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Maintenance Technician – Hesperus Ski Area

Position Title: 

Maintenance Technician - Hesperus Ski Area

Reports To: 

General Manager


Mountain Operations


Participate in the construction and maintenance of ski trails, lift maintenance, and general construction during the summer. Please note this is a part time summer seasonal position.


Cut and clear brush.

Operate heavy equipment to move earth for the construction and maintenance of ski trails and other areas.

Report any existing or potential safety hazard to supervisor immediately.

Perform preventative maintenance on machinery and tools, as outlined in the manufacturers operational manual.

Perform general preventive maintenance on the ski lift.

Perform light construction work and upkeep on existing structures.

Pick up and remove trash from the grounds.

Operate equipment and tooling in a safe and careful manner to avoid damage to the equipment and to protect corporate property.

Use all safety equipment and procedures at all times. Be aware of the safety of self and others working around machines at all times.

Check all safety equipment daily for proper function.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Basic knowledge of maintenance, construction, logging, and landscaping. Alertness, concentration, judgment, precision, agility, auditory discrimination, spatial perception, memory, reasoning, initiative, aesthetic sense and olfactory discrimination are necessary abilities.
  •  Special Certifications/Licensing: Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
  •  Education or Formal Training: None required.
  •  Experience: A minimum of 6 months of experience in related activities required.


Brush saw, chainsaw, hand tools, gasoline, oil, lubricants and simple office equipment.


99% of the work day is spent outdoors in a mountain forest environment, in changing weather conditions including but not limited to: extreme cold and heat, wind, snow, rain, thunder and lightening storms. 30% of the work day is spent standing and 60% is spent walking on uneven terrain. 10% of the workday is spent sitting.

Frequently balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling, talking and listening, using near and far acuity, depth perception, color and field of vision. Occasionally climbing, crawling, fingering, feeling, and smelling. Frequently lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects weighing up to 100 pounds.

Noise levels reach up to 100 decibels for 90% of the work day. Frequent exposure to vibration, fumes and dusts in the atmosphere. Occasional exposure to odors, mists, gases and poor ventilation. Potential hazards include mechanical, radiant energy, electrical, high exposed work site, burns and explosives.

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