Under the direction and supervision of the Lifts Manager, the lift maintenance mechanic is responsible for assisting with the daily, weekly, and annual maintenance of all chairlifts and handle tow. Performing functions with the utmost safety is crucial in this position and being a leader in safety is vital. Day to day operations include 3 chairlifts with a 4th being built opening date of 2023/2024 winter season, 1 handle tow, 4 snowmobiles and 2 ATVs at the resort.
You will help supervise lift-operating staff and assist with snow cat maintenance. Your primary goal will be to ensure that all Whitewater guests and staff have a safe and enjoyable experience.
The lift maintenance mechanic’s primary role is to install, maintain, repair and troubleshoot lift equipment as well as assist lift operations with the start up and shut down of the lifts daily. They also read diagrams and manufacturers’ manuals, fit bearings, rebuild sheave trains, service grips and perform other mechanical procedures requiring specialized training. They work at great heights, in all weather conditions, at any time of the day or night.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Using a sustainable approach in daily operations, planning, and development.
Work to achieve department Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to assist in achieving organizational goals.
Promote Whitewater’s safety culture by reviewing and amending where necessary but not limited to: Department Manuals, CDPP, Employee Handbook.
Embrace and promote Whitewater’s mission statement and values.
Maintain current knowledge of legal standards pertaining to waivers, equipment, safety regulations, and OHS practices
Implementing daily, weekly and annual lift maintenance.
Supervising the daily operations of the lifts ensuring the safe and consistent operations for our guests.
Performing preventative maintenance and repair of the snow cats and loader.
Documentation and record keeping for asset maintenance and human resources.
Monitoring and maintaining parts inventory.
Assist with budgets where necessary and as required
Ensure all lifts are maintained and in compliance with current CSA Z98 code, manufacturer’s recommendations and legislation and the BC Safety Act, as they relate to the current lifts and lift maintenance practices.
Adhering to all Ministries, Authorities and Codes having jurisdiction.
Ensuring all safety procedures are being followed at all times.
Interact professionally with lift operations staff and assist with the training of lift operators and lift mechanics personnel, where required.
Report and rectify any unsafe situations
Ensure work area(s) are kept safe and clean, report any damage, malfunction, or misuse of any company equipment and/or property.
Training of Lift Operators.
Supervision of lift operators and lift mechanics when the supervisor is not available.
Assign duties to departmental personnel and ensure apprentices receive adequate training.
Ensure radio protocols are followed as per company policy.
Assist patrol in any rope evacuation procedures.
Assist in any emergencies.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION:
3rd year apprentice millwright, electrician or Heavy Duty Mechanic required
Minimum 3 years ski industry experience.is preferred
Field Safety Representative certification as per the B.C. Safety Authority
Complete familiarity with the current WCB regulation, CSA Z98 code and the BC Safety Act and Elevating devices regulations
Strong understanding of best maintenance practices for ski lifts. (Lift 151 surface lifts, Lift 152 fixed grip lifts courses required)
Have a working knowledge of hydraulics and machining.
Have worked within the Resort industry – an asset
Valid Class 5 drivers license with air brakes endorsement & clear driver’s abstract
Ability to operate snowmobiles, ATVs and 4×4 trucks in a safe and responsible manner
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Strong leadership, communication, management, administrative and personnel skills
Must be a team player and able to work well with others while maintaining a calm & positive attitude, sometimes during high stress
Are proficient with Microsoft Office and other basic computer systems and applications.
Good physical condition ( capable of performing manual labor, lifting up to 50 pounds, ability to lift heavy objects and constantly walking on uneven ground & comfortable working at excessive heights).
Advanced skiing or snowboarding ability.
Ability to work outside for extended periods in adverse weather conditions.
Must be willing to travel to the mountain and work weekends and holidays as required.
Self-motivated, mature, dependable, timely and able to work well with others.
Please visit Whitewater Ski Resort's employment page to submit your application.
Thank you.APPLY NOW! • LIFTS MAINTENANCE MECHANIC • Whitewater Ski Resort
Post Date: May 31, 2022 Deadline for Application: June 19, 2022
602 Lake Street
Whitewater Ski Resort is a majestic playground located located just 20 minutes from beautiful downtown Nelson, BC. Whitewater hosts a dependable dry snowfall totaling over 40 feet per season with an enjoyable experience in a variety of terrain for all abilities with the awe inspiring Ymir Peak as a backdrop. Match all this with the world renowned cuisine served at Fresh Tracks Café and you've got a place like no other. Come experience a true sample of Kootenay Mountain culture and great community vibe.