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Grounds Equipment Operator- Winter Season

Company: Winter Park Resort
Location: Boulder
Posted on: September 21, 2023

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!

    The Grounds Operator operates a variety of light to medium equipment and vehicles and performs manual labor as necessary for the purpose of snow removal, maintenance, repairs, and construction improvements to resort parking lots, roads, grounds, and facilities. Performs all grounds, landscaping and parking lot duties required of a Grounds Skilled Laborer. Maintains grounds and parking areas in a clean, attractive, and reasonably safe manner. Prepares grounds for summer and winter resort operations. Has experience and is proficient in the operation of skid steers, front end loaders, shuttle bus and 12 yard dump trucks. Follows policies set forth in the Employee Handbook. Complies with all regulations set forth by the Colorado Department of Transportation and Motor Vehicle Bureau.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.

    • 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.
    • 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 drainage maintenance including all channel, surface and storm drain systems. Maintains and installs bridges and culverts.
    • Installs and maintains parking lot delineation and regulatory and directional signage.
    • Performs landscape construction duties including grading, tree transplanting, installation and maintenance of irrigation systems, sodding, seeding, and mulching, concrete and power installation and repair, cribbing. (summer only).
    • Performs all parking lot, pay parking operation, shuttle (if licensed), grounds maintenance, and snow removal duties as required in the Grounds Skilled Laborer position.
    • 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 logs, haul sheets, vehicle inspection sheets as required. Computes time daily.
    • Performs special event set up and production duties. Performs annual holiday, summer and winter set up duties.
    • Monitors grounds, facilities, and equipment. Corrects and/or reports problems as necessary.
    • Responds to guest and employee concerns and/or needs in a timely, courteous, and helpful manner.

      • 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

        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.

        • Must be 21 years of age.
        • Valid Colorado 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.


          • High school diploma or GED desirable.
            • 1 or more years of grounds, landscape and/or snow removal work or equivalent outdoor maintenance.
            • 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


              This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
              • The primary physical environment in which this 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 75 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, and painting Ultra Violet radiation from the sun enhanced through lack of atmospheric filtration at work altitude. Fumes 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.

                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 essential functions.


                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.Required
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Keywords: Winter Park Resort, Boulder , Grounds Equipment Operator- Winter Season, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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