Assistant Manager of Lift Maintenance

Date:  Apr 17, 2024

Fairfield, PA, US

Company:  Liberty Mountain 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 Assistant Manager of Lift Maintenance will provide leadership, management and direction to Lift Maintenance department. Together with the Mountain Operations leadership team, this position will help ensure the overall success of the mountain in terms of the following: daily operations, staff development, and future on mountain planning and strategies that will drive our safety culture as well as guest and employee satisfaction.


The Assistant Manager of Lift Maintenance will oversee our Lift Mechanical staff, ropeway systems, and conveyors. They will also play and important role in developing and maintaining a safe, inclusive work environment.  Training, ordering, inventory, and coordinating with the various departments are also important aspects of this position.  Our Lift Maintenance department is a strong team of mechanics of different levels, and support staff.


Job Specifications

  • Outlet: Liberty Mountain
  • Starting Wage: $52,800 - $73,830
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full-Time
  • Skill Level: Advanced


Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the management and administration of our Lift Maintenance team to produce an exceptional guest and employee experience
  • Coach and motivate to ensure employees are aligned with Vail Resorts goals, values and core competencies. 
  • Maintain an “expert level” status of lift maintenance functions, being proactive with industry trends within Vail Resorts and within the industry as a whole
  • Be a leader in the effort to improve safety within mountain operations with the goal of reducing/eliminating worker and guest injury. Coordinate closely with the Manager of Health & Safety regarding the same
  • Prioritize and adapt in a constantly changing business and environmental setting
  • Build strong, positive relationships with key managers outside the scope of direct reports
  • Manage the safe and reliable maintenance operations and providing the quality and reliable service desired by the guest, Liberty Mountain and Vail Resorts
  • Oversees and performs preventive maintenance activities
  • Develops maintenance routines and procedures
  • Oversees and assists in troubleshooting lift systems
  • Oversees all lift maintenance parts ordering
  • Develop and research long term needs of lifts at Liberty Mountain
  • Manages various projects assigned by the Manager & Director of Mountain Operations
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, and development of all lift maintenance personnel
  • Assure that all records required by Liberty Mountain and the authorities having jurisdiction are maintained and kept up-to-date including all mechanical and operational procedures, daily maintenance, operational logs, lift failures and incidents
  • Responsible for conduct, training, Lift Maintenance Dept. Policies, Vail Resorts policies, and ensuring paperwork & procedures are completed in a timely manner
  • Actively participate in the Vail Resorts Lift Maintenance Best Practice Group
  • Able to work days, nights, weekends and holidays as needed


Job Requirements:

  • Strong management, communication, leadership and team building skills, skiing/riding ability, must be able to work in extreme weather conditions (winter/summer)
  • Strong understanding of Electrical, Mechanical, and Hydraulic systems.
  • Basic knowledge of desktop computer systems and applications
  • Valid Driver's license or ability to obtain one upon employment
  • General knowledge of the ski industry and lift operations
  • Positive, solutions-oriented leadership



The expected pay range is $52,800 - $73,830. 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  500969
Reference Date: 03/19/2024 
Job Code Function: Lift Maintenance