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Lift Mechanic

Job Details

Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort - Wenatchee, WA
Full Time
$20.00 - $27.59 Hourly
Mountain Operations


Wage/Group:  DOE / Group I

Reports to:  Lift Maintenance Manager, Mountain Operations Director 

Status:  Full Time, Hourly, 11 month


Mission Ridge exists to improve the lives of our guests – to fill their hearts with unexplainable joy, freedom, fun, excitement of exploration - all while enhancing and strengthening our community.


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Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Maintenance of all chair lifts and rope tows, record-keeping, troubleshooting and supervision of lift operations, creating a comfortable atmosphere for guests, and maintaining a clean, orderly, and safe work environment.  Perform all Lift Maintenance responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.



  • Responsible for the proper opening and closing of chair lifts, including all pre-operational inspections.

  • Responsible for the safe operation of chair lifts, including the completion of periodic daily inspections.

  • Respond to lift emergencies, according to the lift malfunction or disabled lift communication procedure.

  • Safely operate snowmobiles in accordance to the Mission Ridge snowmobile operations guidelines.

  • Responsible for the safety of all guests and employees while loading, riding, and unloading chair lifts.

  • Maintain ramps, signs, mazes and lift stations in a safe, clean, and orderly manner.

  • Maintain and fully complete all lift maintenance drive and detach terminal work logs.

  • Maintain clean and orderly work stations, using special attention for the sheave shop and motor rooms.

  • Monitor weather and mechanical conditions that may affect the operation of the chair lifts.

  • Participate in required Lift Maintenance training sessions.  Ask questions with unfamiliar tasks.

  • Work with other departments in a cooperative and supportive role.

  • Assist in the Supervision of lift operators as needed. 

  • Supervise the thorough completion of all lift operations daily lift work logs.

  • Assist in training of Lift Operators.  Assist lift operations with any and all duties.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Accurate record keeping and legible handwriting.

  • Willingness to work with other members of the Lift Crew, other departments, and with our guests.  People skills are required on a daily basis, the ability to deal with problems and solve problems on the spot is important.  You may be the first to encounter a difficult situation or problem.  

  • A positive attitude toward fellow staff members and our guests.

  • Organizational skills, maintaining a clean work area, and following through on tasks are very important.

  • Practical problem solving skills and the ability to deal with a variety of variables in situations where limited standardization exists.  The ability to communicate all issues or solutions with a supervisor.

  • The ability to interpret a variety of instructions given in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Valuable character traits such as honesty, common sense, reliability, and most importantly respect.



  • High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent combination of education/experience preferred.

  • Possess Mechanical aptitude.



RARELY    (0-12%)           OCCASIONALLY       (12-33%)         FREQUENTLY   (34-66%)      REGULARY (67-100%)


Seeing:                                                                                                                                                       Regularly

Specific vision abilities required by this job include

close vision, distance vision, color vision, 

peripheral vision, depth perception.   Must possess ability to

adjust focus, talk and listen. Must be able to read.


Hearing:                                                                                                                                                                               Regularly

Is essential to this position.  Must be able to hear high frequency

sounds, as well as communicate with coworkers, and guests

in order to prevent potential risks.


Standing/Walking:                                                                                                                              Regularly


Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling                                                                                                              Regularly


Lifting/Pulling/Pushing                                                                                                                         Regularly

The employee must be able to lift and/ or move more than 50 pounds and 

at times, more than 100 pounds.             


Fingering/Grasping/Feeling:                                                                                                                          Regularly

Must be able to write, and use                    

Phone / radio systems         



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts, low and high voltage equipment in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to the risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The employee is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and is frequently exposed to extreme cold.  The noise level in the work environment can be very loud according to the job task and location.  Employees are required to work in an environment requiring varying heights. 


Note:  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skill required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

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