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Lift Mechanic

Company: Snowshoe Mountain
Location: Elkins
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Please note, this position is located at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, West VirginiaYear Round
We are looking for people who are passionate about life and what they do. People who love the mountain lifestyle and who want to be at Snowshoe! We seek qualified candidates that exemplify our Core Values of Performance, Integrity, Collaboration, Environment, and most of all Fun!

Our goal at Snowshoe is to provide exceptional mountain experiences for our guests, employees, and community. We do so by embracing authenticity, celebrating our differences, and finding ways we can all connect through our shared passion for the mountain. At Snowshoe everyone is welcome, and we encourage you to be yourself. Simply put, you belong up here and we can't wait to see you on the mountain!

Work, Play, Get Paid and Enjoy the Perks:

  • Free skiing + riding privileges with direct to lift access at 14 iconic resorts including: Snowshoe Mountain, Stratton, Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, Steamboat and more!
  • 401(k) plan (Available to any employee over the age of 18)
  • 12 Discounted Friends and Family $25 Winter Lift Ticket Vouchers
  • 30% - 45% off Snowshoe food & beverage locations (excludes alcohol)
  • 30% off soft goods and 15% off hard goods at Snowshoe owned retail locations.
  • Pro Deals from some of the industries top brands such as Smartwool, Smith, Dakine and North Face

    Full Time - Year Round position: Are you looking to grow your career as a lift Mechanic? Come see all that our Mountain Community has to offer! This position will ensure safe and dependable lift transport equipment for guests and employees. Qualifies for our full benefits package including medical, dental vision and health insurance, 401k plan, and many more mountain and industry perks!


    Snowshoe is the premier destination for Mid-Atlantic and Southeast skiers, snowboarders and winter enthusiasts. We offer 257 acres of skiable terrain, 1500 vertical feet, 57 trails and the best snow around. Enjoy our world class events, cool mountain temperatures, beautiful vistas and 11,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness.


    Our organizational values describe our shared beliefs, the principles important to our organization; how we want to treat each other and our guests.

    Integrity Performance Environment Fun Collaboration


    Ensure safe and dependable lift transport equipment for guests and employees.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES (list in order of importance)

    This position is responsible for the following "job results".
    • Performing all prescribed maintenance on all lift equipment.
    • Following ANSI B-77 codes, manufacturers requirements, federal and state requirements, and Insurance requirements
    • Completing all required maintenance logs and records
    • Performing daily pre- operational tests and inspections on all lift equipment
    • Monitoring and testing equipment regularly
    • Performing daily inspections of lift equipment. Directing accurate daily checks of all machinery, engines, motors, coupling/uncoupling points and other critical areas
    • Offering continual training and assistance of the standard operational and safety practices to the lift attendants, lead lift operators, scanners and tubing attendants on all lifts.
    • Referring to equipment technical manuals to ensure proper procedures are followed and proper settings are maintained
    • Notifying Manager of any condition or occurrence that may adversely affect the safety operation or the quality of the experience of our guests
    • Observing lift operations to ensure they are safely loading and unloading guests on the lifts.
    • Making suggestions to the operations supervisors lift manager or instructs the lift attendants directly when abnormalities are noted
    • Presenting in a friendly and courteous manner at all times and provide efficient, timely service to guests and other staff
    • Assisting and instructing guests on and off of the lifts or in the use of tubing facility
    • Answering questions or concerns of guests
    • Assisting other departments in their daily routines requiring use of the lifts
    • Dismantling of machine or equipment to examine parts for defect or to remove defective parts
    • Replacing defective parts with new parts or repairs or reproduces parts from various kinds of metal stock
    • Assembling and testing machine to verify correction of malfunction
    • Attending educational workshops, reading technical publications, reading current code changes and communicating with Peers at other resorts and our sister Alterra Resorts.
    • Reading mountain operations manuals, employee handbooks, and lift manufactures manuals
    • Checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies.
    • Informing manager of needed parts and materials need to maintain equipment.
    • Informs manager in a timely manner when inventories are being depleted.
    • Following all company safety policies and procedures.
    • Following all manufactures safety policies and procedures.
    • Ensuring that all maintenance information on all equipment and systems is recorded in compliance with ANSI-B77 codes.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
      This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of this resort and position, the responsibilities of this position may change.


      Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent.

      Experience: 1 year as a lift mechanic


      Specific Experience other than Terrain Park Attendant:

      • Understands business complexities and assumes responsibility for driving change
      • Leads employees or teams of employees to achieve goals
      • Guides employees through periods of change, even during difficult times or in the face of hard business decisions
      • Exhibits honesty, integrity in an environment of mutual respect and trust, core values, reliability
        • Is inquisitive and curious, always asking questions; Seeks new and/or different or ways to improve the business; Thinks outside the box
        • Is recognized by others (internally and externally) as being engaged in their role, and someone who can often see things that others have not
        • Inspires, motivates, develops, energizes, and creates engaged employees, with a solid record of employee retention
        • Demonstrates true passion for the job, the resort, and the company overall
        • Displays rigorous commitment to the environment, financial and safety of self, business, and inherent risks through stewardship.
          • Communicates clearly and appropriately - both orally and in writing
          • Responds to questions or requests in a timely manner
          • Conducts regular one-on-one and departmental meetings to ensure a good flow of information
          • Recognizes and rewards the achievement of his/her team and others; Ensures thank-yous are delivered
          • All communication is down home and strives to improve upon a high level of guest service in a friendly manner
            • Achieves high-quality business outcomes for the division as well as delivering good results that help the business overall
            • Meets or exceeds financial goals, budgets, forecasts
            • Creates successful strategies that produce results, but is also willing to accept responsibility for shortfalls when appropriate
            • Ensures a guest driven atmosphere and improves commitment to a service level that exceed our guests' expectations
            • Takes steps to provide epic experiences that are wild, memorable and unexpected
              • Adapts and is flexible to changing business circumstances across a season, a fiscal year, and/or multiple years; Exhibits willingness to change
              • Adjusts budgets and reforecasts as needed across the year based on changing business needs
              • Exhibits flexibility in their thinking, will bend when needed, and will lobby others to change when necessary
              • Inspires a unified team through understanding was is required for successful, cooperative and fun team success

                Any Alterra employee or volunteer who operates a company vehicle including cars, trucks, snowcats, snowmobiles, or heavy equipment is required to comply with the Intrawest Driver's Standards Policy. This policy also applies to employees or volunteers driving their personal vehicles for company business more than four times per month, averaging 30+ miles per trip. All drivers should receive a full copy of the Intrawest Driver's Standards Policy; if you have not - please contact your Risk/Safety or HR/EE Department.


                This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

                Mountain Environment:
                • The primary physical environment in which this position works is out of doors with a high exposure level to cold, snow, wind, rain, bugs, sun, high altitude, extreme heights, lightning, etc...
                • The degree of strenuous activity within the job is considered to be high. Often lifting a weight of 50 pounds throughout the day is common.
                • Additional strenuous physical activity may include walking or hiking upon uneven, challenging terrain with heavy tools or equipment.
                • Exposure to: Chemicals required for cleaning, de-greasing, and painting Ultra Violet radiation from the sun enhanced through lack of atmospheric filtration at work altitude. Fumes produced in activities ranging from cleaning to painting to fabrication of metal products. Noise generated by snowmobiles, lift equipment, and tools may require hearing protection to be worn.
                • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.
                • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.
                  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                  An Equal Opportunity Employer Associated topics: commercial, coordinator, corporate, lead, manager, manager i, office manager, property manager, resident, supervisor

Keywords: Snowshoe Mountain, Harrisonburg , Lift Mechanic, Engineering , Elkins, Virginia

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