Company: Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
Posted on: May 23, 2023
The Lift Mechanic will maintain, repair, and assist in the
operation of the chairlifts by completing preventative maintenance,
troubleshooting malfunctions, and preparing lifts for daily
operation in compliance with all ANSI B77.1 standards.
This job description is intended to be a broad description of
duties. You will be expected to carry-out all responsibilities in
accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Specific information on duties and policies can be found with your
supervisor or in the Employee Reference Guide. Reasonable
accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential job functions.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Positive can-do attitude. Ensure enthusiastic and professional
- Produce high employee morale, motivation and guest satisfaction
in an atmosphere of continuous improvement.
- Foster and promote a positive working culture within lift
maintenance and TSV wide.
- Always seek out new opportunities for improvement, efficiency,
- Ensure proper operation of chairlifts and personnel by
completing preventative maintenance of APU's, electric motors and
line gear following manufacturers' maintenance manuals.
- Remove defective parts by dismantling devices, using come
alongs, cranes, heavy equipment, rigging, hand and power tools;
examining and diagnosing cause of failure and correcting the
- Perform all summer maintenance work including line work, grip
work, and general maintenance.
- Maintain equipment, parts and supplies inventory and conserve
resources by checking stock to determine inventory level;
anticipate equipment, parts and supplies and using equipment and
supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
- Prepares operational and maintenance reports by collecting,
analyzing and summarizing information.
- Executing scheduled annual, monthly, weekly and daily
maintenance on chairlift and mechanical equipment.
- Responding to and determining cause of lift problems with
public on board.
- Perform all tasks associated with inspecting, repairing, and
maintaining lift equipment including:
- Tower machinery and sheaves.
- Drive equipment, such as gear boxes, drive belts, electric
motors, diesel engines, bearings.
- Hydraulic and mechanical tension and braking systems.
- Carriers, grips, clips, and detachable grips.
- Bullwheels, terminals, towers, haul ropes, control systems,
- Observe mechanical devices in operation and listen to their
sounds to locate causes of trouble. Dismantle devices to gain
access to and remove defective parts. Examine form and texture of
parts to detect imperfections. Inspect used parts to determine
changes in dimensional requirements. Adjust functional parts of
devices and control instruments. Repair or replace defective parts.
Install special functional and structural parts in devices.
Lubricate and clean parts. Start devices to test their
- Carries out all company procedures for mechanical failures,
lift evacuation, adverse weather conditions or any other occurrence
which may adversely affect the safety of the passengers on lift
- Prepare chairlifts daily for operational use.
- Complete required departmental maintenance log sheets and
- Keeps current on all ropeway safety requirements as outlined in
the latest edition of the ANSI B77 manual.
- Maintains tools, vehicles and equipment in a clean and good
- Enthusiastically approaches all aspects of the job outlined in
this job description and other tasks asked to endeavor.
- Establishes and maintains productive work relationships with
co-workers, other TSV staff, Supervisors and Management.
- Strong personal character and commitment to Taos Ski Valley,
Inc.'s Commitment and Passions.
- Understanding of resources - knows how to contact the
designated individuals for answers to questions regarding
emergencies, maintenance or service.
- Provides a guest experience that exceeds the guest's
- Ability to gracefully and humbly accept criticism and
opportunities for growth.
- Ability to stay positive, focused, and constructive when faced
with set-backs, challenges and while working in an ever-changing
- Capable of working independently when needed as well as being
an integral part of the Lift Maintenance team.
Qualifications & Knowledge:
- 1 year of prior experience with lift maintenance and/or lift
- Education requirement of High School Diploma, preferred
- Must possess valid driver's license
- Must be able to climb chairlift towers wearing a fall
protection harness, while carrying tools, to troubleshoot / repair
equipment at heights up to 65 feet while chairlift is running.
- Must be able to operate a snowmobile, with public on mountain
safely and respond to stopped lift issues quickly and efficiently
in all types of snow conditions including deep powder.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends,
holidays and evenings.
- Knowledge of lift safety codes and standards - ANSI B-77
- Familiar with lift operation and controls, preferred
- Possession of personal tools and understanding of tool use
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. TSVI is located
in a high altitude alpine environment. Position may require travel
on uneven, snow packed, or icy terrain and may be exposed to wet,
cold and/or humid conditions.
Physical Demands of Position Include:
20% of the workday is spent indoors: 80% of the work day is spent
outdoors in constantly changing weather conditions, including snow,
extreme cold and wet in winter and heat, thunder and lightning
storms in summer. 60% of the day is spent walking, 35% of the day
is spent standing and 5% is spent sitting. Frequently lifting and
carrying objects weighing up to 100 pounds and pushing and pulling
objects weighing up to 250 pounds (buddy lifts are required to
maintain personal safety). Constantly using and monitoring controls
that operate lifts and using heavy tools. Constantly climbing
heights up to 65 feet, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching,
crawling, and reaching.
Constantly listening to machinery sounds and smelling for gases and
odors, near and far acuity, depth perception, color and field of
vision. 60% of the time noise levels reach 75 - 110 decibels.
Constant exposure to mechanical and electrical hazards, high
exposed work site, burns and radiant energy. Frequent exposure to
fumes, odors and gases.
Positions dealing with children, of safety-sensitive and/or
confidential nature, require driving or positions that handle cash
may require a background check and MVR check. Employment is
contingent upon a favorable background check and MVR check.
- Is a Background Check required for this position: YES
- Is an MVR required for this position: YES
Posted:05/04/2023 05:13 AM
Keywords: Taos Ski Valley, Inc., Sacramento , Lift Mechanic, Engineering , Sacramento, California
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