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Entry Lift Mechanics - Full Time - Year Round - Okemo

Date:  May 7, 2022

Ludlow, VT, US

Company:  Okemo Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

At Okemo, we’ve got 2,200 vertical feet of positive outlook and it shows. Culture is what we teach. And service with a smile is the linchpin of our philosophy. Every interaction with our guests-on and off the mountain, Adventure Zone and at the Evolution Bike Park, is an opportunity to turn a skier, rider, golfer, or recreational enthusiast into a lifelong member of our family. Our employees reflect this attitude by having fun doing what they do best: creating a memorable recreational experience!

As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Summary of Job: This position is an entry level position into the Lift Maintenance department at Afton Alps. It will require an attentive, safety driven and diligent individual who enjoys working outdoors in the winter season. A mechanical background is preferred but not required. Must be comfortable with heights of up to 25 feet, 3 years or more experience on a snowmobile is required.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure safe and reliable mechanical operation of all lifts.
  • Responsible for following the company's safety and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for performance and scheduling of all preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Assist in troubleshooting all "down" lifts.
  • Responsible for assuring the Maintenance Manager, Lead, and Lift Dispatch is immediately informed and consulted about 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.
  • Assist in the ongoing training of lift maintenance personnel.
  • Responsible for maintaining all tools, equipment, and vehicles as assigned.
  • Able to evacuate a lift under auxilary power in all circumstances.
  • Responsible for recording all information of work performed on lifts and submitting to lift records in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Job Requirements:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Mechanical experience - Required
  • Snowmobile experience - Required
  • Valid  Driver's License
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Able to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in English
  • Ability to withstand extreme cold and variable winter conditions
  • Intermediate level skier helpful
  • Demonstrated ability to follow directions and work in small groups
  • Team player
  • Create and maintain a productive and safe work environment, including implementing and retaining all company mandated safety-related training and assessments.
  • Develop, adhere to, and role model the company’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Adhere to all policies, rules, and regulations of Vail Resorts and Afton Alps.
  • Flexible schedule required during peak times throughout the year.  Must be willing to work evenings, holidays and weekends

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift over 50 lbs
  • Lifting Frequency - Frequent
  • Standing Frequency – Frequent
  • Walking Frequency - Frequent
  • Sitting Frequency - Frequent
  • Reaching - Frequent
  • Climbing/Balancing - Frequent
  • Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, Crawl - Frequent


Serve Others: Own It. Personalize It. Elevate It.
Identifies and take ownership of opportunities to assist the customer; listens and responds to customer needs to personalize the experience; is committed to elevating the customer experience; communicates clearly and effectively; is flexible to adjust plans to meet customers’ changing needs; collaborates with team members and peers; exhibits a service attitude that is engaging with customers.

Do Right: Act with Integrity – always do the right thing, knowing it leads to the right outcome.
Follows through on commitments; is honest and trustworthy; understands and complies with company policies and procedures; considers stakeholder interests in decision making; takes ownership of actions and decisions; receptive and responsive to others’ feedback; identifies and communicates ethical concerns.

Drive Value: Grow profit through smart and innovative business practices.
Is a positive advocate for the company; is aware of the impact of decisions and actions on company profitability; works efficiently; completes tasks accurately and manages time well; strives for continual improvement and growth; is open to and suggests new ideas; uses company resources appropriately; demonstrates financial discipline.

Do Good: Preserve our natural environment and contribute to the success of our local communities.
Has an awareness of the company’s Epic Promise program; considers the environmental and community impact of decisions and actions; takes actions in support of the company’s environmental initiatives; understands the company’s connection with our local communities.

Be Safe: Be committed to the safety and wellness of our employees and Guests.
Promotes a culture of health and safety; takes personal accountability for the safety of self and others; understands and communicates safety procedures and expectations; utilizes all relevant safety resources; identifies and appropriately reports risk.

Have Fun: Fun is our product – create fun, enjoy your work and share the contagious spirit.
Shares enthusiasm for our products and services; is able to overcome challenges while maintaining a positive attitude; inspires others and integrates fun into the work environment; is approachable and welcoming to customers; promotes an engaging, inclusive atmosphere.


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

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 409828

Nearest Major Market: Hanover

Job Segment: Entry Level