Tram and Lift Mechanic

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  • Post Date: May 6, 2023
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Job Overview

As a Tram and Lift Mechanic you’ll maintain and repair mechanical equipment and systems for all chairlifts, rope tows and the tram in order to provide consistent, cost effective and safe operations for resort guests and employees.


  • Work safely with mechanical equipment and  systems in order to assure personal safety and the safety of guests, co-workers and Snowbird property and equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs breakdowns on tram and chairlift systems in order to optimize operations and business services to guests.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance, installation and replacement of parts on tram and chairlift mechanical systems in order to assure optimal operation and safety of equipment and cost of operations and repairs.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance, installation and replacement of parts on lift systems in order to assure optimal operation and safety of equipment and cost of operations and repairs.
  • Assist in the daily operation of tram and chairlifts and oversee the daily operating procedures of tram and lift operators in order to optimize the operation of equipment.
  • Maintain the inventory of mechanical supplies and replacement parts in order to meet budget and operating expectations.

Travel: Occasional trips outside of Utah


  • 3-5 years of job-specific work experience with demonstrated competence.
  • Must be able to ski or snowboard all of Snowbird’s terrain.
  • Ability to work on high structures, outside, and under inclement weather.
  • Comfortable using heavy equipment, power tools, hand tools, line equipment, rigging, and electrical equipment.
  • Safety oriented and familiar with safety procedures of equipment used.
  • Familiarity of ANSI B-77 and Utah Passenger Ropeway Safety Rules.
  • Working knowledge of Fixed Grip, Detachable ropeways and conveyors.
  • Must be able to ski to every lift tower with tools and parts in all conditions.
  • Ability to operate a snowmobile safely and competently in various terrain and conditions.
  • Skills in welding and fabrication a plus but not required.
  • Knowledge of diesel engines and/or hydraulics a plus but not required.
  • Must have the ability to interact at any time with guests and other employees in a pleasant manner and maintain good working relationships with others and all departments at Snowbird.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Prior experience with aerial tramways a plus but not required.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must demonstrate ability to bend, kneel, handle, reach, grasp and perform repetitive motions.
  • Work is outdoors and requires constant exposure to cold and other extreme weather conditions.


  • Shifts vary based on time of year, may be early morning or late evening, weekends, holidays, depending on business levels.
    Must be prepared to stay overnight if necessary on occasional times of road closures.
  • May experience unusual stress from continual work with public, winter conditions, snow night requirements and commuting to/from Snowbird.


  • Ski pass and comp ticket benefits
  • Discounts at Snowbird eateries, retail shops, mountain school, lodging and daycare for employees
  • Available medical, dental, vision and accident insurance – benefits are available based on position and are subject to change
  • 401k
  • Discounts with Powdr partners
  • Free transportation to work: UTA Buss and Rideshare Vans, Canyon Transportation vans and Employee Blue Shuttles


Snowbird is a world-renowned resort just 6 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon. Here, winter enthusiasts experience all types of mountain terrain which can be enjoyed by every level of skier and snowboarder.  Guests can sharpen their skills at our topflight mountain school, go for a backcountry snow-cat tour or enjoy an exhilarating Heli-ski adventure. Snowbird offers 4 hotels, 15 restaurants, conference facilities, summer activities, Oktoberfest and a full-service spa, all surrounded by spectacular granite peaks – making Snowbird a world-class destination.

Snowbird’s ambition is to provide unique big mountain experiences that grow the committed Snowbird family. This includes both our team members and our guests. By helping everyone experience what makes Snowbird unique and special, the environment, the mountain, the canyon and the people.  In this way they make memories for a lifetime, “memories that match our mountain”.

All job opportunities at Snowbird Resort require the ability to comply with our Professional Appearance, Drug & Alcohol, and Employee Conduct Policies.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

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