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Vehicle Shop Team Lead - Ski Area Fleet - Vail

Date:  May 13, 2022

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Year Round

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.

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


This is a supervisory position for the Vehicle Maintenance Shops with advanced shop experience on a variety of vehicles, both gasoline and diesel powered, with a strong understanding of leading day to day operation of a fleet shop. The primary responsibility is to lead and assist mechanics directly on shop floor to ensure safe and proper diagnosis on all fleet vehicles, while providing training and direction to less experienced staff members. Responsible for maintaining shop/vehicle safety standards and meeting productivity requirements set by management.




  • Provide very proficient diagnosis and repair of various pieces of equipment  and  assist shop personnel with professional and timely repairs in an efficient manner to minimize downtime and expenses with the goal of assisting the fleet department in achieving its operating budget
  • Provide daily supervision and oversight of all staff and ongoing projects occurring within the fleet maintenance operation.
  • Prioritize and assign  jobs/tasks based on work load and stakeholder needs to best support those stakeholder groups and maintain productivity on the shop floor
  • Assist the fleet supervisor and manager with job interviews, hiring decisions, develop and conduct performance evaluations for all direct reports, develop and provide training programs for departmental staff.
  • Assist the fleet supervisor and manager with developing the best possible fleet management program to ensure optimal and efficient purchasing plans and rotation of existing equipment in our truck, cat, heavy equipment, and bus fleets.
  • Maintain Safety guidelines and policies with all shop personal set forth by department and Vail Resorts management
  • Have the ability to effectively communicate information to manager and shop personal regarding processes and procedures to include shop safety, prioritizing work and assigned tasks
  • Effectively communicate scheduling and repair status with inter-departmental managers, supervisors and leads
  • Participate in the development of self and co-workers by leading hands on training, and sharing prior work experience to help improve the operations of Fleet Maintenance and advance the skill set of other employees
  • Demonstrate the philosophies outlined in the Vail Resorts Employee Handbook pertaining to Employee, Customer, Guest, Co-workers, and Management relations
  • Assist in the tracking of fleet vehicles for cost analysis, longevity and fleet rotation
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • High School. Some College and two years automotive school/training.
  • 8-10 years shop experience.
  • 1-3 years of lead or supervisory experience.
  • Colorado drivers license, CDL liscense.
  • Advanced vehicle analyzers, on board computer systems, and Microsoft Office skills.
  • Oral and written English proficiency.
  • Provide own toolbox with extensive set of hand tools and automotive testing equipment.
  • Advanced automotive job skills and experience, working knowledge of a fleet maintenance operation.


The budgeted range starts at 26.40 - 33.10.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 

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 420253

Nearest Major Market: Denver