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Lift and Vehicle Maintenance Technician

Middlebury College
Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 18, 2024

Lift and Vehicle Maintenance Technician

The Lift and Vehicle Maintenance Technician ensures the safe and efficient operation of lift equipment and fleet vehicles at the Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center by conducting thorough maintenance, adhering to industry standards, and providing ongoing training to staff. They play a critical role in maintaining guest and staff safety while promoting a positive experience.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, hourly position with a hiring range of $22.89-$28.61 per hour.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform all aspects of maintenance on all lift equipment following ANSI B-77.1 codes, manufacturers requirements, federal and state requirements, and Insurance requirements, including reference to technical equipment manuals to ensure proper procedures are followed and proper settings are maintained.
  • Dismantle/test/replace/assemble equipment to examine and replace parts for defect or to identify and correct malfunctions.
  • Perform daily pre-operational tests and inspections of lift equipment including accurate daily checks of all machinery, engines, motors, coupling/uncoupling points and other critical areas. Notify Manager/General Manager of any condition or occurrence that may adversely affect the safe operation or experience of staff and/or guests.
  • Offer continual training and assistance of standard operational and safety practices to the lift attendants and operators on all lifts.
  • Perform fleet vehicle maintenance and repair including, but not limited to, trucks, snowcats, 4x4's, and snowmobiles.
  • Complete and maintain all required maintenance logs and records.
  • Plan and develop with Manager lift inspections, equipment/vehicle replacement schedules, and any other major items impacting the budget.
  • Perform other related activities as necessary, including but not limited to, snow removal, construction projects, and trail mowing.

Middlebury College is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, the College recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury College encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. The College also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

  • Welder certification and Journeyman Electrician's license or equivalent preferred
  • 5 years previous experience or equivalent in ski area maintenance
  • Prior lift maintenance (mechanical and electrical) experience
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid US driver's license
  • Must be willing to work flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, evening shifts, and occasional overtime

Physical Demands and Working Conditions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and physically demanding outdoor environment, including exposure to cold temperatures, snow, and inclement weather conditions.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, and move around on uneven terrain for extended periods.
  • Must be able to work efficiently at heights
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

As an employee of Middlebury College, you will enjoy being part of a vibrant supportive community. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and competitive health, dental, life, disability, generous retirement matching, and vision benefits, Middlebury offers a generous time-away program - up to 34 days per year during the first two years of service, increasing as the term of service lengthens. Middlebury employees are eligible for robust educational assistance programs as well as free or reduced rates for cultural events and use of sporting facilities (including the College's golf course and Nordic and alpine ski area). The result is a very high quality-of-life in a gorgeous setting. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and other perks of employment including:
  • MiddCard Privileges: access to athletic facilities, discounts at the College store, library privileges, and discounts at cultural and sporting events. In addition, the card allows door access to certain campus buildings. Spouses or domestic partners of benefits-eligible employees are eligible to receive a Spouse/Partner card with the same privileges as the employee card (except door access).
  • Discounts on season passes at Middlebury College Snow Bowl, the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and the Rikert Outdoor Center.
  • Access to our Partner Inclusion Program that provides comprehensive support services to the spouses and partners of Middlebury employees.
  • A full listing of our benefit offerings can be found on our website by following this web link:
  • Or click see some of the other fun perks of working at Middlebury, whether in Vermont or Monterey!

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