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WINTER: Snow Surface Preparation Manager

Company: National Winter Activity Center
Location: Vernon
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Position:Snow Surface Prep ManagerSeason:Winter 2022-2023 (November-March) Seasonal Full Time Reports to:Eric Pietrucha, Director of Mountain OperationsPosition Purpose: Prepares snowmaking, grooming and operations plan. Coordinates operations with snowmakers and grooming team.Qualifications: High School Graduate18 years of age or olderValid driver's license with no restrictionSki area/industry experienceEquipment operation background and experience with diesel engine/hydraulic machinesAbility to speak, read, and write EnglishMust be punctual, reliable, able to follow instructions and work as part of a teamKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Documented snowmaking, grooming, and mountain operation experience- 3 years to 5 years of experience Documented successful management experience, of 2.5 years to 5 years, with the ability to lead and manage a crew of 20 seasonal employees for a 24-hour 3 shift moduleDocumented experience of basic mechanical skillsAwareness of ski area Operations, previous mountain experience is a plusSkiing and/or snowboarding ability preferred Responsibilities: Operates snowmaking equipment as directed by the Snowmaking Operation Plan.Become familiar with operating instructions of all snowmaking equipment. This includes, but is not limited to compressors, pumps, snowmaking guns and snowmaking hoses.Conducts regular maintenance checks on equipment, including checking fluid levels, bolts, hoses, tensions, etc. and performs needed repairs.Operates grooming equipment to produce quality snow surface and maintain adequate snow levels throughout the ski area.Groom trails, including snow, flattening snow, building features, and compacting snow.Conducts regular maintenance checks on equipment; documents and reports mechanical and safety issues; completes and maintains maintenance logs and checklists.Manual labor in other slopes and trail work.Acquires acute safety practices pertaining to the above mentioned and other related equipment. Documents and report mechanical and safety issues, completes maintenance logs and checklists.Operates snowmobiles as directed provided by Winter 4 Kids training.Other duties as assigned.Physical Requirements/Working Environment:Outdoors in very cold temperaturesUnder plumes of snow guns, wet and cold conditionsLift heavy objects including snowmobilesSkiing or walking with bamboo, signs, tools, hoses, etc. Materials Used:Snowmaking guns, including fan type and air waterAir compressors, water pumps, high pressure water and air hoses, propane torchesSnowmobiles and UTVNote: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently be exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee may encounter extreme winter cold and blizzard conditions.Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in in the workplace is usually moderate, this job may experience hazards such as mechanical, electrical, fumes, odors, dusts, gases.Equipment Used in Job: Appropriate PPE, Snow guys, hoses, hydrants, compressors, hand tools, torches, snowmobile, skis, or snowboard.Company MissionWinter4Kidsexists to create healthy lifestyles and influence behaviors of youth through winter activities. Better health and attitudes are the result of increased moderate to vigorous activity, nutritious food, and coaching. Lives are changed, outlooks are brighter as each of our participants become better individuals through the mastery of snow and life skills. Our youth use these experiences to explore and pursue new academic, life and sport opportunities.Organizational MissionAt Winter4Kids and Summer4Kids, Welcoming, Empathy, Embracing and Belonging are our key values, and these values are part of everything we do and who we are. In our programs we focus on every young person developing better attitudes about their Self, Health, Opportunities, Mastery, and the Outdoors. In your time with Winter4Kids, you make a difference, saving and changing the lives of youth. And that's just the beginning.Working at Winter4Kids and Summer4Kids gives talented individuals the opportunity to change lives and strengthen communities. Whichever role you choose at Winter4Kids, you'll find satisfaction in knowing that your contributions are helping to support young people, improve health and well-being, inspire positive action and so much more. At Winter4Kids, you'll work alongside team members with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skill sets. You'll discover new ways to forge relationships, find your purpose and fuel your passion every day.

Keywords: National Winter Activity Center, Paterson , WINTER: Snow Surface Preparation Manager, Executive , Vernon, New Jersey

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