Manager of Lift Maintenance

Date: Jun 27, 2024

City: Champion, PA, US

Company: Vail Resorts


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 Manager of Lift Maintenance will manage the preventative, predictive, scheduled, and unscheduled maintenance of all lifts in a proactive, safe, and efficient manner; provide the quality and service required by regulatory agencies and maintain the standards set forth by Vail Resorts. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and successfully lead a staff of experienced individuals, enabling the highest levels of training, execution, and job satisfaction while working toward excellent team cohesion and effectiveness.


Job Specifications:

  • Wage: The budgeted range starts at $59,100- $79,530 + annual bonus. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full-Time
  • Skill Level: Manager  


Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the oversight and planning of all mechanical and electrical maintenance on all lifts to ensure a safe and efficient environment for Resort guests
  • Supports the professional growth and development of employees across all levels of the department, including hiring, scheduling, performance management, staff development, training, and the safety of the team
  • Responsible for oversight of department budgets as well as plans for the future development and capital improvements of all lift systems
  • Ensures all lifts are in compliance with company, state, and federal rules and regulations
  • Assure that all required records are maintained and kept up-to-date. This includes, all mechanical and operational procedures, maintenance and operations logs, lift failures, and incidents and downtime logs
  • Be able to follow safety and risk management policies and procedures
  • Collaborates effectively within the Lift Electrical, Lift Operation, and other Mountain Operation departments
  • Other duties as assigned (Will be included in all postings)


Job Requirements 

  • 5+ years of Lift Maintenance experience and proven competency in general mechanics and electrical
  • Prior leadership experience and strong management skills
  • Must have or ability to obtain a valid US driver's license
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds
  • Ability to work efficiently at heights
  • Able to work outdoors in adverse mountain winter weather conditions 
  • Must be willing to work flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, evening shifts, overtime, etc.
  • Intermediate ski/snowboard ability preferred


The expected pay range is $59,100 - $79,530 + annual bonus. 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  501582
Reference Date: 05/22/2024 
Job Code Function: Lift Maintenance 

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