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Maintenance Technician

Date:  Mar 2, 2023

Truckee, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California 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 


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:

  • Housing: Currently Available 
  • Expected Pay Range: $20.00 - $28.98
  • Shift and Schedule Availability: Full Time
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Job Responsibilities:

Performs daily/weekly/monthly maintenance tasks as assigned by manager. These routinely include but are not limited to:

  • Unclog drains & toilets
  • Light pilot lights (furnace, fireplace & water heaters)
  • Adjust thermostats (furnace and refrigerators)
  • Program remote controls
  • Re-set breakers and garbage disposals
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Re-set screen, shower and closet doors
  • Replace batteries
  • Replace faulty telephones
  • Troubleshoot internet and cable TV issues
  • Inspection of condition of units
  • Change light bulbs as needed
  • Perform furnace filter changes as needed or requested
  • Testing carbon monoxide and/or smoke detectors and reporting results for the
  • Compliance Program as needed
  • Provides insight into inventory of replacement parts, supplies and hardware.
  • Assists in development of programs of regular preventive maintenance for all equipment.
  • Requires problem solving and initiation of less clearly defined job activities. May make relatively complex decisions about materials and equipment.
  • Communicate with housekeeping and building maintenance to complete work orders in a timely fashion.
  • Complete paperwork/electronic paperwork in a timely fashion.
  • Guest pre check-in inspections prior to guest arrivals (make sure lights are working, heat is on, catch any issues, etc.)
  • Guest Departure inspections (doors locked, lights off, heat off, trash removed etc.) as needed
  • Create Work Order requests by reporting any major repairs needed to Building Maintenance.
  • Delivery services for guest amenities and general items as needed
  • Perform all other duties as assigned, requested or deemed necessary for guest service
  • Maintains a friendly and courteous demeanor at all times.
  • This role includes heavy interactions with guests. Professionalism must be demonstrated at all times.

Job Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work in a team environment based on the Northstar Commitment and Values.
  • Requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing with some precision in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Must possess an understanding of basic mathematical skills.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to interact with guests and customers of the resort in a friendly and accommodating manner.
  • Requires skills in plumbing, carpentry, and electrical fields
  • Additional experience in the resort industry is preferred.
  • Certificate from a college or technical school; one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places.


The expected pay range is $20.00 - $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 492477