Experienced Equipment Operator - Housing May Be Available

Date:  Apr 4, 2024

Truckee, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California Resort
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2024


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.


Hiring for our seasonal positions occurs on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until June 15th or until the positions are 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 Experienced Equipment Operator will operate a variety of equipment, trucks and tractors for the purpose of street and utility repair, maintenance, and construction of facilities.   


Job Specifications:

  • Housing: May Be Available
  • Expected Pay Range: $21.00 - $28.98 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time. Days, Nights, Weekdays, weekends, holidays
  • Skill Level: Mid Level


Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate all equipment used by the Mt. Ops team   

  • Monitor all equipment and make sure that all issues are addressed promptly and communicated with Vehicle Maintenance.  

  • Physical Labor will be required due to the broad scope of the jobs that will be done for the resort. Responsible for all aspects of Mountain operations.  

  • Maintenance of signs and repairs and general maintenance.  

  • Able to take directions and work as part of a team  

  • Accurately troubleshoot equipment problems.  

  • Other duties as assigned  


Job Requirements:

  • At least 1 year heavy equipment experience  

  • High school diploma or equivalent  

  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English  

  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record  

  • Class A or B CDL License is required for this position  

  • Able to lift & carry up to 50 lbs.              

  • Able to work extended hours outdoors in an alpine environment 


The expected pay range is $21.00 - $28.98. 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  500256
Reference Date: 02/20/2024 
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