Heavy Duty Mechanic

  • Whitewater Ski Resort
  • Other
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 602 Lake Street Nelson, Nelson
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: No
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on July 6, 2024

Job Description

Whitewater is seeking a Heavy Duty mechanic to join our remarkable team.  

CLOSING DATE: August 4, 2024

Job Title:        Heavy Duty Mechanic
Location:        Whitewater Ski Resort
Department:  Outdoor Operations
Reports to:     Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
Employment Status/Type: Year-Round. Full Time
Compensation: $30- $34 (DOE) alongside further employee perks and benefits.

Under the direction and supervision of the Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, the Heavy Duty Mechanic is responsible for the daily, weekly, and annual maintenance of Snow Cats and other heavy duty fleet equipment (Excavator, Loader, and Skid Steer). They will work closely with shop staff to ensure all equipment is maintained to the highest and safest standard to ensure smooth mountain operations.

The Heavy Duty Mechanic will be a champion of Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures as well as promote a positive work environment. They will seek learning opportunities as well as work closely with apprentices to ensure proper training is taking place.

Shop Hands and Apprentices.

Perform all needed maintenance activities for all heavy-duty fleet equipment to a high professional standard.
Schedule and implement daily, weekly and annual fleet maintenance.
Overseeing and supervising large scale maintenance work.
Training and educating apprentices in conjunction with the Equipment Maintenance Supervisor.
Ensure all Whitewater policies are adhered to as outlined in the current Employee handbook as well as all applicable WCB regulations.
Ensure all equipment and vehicles are maintained to current manufacturers recommendations.
Assign duties to departmental personnel.
Assist with training operators in the use of snow cat and snow removal equipment.
Operate equipment as required.
Documentation and record keeping for asset maintenance and human resources.
Assist in building and maintaining a robust preventative maintenance program.
Monitoring and maintaining parts inventory.
Ensure all work orders are submitted and submitted fully completed and accurate.
Ensure operators fill out daily logs accurately.
Assist in emergency situations.
Ensure all safety procedures are being followed at all times.
Keep a safe and organized work environment.
Using a sustainable approach in daily operations, planning, and development.
Work to achieve department Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to assist in achieving organizational goals.
Promote Whitewater’s safety culture by reviewing and amending where necessary but not limited to: Department manuals, CDPP
Embrace and promote Whitewater’s mission statement and values.
Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent required
Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic – BC Trades Certification or Interprovincial Red Seal Trades Certification, or 3rd year apprenticeship required.
Valid Driver’s License required with clean drivers abstract.
Previous experience working in a shop considered an asset
Snow Cat mechanical experience is an asset.
Good working knowledge of the current WCB regulations is an asset.

Strong leadership, communication, management, administrative and personnel skills.
Must be a team player and able to work well with others while maintaining a calm & positive attitude, sometimes during high stress.
Good physical condition. Capable of performing manual labor, lifting up to 50 pounds, ability to lift heavy objects and frequently walking on uneven ground & comfortable.
Working at heights.
Ability to operate snow mobiles, heavy equipment, ATV’s and 4×4 trucks in a safe and responsible manner.
Advanced skiing or snowboarding ability is an asset.
Ability to work outside for extended periods in adverse weather conditions.
Must be willing to travel to the mountain and work weekends and holidays as required.
Self-motivated, mature, dependable, timely and able to work well with others.
Are proficient with Microsoft Office and other basic computer systems and applications.



Job Application Process

Please apply directly to Whitewater’s website.

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