Experienced HVAC Refrigeration Technician

Date:  May 15, 2024

Keystone, CO, US

Company:  Keystone 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 Ski Area Building Maintenance HVAC Refrigeration Technician is responsible for diagnosing refrigeration equipment malfunctions and make the needed repairs to keep the systems operating efficiently at all times.


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Housing May Be Available 
  • Expected Pay Range: $23.00 - $33.62 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time, Year Round
  • Skill Level: Advanced


Job Responsibilities:

  • Must maintain accurate inventory records of all refrigerant gas.  This includes gas purchased, how much was put in each piece of equipment, and what was recycled or reclaimed per EPA requirements.
  • Responsible for the start-up and shut down of all refrigerated equipment for the operating season.
  • Preform preventive maintenance of all systems as needed.
  • Supports company environmental initiatives by maintaining equipment to maximize efficiency.
  • Attend training and observe all applicable OSHA and other regulatory compliance programs.
  • Supervise, organize and plan refrigeration maintenance projects on a daily, weekly and monthly schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of refrigeration experience or equivalent (ice machines, commercial refrigeration )
  • Systems troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Must hold a valid EPA certificate and be able to order, handle, recycle and reclaim various refrigerants
  • NATE refrigeration certification
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a good driving record.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of MicroMain maintenance program
  • Ability to read and comprehend schematics


The expected pay range is $23.00 - $33.62. 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  501274
Reference Date: 04/16/2024 
Job Code Function: Building Maintenance 

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