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Taos Ski Valley, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Sacramento, CA posted September 22, 2022.

This position creates man-made snow for the enhancement of the natural snow cover or to substitute for natural snow cover in cases of extreme drought. The man-made snow allows for prolonged use in high-traffic areas.

This job description is intended to be a broad description of duties. You will be expected to carry out all responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Specific information on duties and policies can be found with your supervisor or in the Employee Reference Guide. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Arrives to work on time, dressed, and ready to go to work.
  • Ensures that snowguns are properly set and ready for start-up.
  • Ensures that proper operating procedures and company policies are followed.
  • Ensures that snowguns are operating correctly and producing quality snow and are checked in a timely
  • Shovels snow…Lots of snow.
  • Makes sure that hoses and guns are properly drained when shut down.
  • Lifts up to 50 pounds
  • Reliable attendance on all scheduled workdays
  • Other duties as assigned

Personal Skills:

  • Strong personal character and commitment to Taos Ski Valley, Inc.’s Vision, Purpose, and Values.
  • Provides a guest experience that exceeds the guest’s expectations.
  • Ability to gracefully and humbly accept criticism and opportunities for growth.
  • Ability to stay positive, focused, and constructive when faced with setbacks, challenges, and while working in an ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings.

Qualifications & Knowledge:

  • Basic understanding of the winter workplace and alpine environment
  • Possess a work background that includes outdoor activities
  • Possess a basic mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrates the ability to do heavy, physical labor

Work Environment:

This position will require standing and walking in a high alpine, outdoor environment in winter conditions. It may be dark, snowing, very cold (below 0 degrees), or windy. Snowmaking is a loud job with lots of big machines making lots of noise. Taos Ski Valley provides hearing protection and requires snowmakers to wear this at all times when around noisy equipment. Snowmakers work long shifts (12+ hours) 3 to 4 days a week. Snowmakers may get wet (very wet) in the scope of their job functions.

Physical Demands of Position Include :

Snowmaking is a physically demanding position requiring lifting and carrying weights up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis. Snowmakers will call for assistance and assist others when lifting items over 50 pounds at all times. While performing duties the employee will frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.

Schedule :

The snowmakers’ work schedule is alternating four shifts on and three off and three shifts on and four off. When working a 12-hour shift, this allows for 80 hours in a pay period. We expect all applicants to be able to maintain the ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings. This schedule is subject to change based on the weather and the needs of TSV. Taos Ski Valley Inc. is an at-will employer.

Background/MVR Check:

Positions dealing with children, of safety-sensitive and/or confidential nature, require driving or positions that handle cash may require a background check and MVR check.

  • Is a Background Check required for this position: No
  • Is an MVR required for this position: No

Posted:07/19/2022 05:28 AM