Maintenance Manager

Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
January 6, 2020
Kananaskis, Canada
Job Type


Electrical, Lifts & Buildings Maintenance Manager – Nakiska Ski Resort


Job Description

The Electrical, Lifts & Buildings Maintenance Manager will report to the Area Manager and provide leadership to the lift, electrical, IT, and building maintenance departments. A key deliverable for this position is the proven ability to lead a team through preventive maintenance programs along with the ability to safely and effectively solve maintenance and operational issues as they arise. This position requires a hands-on managerial style and approach.

The Electrical, Lifts & Buildings Manager must be able to direct and plan for a wide range of situations including daily activities, preventative maintenance, seasonal shutdowns and the implementation of special capital projects. A strong electrical and mechanical background is an essential requirement for this position. This position requires someone with previous ski area operation and maintenance experience. The role combines team leadership with a passion for a safe and healthy work environment.


  • Oversee the maintenance of ski lift equipment, food service equipment, building security concerns (i.e. doors and windows), heating and ventilation systems, fire safety systems, and the general overall condition of the interiors and exteriors of all designated resort facilities
  • Clearly describe, assign and delegate responsibility within the maintenance team
  • Hire, train, mentor, retain and develop quality staff
  • Evaluate team and provide productive performance feedback and progressive correction
  • Oversee employee orientation, training and scheduling
  • Oversee employee Occupational Health and Safety training
  • Maintain effective inter-departmental communications throughout the resort
  • Manage operational and capital budgets for the department
  • Develop Goals and Objectives for managers role which drive key business outcomes as communicated by senior management
  • Ensure that key supervisory staff within the maintenance teams have Goals and Objectives set out on an annual basis

Required Skills

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Safety Orientation
  • Financial Acumen
  • Leadership
  • Hands on Managerial Approach
  • Motivating Performance
  • Teambuilding
  • Meaningful Recognition
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Critical Analysis
  • Mentoring

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work flexible hours
  • May be exposed to severe weather conditions on resort (snow, cold, wind, sun)

Required Experience

  • Minimum 3 years previous experience in a maintenance management role
  • Electrical and/or Millwright Journeyman ticket or an international equivalent
  • Valid First Aid Certification
  • Experience in project development and management
  • Working knowledge of lift operating systems, snowmaking systems, and electrical systems
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Z-98 codes
  • Ability to work closely with peers at other RCR resorts

Job Location

Nakiska Ski Area, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada

Position Type

Manager, Full-Time/Regular

Anticipated Start Date


Please Contact:

Nakiska Ski Resort – Human Resources Manager

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 403-591-7780

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