JOB TITLE: Lift Operator
DEPARTMENT: Lift Operations
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time/Part Time/Seasonal
UPDATED: August 2017
Provide excellent guest service with the safe, efficient and courteous operation of chairlifts. You may at times be either a top operator or a bottom operator. At a bottom lift station you may be called upon to load chairs, do crowd control, etc. At a top station you will be required to observe the safe off-loading of guests, perform motor room checks, etc. Keep all stations and work areas clean and organized. Use shovels, rakes, scoops, etc. to maintain smooth, level ramps and maze areas for the guests and fellow crew members. Must be willing to work outside in winter weather conditions, and comfortable with the changing dynamics of a seasonal business. Looking for self-starters who enjoy being part of a team. Must be dependable with the ability to show up to work on time. Must be 18 years or older. High beginner to intermediate level ski or snowboard skills preferred.
JOB EXPECTATIONS & DUTIES
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, kneel, bend, crouch, crawl, sit, stoop, balance, ski and/or snowboard, climb and hike in and over steep, winter terrain. The employee will reach with hands and arms to manipulate small items with gloved hands; operate a manual shovel; swing and carry hand tools, equipment, and personal supplies. The employee may regularly lift up to 40 pounds alone and may occasionally lift up to 75 pounds with assistance. The employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; and inclement weather and mountain environmental conditions. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to cold, wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places and vibration. The noise level is usually loud; the employee is regularly exposed to high volume power tools and machinery.
This is a Winter Resort Area. It requires that work venues are varied and in many cases include steep stairways, multi-level buildings and outdoor work areas, subject to very cold, sometimes wet or very sunny work sites. Some facilities are located at the base or bottom of the area and some are semi-remote and can only be reached by traveling via chairlift(s), skis or snowboards, or snowmobile. Walking surfaces are frequently frozen, sloped and slippery. Proper footwear is a must, indoors and out. Work days and
hours, as well as the number of hours required will vary, with an emphasis on weekends and holidays.
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.