Vehicle Mechanic


  • Full-Time Permanent
  • Golden

Website Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Vehicle Mechanic

Summary of Role

The Vehicle Mechanic will report to the Maintenance Manager and will be responsible to maintain mobile and stationary equipment at KHMR. The Vehicle Mechanic will be familiar with generators, hydrostatic and hydraulic systems, diagnose vehicle electrical problems, and adjust, replace or repair defective components.

Key Responsibilities

• Perform routine preventative maintenance to ensure performance, safety and longevity of the equipment
• Dismantle components to examine for excessive wear or damage
• Repair, replace, clean, and lubricate parts as necessary
• Maintain and calibrate vehicle electrical systems
• Monitor hydraulic systems for fluid leaks, ruptured hoses, worn gaskets, etc and calibrate or replace components when necessary
• Maintain an open and trustworthy relationship with respect to communication amongst staff and the Maintenance Manager
• Initiate, manage and delegate daily work assignments with minimal supervision
• Maintain records of work completed and report on all shop related activities within the CMMS
• Perform all maintenance and repair tasks in a cost-effective and fiscally responsible manner
• Assist the Maintenance Manager with the preparation of annual budget for vehicle maintenance
• Ensure safety and good housekeeping practices
• Compliance with all safety regulations of assigned tasks, and ensure a clean and safe working environment with active participation in the health and safety program
• Adhere to all environmental policies and programs as required
• Other duties as assigned


• Minimum 3 years experience working in a mechanics role (asset if within the ski industry)
• Previous experience with Heavy Industrial Equipment (excavators, loaders, skid steers etc.)
• Applicants who are journeyman welders and/or automotive mechanics will be considered.
• Previous experience working with snow cats and snowmobiles (key asset)
• Working knowledge of hydraulics
• Must hold a current valid driver’s license
• Previous experience repairing undercarriage and track assemblies
• Previous experience repairing components such as frames and implements
• Welding ticket an asset

Essential Skills

• Service Excellence
• Reliability
• Attention to Detail
• Teamwork & Cooperation
• Commitment to Safety
• Industry Knowledge
• Analysis & Evaluation
• Effective Communication

Working Conditions

• Must be physically able to lift heavy equipment, manipulate tools, and engage in manual labour for extended periods of time
• Must be able to work flexible shifts, including weekends, Holidays and after hours for emergency repairs
• Must be able to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions
• This role requires that the successful candidate provide personal tools to perform standard work tasks in exchange (tool allowance provided)

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