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Bike Park Trail Crew


Position Title: 

Bike Park Trail Crew

Reports To: 

Bike Park Manager/Supervisor

Department: 

Bike Park Trails Maintenance

POSITION SUMMARY

To positively contribute to a team of trail building professionals in the construction and maintenance of all trails and features within the Purgatory Bike Park and resort trail system.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Operates a variety of hand tools, power tools and some heavy equipment including but not limited to shovels, McLeod’s, Pulaski axes, chainsaws, nail guns, circular saws, excavators, skid steers, ATVs, 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.

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.

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

Education:

Minimum Completion of 12 Grade or GED

Experience:

Experience in felling trees and chainsaw operation preferred

Experience of 1 year previous trail building and maintenance experience, preferably in a bike park environment preferred

Must be a 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 ATVs and trucks

Experience with operating heavy equipment preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

This position will require to working  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.

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