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Snowcat Operator / Grooming - HOUSING AVAILABLE - Winter Seasonal 2018/2019 - Vail Mountain

Date: Feb 9, 2019

Location: Vail, CO, US

Company: Vail Resorts

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.

 

 

 

Like driving heavy equipment? Want to be a part of a world-class grooming operation? Want to drive the industry's most cutting edge machines, or even help test prototypes? Apply NOW for this season, and be the secure your first step to an amazing career. We are looking for strong candidates with heavy equipment operation and ski resort operation experience (though this is preferred it is not required) to join our hardworking team. We have positions available for people with little or no experience, to those with years of operator prowess! Apply today and get your spot in our queue for next winter. 

 

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for the safety of fellow employees, and guests, and for personal safety
  • High safety responsibility and sensibility to maintain a safe snowcat operation
  • Maintain mountain skiing surfaces to finest level possible
  • Ability to learn how to operate all VRI Slope Grooming equipment and basic mountain operations
  • Minimize down time through basic preventative maintenance, cleanliness and up-keep of machine
  • Manual labor in other Slopes and Trails work
  • Maintain good working relationship and communicate work instructions with co-workers
  • Receive daily working instructions from Advanced Operators, Specialists and Supervisor
  • Daily, as needed, communication with shop Mechanics concerning mechanical problems
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Valid US driver's license with no restrictions - required
  • Satisfactory MVR check - required
  • Must be at least 18 years of age - required
  • High school diploma or equivalent - required
  • Able to lift up to 100 lbs - required
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, comprehend and understand English fluently - required
  • Able to climb on and off the vehicles frequently - required
  • Able to sit for extended periods of time while operating the snowcat - required
  • Able to use two-way radios (both speaking and hearing instructions) - required
  • End of season commitment required (April 2019) 
  • We love farmers,combine drivers, heavy equipment operators and snow plow drivers!

 

 

  • What’s in it for you? Benefits include:

  • Free Ski passes for employees and dependents
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family
  • $5 employee meal available daily at select on-mountain locations
  • Free ski lessons
  • Discounted lodging, food, gear and mountain shuttles
  • Discounted bike haul & golf
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans (full-time year – round positions)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Excellent training and professional development

 

Be a part of the resort where it all started. Imagine belonging to a team that delivers the life of luxury to its guests while infusing the mountain lifestyle in every experience. Are you someone that never settles for second best? Take your mountain exploration to the next level and join a passionate group of people who thrive on extraordinary customer service. Come help us deliver unparalleled adventures in a place that is unrivaled and unflinching. Join the team at Vail – a place that’s Like Nothing on Earth. 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 162227


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