Bike Park Trail Crew Foreman
Position Title:Bike Park Trail Crew Foreman
Reports To:Bike Park Manager/Supervisor
Department:Bike Park Trails Maintenance
To lead and direct a team of trail building professionals in the construction and maintenance of all trails and features within the Bike Park.
Establishes daily, weekly and monthly objectives for assigned trail crew.
Directs, monitors, and coaches employees in daily duties to ensure safe working practices and exceptional product delivery.
Operates a variety of heavy equipment and tools including but not limited to excavators, skid steers, ATVs, chainsaws, nail guns, circular saws, etc.
Constantly monitors all areas of the bike park for potential hazards including but not limited to downed trees, limbs and branches, missing or damaged signage, soil or rock erosion, feature damage or degradation.
Assists with and ensures the regular inspections and maintenance of equipment and tools is performed by operators or as set forth by the manufacturer’s recommendations in order to optimize the crew’s productivity and keep all equipment and tools in good repair.
Conducts all trail building and maintenance to professional standards with the goals of stability, sustainability, and trail rating appropriateness.
Ensures professionally designed and finished ‘go-arounds’ are built at all significant features on blue square and black diamond trails to provide an obvious and low risk alternative path for riders not confident in their ability to ride the feature. This will also be completed on double black diamond trails when and where it is possible to do so.
Communicates with bike park manager, instructor staff, patrol staff, other trail crews, and plaza staff when closing or opening trails for repair or maintenance.
Ensures all trail work areas are finished properly and aesthetically by removing, burying, or neatly stacking all trees and large limbs, seeding and haying all disturbed dirt and the sides and backs of berms, tables, etc.
Ensures proper signage is installed on all new trails, features, and drops prior to opening.
Ensures all new or redesigned trails, features, and or drops are signed off on by bike park manager and patrol manager prior to opening to the public.
Maintains communication with bike patrol and makes arrangements for the maintenance and or repair of any trail sections or features reported to be in need of maintenance and or repair.
Manages water drainage on trails by the use of drainage pipe, culverts, ditches and sustainable trail designs which minimize erosion and enhance the sustainability of trails.
Provides and documents ongoing safety discussions with team to maintain a high level of safety awareness.
Required to assist with bike park events.
This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum 12th Grade or GED
Must have a minimum of 2 years experience operating a variety of heavy equipment in a trail building capacity
Must have experience in felling trees and chainsaw operation
Must have a minimum of 2 years previous trail building and maintenance experience, preferably in a bike park environment
Must be an expert Downhill Mountain Biker and have the ability to ride all levels of trails in the Bike Park
Must be able to operate a company vehicle including cars, trucks, snowcats, snowmobiles, or heavy equipment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
Mountain Environment: The primary physical environment in which this position works is out of doors with a high exposure level to cold, snow, wind, rain, bugs, sun, high altitude, extreme heights, lightning, etc… The degree of strenuous activity within the job is considered to be high. Often lifting a weight of 50 pounds throughout the day is common. Additional strenuous physical activity may include walking or hiking upon uneven, challenging terrain with heavy tools or equipment.
Exposure to: Chemicals required for cleaning, de-greasing, and painting. Ultra Violet radiation from the sun enhanced through lack of atmospheric filtration at work altitude. Fumes produced in activities ranging from cleaning to painting to fabrication of metal products. Noise generated by snowmobiles, lift equipment, and tools may require hearing protection to be worn.Apply Now