Maintenance Manager, Ski Lifts and Buildings
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort 4 reviews - Golden, BC

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Lift and Building Maintenance Manager

The Lift and Building Maintenance Manager will report to the President and provide leadership to the maintenance team. A key deliverable for this position is the proven ability to lead a team through preventive maintenance programs along with the ability to safely and effectively solve maintenance and operational issues as they arise.

The Manager must be able to direct and plan for a wide range of situations including daily activities, preventative maintenance, seasonal shutdowns and the implementation of special capital projects. This role combines team leadership with a passion for a safe and healthy work environment. The successful candidate will also manage the equipment and tools required to maintain the building maintenance facilities and restaurants used in the operation of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.


  • Oversee the maintenance of ski lift equipment, food service equipment, building security concerns (i.e. doors and windows), heating and ventilation systems, fire safety systems, and the general overall condition of the interiors and exteriors of all designated resort facilities
  • Oversee the maintenance of resort vehicles and equipment, including grooming machines and snowmobiles
  • Clearly describe, assign and delegate responsibility within the team
  • Hire, train, retain and develop quality staff
  • Evaluate team and provide productive performance feedback and progressive correction
  • Oversee employee orientation, training and scheduling
  • Oversee employee Occupational Health and Safety training
  • Maintain effective inter-departmental communications throughout the resort
  • Establish and manage operational and capital budgets for the department
  • Develop Goals and Objectives for your role which drive key business outcomes as communicated by senior management
  • Ensure that key supervisory staff within your teams have Goals and Objectives set out on an annual basis


  • Minimum 5 years previous experience in a maintenance management role
  • Experience in project development and management
  • Working knowledge of lift operating systems
  • Certified Aerial and surface operator B.C. Safety Authority
  • Must hold a current valid driver’s license
  • Advanced level of ski capabilities
  • Previous holding of OFA or OEC level 3 first aid ticket
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Z-98 codes
  • Knowledge of snow grooming equipment, operations and standards
  • Knowledge of sustainable slopes environment, forestry and government regulations
  • Previous experience in summer slope grooming, security, shipping, receiving, mountain bike park operations
  • Electrical and Millwright Journeyman ticket desired
  • Ability to work closely with peers at other RCR resorts

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work flexible hours
  • May be exposed to severe weather conditions on resort (snow, cold, wind, sun)
  • Ability to travel (< 10%) as needed
  • This role is a manager as defined by the Employment Standards Act of BC and thus is not eligible for overtime pay

Essential Skills

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Safety Orientation
  • Financial Acumen
  • Leadership
  • Motivating Performance
  • Teambuilding
  • Meaningful Recognition
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Critical Analysis

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