The Ski Lift Maintenance Manager is responsible for the daily start-up and inspection of ski lifts, is skilled at diagnosing and fixing mechanical and electrical issues, has a strong history of managing routine and unique off-season projects and has the ability to train all levels of ski lift technicians. The Ski Lift Maintenance Manager is supported by a Ski Lift Electrical Manager, a Lift Maintenance Program Manager and by the Director of Ski Lifts.
The Lift Maintenance Manager will work closely with the Lift Maintenance team to communicate daily expectations and directives. The Lead will work closely with other managers across the resort to communicate lift issues, lift scheduling and other resort activities. The Manager will have considerable contact with supply vendors and contractors, who will offer services to complete work that cannot be completed in-house. The Manager shall be dedicated to the guests experience and will communicate effectively with them at all times.
Must be thoroughly familiar with the operation and maintenance of lifts based on the manufacturer’s manual and the codes regulating the lifts.
When mechanical problems are reported, locate and diagnose problems, plan and perform necessary repairs, and report major problems to the Director of Ski Lifts.
Must be able to diagnose and repair mechanical problems relating to towers and the lift line.
Responsible for aligning terminal machinery and repair of terminal problems.
During winter season, required to conduct Daily, Weekly, Bi-weekly and Monthly inspections for any existing or potential problems, to maintain and repair lifts according to prescribed procedures (see maintenance manuals) and document as required, review and maintain files for such regularly.
Must have experience welding and fabricating.
Must have experience rigging equipment for hoisting by mechanical means.
Must have experience with hydraulics including electrical hydraulic pumps, hydraulic presses for bearing and shaft removal and hand held hydraulic pumps for belt tightening
Must have general electrical knowledge including low voltage circuitry and have the ability to read electrical schematics.
Must be familiar with reading blueprints.
Be familiar with gas and diesel engines.
Be familiar with hydrostatic drives
Be familiar with non-destructive testing
Assist with project planning
Perform a variety of lift maintenance and construction tasks and projects.
Perform all required testing as noted by the lift manufacturer or Federal and State agencies.
Attend and assist with all inspections required by Federal, State and Insurance agencies.
Attend all required supervisor/manager training programs
Attend and conduct weekly meetings
Conduct training with the Lift Maintenance team to offer continued growth and productivity.
Lead crew in a manner that is professional and consistent with the resorts expectations.
Oversee care and maintenance of tools and equipment.
Assist with creating budgets for labor, tools, equipment, parts and capital improvement projects.
Ensure that lift stations, tools, equipment and shop work areas are kept clean and in good operating condition.
Must treat all company property and personnel with respect and care.
Responsible for the daily operation of ski lifts including inspection, documentation, trouble shooting and safe operation.
Responsible for safe operation of lifts in adverse weather conditions.
Responsible for identifying excessive wear and tear to lift components and determine life expectancy.
Responsible for Quality Assurance on all work performed on lifts.
Familiar with a computer including excel, word, access and outlook programs.
Perform other tasks as assigned.
Candidates will have at least 5 years of experience working directly on ski lifts as a lift maintenance technician or electrician, will have an equal amount of time of formal education in an applicable field or an equal amount of time mixed between field experience and formal education.