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Heavy Equipment Operator

Sundance Mountain Resort
Provo, UT
  • Expired: December 05, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Title: Heavy Equipment Operator

Department: Grounds

Reports To: Grounds Manager

Rate of Pay: $22.00/hour

Shift: Varies and on-call


Assists in all heavy equipment functions and operations related to snow removal, tree and shrub relocation, or removal, ground leveling, excavation, sand and gravel placement, and assists both grounds and parking departments in other related duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Represent Sundance in a positive and professional manner being the example of Sundance service standards.

Responsibly assist in grading, excavation, snow removal, plowing and sanding of resort parking areas and roads by operation of dozer, trackhoe, loader, backhoe, plow and sander truck as needed and on call.

Operate Ranger ATV safely.

Conduct daily vehicle inspections i.e. checking oil and all essential fluids; clearing snow and ice as part of a thorough exterior inspection.

Fuel vehicle following protocols.

Assist as needed in the parking department including help with parking guests, driving shuttle bus, shoveling and snow-blowing walkways.

Assist disabled passengers into and out of vehicle.

Safely drive employees and guests to and from overflow parking lots in twenty-five passenger mini-bus.

Direct guests and employees to suitable parking area to prevent congestion and promote exceptional guest service.

Pacify disgruntled guests utilizing exceptional people skills.

Administer carpool incentive for employees and guests.

Operate radio to communicate professionally with base and other vehicles.

Assist as needed setting up and removing Christmas decorations around the resort.

Demonstrate knowledge about all aspects of the property including lodging, dining, shops, mountain recreation, events, activities and their locations.

Provide helpful information about opportunities of the day, including answering questions and giving directions to their desired venue.

Share the Sundance story of land preservation and environmental commitment as the occasion arises.

Support the recycling program.

Comply with no-idling policy and reduce carbon footprint.

Ensure cleanliness of parking lots and shuttles.

Clean interior and exterior of vehicles.


Embrace and promote all facets of the Sundance Guiding Principles: vision, mission, service standards, and values.

Exhibit job and product knowledge to accurately support and promote all Sundance departments, amenities and programming ventures.

Strategically balance customer, business, and employee needs.

Be flexible to meet business demands, work well under pressure, meet deadlines and manage time appropriately.

Work with a broad based constituency and provide excellent service to all internal and external guests.

Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.

Keep information confidential as directed in the confidentiality agreement and furthermore support and comply with all Sundance policies, procedures, and standards.

Protect Sundance assets.

Be an ambassador of Sundance inside and outside of work.




Support and participate in environmental programs associated with position: minimizing waste, recycling, energy conservation, purchase and use of sustainable products, education on environmental ethic, support vendors with similar ethic, decrease pollution levels, minimize the use of toxic chemicals, restore wild life habitats.


Sundance recognizes the impact that our image has on the guest's impression of the resort and the perception of our ability to provide professional service to our clientele. In order to best promote a positive, professional image that meets Sundance guest's expectations, employees are required to dress in a professional, conservative fashion that is appropriate for their area. Please use the following as a minimum standard:

All aspects of the Personal Appearance policy (SPL#50) must be in compliance.

Operational employees are required to wear nametags at all times while on duty.

Clothing must be unwrinkled and clean, and in good condition (no rips, tears, or frays regardless of whether accidental or fashionably placed).

Blue jeans are permitted.

Men's shirts must be tucked in.

A tailored fit is required of all clothing.

Tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, and spaghetti straps are prohibited.

Proper footwear for your department is required.

Flip flops are prohibited in all areas.

Tennis shoes are prohibited in all areas.

If your department allows t-shirts, they must be in good condition and have appropriate Sundance logos.

If your department allows baseball caps, they must be in good condition and have appropriate Sundance logos.

Failure to comply with the dress code policy or enforce dress code and personal appearance policies with their staff, may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


This is a general description of this job. All employees of Sundance Partners LTD. will be required to perform any task that is asked of him/her within legal and ethical parameters and company policy.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge and ability to operate heavy equipment such as backhoe, snow plow, sander and dozer.




Must possess a valid U.S. Drivers' License in good standing as determined by Sundance's Insurance Company guidelines.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to sit for extended periods, stand for several hours in wet and cold conditions or hot and dusty conditions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Must be 21 years of age or older

Sundance Mountain Resort


Provo, UT
84604 USA



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