Lift Maintenance Mechanic

Whitewater Ski Resort
April 19, 2021
Nelson, Canada
Job Type
Job Board Website


Reports to: Lift Maintenance Supervisor/ Outside Operations Manager
Terms of Employment: Full-time year-round
Expected Start Date:  August 2021

Job Synopsys
The Lift Maintenance Mechanics is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the daily, weekly and annual operation of the chairlifts and handle tow. In this role, you will assist in supervising lift operating staff and lift maintenance staff to ensure that all Whitewater guests have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Implement daily, weekly, and annual lift maintenance.
  • Supervise the daily operations of the lifts to ensure safe, clean, and consistent maintenance and operations for our guests.
  • Interact professionally with lift operations staff and assist with the training of lift operators and lift mechanics personnel, where required.
  • Ensure compliance with all Whitewater policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, the current CSA Z98 code and legislation and the BC Safety Act, as they relate to the current lifts and lift maintenance practices.
  • Supervision of lift operators and lift mechanics when the supervisor is not available.
  • Assign duties to departmental personnel and ensure apprentices receive adequate training.
  • Documentation and record-keeping for asset maintenance and human resources.
  • Monitoring and maintaining parts inventory.
  • Ensure all safety procedures are being followed at all times.
  • Ensure work area(s) are kept safe and clean, report any damage, malfunction, or misuse of any company equipment and/or property.
  • Ensure radio protocols are followed as per company policy.
  • Assist patrol in any rope evacuation procedures.
  • Assist in any emergencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Measure of Performance

  • Safe and consistent operations for our guests
  • Skier visits
  • Compliments and complaints
  • Staff morale and productivity
  • Adherence to budgets and schedules


  • 3rd year apprentice millwright, electrician or Heavy Duty Mechanic required
  • Minimum 3 years ski industry preferred
  • Field Safety Representative certification as per the B.C. Safety Authority
  • Complete familiarity with the current WCB regulation, CSA Z98 code and the BC Safety Act and Elevating devices regulations
  • Strong understanding of best maintenance practices for ski lifts. (Lift 151 surface lifts, Lift 152 fixed grip lifts courses required )
  • Strong leadership, communication, management, administrative and personnel skills
  • Must be a team player and able to work well with others while maintaining a calm & positive attitude, sometimes during high stress
  • Good physical condition ( ability to lift heavy objects and constantly walking on uneven ground & comfortable working at heights.)
  • Advanced skiing or snowboarding ability.
  • Ability to work outside for extended periods in adverse weather conditions.
  • Valid Class 5 drivers license with air brakes endorsement & clear driver’s abstract
  • Must be willing to travel to the mountain and work weekends and holidays as required.

Please fill out our application form & submit your resume & cover letter by May 7th, 2021

Lift Mechanic Application Form

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