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Master – Lift Maintenance Mechanic

Position Title: 

Master - Lift Maintenance Mechanic

Reports To: 

Lift Maintenance Manager


Lift Maintenance


Inspect, test, monitor, maintain and repair ski lift machinery and components, tools and buildings to ensure safe and efficient lift operation at all times. Oversee the daily work of assigned Lift Maintenance crew members.


Be familiar with Doppelmayr, Leitner-Poma, Riblet and Magic Carpet equipment (both fixed and detachable). Inspect, test and monitor ski lift machinery and components.

Execute scheduled maintenance on ski lift machinery and components, tools and buildings.

Respond to, determine cause of, and implement solution to, lift operational problems.

Ensure compliance with all resort, department, manufacturer’s recommendation, ANSI B.77, State Tramway regulations, policies and procedures.

Oversee daily tasks of up to four assigned crew members.

Participate in scheduling and job assignment with Lift Maintenance Manager. Make recommendations for performance appraisals and disciplinary discussions as necessary.

Train Apprentice and Journeyman Lift Mechanics in lift maintenance procedures and practices.

Log (legibly and accurately) all maintenance and repairs on log sheets and complete scheduled work orders for transfer to maintenance operational recordkeeping system.


Operate with little or no daily supervision.

Inform Lift Maintenance Manager of all work in progress and any problems encountered.

Organize and clean shop and work areas.

Be familiar with location of all lift maintenance equipment.

Assume duties of Crew Chief in summer, supervising up to four lift mechanics.

Remove snow from around lift machinery and buildings in winter.

Communicate with other departments to co-ordinate work.

Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:   Comprehensive knowledge of ski area and lift operations, ski lift terminology and Colorado Tramway Codes. Specific knowledge of Purgatory ski lift equipment and operational procedures.

Broad knowledge of the ANSI B-77 Standard and Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety codes and requirements.

Broad knowledge of mechanical, brake, electrical, rigging, hydraulic systems and their operation.

Level-2 NDT certified and welding/ fabrication preferred.

Alertness, precision, ingenuity, memory, concentration, judgment, aesthetic sense, reasoning, initiative, patience, visual discrimination, problem solving, analytic ability, persuasiveness, auditory, tactile and olfactory discrimination, imagination, oral and written communication skills are necessary abilities.

  • Education or Formal Training:  High School diploma or GED.  Current first aid and CPR cards prefered. Valid Colorado driver’s license.
  • Experience: Over 2 years of Ski Lift Maintenance experience.


Ski lift machinery and components, including electrical and hydraulic systems, diesel and gas engines, and wire cables: heavy maintenance equipment, hand, air and electric tools, welding torches, snowmobiles, snowcats, lubricants and solvents. Simple office equipment.


20% of the workday is spent indoors: 80% of the work day is spent outdoors in constantly changing weather conditions, including snow, extreme cold and wet in winter and heat, thunder and lightening storms in summer.

60% of the day is spent walking, 35% of the day is spent standing and 5% is spent sitting.

Frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 100 pounds and pushing and pulling objects weighing up to 250 pounds. Constantly using and monitoring controls that operate lifts and using heavy tools. Constantly climbing heights up to 65 feet, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, fingering and feeling. Constantly engage in normal conversation.

Constantly listening to machinery sounds and smelling for gases and odors, near and far acuity, depth perception, color and field of vision. 60% of the time noise levels reach 75 – 110 decibels. Constant exposure to mechanical and electrical hazards, high exposed work site, burns and radiant energy. Frequent exposure to fumes, odors and gases.


Master Lift Mechanic must be able to perform all tasks described for the Journeyman Lift Mechanic, together with the following tasks:

Welding/ Fabrication

Hold a Level II NDT Certification.

Rebuild hydraulic components.

Change Poma hydraulic tensioning and carriage positions.

Rig for haulrope splice and deropement requirements.

Replace bullwheel liners on Doppelmayr, Riblet and Poma.

Perform counterweight rope inspections.

Basic disassembly and reassembly of auxiliary motors.

Perform rigging for electric motor removal (weights up to 5000 pounds).

Basic low voltage and electrical troubleshooting.


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