Trail Maintenance Tech
Job Details
Pink Jeep Tours Inc. - Sedona - Sedona, AZ
Full Time
$15.00 - $20.00 Hourly
Description

SUMMARY

The Trail Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintaining the forest roads used by Pink Jeep Tours as outlined in the Forest Service Road Maintenance Agreement.  The technician will ensure that the roads are safe and well-maintained for the comfort of our customers and the general public; and to minimize the impact on the fleet.  Primary roads include Broken Arrow and Diamondback Gulch.  Additional responsibilities include support Group Sales events.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform road maintenance, reconditioning and naturalization of the Broken Arrow and Diamondback Gulch trails as defined in the Forest Service Road Management Agreement and provide support for the Forest Service on other roads as requested: 
    • Ensure Jeep roads/trails are in good condition to minimize wear and tear on company vehicles
    • Engineer trails to ensure safety, durability, erosion control and ongoing commercial use through utilization of hydrology, water bars, plating as well as soil and material knowledge
      • Haul dirt, fill material and rocks to job site using company dump truck and disburse fill material and rocks using hand tools where appropriate
      • Operate heavy equipment safely including tractors, backhoes, compactors, etc. as needed to execute road construction
    • Work with Forest Service personnel (Soil Hydrologist and Landscape Architect) when approval is needed for proposed repairs
    • Obtain access to USFS materials pit to use sanctioned fill material and avoid the introduction of invasive plants or noxious weeds; create additional fill material when needed and transport material to trails
    • Ensure forest resource protection through strategic, natural and aesthetic means (creating boulder barriers, naturalizing surrounding landscape, eliminating social trails, narrowing roadways, etc.)
    • Photograph projects before and after for project documentation
  • Utilize guide and guide manager feedback as well as personal observation to assess, prioritize and remediate trail needs as necessary
  • Negotiate and communicate decisions of trail usage to all Pink Jeep relevant managers and supervisors, Forest Service representatives and other Jeep companies that share use permits with adherence to Forest Service Guidelines, customer safety standards, customer service and optimization of potential revenue
  • Facilitate larger road/trail reconstruction projects by assessing need, attaining materials and coordinating work crews with other tour companies as approved by the Forest Service.
  • Purchase trail materials and tools as needed to support trail work within the confines of the department budget
  • Help maintain company equipment through daily inspections and report any mechanical issues to the service center immediately
  • Document completed road projects by submitting before and after pictures and data entry of project description to the company online Dashboard
  • Check trails during inclement weather and provide direction to guide and CSR departments on road conditions; recommend road closures to mitigate resource damage with sensitivity to company goals using effective communication with the Forest Service, CSR Manager, Guide Manager, Guide Supervisors and Guides
  • Complete Dashboard Trail Maintenance records
  • Group Sales Special Event support:
    • Prior to special events, coordinate with Group Sales to ensure all necessary equipment is attained and ready (propane tanks full, grill cleaned, port-o-let transport, supplies packed)
    • The day of the special event transport tables, chairs, BBQ and other items to event site and assist with the special event set up; larger events will require managing support crew
    • Coordinate and help tear down and clean up after special events to ensure natural surroundings are respected
  • Special projects as assigned
Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent
  • Good Driving Record (MVR Report required)
  • Prior trail maintenance experience preferred
  • Road construction, road maintenance, greenway or landscaping experience
  • Water diversion experience with culverts, water bars and ditches
  • Experience operating large equipment including tractors, front loaders, back hoe, dump trucks, trailers, etc.
  • Experience using chainsaws, shovels, rakes, axes and other hand tools/equipment
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good judgment, problem-solving and prioritization skills
  • Team player that is self-motivated and takes initiative
  • Off-road driving experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to walk on uneven terrain for up to 8 hours a day, shovel and move dirt and boulders, and operate heavy equipment safely
  • This position will involve sitting, standing, lifting, driving and use of heavy equipment. Must be able to reach overhead, bend, push, pull, and lift up to 50 lbs

*This position is subject to Pink Jeep Tours screening process and will include a physical and drug screen

 

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

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