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Transportation Manager

posted October 1, 2017

Purgatory Resort
Durango, CO
587906 l

About This Job

General Purpose:

Ensure the safe and efficient transport of employees and guests.  Effectively manage and train drivers. Ensure completion of related vehicle maintenance, accurate DOT and PUC record keeping, driver files, drug testing pools/regulations, safety checks of assigned vehicles and equipment.  Drive scheduled routes as required.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Directly manage dispatchers and drivers to include interviewing, hiring, assigning and scheduling work, training, recommending promotions, performance appraisals, disciplinary discussions and terminations.

Develop and maintain driver schedules for call and demand, scheduled shuttles, wedding and event transportation.

Know and follow requirements according to PUC and DOT rules and regulations.

Maintain PUC and DOT licensing and scheduled filings.  Maintain administrative compliance.

Implement and enforce safe operational policies and procedures for vehicles and staff.

Closely monitor employee performance to ensure that all company and lease vehicles are being operated in a safe and responsible manner, to minimize damage to property.

Safely transport guests/employees in company vehicles.

Communicate effectively with other resort management.

Ensure vehicles are clean and maintained in good working order.

Build and work within annual operating budget to meet revenue, labor and overall expense targets.

Work with upper management and leasing companies on rotating fleet.

Maintain current CDL [Class B or A with a P2 (passenger and air-brake endorsements)] and drive vehicles when required.

Physically able to install winter chains on vehicles.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:. Must be able to safely drive in adverse conditions including but not limited to heavy snow, slushy and icy roads, wind, rain and extreme cold.  Must be able to make quick, sound decisions in potentially hazardous driving situations. Solid management skills. Solid interpersonal communications/customer relations skills.  Basic mechanical knowledge of vehicle maintenance required.  Basic knowledge of Purgatory Resort and surrounding area preferred. Alertness, spatial perception, judgment, concentration, patience, near and far acuity, depth perception, field of vision, color vision and visual discrimination are required abilities.
  • Education/Formal Training: High School diploma or GED preferred.  Current Colorado Commercial Driver’s License – Class B or A with a P2 (passenger and airbrake endorsements) with an acceptable driving record required that meets Purgatory Resort requirements.
  • Experience: Must be 21 years or older.  A minimum of one year commercial driving experience and supervisory experience required.

Material and Equipment Directly Used:

Bus, passenger van, cleaning equipment and supplies, vehicle maintenance equipment and supplies, ski/snowboard equipment and office equipment including computer, photocopier and 2-way radio.

Working environment/Physical Activities:

60% of the work day is spent driving vehicles, often in extreme and/or adverse weather conditions including extreme cold and snow. 40% of the work day is spent in a normal office environment Occasional fumes, odors, dusts, mists, and gases.   Potential hazards include mechanical and electrical, and road hazards.  Frequently lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling objects up to 100 pounds.  Occasionally necessary to “dig out” and push vans from stuck positions, or other roadside maintenance of vehicles.  Constantly operating the vehicle controls.  Frequently stoops, crouches, reaches, handles, and fingers objects.  Constant use of near and far acuity, depth perception, field of vision, and color vision.

Must pass pre-employment drug test.  Will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing per CDL testing pool requirements.


About This Employer

Purgatory Resort

1 Skier Pl

Durango, CO 81301

Telephone (970) 247-9000

Reservations (800) 525-0892

150 Room Resort

About Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort is located in the rugged San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, and 25 miles north of historic downtown Durango. Carved by glaciers thousands of years ago, Purgatory is a unique blend of steep tree skiing trails and wide-open cruisers with stunning views. Averaging 260 inches of snow annually, Purgatory is known for consistent, dry powder from frequent storms, followed by sunny, bluebird days, which creates perfect conditions for pure alpine nirvana.  Purgatory features 1,525 acres of skiable terrain, 94 trails, 11 lifts, five terrain parks and a vertical drop of 2,029 feet. Renowned as a family-friendly resort and named “Best Ski Value” by TripAdvisor, there are many ways to enjoy the incredible winter wonderland at Purgatory.

Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Purgatory Resort. Our mission is Making Great Family Memories.

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Purgatory Resort Seasonal Employees Receive the Following Benefits:

  • Friendship Passes
  • Rentals – 50% discount
  • Dependent Lift Access
  • Vendor discounts
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Food & Beverage – 30% discount
  • Retail – 25% discount
  • Carpool Program
  • Plus many more benefits

Purgatory Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis or age, race, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.