CPTSB and other applicable codes and regulations.
  • Responsible for the performance and training of subordinates in all routine and assigned maintenance procedures under the guidance of the Maintenance Manager and Mechanic Lead.
  • Respond, as assigned, to lift failures to productively resolve these situations in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the ongoing training of Lift Maintenance personnel.
  • Assist in the ongoing training and support of seasonal lift operations.
  • Responsible for maintaining all tools, equipment, and vehicles as assigned.
  • Responsible for recording all information of work performed on lifts and submitting lift records in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to evacuate a lift under auxiliary power in all circumstances.


Job Qualifications:


  • Must be proficient in all phases of Lift Mechanic III requirements.
  • Must be proficient at troubleshooting all “down” lifts.
  • Must maintain reasonable level of spare parts to ensure full repair capability.
  • High school diploma or equivalent  - required
  • At least four years of mechanical experience - required
  • Proven Master-Level Lift Mechanic skills and abilities
  • Must be knowledgeable of regulatory codes as they pertain to lifts
  • Snowmobile and vehicle trained - required
  • Climbing certified - required
  • Certified Level II NDT Inspector - required
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License - preferred
  • Basic working knowledge of desktop computer systems and applications
  • Read, write, and speak English
  • Ability to perform major lift modifications
  • Ability to overhaul or rebuild all line and terminal equipment
  • Able and willing to work in inclement weather
  • Intermediate level skier would be helpful


This position requires holiday and weekends as well as the ability to work a night shift during the winter and summer.

The budgeted range starts at 26.66 - 39.98.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

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 380748

Nearest Major Market: Denver