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Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor

posted May 24, 2019

Winter Park Resort
Winter Park, CO
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WINTER PARK RESORT OVERVIEW:

Opened in January of 1940, Winter Park Resort is the oldest continuously operating resort in the U.S., and located just 67 miles NW of Denver, is the closest major ski resort to the City. Winter Park’s traditions are deeply rooted in railroad, logging, and the early exploration of Grand County and the local Fraser Valley. Our mission is to “create the best memories, again and again,” for our guests, our employees, our community, and our strategic partners. 

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Alterra Mountain Company  is a community of 12 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real-estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado with destinations across the continent, we are rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans five U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Deer Valley in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. We honor each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrate the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Equipment Shop Foreman is responsible for coordinating the fleet maintenance of the Winter Park Vehicle Maintenance and Heavy Equipment/Snow cat Maintenance.  This includes snow cat maintenance, heavy equipment maintenance and the miscellaneous truck fleet, the maintenance of snowmobiles, trucks, buses, cars, support snow cats and snow tour snow cats, and any other miscellaneous equipment owned and operated at Winter Park.  This foreman reports directly to the Director Mountain Maintenance and consistently follows Winter Park policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Supervise mechanics within shop.
  • Schedule vehicle and equipment repairs.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date maintenance logs.
  • Work with Warehouse, Purchasing Department and Slope Maintenance Director to maintain inventory items.
  • Purchase of necessary parts through Purchasing Department on required forms.
  • Distribute parts to proper shop.
  • Prompt presentation of purchase requests and receipts in event of emergency ordering.
  • Keep track of warranty items and make recommendations for repairs meeting warranty criteria.
  • Direct employees and plan time schedules. Keep up-to-date records and documentation.
  • Mechanical work as necessary.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, disciplinary actions, evaluations and termination of Journeyman and Master Mechanics.
  • Maintain list of vehicles with periodic maintenance dates.
  • Notify department heads of any vehicles overdue for periodic maintenance.
  • Reviews problems, makes recommendations, and anticipates company needs with Slope Maintenance Director.
  • Attend seminars and classes to expand and improve skills.
  • Report damage and abuse of vehicles to Slope Maintenance Director.
  • Offer technical advise and information to Mechanics.
  • Work with Slope Maintenance Director on shop systems and equipment upgrade.
  • Instructs operators on minor maintenance of their equipment.
  • Assist snowcat operators in scheduling routine maintenance.
  • Coordinates repairs and retrieval of snowcats broken down on the mountain.
  • Maintains a friendly, congenial, and helpful attitude while effectively dealing with the guests and other employees.
  • Maintain shop cleanliness.
  • Report and/or correct any unsafe conditions which may affect employee or public safety.
  • Maintain accurate maintenance records of all maintenance work.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor

This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of this resort and position, the responsibilities of this position may change.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED (General Education Development - high school equivalency).
  • Mechanical school - two years or four years equivalent on-the-job training.
  • Welding school (32 hours).
  • Snow vehicle school to include drive train (32 hours).Test equipment school (16 hours or equivalent on-the-job training).
  • Mechanic - related seminars (48 hours).
  • Basic electronic training or experience.

Experience:

  • Four years experience in related mechanical fields.
  • Supervisory/leadership class, seminar participation desirable.
  • Two years supervisory experience, or demonstrated ability/experience at Winter Park or equivalent

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Expected to be well versed in trouble shooting mechanical difficulties, capable of rebuilding engines, gearboxes, etc.
  • Must have a valid Colorado driver's license.

Must be able to operate all of the following:

  • All Winter Park vehicles
  • All heavy equipment
  • Garage tools, equipment and instruments
  • Snowmobiles 
  • Snowcats

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

  • Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other common office equipment on a constant basis.
  • Auditory and visual acuity to operate computers, phones, mobile devices and basic office equipment on a constant basis.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time sitting, bending, reaching, and speaking on a constant basis.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time standing, walking, kneeling, pushing and pulling on an occasional basis.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.
  • Part of the physical environment in which this position works is out of doors with a high exposure level to cold, snow, wind, rain, bugs, sun, high altitude, extreme heights, lightning, etc...
  • The degree of strenuous activity within the job is considered to be high. Often lifting a weight of 50 pounds throughout the day is common.
  • Additional strenuous physical activity may include walking or hiking upon uneven, challenging terrain with heavy tools or equipment.
  • Exposure to: Chemicals required for cleaning, de-greasing, and painting Ultra Violet radiation from the sun enhanced through lack of atmospheric filtration at work altitude.  Fumes produced in activities ranging from cleaning to painting to fabrication of metal products. Noise generated by snowmobiles, lift equipment, and tools may require hearing protection to be worn.
  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:

This position description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for the role described above.  With the evolution of Winter Park Resort, the responsibilities of this position may change as may the dates associated with many of the tasks. During these times of change, this position requires the flexibility and willingness to accept new responsibilities and potentially transfer others. It will also be the responsibility of any employee of Winter Park Resort to be a positive influence on the transformation of the resort and its associated lines of business.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment.

We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Winter Park Resort will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Winter Park Resort. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I understand that this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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About This Employer

Winter Park Resort

85 Parsenn Road
Winter Park, CO 80482

(970) 726-1564

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Winter Park is the closest major ski resort near Denver at just 67 miles away. Don’t be fooled by our convenient location, though… you’ll feel remotely tucked away in our high country corner of the Rockies. With easy access to 765,000 acres of public land, Winter Park is home to endless adventures and an unparalleled and unfiltered Colorado experience.

With over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, Winter Park Resort offers an unforgettable experience for any kind of adventurer, whether you’re just here to take in the views, or looking to really get your adrenaline pumping.

And don’t think that things slow down once the snow melts! The summer sun brings bike park rippers, scenic trail trekkers, and speedy alpine sliders for a whole new take on Winter Park adventure.

ONE WINTER PARK

We are a community of explorers and adrenaline junkies; sight seers and nature lovers; lifelong skiers and fly fishing fanatics; mountain bikers and peak hikers… The opportunities for mountain adventure are endless, but we all share one common appreciation for this vast and pristine area.

As a celebration of this mountain lifestyle, we have refreshed our partnership with the community as a whole to establish Winter Park as a prime Colorado destination, connecting people with nature and embracing our shared value of the outdoors.