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Lift Mechanic - $1,000 Sign-On Bonus

Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
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 


Seasonal 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 primary job responsibility of the Lift Mechanic is to perform all facets of maintenance and repairs on our system of lifts to ensure the safe and reliable transportation of our guests.  Safety is paramount and a high level of awareness relating to safety is required.  Please apply to join our team today!


  • Relocation Assistance Available!
  • $1,000 Sign-On Bonus will be paid out in two increments; $500 following 30 days from start date, 2nd $500 following 90 days from start date


Job Specifications 

  • Starting Wage:  $21 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time
  • Skill Level: Entry


Job Responsibilities

  • Adheres to Vail Resorts Health & Safety as well as Lift Maintenance department policies and procedures
  • Reliable and punctual attendance is a primary function of this position
  • The ability to apply one’s self to learning about unique mechanical systems
  • Ability to perform work with minimal supervision and work effectively under pressure
  • Performs scheduled, unscheduled, and emergency maintenance and repairs to maximize equipment uptime and reliability
  • Performs work within ANSI and Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board standards
  • Documents all work performed per established processes to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Informs Lift Maintenance management and Lift Dispatch for all unusual equipment conditions, observations, and incidents
  • Responsible for the upkeep and cleaning of lift maintenance shops and lift terminals
  • Safely operates vehicles, snowmobiles, and other vehicles
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent – required
  • Some mechanical or industrial maintenance experience – required
  • Knowledge of basic hand and power tools as well as shop equipment – required
  • Possess a valid US driver's license – required
  • Proficient on computers, including Microsoft applications – required
  • Able to read, write, speak, and understand English – required
  • Able to work at heights up to 100 Feet – required
  • Able to work in a variety of outdoor mountain weather conditions – required
  • Able to work weekends and holidays – required
  • Able to work unscheduled overtime as needed – required
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs – required
  • Able to work and communicate effectively in a team environment – required
  • Able to stand for up to 4 hours during a shift without sitting – required





The budgeted range starts at $21 - $27.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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 475528

Nearest Major Market: Denver