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Grooming Manager - Year Round

Company: Winter Park Resort
Location: Boulder
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

Please note, this position is located at Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, CO.
WINTER PARK RESORT OVERVIEW: Who We Are:At just 67 miles away, Winter Park is the closest major mountain destination to Denver. Dont be fooled by our convenient location, though youll 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:Theres more than a free season pass waiting for you! You dont just get a job at Winter Park, you get an experience and a lifestyle. As a member of our team, youll 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! POSITION SUMMARY: The Grooming Manager oversees the summer and winter staff and operates Winter Park heavy construction equipment and/or snow grading equipment with attachments and accomplishes assigned job requests with minimal direct supervision. This person understands the objectives of job functions, knows the capability of equipment, and completes assignments in a safe, efficient, and acceptable manner. Additionally, the Grooming Manager is responsible for assisting the Senior Manager of Slope & vehicle Maintenance in all functions and quality control of grooming, budgeting, and summer operations. The Grooming Manager maintains the Winter Park Resort trail system during year-round operations of the mountain; they oversee mountain trails, manage environmental impacts, assist in timber management, keep up brush cutting on slopes and travel routes, monitor groomed conditions in winter, and monitor and mitigate conditions of summer roads and trails. Duties include daily equipment reporting, compiling daily grooming reports (winter), scheduling personnel to accommodate daily work requirements; scheduling equipment as needed, and managing day-to-day operations of Slope Maintenance in the absence of the Senior Manager. The Grooming Manager works closely with construction leads around the ski area to coordinate various projects. The person in this position will assist in preparing budgets for projects, the annual operations budget, and capital budgets. The Grooming Manager also works very closely with the Vehicle Maintenance Manager and the Snowmaking Manager to ensure communication and consistent and smooth operations of the shop and equipment at Slope. The person in this position operates equipment as needed to fill in on special events and projects and ensures operation within budgetary requirements. This person is responsible to certify that all personnel is wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the particular job. They carry a radio and cell phone at all times to be accessible as a key operation in the Mountain Operations organization. The Slope Maintenance Supervisor will follow all Winter Park policies and procedures, all applicable laws (federal, state, and local), and all health and sanitation codes. Competencies and Job Requirements: Communication: Able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally across all levels of the organization. Able to effectively present information to management, employees, and customers. Organization: Demonstrate ability to proactively prioritize needs, put first things first, and effectively manages resources and time. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks. Reasoning Ability: Able to make independent judgments that have considerable impacts on the organization. Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Integrity - High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations, information, and documentation. Technology Strong working knowledge of computers including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access) ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
    • Lead and manage the five Slope Maintenance Supervisors.
    • Lead and/or advise Supervisors in daily meetings for projects and planned tasks.
    • Anticipate and identify new grooming projects, plans, etc.
    • Oversee special events course builds.
    • Oversee nightly projects to ensure the highest quality of work product
    • Complete annual evaluations of direct reports, and review the quality of the Supervisors evaluation.
    • Take leadership in hiring/rehiring of new/existing positions.
    • Perform all disciplinary actions including but not limited to documentation, in-person meetings, communication with HR
    • Assist Senior Manager in creating annual budgets
    • Evaluate monthly budgets to ensure budget targets are being considered
    • Schedule staff according to the weekly needs of the workgroup.
    • Prepare a nightly grooming schedule that supports departments through the resort including Patrol, Lift Maintenance, Lift Operations, F&B, Grounds, base operations, etc.
    • Inform Senior Manager of scheduled jobs not completed.
    • Inform mechanics of necessary repairs and/or service needed on snowcats or other necessary equipment/machinery.
    • Problem solves with Senior Manager about ideas for improving operations and culture
    • Provide leadership in the training of all slope/grooming operators.
    • Review snowcat diagnostics every week and more frequently if necessary.
    • Provide feedback on snowcat diagnostics and surface quality.
    • Provides proactive feedback on how to improve operations, grooming, or to better utilize slope assets.
    • Provide clear instructions for every shift.
    • Transport proper equipment with attachments to the job site.
    • Operate snowcats to support crew and manage workload
    • Operate machinery to skid, doze, dig, excavate, and grade construction sites and mountain roads.
    • Train staff to perform required work in a reasonably safe and efficient manner.
      • Train staff to secure work site nightly in a reasonably safe manner, i.e. holes marked, equipment keys removed.
      • Make daily in-field observations to assess work quality and needs.
        • Assist with snow removal when necessary.
        • Maintain accurate EAM database and support efforts.
          • Maintain a friendly, congenial, and helpful attitude while effectively dealing with the guests and other employees as well as mechanics.
          • Report and correct unsafe conditions regarding equipment and area of work or elsewhere in the area.
          • Encourage and oversee employee recognition efforts weekly.
          • Perform other duties as directed. This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of this resort and position, the responsibilities of this position may change. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Education:
            • High school diploma or GED Experience:
              • 5 or more years in apprentice/journeyman program or equivalent in the operation of equipment involved in job function and trail maintenance.
              • 2 or more years in a leadership role within operations
              • Experience as snowmaking/skiing trail crew.
              • Possess strong knowledge of Winter Park trails and ski runs for optimal grooming
              • Flexibility with schedule and shifts.
              • CDL license required (or willingness to obtain within 90 days of hire date).
              • 4 or more years in all heavy equipment machines.
              • Knowledge of transporting various types of equipment and freight. Qualifications and Skills
                • Possess a valid, non-restricted motor vehicle license.
                  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office software
                  • Able to work irregular hours and maintain a high level of caution and common sense while performing duties.
                  • Standard first aid
                  • Active skier/snowboarder
                  • Heavy equipment mechanical knowledge
                  • Have reliable transportation to work. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: This position may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Mountain Environment:
                    • The primary physical environment in which these position works is out of doors with a high exposure level to cold,snow, wind, rain, bugs, sun, high altitude, extreme heights, lightning, etc...
                    • The degree of strenuous activity within the job is considered to be high. Often lifting a weight of 50 pounds throughout the day is common.
                    • Additional strenuous physical activity may include walking or hiking upon uneven, challenging terrain with heavy tools or equipment.
                    • Exposure to Chemicals required for cleaning, de-greasing, andpainting Ultra Violet radiation from the sun enhanced through lack of atmospheric filtration at work altitude. Fumes are produced in activities ranging from cleaning to painting to fabrication of metal products. Noise generated by snowmobiles, lift equipment, and tools may require hearing protection to be worn.
                    • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors, and other employees.
                    • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily - reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: This position description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for the role described above. With the evolution of Winter Park Resort, the responsibilities of this position may change as may the dates associated with many of the tasks. During these times of change, this position requires the flexibility and willingness to accept new responsibilities and potentially transfer others. It will also be the responsibility of any employee of Winter Park Resort to be a positive influence on the transformation of the resort and its associated lines of business. WAGE: 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. Salary Range:$64,000-$73,000/year AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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 based on 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 accommodations 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.Required
                      Job Industries
                      • Hotel & Hospitality

Keywords: Winter Park Resort, Boulder , Grooming Manager - Year Round, Executive , Boulder, Colorado

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