Burnsville, MN Outdoor Operations
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Leverage and expand your knowledge and experience with the Buck Hill Snowmaking Operations Team. Our Snowmakers are responsible for the up keep, maintenance, and snow creation across Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard Area. Our snowmakers are critical to the success of our operations. This position requires a range of skills from mechanic and machine operations. With a variety of responsibilities and tasks, and a small team to work with, no two days with Buck Hill will be the same. This position is weather dependent and starts some time in the beginning of November and lasts 10-30 days depending on mother nature. 


  • Operate snowmaking equipment for creating manufactured snow from water resources
  • Produce quality snow through the use of air, water, and fan equipment
  • Constant relocation of guns and hoses to various areas around the Hill
  • Adjusting, turning or moving of snow guns, sometimes by hand, to maintain snowmaking efficiency
  • Adjusting the water and or air flow to snow guns
  • Changing nozzles on snow guns when necessary to maintain efficiency
  • Conduct regular maintenance checks on equipment, including checking water pipes, fluid levels and volume, temperature controls, energy consumption, and diesel fuel systems
  • Document and report mechanical/safety issues, complete maintenance logs and checklists
  • Perform light maintenance or repairs on equipment
  • Shovel snow, remove snow around snowmaking equipment and other areas around the resort as needed
  • Maintain all safety barriers, padding, and guards around snowmaking equipment
  • Work safely in close proximity to heavy equipment, high voltage, and high water pressures
  • Perform other duties as assigned while waiting for optimum snowmaking weather
  • Work closely with and assist other departments such as Grooming, Ski Patrol, Lift Operations
  • Test the quality of snow as it is made, reporting findings and conditions to the supervisor
  • Drive ATVs as necessary
  • Work evening and night schedules when optimal temperatures provide for the best snowmaking
  • Safety responsibility and sensibility to maintain safe environment for yourself, fellow employees and guests
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized work area
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Work outside in winter conditions
  • Maintain a safe work area
  • Perform expected amount of snow work.
  • Display respect for all employees at all times
  • Demonstrate a teamwork ethic
  • Take initiative to be self-directed
  • Complete all paperwork efficiently and legibly
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Type: Part-time

Job Pay Rate $15.00

  • Must like to have fun and work in a team environment- Required
  • Must be at least 18 years old at beginning of employment - Required
  • Must be safety oriented - Required
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., possibly multiple times a day - Required
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all winter weather conditions- Required
  • Must be able to come to work on time, when scheduled - Required
  • Must be able to work holidays, weekends, and/or evenings as necessary. We are a 7-day a week operation. - Required
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