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Lift Mechanics

Wildcat Mountain
Gorham, NH
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

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

The primary job responsibility of the Advanced Lift Mechanic is to perform all facets of maintenance on our system of lifts to ensure the safe and reliable transportation of our guests.  This position provides guidance and leadership and acts as a mentor to less experienced team members.  Safety is paramount and a high level of awareness relating to safety is required.  Please apply to join our team today!



Job Specifications:  

  • Starting Wage:  $21.63
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time
  • Skill Level: Advanced  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to Vail Resorts Health & Safety as well as Lift Maintenance department policies and procedures
  • Reliable and punctual attendance is a primary function of this position
  • Ability to perform work with minimal supervision and work effectively under pressure
  • Performs scheduled, unscheduled, and emergency maintenance and repairs to maximize equipment uptime and reliability
  • Performs work within ANSI and Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board standards
  • Documents all work performed per established processes to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Informs Lift Maintenance management and Lift Dispatch for all unusual equipment conditions, observations, and incidents
  • Assists in the training and support of apprentices, maintenance assistants, and seasonal lift operations team members
  • Identifies and develops training opportunities
  • Responsible for the upkeep and cleaning of lift maintenance shops and lift terminals
  • Safely operates vehicles, snowmobiles, and other equipment
  • Communicates frequently with other departments such as lift operations, fleet maintenance, grooming, and snowmaking
  • Manages up to 6 people
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Qualifications:

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent – required
  • At least 5 years of mechanical or industrial maintenance experience – strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of PLC and industrial controls – strongly preferred
  • Supervisory experience – strongly preferred
  • Proficient with all types of hand and power tools as well as shop equipment – required
  • Proficient in hydraulic system troubleshooting and component replacement – required
  • Magnetic particle, ultrasonic, or other non-destructive testing experience – preferred
  • Possess a valid unrestricted US driver's license – required
  • Commercial Driver’s License – strongly preferred
  • Proficient on computers, including Microsoft applications – required
  • Able to read, write, speak, and understand English – required
  • Able to work at heights up to 100 Feet – required
  • Able to work in a variety of outdoor mountain weather conditions – required
  • Able to work weekends and holidays – required
  • Able to work unscheduled overtime as needed – required
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. – required
  • Able to work and communicate effectively in a team environment – required
  • Able to stand for up to 4 hours during a shift without sitting – required
  • Intermediate level skier/snowboarder – required


The budgeted range starts at $21.63 - $43.36.  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 456255

Wildcat Mountain


Gorham, NH



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