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Vernon Downs Track Maintenance Engineer in Vernon, New York

If you are looking for a fun and family-oriented workplace, Vernon Downs is the place to be! Vernon Downs offers great benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life, generous 401k plan, paid time off, and holiday pay for all full-time employees. All employees also receive meal discounts and numerous other perks.

Established in 1953, Vernon Downs is a horse racing track, casino and entertainment facility located in the town of Vernon, NY. Vernon Downs has successfully operated for many years as it quickly attained status as one of the most popular harness tracks in the country.

Job Description summary:

Perform all track maintenance functions within approved guidelines and as directed by Foreman.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Responsible for maintaining of the racetrack for jogging and training and racing during the season as directed by immediate foreman.

  • Responsible for keeping maintenance buildings clean and secure as well as surrounding yard area.

  • Responsible for all general maintenance and repair of minor problems throughout the racetrack as directed by immediate foreman.

  • Ensure adherence to all OSHA regulations and internal safety policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for upkeep of lawn, all tracks, and barns.

  • Operates company vehicles as required.

  • Conduct preventive maintenance inspections on all equipment as assigned.

  • Supports other Maintenance Engineers as needed and assigned.

  • Responsible for all back stretch clean up and barn maintenance as directed by immediate foreman.

  • Responsible for cleaning horse manure from paddocks and assigned stables.

  • All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or GED required, tractor driving experience preferred.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be able to work closely with horses and people in volatile settings.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret simple documents, such as safety rules and regulations, technical procedure manuals, instructions, and basic correspondence, reports, and memos. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from users. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate 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 Associate is regularly required to talk or hear. The Associate is also regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The Associate is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, and to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The Associate is frequently required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Specific driving and track related abilities are required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Associate encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. When on the track, the noise level may increase to loud.

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