Status: Year-Round Hourly (Non-Exempt)
Lift Mechanics at Arapahoe Basin are eligible for a staging program based on experience and tested knowledge which relates to applicable pay. See below for the individual staging requirements and duties.
Lift Mechanics at Arapahoe Basin are responsible for the maintenance of all aerial tramways and surface lift equipment during our Winter and Summer seasons.
This includes being on site to assist other staff members with any lift issues as they arise as well as performing regularly scheduled maintenance and reporting on all aerial tramways and surface lifts in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding role that keeps the “wheels turning” at Arapahoe year-round, this is the job for you!
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Benefits and Perks for this position include:
- Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance for full-time employees beginning on the 1st of the month following date of hire.
- 401 (k) for eligible employees.
- Paid time Off for all full-time employees
- Much more! Check out all of our perks and benefits here!
- Maintain and repair lift equipment, to ensure efficient, safe operation of all lifts.
- Perform daily start-up procedures and complete daily operation log for all lifts.
- Checks for abnormal sounds, appropriate fluid levels or other mechanical abnormalities throughout the course of daily work assignments.
- Perform daily AM/PM inspections on lifts.
- Assist with weekly and monthly inspections of lift machinery.
- Perform annual scheduled maintenance on all lifts as directed.
- Perform all work duties with ANSI B-77, CPTSB and OSHA Related Codes and protocols.
- Performs and is familiar with “Lock Out Tag Out” and confined space procedures to ensure the safest possible work environment at all times.
- Works with Lift Maintenance team and other Abasin operations to ensure a cohesive team.
- Can run all Arapahoe Basin lifts on auxiliary power without assistance.
- Other duties as assigned
- Highschool Diploma or Equivalent
- Must pass certified climber training.
- 1 Year of previous lift operations or lift maintenance experience – preferred
- Ability and knowledge to operate basic hand and power tools.
- Ability to perform all job duties at heights with the use of fall protection.
- Ability to identify all lift components and understand their purpose.
- Knowledge of proper rigging procedures.
- Basic math skills to apply the concepts of algebra and geometry to lift maintenance related duties.
- Ability to use full range of body motion and lift up to 75 lbs.
- Able to stand, walk, kneel, squat, crawl for and 10-hour shift.
- Ability to climb ladders and lift a significant portion of your own body weight.
- Ability to ski at an intermediate to expert level.
- Must be available weekends and holidays.
- Must provide own ski or snowboard equipment.
- Pass a Colorado DMV back ground check.
- This position will work outdoors in a high-alpine environment in all types of weather conditions. Most work is performed around loud machinery sometimes at heights and sometimes in cramped spaces such as a crawl space or machine room.
Lift Maintenance Staging Program:
Lift Mechanic I: Pay Range: $13.75 - $15.50
See above for essential responsibilities and requirements.
Lift Mechanic II: Pay Range: $14.75 - $17.75
Fulfils all stage I responsibilities and requirements in addition to the following:
- 2 years previous lift maintenance experience – required
- Has full understanding of safe rigging practices, weight distribution, load capacities and the numbers behind it all.
- Will have an understanding of the Lift Access Work Order System.
- Can perform a brake test on all Arapahoe Basin lifts without assistance.
- Demonstrates basic electrical trouble shooting knowledge and skills.
- Demonstrates knowledge and skills in working with the lift tension systems to test the Hydac control system.
- Has knowledge and ability to set the correct stopping distance for a given lift in accordance with ANSI B-77 codes.
- Has knowledge and ability to install and test fixed lift grips while following all back testing procedures.
- Is familiar with the NDT program and record keeping.
- Must be familiar with Tramway Codes – Chapter 23 and pass Chapter 23 test.
Lift Mechanic III: Pay Range: $16.25 - $19.00
Fulfils all stage I-II responsibilities and requirements in addition to the following:
- 3 years of previous lift maintenance experience – required
- Develops rigging plan for haul rope splice or bull wheel bearing replacement.
- Demonstrate the ability to make and fill out Work Orders completely and correctly.
- Ability to captain the work chair for lift line related maintenance.
- Has knowledge to read and understand electrical schematics.
- Demonstrates basic electrical trouble shooting knowledge and skills. Can identify why a lift is down i.e., (blown fuses, power outage, safety gate is triggered or malfunctioning, stop button is triggered or malfunctioning)
- Hold current Level 2 NDT certification
Lift Mechanic IV: Pay Range: $17.75 - $25.75
Fulfils all stage I-III responsibilities and requirements in addition to the following:
- 5 years previous lift maintenance experience - required
- Coordinates and leads lower-level lift mechanics through all regularly scheduled and unscheduled maintenance projects.
- Demonstrates the electrical knowledge, skills and ability to identify and explain the functions of all components the Poma Drive.
- Demonstrates knowledge and skills in working with the following mechanical components of a chair lift:
Tension and Counter Weight Systems.
Inspect and repair Bullwheel liners.
Inspection of the Haul Ropes.
- Inspect and test all brake components.
- Set the correct stopping distance for a given lift. ANSI B-77 STOPPING DISTANCES.
- Demonstrates the knowledge and ability to read any blue print of any lift and identify and explain the function of every component.
- Demonstrates the knowledge skill and ability to troubleshoot any form of electrical problem on any lift.
- Demonstrates the knowledge skill and abilities to perform heavy rigging. Includes but not limited to:
Drive/ return Bullwheel bearing replacement.
Removal and instillation on an electric motor.
Haul rope splice.
Sheave assembly removal rebuild and reinstallation.