Sunshine Village Gondola Maintenance Apprentice

Sunshine Village Corporation
Banff, AB

Why join us?
We work and play in Canada’s most beautiful playground, Banff National Park, and you can too. Sunshine Village is the premier ski resort in Western Canada. If you want to be part of making our guests’ ski experience unforgettable and think a winter season skiing and riding on the best powder in the Rockies would be great too, then read on for more information...

The Perks:
FREE - Your staff pass is your ticket to ride Sunshine!
Ski & Ride – Free days & discounts at resorts across Canada
Staff Events – Staff parties, BBQs, spring night skiing, dog sledding, ice climbing & more
Career – Recognition programs & Career development opportunities
Wellness – discounted fitness passes, yoga, onsite support & professional support
Onsite discounts – Food & beverage, retail, & hotel stays
Exclusive deals – Brand-named gear & local businesses
And much, much more!
Gondola Mechanic Apprentices are in a visible role and provide an outstanding experience for guests via the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Gondola. Mechanic Apprentices are focused on safety, efficiency, and being approachable and courteous always towards lift passengers, while assisting senior Mechanics in their inspection and repair duties. Gondola Mechanic Apprentices report to the Gondola Maintenance Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor, and work under the guidance of other senior personnel in Maintenance or contractors. They liaise frequently with most Mountain Operations and other Maintenance departments.

Job Functions
Assisting in all maintenance duties while always maintaining and contributing to a safe and efficient work site. Sites include working around operating lifts, in and around lift terminals, performing lift inspections, working on disassembly, assembly, and cleaning of equipment. Effective communication via radio.
Administrative and Reporting Responsibilities:
Completing documentation e.g., daily checks, assigned logs, daily reports, maintenance logs.
Communicating unusual operating conditions.
Timely and accurate reporting of all incidents and deficiencies to appropriate departments/personnel.
Other duties may be requested and assigned from time to time.
Mechanically inclined.
Positive, friendly attitude.
Prepared to work flexible schedules e.g. weekends, holidays, nights, extended hours.
Prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions e.g. appropriate footwear, layers, gloves.
Calm under pressure and patient.
Communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally.
Maintain professional conduct when in uniform, on or off-duty (and online).
Effectively provide support and assistance to coworkers.
Attend and actively participate in meetings and training.
Must be neat, alert, punctual and dependable.
Valid Alberta vehicle operator’s license, able to operate over snow, off road and highway vehicles.
Able to effectively use basic hand tools e.g., drills, saws, wrenches, hoists.
Own basic set of tools.
Ensure all health and safety policies are followed at all times, on site.
Additional Considerations
Employees must always be of sound mind, exhibit good judgment, and report to work fit for duty.
Requires standing for long periods of time, constant trunk rotation, frequent lifting, pushing/pulling of equipment, parts and tools (up to 45 kg). Mechanics routinely climb ladders or inclined stairs.
Must be able to hike and move around easily in a remote, alpine environment.
Accessing and working at heights is required. Routinely up to 5m and occasionally up to 40m.
This role operates machinery and works around moving equipment.
This role has some exposure to industrial chemicals e.g., solvents, oils, grease.
Mechanics in this position are considered for future apprenticeship openings.
Candidates may be required to provide their own transportation to the resort base.
Candidates are required to provide and maintain CSA approved safety footwear.
Required uniform pieces (liner, jacket, pants, toque) are provided. Employees must be prepared and wear appropriate footwear, gloves, layers, etc. for the conditions.
Can’t wait to get started? Great, because we can’t wait to hear from you! Apply online at and tell us why you’re the next awesome member of our team. Remember, we’re looking for people who will wow our guests, so start now and wow us.
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