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Entry: Lift Mechanics - Wilmot - Full Time - Seasonal - Wisconsin

Date: Feb 13, 2019

Location: Wilmot, WI, 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.

Summary of Job: The Entry Lift Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance of all chair lifts, rope tows and surface lifts to ensure safe operation and minimizing down time throughout the winter season. He/she is also responsible for abiding by all Vail Resorts and OSHA standards and thorough documentation of work projects. We are a crew with a strong dedication to guest service who have a strong responsible for guest safety.





  • Perform all routine maintenance procedures under the guidance of the lift maintenance manager and senior mechanics. 
  • Ensure that all lifts are safe for the public by performing drive machinery inspections and service.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repair assigned lifts. 
  • Interact professionally with lift operations staff and assist with lift operations training. 
  • Follow all safety and risk management policies and procedures including proper use of PPE, Hazard Communication, fall protection, lock out/tag out procedures, etc.
  • Gain proficient knowledge, use and upkeep of precision tools such as straight edge dial, Vernier calipers, micrometers, bore gauges, feeler gauges, dial indicators, etc.
  • Weld, fabricate and repair through the proper set up and safe use of welders, grinders, cutting wheels, power hacksaws and various drilling functions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform basic work functions at heights on tower equipment such as routine rope alignment, sheave change out, evener replacement, brittle bar replacement, and  monthly and annual inspections.
  • Ensure that work area is free from clutter and all materials and tools are properly cleaned and stored.
  • Able to work outside for extended periods of time in adverse weather conditions.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older – Required
  • Must have valid Driver's License – Required
  • Knowledge of basic hand and power tools – Required
  • Ability to define each major component of a lift and its purpose – Required
  • Ability to work at heights in adverse weather conditions – Required
  • Flexible schedule required during peak times throughout the year.  Must be willing to work evenings, holidays and weekends – Required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form (in English) including communicating on the mountain radio.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic.
  • High School graduation or equivalent – Preferred
  • Ability to work well with others while maintaining a positive attitude, sometimes during high-stress


Physical Requirements: Identify the minimum requirements to perform the physical duties of the job. Consider varying requirements whenever necessary to provide equal employment opportunity.

  • Weight Lifted
  • Lifting Frequency
  • Standing Frequency
  • Walking Frequency
  • Sitting Frequency
  • Reaching
  • Climbing/Balancing
  • Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, Crawl








Help create history at Wilmot Mountain as Vail Resorts bridges 75 years of skiing tradition with new state-of-the-art lifts, snowmaking, renovated lodges, and terrain parks, all while honoring the important legacy of the ski area. Be a part of the tremendous Wilmot Mountain brand recognized widely among Chicago and Milwaukee skiers and snowboarders, and also part of the Vail Resorts’ family that’s passionate about providing world-class experiences at every property. Wilmot Mountain truly is where Epic begins for skiers of all levels and can be where your epic career begins, too.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Kenosha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee