Cross Country Ski Groomer: Part Time Seasonal until 4/1/18

Recreation New Paltz, New York


BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Assist the Ski Manager with meeting specific operational goals by performing general and specific ski trail and snow tubing maintenance procedures.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Maintain safe, quality ski trails and snow tubing conditions for guests. 
  • Promote Mohonk Mountain House’s unique cross-country skiing snowshoeing, and snow tubing experience while interacting with guests. 
  • Organize and communicate to Ski Manager all information relating to guest needs and potential skiing and snow tubing condition problems or concerns.
  • Maintain safe and professional operation of grooming snowmobiles and grooming implements.
  • Interact cordially and professionally with all guests and co-workers.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with the ski and activities staff and all other Mohonk Mountain House service staff.
  • Perform minor equipment maintenance “on-the-spot” to grooming equipment and snowmobiles so facility preparation may continue.
  • Perform trail and sign maintenance as needed.
  • Make ski trail recommendations to guests with safety and skier ability being the primary determining factors of each recommendation.
  • Inspect trail conditions and make recommendations for usage and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate an outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Trustworthy, dependable and honest.
  • Work flexible or changing days and hours.
  • Work in a manner that will not endanger self or others.
  • Inspect the work of others by touch, sight, sound and smell for conformance to prescribed standards.
  • Reach with hands and arms, bend, kneel, stoop, twist and flex arms, walk up and down stairs/inclines, sit, climb up/down ladders or stand for up to 5 hours at a time.
  • Lift up to 75 pounds from ground level to waist level and carry a distance of up to 100 feet with/ without assistance.  Walk up to 5 miles per day. Reach areas as high as 8 feet from a standing position with use of a step ladder.
  • Walk in snow up to 3 feet deep.
  • Safely operate a snowmobile at 20 mph, a snow blower, and a chainsaw.
  • Maneuver a snowmobile out of a ditch.
  • Use basic hand tools, bow saw, winch, cable puller, and tow strap.
  • Shovel deep, heavy snow.
  • Work weekends and holidays as needed. 
  • Handle change, adversity, and pressure situations in a calm and levelheaded manner.
  • Analyze problems and develop and implement action plans to address problems.
  • Carry a two-way portable radio and earpiece to communicate and provide immediate response to emergency situations. 
  • See close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Speak, read and write the English language and communicate in a clear and congenial manner, with our guests, visitors and employees.  Hear verbal instructions, directions and warnings.
  • Speak clearly and in front of groups of people, up to 15 people.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Possess valid driver’s license.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification preferred.

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.