Ski Lift Mechanic/Operator (Gondola)Year Round

June 18 2022
Industries Tourism, Passengers transportation
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Production, Operations, Quality, Safety, Trades, Manual, Operator, Machinist, Trades, Technicians, Construction, Trades, Technicians, Construction, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Ingonish Beach, NS

Destination Cape Smokey is located on Cape Breton Island which, is the # 1 ranked Island in North America. A storied land with more tales to be written. Rich in natural beauty, with a deep sense of our cultural roots, Cape Breton Island is known for its warmth and our generous need to share it with the world. Locals know it’s a place for all seasons, now it’s your turn to see for yourself.

Job Summary:
The Gondola ride lasts around five minutes and operates year-round, transporting guests from the parking area to the mountain top. The Ski Lift Mechanic is responsible for the overall maintenance and operation of the Cape Smokey Gondola. The Lift Mechanic is responsible for performing all routine maintenance procedures under the guidance of the senior mechanic. The incumbent will be responsible for performing preventative maintenance and repair of the lift. Training will be provided.

Principal Duties:
Reports to: Chief Gondola Operator/Mechanic

  • Perform routine maintenance as needed on gondola according to industry and manufacture recommendations;
  • Responsible for understanding full operation of lift including transfer to auxiliary power as needed;
  • Assists in training lift operations staff;
  • Assist senior lift mechanic as needed on major lift repairs and projects;
  • Coordinate work projects based on annual maintenance needs;
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed;
  • Follow and comply with all Resort safety rules and use appropriate safety equipment at all times;
  • Maintenance includes line machinery repairs, hydraulic part maintenance, electrical work, non destructive testing of welds on chair parts and grips, terminal repairs and inspections;
  • Other duties as assigned based on the needs of the operation.

Job Specifications / Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or equivalent;
  • Must be at least 18 years of age;
  • Holds a Nova Scotia Elevating Device Mechanic Certificate of Competency or equivalent;
  • Mechanical and/or electrical experience;
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 100 pounds;
  • Flexible schedule required during peak times and weekends;
  • Comfortable working outdoors in summer/winter including inclement weather;
  • Must be able to work at heights of 50 feet;
  • Prior Lift experience;
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and experience with small engine repair, diesel engines and low voltage systems are preferred;
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills;
  • Gondola Operating experience an asset;
  • Surface Passenger Ropeways course an asset;
  • Aerial Fixed Grip Passenger Ropeways course an asset;
  • Fall Arrest Certification an asset;
  • Confined Space Certification an asset;

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