Reports to: Grooming Supervisor
Working closely with our Operations and Maintenance Teams, groomer operators ensure smooth pistes and an unforgettable on slope experience, while maintaining departmental goals of zero equipment down time and keeping grooming costs controlled.
Groomers put forward ideas to create and maintain an exciting environment and continually strive to exceed the expectations of guests and the team.
• Education: High school diploma is required.
• Experience: At least two seasons of experience grooming ski runs required, building terrain park would be an asset.
• Class 5 driver’s license and access to a vehicle
• Clean driving abstract
• Ability to complete written logs
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule
• Ability to handle moderate physical lifting and movement
• Knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations
• Knowledge of basic math
• Good organization and attention to details
• Conduct proper pre and post trip inspections
• Report mechanical deficiencies and concerns, verbally when possible, as well as written in the daily log, to the Grooming Supervisor and/or Slopes Manager
• Groom the resort, following priorities set daily in the grooming request log
• Not operating the cat in unsuitable terrain or terrain not on the grooming request, without previous approval of the Grooming Supervisor or Slopes Manager
• Maintain the Terrain Park
• Track pack pre-season, and use snow farming and management techniques (eg. wind rows, berms and snow fence) to ensure the best possible piste coverage season long.
• Use judgement wisely to minimize unnecessary damage to equipment
• Report to the snow reporters by 5am daily with the snow and groomed runs report
• Report potential trail hazards to the Patrol Director or Guest Services before 9am daily
• Fuel and de-ice the machine before parking at the end of a shift
• Keep the interior of the machines clean, including removing all garbage and wiping the
dashboard and cup holders etc at the end of every shift
• No smoking in the cats, no eating while driving. If you bring a drink, it must be in a sealed spill proof cup. No alcohol is ever allowed in the cats, even by passengers.
• Log fuel consumption daily