Snowmaking Shift Lead (Norwich)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Non-Executive Management

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Description

SUMMARY Responsible for directing the activities of workers engaged in making snow on the mountain, including the operation, maintenance, and repair of the snowmaking system. Overall responsibilities include the operation and functioning of high pressure air and water systems used in the production of snow and the proficient understanding of the control system.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, other duties may be assigned)
Responsible for the training employees in safe work practices, and interprets company policies to employees and enforces safety regulations.
Assist in implementing the resort snowmaking Plan with special attention to the safety of all personnel and maximum shift efficiency.
Regularly inspect and conduct necessary maintenance on snowmaking equipment as needed. This includes, but is not limited to: charge and inspect all lines; check all valves and valve boxes for leaks; maintain and repair hydrants; assist with fan gun maintenance; grease and oil tower gun bases; assist with pump house maintenance; and operate and utilize the snowmaking control system to its full capacity.
Maintain safe and orderly winter recreation areas by setting up, storing and operating on-hill equipment in a safe manner.
Communicate with other mountain operations departments daily regarding mountain operations, snow conditions, special needs, and other relevant information.
Assist with hiring, motivating, evaluating, and directing staff to ensure adequate guidance and resources to accomplish established goals and objectives. Ensure that all employees receive the training, support, guidance, feedback and resources necessary.
Maintain and enhance a guest focused culture in all areas of responsibility.
Assist with snowmaking personnel and paperwork issues, according to resort guidelines for hiring, employee evaluations, disciplinary procedures, and setting of schedules for the snowmaking department.
Must be able to operate a snow cat, snow machine and ATV.
Performs activities of workers supervised.
Other duties as assigned, which could be directly related, or un-related to original position.
Directly supervises up to 5-7 employees in the Snowmaking department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assisting the Snowmaking Supervisor and Grooming & Snowmaking Manager with interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Position Requirements


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate Degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or minimum three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read & interpret documents such as safety rules, operating & maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Order processing systems; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


Must have valid Vermont Operators License and be eligible for Jay Peak Incs motor insurance policy.


Pipe welding certification.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands & arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or smell The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


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 is regularly exposed to wet or humid conditions; working near moving mechanical parts; working in high or precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outdoor weather conditions. The employees is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


This is a Winter Resort Area. It requires that work venues are varied, and in many cases include steep stairways, multi-level buildings and outdoor work areas, subject to very cold, sometimes wet or very sunny work sites. Some facilities are located at the base or bottom area and some are semi-remote and can only be reached by traveling via chair lift(s), skis or snowboards. Walking surfaces are frequently frozen, sloped and slippery. Proper footwear is a must, indoors and out. Work days and hours, as well as the number of hours required will vary, with an emphasis on weekends and holidays.

Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal Shift Nights Seasonal / Year Round Perks / Benefits Number of Openings 2 Location Jay Peak, Inc

This position is currently accepting applications.

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