Job Category Snow Maker
Qualification Not Specify
Schedule Preference FlexibleNight
Experience Level Entry Level
Job Start Month December 2020
Job Available Until Month December 2020
Reports To: Slope Maintenance Supervisor
Department: Mountain Operations – Snowmaking
Status: Full Time Seasonal
Join us as we take on a re-envisioning of Ski Granby Ranch. We are a new resort and hospitality management company, but we have a way of doing business that has been forged by over forty years in the mountain resort and hospitality sectors. You will become part of an organization that is fundamentally biased towards team. We look for people who share our ethos:
- Team Success. We succeed only when the team succeeds; importantly, that success is the team’s success. We support each other with resources, constructive feedback, and positive encouragement.
- Continuous Improvement. We are in a constant mode of innovating, creating, and executing, all of which is thoughtfully balanced with a foundational sense of focus and attention to detail.
- Every Team Member Matters. We recognize the value and contributions of all team members, without question. We are snowmakers who quietly go about our duties at midnight; human resources professionals who navigate the challenges of business in mountain communities; the back-of-house staff passionately dedicated to our craft. Whether you are a frontline team member or a divisional leader, we thrive under the philosophy that no role is insignificant.
- Professionalism & Relatability. We sit in boardrooms. We turn wrenches. We flip burgers. We believe an egalitarian culture, respect, shared passion, and a sense of community among mountain people is imperative to success.
The Snowmaker is responsible for staging guns and hose as directed by Slope Maintenance Supervisor and subsequently checking and adjusting all running equipment continuously throughout shift. The snowmaking position requires strenuous physical work outdoors during overnight shifts in cold and sometime extreme weather conditions while working with fan guns.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Maintain an organized, clean, efficient work space and maintain sanitization throughout the day in accordance with COVID-19 regulations and company policy.
- Check and adjust fan guns to maintain snow quality regularly.
- Operate snowmobiles and UTV/ATV that may be towing snowmaking equipment or pulling hoses.
- Hook up and clean out snowmaking hoses and equipment regularly.
- Ensure safety requirements are met and adhered to at all times.
- Stage hose and guns utilizing snowmobile, UTV as necessary. Hiking through tree islands in wet, heavy, deep snow will be required.
- Move and fluff hose as directed by supervisor and to ensure it is not buried or frozen during shift.
- Move, redirect, and maintain snow guns as directed by supervisor and to ensure it is not frozen, buried or pointed in the wrong direction due to wind. Requires removing ice and snow using hand tools.
- Conduct system start up and shut down following protocols and supervisor direction exactly every time.
- Communicate at the end of each shift to inform supervisor/director of progress during shift.
- Communicate any mechanical, hydraulic, or other issues to Supervisor immediately.
- Communicate any damage sustained to snowmobile, UTV/ATV, or other equipment during shift immediately to Director.
- Keep the Supervisor informed of all situations and status throughout the shift.
- Other duties as assigned
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Act as a positive, professional role model, adhering to the company’s hospitality standards.
- Maintain an exceptional level of guest service in all interaction with guests, fellow employees, and management.
- Assist supervisor with snow gun maintenance.
- Keep mountain shop clean, organized and sanitized.
· Assist with other mountain operations departments as assigned.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to remain alert and respond quickly and appropriately as trained.
- Ability to use sound judgement.
- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Speak, read, write in English fluently.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATIONS:
- High School diploma or equivalent required.
- Previous experience operating snowmobile, ATV, UTV in work setting preferred.
- Vaild driver’s license preferred.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Must be physically capable to perform strenuous exercise at 8,000-10,000 feet with adverse weather conditions including working with high pressure water and air.
- Must be able to work over-night shift.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
- Dexterity and strength for utilizing hand tools including mallets, large wrenches, operating snowmobiles, connecting hoses to fittings in cold, wet conditions.
- Excellent verbal, auditory and visual abilities necessary for communication with others in the dark, while using helmets, radios, and working around loud equipment.
- Provide own clothing and accessories necessary for work outdoors in high alpine winter environment.
- Walking, Kneeling, Squatting, Climbing (ladders), Reaching, Grabbing, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Sitting, Standing, on uneven, sometimes icy, steep slopes, in variable snow conditions.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.