Technician/Gondola Maintenance
Mountain Village, Colorado


San Juan Mountains


Technician/Gondola Maintenance

Mountain Village, Colorado
Telluride, Colorado
$23.44 - $27.55 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
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Job Title: Technician – Gondola Maintenance   

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Effective Date: January 2021

Salary Grade: 8 (Min $23.44, Mid $27.55)


Under general supervision, performs complex electrical and mechanical inspection, maintenance and repairs of Gondola equipment and components in accordance with department policies & procedures, and state & Federal regulations.


  • Performs detailed safety checks and inspections on all Gondola equipment, components, terminals, towers and facilities in accordance with manufacturer specifications; carries out responsibilities in accordance with Transit Department policies & procedures, and state & Federal regulations; assures safe and reliable Gondola services are provided to employees, guests, and residents of the community.
  • Assures technical compliance with Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board (CPTSB), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and all other applicable regulatory and safety requirements; oversees and coordinates maintenance and repair projects.
  • Performs repair and maintenance of equipment, components and infrastructure within scope of authority; replaces and adjusts grips, belts, lights and pulleys; troubleshoots present and potential mechanical and electrical problems; replaces mechanical and electrical parts and components as necessary.
  • Performs special technical maintenance duties and repairs of Gondola equipment and components as needed; troubleshoots and repairs worn and damaged electrical, mechanical, control, and safety systems and components; responds to emergency situations and breakdowns and performs critical repairs.
  • Trains other mechanics and technicians as needed.
  • Acts as a liaison, when necessary between Mountain Village and its residents and guests, subcontractors, vendors, and merchants giving direction and assistance as needed. 
  • Promotes and observes safe work methods and uses safety equipment; secures work sites as necessary; may attend safety committee meetings, actively participates in and may conduct tailgate trainings
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of the team
  • Reinforces the Town’s commitment to the environment by responsible use of electricity, natural gas, fuel, paper, water, and chemicals.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


High school diploma or G.E.D. AND 3 years gondola equipment maintenance experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Obtain or have access to tools needed to perform technical repairs and maintenance.   


Possession of a valid Colorado State Driver’s License is required.  Certification from the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) is required. ANSI – level I & level II training


Knowledge of: Public transit equipment maintenance practices; Federal, state and regional public transit licensing and inspection regulations and safety standards; principles and techniques of non-destructive testing, including magnetic particle inspection procedures; journey-level methods, practices and techniques used in the skilled trades, including mechanical and electrical components; hand tools, hydraulic equipment, power tools, pneumatic tools, NDT equipment, and rigging equipment used in Gondola equipment maintenance; lift tools, hoists and lubricants; department policies and procedures.

Skill in: Prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands, recognizing and troubleshooting problems with equipment and components; performing diagnostic tests on components and equipment; analyzing and interpreting technical documents, manuals and reports; adapting parts and tools to specific repairs; identifying safety problems; performing preventive maintenance and repairs on assigned equipment and operating systems; using hand tools, power tools, and repair equipment; providing technical direction and instructions to others; effective verbal and written communication; establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers.

Environmental Factors:

Work is performed in outside in various weather conditions, and at heights. 

Physical Factors:

While performing the duties of this job, employees are exposed to moving mechanical parts, extensive ladder climbing, electrical hazards, and dangerous tools and equipment; may lift/move up to 100 lbs.

Expectations of All Employees:

To support consistent high-quality guest service to everyone in our community, including our co-workers, making Mountain Village a great place to live, work and visit.

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