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4 Dec 2017

Full-Time Ski Lift Electrical Technician

Purgatory Resort – Posted by ianphillippi Durango, Colorado, United States

Job Description


Inspect, test, maintain, repair and install electrical equipment and power on Purgatory Resort property. Including chairlifts, on-mountain snowmaking equipment, and water well systems, to ensure safe and efficient electrical systems operation at all times.


Maintain all mountain electrical systems, including 9 chairlifts, 1 Magic Carpet, and all snowmaking* systems.

Must be able to read electrical schematics and understand symbols and many different Mfg. schematic layouts.

Must be able to use multi-meter to troubleshoot all types of electrical systems. Frequent testing on energized 480 VAC, 240VAC, 120VAC and 24VDC circuits is required.

Must be able to climb chairlift towers wearing a safety harness, while carrying tools, to work on tower derail switches and cable proximity sensors at heights up to 45 feet while chairlift is running.

Must have working knowledge of current electrical and electronic control/sensor devices and their function, testing and installation.

Must be able to ride a snowmobile, with public on mountain, safely and respond to lift down situations quickly and efficiently in all types of snow conditions including deep powder.

Execute scheduled annual, monthly, weekly and daily maintenance on chairlift electrical equipment.

Respond to and determine cause of operating lift electrical problems with public on board and implement solution by repair or correct Lift Operator error.

Implement and ensure compliance with all Company and State safety policies and procedures.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Working knowledge of all types of electrical equipment including AC motors and motor control, including AC variable speed drives.

DC motors, including DC variable speed drives, battery powered low voltage 24VDC controls. Must be familiar with PLC controls interfacing low and high voltage systems to operate ski lifts and snowmaking systems.

Troubleshooting skills using a multi-meter and Oscilloscope to diagnose problems.

Familiar with National Electrical Code and Colorado State Tramway Board Statutes.

Must be familiar with AC generators, AC motors, DC motors, 3 phase 480 volt power, installing new 480/240/120 circuits, 24 volt battery systems and battery maintenance.

Strong oral and written communication skills a must.

Some computer skills required in order to communicate/email and track inventory parts.

Education or Formal Training: Minimum two year electrical certification from technical college or comparable training required.

Valid Colorado Driver’s License.

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Job Categories: Hospitality and Tourism - Ski Business Operations. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: electrical and maintenance. Salaries: Hourly Wage.

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