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Entry Lift Mechanic - Year Round


Stevens Pass, WA, US

Company:  Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.


Vail Resorts is always looking for great talent.  Although our resorts and offices are currently closed to protect the health and safety of our employees, applications are still being accepted.  Hiring will resume as soon as normal operations resume.


Work as a member of the Lift Maintenance team to maintain and repair lifts for safe and continued operation.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalency (G.E.D.).
  • Ability to be insured to operate company vehicles (Clean Driving Record).
  • Minimum one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic math with the ability to compute and interpret rate, ratio, percentages, and graphs.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Snowmobile, snow cat, vehicle, and equipment operation experience preferred.
  • Intermediate ski or snowboard ability.
  • Ability to work effectively unsupervised or in a team.
  • Must be comfortable working in all weather conditions
  • Able to work on high, precarious places near moving mechanical parts
  • Must be comfortable with the changing dynamics of a seasonal business.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Follow all safety procedures and practices per workplace safety manual, training, and agency regulations.
  • Prepare chairlifts daily for operational use.
  • Perform daily evaluations, performance checks, preventative maintenance, and safety checks.
  • Complete required departmental maintenance log sheets and record keeping.
  • Perform all tasks associated with inspecting, repairing, and maintaining lift equipment including:
    • Tower machinery and sheaves.
    • Drive equipment, such as gear boxes, drive belts, electric motors, diesel engines, bearings.
    • Hydraulic and mechanical tension and braking systems.
    • Carriers, grips, clips, and detachable grips.
    • Bullwheels, terminals, towers, haul ropes, control systems, batteries
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose any problems with lift equipment.
  • Travel to lifts via snow cat, snowmobile, or skis.
  • Climb towers, ladders and stairs to access job locations.
  • Keep safety of personnel and passengers a priority at all times.
  • Assist with emergency lift evacuations as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work station.


Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keep all work areas clean, neat, and orderly.
  • Assist with de-icing and snow removal for safe operation of lifts.
  • Assist and coach Lift Operations department as needed.
  • Participate in department training and development programs.
  • Communicate with co-workers  and supervisors regarding personnel and work issues.
  • Maintain flexible working hours; perform work duties at any hour of the day when needed including staying late or arriving early.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.


Key Competencies:

  • Basic mechanical knowledge.
  • Basic electrical knowledge.
  • Basic rigging knowledge including using hydraulics.
  • Troubleshooting ability.
  • Welding and metal-working.
  • Knowledge of manufacturer recommendations and regulatory requirements.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Must be able to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms, pulling and pushing large wrenches in all positions including overhead and overreaching.
  • Must have the ability to frequently walk, climb or balance, talk or hear, and taste or smell as well as be able to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Climb vertical ladders to 75 feet and safely perform work duties at that height in all weather conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with equipment assistance on a vertical ladder up to 75 feet.
  • Possess the ability to work while laying on hard and/or uneven surfaces.
  • Must be able to shovel, lift, and carry dirt, snow, and other debris in repetitive motion for extended periods of time.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the working environment is usually very loud; the employee may be exposed to high volume of power tools and machinery.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions near moving mechanical parts in or on high, precarious places. 


Benefits Include: 

  • Free Ski passes for employees and dependents 
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family 

  • Free ski lessons 

  • Discounted lodging, food, gear and mountain shuttles 

  • Discounted bike haul & golf 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans (full-time positions) 

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 

  • Excellent training and professional development 


Do you love the mountains and wonder what it would be like to work at a mountain resort? Looking to try something new and learn how to ski, snowboard or downhill mountain bike? Are you looking to meet new friends from all over the country and world? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we invite you to come join our community at Stevens Pass today! Why not work where you play, and let Stevens Pass be your office. www.vailresortscareers.com

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 193947