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Lift Maintenance Mechanic

Date:  Sep 12, 2022

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. 


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 Specifications:  

  • Starting Wage:  $21.59 per hour
  • Effective October 2022 minimum wage will be increased to $20 per hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time

  • Skill Level: Intermediate


Summary of Job: Must communicate and work effectively with other Lift Maintenance personnel, as well as other Mountain Operations staff.  Ensure safe and reliable mechanical operation of lifts. Perform job duties in an efficient and safe manner.  Proficient in operating and maintaining lifts in their area of responsibility.  Ensure that the Lift Maintenance Managers, Director, and Lift Dispatch are informed and consulted on all abnormal or unusual conditions.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Must be proficient in all phases of Level II Mechanic requirements.
  • Responsible for following the company’s safety and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Provide that a lift can be moved safely and be able to evacuate a lift under auxiliary power in all circumstances.
  • Responsible for performing all routine and assigned maintenance.
  • Responsible for recording all information of work performed on lifts and submitting lift records in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Maintenance Manager and Lift Dispatch are immediately informed and consulted on 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.
  • Responsible for maintaining all tools, maintenance equipment, and vehicles in good condition.
  • Assist the ongoing training and support of seasonal lift operations.
  • Overtime may be required
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent  
  • 2 years mechanical experience, proven Level II skills
  • Certified NDT Level II inspector, climbing certified, snowmobile and vehicle trained
  • Basic working knowledge
  • Read, write, and speak English
  • Work in inclement weather, night shifts (winter and summer), holidays, and weekends. 
  • Strong mechanical skills.
  • Must communicate and work well with other Lift Maintenance personnel, as well as with other Mountain Operations staff.





The budgeted range starts at $21.59 - $32.38.  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 431688

Nearest Major Market: Denver