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Irrigation/ Landscape Technician & Equipment Operator - Summer Season

Company: Winter Park Resort
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Please note, this position is located at Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, CO.

Seasonal (Seasonal)
Who We Are: At just 67 miles away, Winter Park is the closest major mountain destination to Denver. Don't be fooled by our convenient location, though... you'll feel remotely tucked away in our high-country corner of the Rockies. With easy access to 765,000 acres of public land, Winter Park is home to endless adventures and an unparalleled and unfiltered Colorado experience. Whether you are fulfilling a lifelong dream to work at a ski resort or you are just wanting a change of scene, we have great jobs and an awesome experience waiting for you!

Who We Are Looking For: Winter Park Resort is a place for mountain lovers, adventure seekers, and outdoor explorers. A place to chase new experiences, marvel at the unexpected, and discover the adventure that will keep you coming back for more. Whether you are looking to have your first taste of a winter season in the Rockies or to build a long-term career, we have something for everyone. We work to play... Are you in?

Perks & Benefits: There's more than a free season pass waiting for you! You don't just get a job at Winter Park, you get an experience and a lifestyle. As a member of our team, you'll enjoy a variety of perks and benefits that are available to our year-round and seasonal employees. Some examples include:

  • Free season pass to Winter Park Season and free access to all fifteen Alterra Resorts throughout North America.
  • Discounted tickets for your friends & family
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs for eligible employees
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match for all employees
  • Paid parental leave of up to 6 weeks for eligible employees
  • Generous food & beverage and retail discounts
  • Onsite employee childcare based on availability, discounted equipment rentals and plenty of opportunities for growth, advancement & year-round employment! Don't worry the uniforms are provided!


    In summer months this position is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of Winter Park Resort grounds. This includes manual labor in regards to all landscaping duties within lawn, mulched and hard-scaped areas as well as the maintenance and repairs of all WPR irrigation systems. This position requires experience in landscaping and knowledge of irrigation systems.

    In Winter months responsibilities will include the operation of heavy equipment for means of removing snow from roadways, parking lots and other pedestrian areas as well as manual labor duties. This position requires experience in operation of light and heavy equipment with proficiency in the operation of skid steers and front- end loaders and dump trucks.

    • Responsible for the installation, maintenance and repairs of WPR irrigation systems
    • Performs all landscaping duties including grading, sodding, seeding, mulching and rock work. Planting and transplanting trees and shrubs
    • Maintains all lawn, mulched and walkway areas including mowing, weed whacking, pruning, raking and weeding.
    • Maintains and repairs roads, walkways, plaza surfaces including gravel, concrete, and asphalt repairs; shoulder grading; rail maintenance; surface treatment; crack sealing; lane striping; curb and gutter maintenance; and sweeping and hosing.
    • Performs snow removal functions including plowing, sanding, push back, and hauling with required equipment. Check areas designated on sanding log for icy conditions and spread sand and/or ice melt as necessary. Complete log consistently.
    • Remove snow and ice from base facilities and parking areas including stairs, decks, grates, walkways, roofs, and drives utilizing shovels, scrapers, and snow blowers. Keep base and mountain transformers, meters, fire hydrants, ski racks, miscellaneous equipment free of snow buildup.
    • Installs and maintains parking lot delineation and regulatory and directional signage.
    • Performs all duties associated with parking lot & pay parking.
    • Assists guests by responding to and performing vehicle jump starts, pull-outs and lock outs.
    • Hauls materials as needed.
    • Inspects vehicles and equipment daily. Performs routine maintenance and repairs on equipment. Reports other maintenance needs to Vehicle Maintenance.
    • Observes procedures, utilizes appropriate safety devices, and participates in equipment training sessions.
    • Completes all safety logs daily, contracted services log and haul sheets as necessary.
    • Performs special event set up and production duties. Performs annual holiday, summer and winter set up duties.
    • Perform trash removal and litter pick up duties as assigned.
    • Monitors grounds, facilities, and equipment. Corrects and/or reports problems as necessary.
    • Be alert for potential hazards involving vehicles, pedestrians, and equipment. Take responsible action to prevent accidents. Report and/or correct any unsafe conditions.
    • Assist with vehicle, public, and employee accidents as required. Follow accident reporting procedures.
    • Responds to guest and employee concerns and/or needs in a timely, courteous, and helpful manner.
    • Clean and maintain tools and equipment in proper condition and store correctly. Complete vehicle and equipment inspections. Report problems to supervisor. Perform preventative maintenance tasks.
    • Assist guests and employees with directions and information in a friendly, congenial, professional manner. Effectively handle first-line conflicts and problems.

      Other Duties
      • Responds to emergency situations including fire, building evacuation, vehicle and pedestrian accidents, flooding, lift failure, and accident evacuation. Assists Security, municipal police and fire departments, and other protective service agencies as necessary.
      • Maintain accurate, up-to-date logs of all contract work performed.
      • Assists other work groups as necessary and performs other duties as directed.
      • Assists with shuttle driving, wagon hauling and hut operation.

        • May be asked to communicate with and unload shipping trucks as needed.

          • Enjoys working outdoors in a fast-paced environment.
          • Ability to keep a calm, helping attitude with a high volume of guests arriving.
          • Motivated and initiates projects
          • Reliable with a willingness to learn new skills.


            This position is very physically demanding at times requiring large amounts ice/snow removal utilizing shovels and snowblowers. This position also requires climbing ladders and removing snow at extreme heights. This position spends most of the workday in an outdoors environment.

            • High school diploma or GED desirable.
            • Must be 18 years of age.
            • 2 or more years of professional experience working in landscaping/ irrigation
            • Valid driver's license and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record. Must be willing to train for and attain a CDL Class B license as requested and operate a passenger bus for public transportation.
            • Experience and proficiency in operation of skid steers and front-end loaders, snow removal experience a plus.
            • Must be able to work four 10-hour days/week including weekends and holidays. Must be available for additional hours as needed.
            • Must be on-call for snow removal and available to start work at 2:00 a.m. up to five days per week during ski season.
            • Demonstrated ability to work independently and productively with attention to safety at all times.
            • Familiarity with Winter Park Resort and surrounding services desirable
            • One or more years' experience operating skid steers, front end loaders, and dump trucks. Snow removal experience desirable.
            • Experience working with public desirable, with demonstrated ability to remain calm and congenial under stressful conditions.


              The base hourly pay range below represents the low and high end of Winter Park Resorts hourly pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Winter Park Resorts total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include many region-specific benefits.

              hourly pay range: $21.00- $23.00 per hour

              • Ability to lift heavy weight repetitively.
              • Ability to remove snow at extreme heights.
              • Ability to work in sub-zero temperatures.

                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 walk, talk, see, hear, and operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.

                WORKING CONDITIONS:.
                • Ability to work in cold temperatures and adverse weather conditions.
                • Ability to work long hours starting early in the morning.


                  Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment.

                  We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law.

                  Winter Park Resort will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Winter Park Resort. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

                  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I understand that this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

                  Application Deadline: Recruiting timelines vary by position, however, all Winter Park Resort positions accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days from the posting date listed above. This position is open and still accepting applications. Associated topics: fertilizer, land fill, landfill, plant, podadore, resurface, street, surface, sweep, tree pruner

Keywords: Winter Park Resort, Boulder , Irrigation/ Landscape Technician & Equipment Operator - Summer Season, Engineering , Boulder, Colorado

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