Windham Mountain Resort Snowmaking Manager in Windham, New York
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Snowmaking Manager is responsible for the overall snowmaking operation at Windham Mountain, both during winter and summer. Reporting to both the Director of Mountain Operations and Mountain Operations Administrator, the Snowmaking Manager will be involved with the hiring, scheduling, training and ongoing supervision of all snowmaking staff. This is a key Mountain Ops management position assuring the safe operation of all snowmaking technology, equipment and systems leading to the optimal production of snow on the ground. This position has overall responsibility for ensuring snowmaking provides an Above & Beyond product and experience for our employees and guests.
Job Duties and Responsibilities: The list below represents many tasks you will be asked to perform during your employment here at Windham Mountain, although because we cannot predict all the challenges that may be faced in providing a snow product our guests expect, this may change as needed.
Perform responsibilities including recruiting, hiring, training, and planning, and daily supervision of the snowmaking operation such as assigning and directing work, appraising performance including rewarding and disciplining, and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Prepare and maintain accurate annual operating budget and related snowmaking capital plans.
Communicate regularly with compressor pump operations, snowmaking supervisors and relevant department heads to ensure ongoing mountain snow needs are met.
Oversee snowmaking team responsible for checking snow quality and adjusting snowmaking equipment accordingly, moving, thawing and repairing snow guns, hydrants, and hoses as necessary, ensuring snowmaking equipment left on slopes, when trails are open, is moved off to side of trail, marked, and/or roped off, opening and closing valves to make gun adjustments and relocating of guns.
Oversee the repair, modification and installation of snowmaking equipment throughout the year as needed.
Oversee pre-season pressure testing of equipment, addressing any leaks or issues prior to start of snowmaking season.
Ensures all safety guidelines established by Windham Mountain, municipal, state, OSHA and industry standards are followed.
Ensures all snowmaking vehicles are inspected and maintained properly.
Promote a cooperative work atmosphere.
Must have 5+ years prior snowmaking experience and a basic understanding of resort snow sports activities.
Because of the mental and physical demands and nature of the work, must be in good physical health and be able to regularly lift and maneuver 60 pounds.
Must be available to work at night and be comfortable riding chairlifts.
Must have ability to operate ATVs and snowmobiles.
Must have strong supervisory, organization and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Intermediate working knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, etc.).
Must be able to make decisions and to motivate and direct others in a constantly changing environment.
Must possess basic mechanical ability.
Must possess a valid Driver’s License with driving record insurable under WM insurance
Must be able to handle stressful, noisy, and distracting situations.
Must be able to sustain adverse weather conditions for extended periods of time
Basic First Aid and CPR (current)
Welding experience is a plus!
Work Schedule and Conditions: We are in the business of providing an Above & Beyond guest experience.
Snowmaking takes place, weather conditions permitting, 24 hours a day and is attended to by two, twelve-hour shift crews. The environment you will regularly work in is often extreme: high winds, rain, snow, ice, water, darkness, and cold temperatures. A great amount of walking both up and down trails and uneven surfaces can be expected.
Employees of the snowmaking department should plan on working at least five, most often six days a week, when the weather is optimal for snowmaking, and certainly over winter weekends and holidays.
This position is currently accepting applications.