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Goldbelt Tram Alaska is looking for a number of year-round and many seasonal positions.  Year-round positions can start as early as October/November.  Seasonal positions are typically from April-September.  We are currently looking to fill roles for our 2022 season.

Must be able to pass a background check and submit to weekly COVID testing if not vaccinated.

  • Tram Maintenance Technician

    Juneau

    SUMMARY:

    Performs (at the semi-skilled level) preventative maintenance and repairs to the aerial tramway and lift. Shall practice good housekeeping, emphasizing avoiding the development of any condition that might contribute to personal injury. Shall comply with the operational rules and regulations of the Goldbelt Tram Alaska.

     

    JOB DUTIES:

    • Using tools designed per the manufacturers' specifications performs preventative maintenance and repairs to the tramway's mechanical components or electrical systems in accordance with ANSI codes; continually expands the scope of skills while learning from the Tram Maintenance Supervisor;
    • Ensures that a signed complete log is maintained wherein the actual execution of work shall be recorded. The register shall state the components serviced and the condition of the components. A record shall be kept of replacement components;
    • Assists in expediting materials needed to do preventative maintenance and repairs;
    • Familiarizes self with lift, maintenance, and operational procedures; learns and follows proper safety procedures at all times when performing maintenance work; uses proper safety equipment (i.e., harnesses, when climbing towers or riding on top of tram cars); applies or uses lock-out procedures to prevent unexpected start-up and damage to equipment and systems;
    • Ensures that his/her training is kept current with common industry techniques and practices in emergency rope evacuation, emergency care evacuation, emergency drive operation, standby drive operation, top terminal generator operation, bottom terminal generator operation, and rescue winch operation. Provides, or assists with the provision of, training of same to designated employees with the subsequent recording of activity; keeps current on proper emergency procedures to be followed and critical employees to contact as the emergency response team;
    • May work on special facility projects as needed;
    • Authorized to discontinue operations of the aerial tramway due to physical, adverse weather, personnel, or other reasons;
    • To deny access to the aerial tramway to any person; using procedures and criteria provided;
    • To oversee operational procedures and adherence to applicable regulations pertaining to the aerial tramway;
    • When necessary due to personnel understaffing, unexpected absences, or emergencies, may perform the duties of a Tram Operator or Tram Attendant; on-call during the regular Tram operating season and will assist the Director of Maintenance and Operations when needed;
    • Assumes responsibilities of Tram Maintenance Supervisor during his/her absences;
    • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.

     

    NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

    • Ability to physically climb out of the tramway cabin under the direction of the Director of Maintenance and Operations and/or Tram Maintenance Supervisor.
    • Ability to physically rope evacuate passengers and self from the cabin.
    • Ability to read and interpret tramway and lift blueprints, manuals, and warranty requirements
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
    • Ability to learn, understand, and follow verbal and manual instructions; work independently and as a self-starter.
    • General knowledge of mechanics, electrical controls, hydraulics, wire-ropes, and preventative maintenance procedures of aerial lifts or tramways.
    • Skill in the operating personal computer utilizing a variety of computer software.
    • Working knowledge/familiarity with tram operations systems.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other employees.
    • Ability to work directly with the public, providing information and assistance daily.
    • Ability/willingness to learn and pass on to passengers those areas of interest to visitors, such as local history, people, culture, geography, etc.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High school diploma or equivalent, AND
    • Five (5) years of semi-skilled work or advanced apprenticeship level experience in the electrical or mechanical field of work, performing general repairs and ongoing maintenance.
    • Current CPR/AED and first aid certificates; drug testing may be required, or the ability to obtain as soon as training is available.
    • Current Rope Access and Fall Protection certificate or ability to obtain as soon as training is available.

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Prior tram maintenance experience.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Aerial tramway, lift, and terminal environment (2000 ft. elevation); extreme heights and dangerous overhead work areas exposed to inclement weather conditions; extremely dangerous electrical and/or mechanical conditions and equipment.
    • Routine movement in/out of an aerial tramway cabin as part of an aerial tramway and lift operation at a 2000 ft. elevation; constant public interaction and communication; constant exposure to extreme heights; periodic exposure to dangerous equipment during emergency evacuations or power failures. 
    • During emergency evacuations or equipment failure, expected to assist management. Must be able to hike trails to assist management in various emergencies (e.g., medical, missing persons, etc.) Must be able to lift and/or move up to 100 lbs. of different tram equipment/supplies. The Tram is a non-smoking facility with designated outside smoking areas.

     

    This is a year-round position with excellent benefits.

  • Tram Maintenance Supervisor

    Operations
    Juneau

    Title: Tram Maintenance Supervisor 

    Department: Operations Aerial Tramway Hours of Work:  40 hours 

    Category: Regular Full-time FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt 

    Salary/Grade Level:  DOE   

    Reports to (Supervises/Liaison): Tram & Facilities Manager (Tram Maintenance Technicians) 

     

    SUMMARY 

     

    The Tram Maintenance supervisor is responsible for of all phases of tramway maintenance activity and the performance of journeyman level electrical and/or mechanical work.  

    Oversees practices that determine the aerial tramway is operational, and that all aerial tramway maintenance personnel are trained, equipped, and capable of performing their duties for public operation. Constantly monitoring factors affecting the safe and efficient operation of tramway cars and the control center.    

     

    JOB DUTIES 

    • Responsible for ensuring that all required maintenance and repair work is performed by staff and/or contractors in accordance with state and local operational codes, ANSI B-77 code and manufacturer’s specifications.  

    • Performs journey level electrical and/or mechanical work which includes troubleshooting, disassembling, repairing or rebuilding mechanical components or electrical systems; uses and supervises the use of tools per manufacturers’ instructions and specifications. 

    • Supervises the maintenance and repair work performed by maintenance personnel and contractors, after troubleshooting and determining exactly what corrective work, methods, resources are needed. 

    • Develops and maintains a preventative maintenance program and schedule for all tramway structures and systems; expedites all materials needed to do preventative maintenance or repairs. 

    • Provides training for maintenance staff in standby operations, generator operations and rescue car lift evacuations; participates in emergency lift evacuation upon notification by the General Manager.  

    • Ensures that safety measures and equipment (i.e. harnesses, helmet, etc.) are taken/used at all times, especially when staff climb towers or ride on top of tram cars.  

    • Ensures that subordinates are trained (including in emergency rope evacuation), equipped and fit to perform their duties.   

    • Ensures that maintenance staff are available at all times during public operation of the tramway.  

    • Makes staff assignments; schedules staff work, taking into consideration ongoing operational needs, availability of staff, equipment, parts, etc.; checks quality of work performed, all while guiding (and sometimes training) work crew to project completion. 

    • Takes a lead role during absence of the Tram & Facilities Manager.  

    • Constantly emphasizes the importance of customer service; monitors staff’s provision of the same, correcting weaknesses or problems.  Must insure that all time cards or pay sheets are reviewed, signed, and submitted in a timely manner. 

    • Periodically reviews the operator’s manual with each new and returning employee; records all training per the ANSI code.  During operating hours, ensures the availability of at least one trained employee onsite to administer first aid. 

    • Performs basic trouble shooting of tram systems and able to record/log faults and bypasses per ANSI code.  

    • When necessary due to personnel understaffing, unexpected absences, or emergencies, may perform the duties of a Tram Operator or Tram Attendant; on call during the regular tram operating season and will assist the General Manager when needed. 

    • Enforces operational and safety rules; always keeps General Manager and Tram & Facilities Manager informed regarding a condition or occurrence that may adversely affect the safety of the operation; monitors that all signs in the ramp area, safety equipment and rope evacuation equipment are in place. 

    • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned. 

     

    NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

     

    • Extensive knowledge of the operation of aerial lift or tramway facilities, terminals and related equipment;  

    • Knowledge of common industry practices and considerations;  

    • Knowledge of maintenance and repair requirements; and applicable building, ANSI, OSHA and health codes. 

    • Ability to troubleshoot, disassemble, repair or rebuild systems and components of the facility and related equipment. 

    • Experience using welders and torches for fabrication and repair of mild steel and aluminum components. 

    • Ability to make work assignments, check the completed work, and guide/train a maintenance crew in normal operating and crisis situations. 

    • Ability to function in a stressful environment.  

    • Ability to balance and prioritize operating needs and schedules with available time and skills of maintenance crew to get the job done efficiently and effectively. 

    • Ability to develop and maintain a preventative maintenance program/schedule and employee safety and emergency evacuation training program. 

    • Ability to make decisions on maintaining and repairing equipment, systems, and components. 

    • Ability to read and interpret tramway and lift blueprints, manuals, and warranty requirements. 

    • Ability to physically rope evacuate passengers and self from cabin.  

    • Excellent communication and customer service skills.  

    • Ability to learn, understand and follow verbal and written instructions/directions.  

    • Ability to train staff in tram operations, emergency evacuation procedures, and basic customer service skills. 

    • Ability to learn, understand, and follow verbal and manual instructions; learn and function within ANSI codes. 

    • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other employees. 

    • Ability to work directly with the public, providing information and assistance on a daily basis. 

    • Ability/willingness to learn and pass on to passengers those areas of interest to visitors, such as local history, people, culture, geography, etc. 

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills) 

    • Two (2) years of experience working at an aerial tramway and /or ski lift operation that includes One (1) year of maintenance working with electrical controls, hydraulics and wire-rope. May substitute (1) year tram related experience for an Associate degree or Certificate in Advanced Diesel Technology and (2) years on the job experience  in the repair and maintenance of heavy machinery.  

    • One (1) year Lead/supervisory experience, including scheduling and training subordinates in any environment. 

    • Current CPR/AED and first aid certificates.    

    • Current Rope access and/or Fall Protection certificate or achieve certification within 6 months after acceptance of job offer. 

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills) 

    • Five (5) years of experience in aerial tramway and/or ski lifts, gondola operations to include two (2) years’ work with electrical controls, hydraulics and wire rope.  

    • Three (3) years lead/supervisory maintenance experience, including scheduling and training subordinates in any environment.  

     

    WORKING CONDITIONS 

    Aerial tramway, lift and terminal environment (2000 ft. elevation); extreme heights and dangerous overhead work areas exposed to inclement weather conditions; extremely dangerous electrical and/or mechanical conditions and equipment. 

    Routine movement in/out of an aerial tramway cabin as part of an aerial tramway and lift operation at an 2000 ft. elevation; constant public interaction and communication; constant exposure to extreme heights; periodic exposure to dangerous equipment during emergency evacuations or power failures.   

    During emergency evacuations or equipment failure, expected to assist management.  Must be able to hike trails to assist management in various emergencies (e.g., medical, missing persons, etc.)  Must be able to lift and/or move up to 100 lbs. of various tram equipment/supplies.  The Tram is a non-smoking facility with designated outside-smoking areas. 

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms. Frequent climbing, stooping, kneeling, and bending are required. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee must be able to enter, exit, and ride an aerial tramway in order to reach the upper worksite. 

How to Apply

Interested in joining the team?  Please use the link in our profile to apply on our Careers Website.  Someone from HR will reach out to you soon. We look forward to working with you!


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