Groomer- Ski Lift Ramp

Department: Grooming
Reports to: Grooming Manager
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
Job Status: Seasonal Full time
Hours: Days, Swing and Grave shifts 30-40+ hrs/week Updated: 5.7.16
Note: Depending on natural snow amounts and weather conditions, the Snowmaking Department will cease operations prior to the normal closing of mountain operations.
Job Summary: Builds and maintains the slope around the base and top of ski lifts, including the pre-load, load, and unload areas.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Applicants must be 18 years of age.
Essential Job Responsibilities/Duties/Tasks include the following; other duties may be assigned:
1. Prepare and maintain a skiing surface on ramps that are safe and functional for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels using Grooming vehicles.
2. Uses shovels when necessary for fine tuning ramps.
3. Maintain awareness of surroundings both in and outside of the machine to avoid hitting gates and lifts.
4. Ability to learn how to operate all Slope Grooming equipment
5. Safe operation of a turbo-charged diesel powered over the snow vehicle with hydrostatic drives, 12 way blade, and multi function roto tiller rear implements
6. Operate all machine functions, such as blade controls, rear implement controls and steering.
7. Minimize down time through basic preventative maintenance, cleanliness and up-keep of machine
8. Manual labor in other Slopes and Trails work
9. Receive daily working instructions from Foremen and Supervisor
10. Daily, as needed, communication with shop Mechanics concerning mechanical problems
Competencies and Job Requirements:
1. Effective communication skills, oral & written
2. Strong sense of customer service & safety awareness
3. Able to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
4. Have a neat & clean appearance in compliance with the company grooming standards
5. Punctual, able to report at scheduled start time
6. Work well as part of a team.
7. Required to ski or snowboard on snow and ice, and up and down hill, while carrying equipment.
8. Able to work with minimum supervision
Education and Experience:
1. High School Diploma or GED
2. Three years snowcat operation experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
3. Equipment operation background and experience with diesel engine/hydraulic machines
4. Ski area experience
5. Intermediate knowledge and Troubleshooting skills grooming equipment
6. Valid driver's license with no restrictions
Physical Requirements:
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 regularly required to walk, talk, see, hear, and ski. Must be capable of sitting for long periods of time, up to 90% or more of a normal 8 hour work shift. Must be capable of occasionally balancing, climbing, reaching, squatting, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crawling. Must be capable of occasionally carrying, lifting. pushing or pulling up to 75bs Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and the ability to adjust focus.
Working Conditions:
Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently be exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee may encounter extreme winter cold and blizzard conditions.
Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the work place is usually moderate, this job may experience hazards such as mechanical, electrical, fumes, odors, dusts, gases.
Equipment Used in Job: Snow guns, hoses, hydrants, compressors, hand tools, torches, snowmobile, skis or snowboard

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