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Lift Electrical Specialist

Date:  Jul 27, 2022

Gorham, NH, US

Company:  Wildcat Mountain
Shift Type:  Year Round

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 program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Join us to create your Experience of a Lifetime!


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 (after eligible employees work 500 hours) 
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 




Job Summary

This position is a highly skilled person with experience operating and maintaining all types of equipment in their areas of responsibility.  In addition to advanced level knowledge, they use highly specialized skills in a specific area(s) of expertise (e.g., non-destructive testing, UT Testing, retro-fit, Modifications, etc.). Leads special projects as assigned. They are recognized as an expert in lift maintenance. They must be knowledgeable in ANSI B77.1 and the New Hampshire Tramway code.  Primary responsibility is to ensure the safe and reliable electronic operation of lifts, emphasizing proficiency, instruction, safety, and leadership in all areas of Lift Maintenance. Assure that the lift maintenance manager, lift Dispatch, and Mt. Operations leader is immediately informed and consulted on all abnormal or unusual conditions. Responsible for Troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining electronic lift and snowmaking equipment during routine and emergencies. Documenting work performed. Duties are performed in all types of environments, both indoors and outdoors.


Job Specifications:  

  • Starting Wage:  $22.50 / hour 
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time
  • Skill Level: Advanced  


Job Responsibilities:

  • To ensure the safe and reliable electronic operation of the lifts and snowmaking equipment.
  • Emphasis on proficiency, instruction, and leadership in lift maintenance and mountain operations.
  • Can lead to the completion of specialized lift department and snowmaking department projects.
  • Assist and ensure that all maintenance procedures are scheduled and performed.
  • Responsible for assuring lifts comply with all ANSI B77.1 and NH Tramway codes and regulations.
  • Responsible for high and low voltage systems on lifts.
  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of lift controller programming.
  • Responsible for following the company’s safety and risk management policies and procedures
  • Responsible for performing all routine and assigned maintenance procedures. Responsible for recording all information of work performed on lifts and submitting to lift Dispatch on time.
  • Fabrication and maintenance of electronic circuits as required.
  • Responsible for upkeep of system blueprints and schematics.
  • Responsible for assuring that the Director, Maintenance Manager, Lead, and Lift Dispatch is immediately informed and consulted on all abnormal or unusual conditions, incidents, observations, or system malfunctions.
  • Assist in ongoing training and support of Apprentices, Mechanics, and Seasonal Lift Operations staff.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of environmental conditions
  • Provided a lift can be moved safely, evacuate a lift under standby power in all circumstances.


Job Requirements:

  • High School or Equivalent.   
  • Four or more years of electronics/electrical experience and programming
  • Valid Drivers license
  • Five years computer and programming
  • Oral and written English fluently
  • Understand and demonstrate troubleshooting skills of AC & DC Drives, AC & DC Motors, up to 1000 HP Allen Bradley SLC 500, MicroLogix PLCs programming and hardware. Knowledge of Pliz PLC s helpful. Work comfortably at heights up to 100’.
  • Industrial Journeyman electrician. Familiar with high capacity storage battery systems.


The budgeted range starts at $22.50 - $52.93.  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 456258

Nearest Major Market: New Hampshire