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***Please note that  we are currently accepting applications for the 2021 summer season! The dates are from May 20th to October 17th.***


  • $15 per hour PLUS $1.00 per hour end of season bonus!
  • Four day work weeks allows plenty of time to explore the Telluride region, the San Juan Mountains and neighboring national parks
  • Furnished employee housing available
  • Gondola Mechanic

    Gondola Maintenance
    Mountain Village, Colorado
    $19.01 / hour

    Benefits

    • SEASON SKI PASS (winter only)
    • Four-day work weeks
    • Paid time off (PTO)
    • Health, dental, vision, life insurance
    • 401(K) match
    • Colorado PERA pension plan
    • Commuter shuttles for $2 a ride to/from Montrose, Norwood, and Cortez.

    Position Requirements

    • Employees get to work at 10,000 feet in elevation
    • Valid driver's license
    • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds
    • DOT drug testing
    • Minimum of one year of equipment maintenance; previous lift experience preferred.

     

    Job Title:  Mechanic – Gondola Maintenance (GM)                            

    FLSA: Non-Exempt

    Effective Date: March 2021

    Salary Grade: 36 (Min $19.01, Mid $22.37)

    NATURE OF WORK:

    Under general direction, performs preventive maintenance duties and repairs of Gondola equipment and components in accordance with department policies & procedures, and state & Federal regulations.

     

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Performs daily and monthly inspections on all Gondola equipment, components, terminals and facilities in accordance with manufacturer specifications; carries out responsibilities in accordance with Transit Department policies & procedures, and state and Federal regulations; assures safe and reliable Gondola services are provided to employees, guests, and residents of the community.
    • Performs basic cleaning and maintenance of equipment within scope of authority; cleans cabins and facilities; replaces and adjusts grips, belts, lights and pulleys; troubleshoots present and potential mechanical problems; replaces mechanical parts and components as necessary.
    • Performs maintenance duties and repairs of Gondola equipment and components as assigned; performs unscheduled maintenance in emergency situations as directed.
    • Assists 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.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    High school diploma or GED, plus at least one year of equipment maintenance, general mechanic experience, lift maintenance experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Obtain or have access to tools needed to perform standard maintenance.  ANSI – level I completed within 1 year??

    Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their employment.

     

    Licenses/Certification(s):

    Possession of a valid Colorado State Driver’s License is required.

    A driving record search will be conducted on all applicants prior to employment and will be subject observation throughout their employment.

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

    Knowledge of: Public transit equipment maintenance practices; safety rules and regulations; general mechanical and electrical principles and applications; department policies and procedures; hand tools, hydraulic equipment, power tools, pneumatic tools, rigging equipment used in equipment maintenance; lift tools, hoists and lubricants.

     

    Skill in: Recognizing and troubleshooting problems with equipment and components; identifying safety problems; performing preventive maintenance and repairs on assigned equipment and operating systems; using hand tools, power tools, and repair equipment; 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. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing according to Federal regulations and procedures.  This is a safety sensitive position requiring drug and alcohol testing.

    Physical Factors:

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

  • Winter Gondola Operators/Drivers

    Gondola Operations
    Mountain Village, Colorado
    $15.00 / hour

    LOCATION: Mountain Village, Colorado 

    EXPERIENCE: No experience required

    START DATE: Job starts immediately!  

    At the base of the Telluride Ski Resort, the FREE gondola links the Town of Mountain Village with historic Telluride providing the only FREE public transportation system of its kind.

    Projected 2020 Winter Season Dates: November 20, 2020 - April 4, 2021

    Our friendly front-line employees are responsible for loading passengers safely while sharing their knowledge and passion about the gondola, local recreational opportunities, and fabulous restaurants that Mountain Village/Telluride has to offer. Many of our seasonal employees work a season and then they are off to their next adventure, however, many stay on for multiple seasons or even go on to become full-time year-round employees.  We offer a generous benefits package for both seasonal and full-time year-round employees.  Regardless of what your plans are, as soon as you arrive you are welcomed by the team, the community and feel as if you are surrounded by good friends. 

    • Pay is $15/hr plus $1.00 per hour bonus upon completion of the season.
    • Four day work weeks 
    • Commuter shuttles may be available for $2 a ride to/from Montrose, Norwood, and Cortez.
    • Free public transportation
    • Season Ski Pass (winter season only)
    • Furnished employee housing is available

    Job requirements: 

    • Employees must be able to work in all weather conditions at 10,000 feet and stand for long periods of time
    • Valid driver's license
    • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
    • DOT drug testing
    • Full job description

    Gondola Facts:

    • The 13-minute (3 miles) gondola ride connects the two towns of Mountain Village and Telluride
    • The gondola cabins can transport 900 people per hour between two towns.  It would take 18 fifty passenger buses to drive the 8-mile trip resulting in more people on the road and more pollutants in the air.
    • Every 2nd cabin allows pets; there are wheelchair accessible cabins in addition to summer bike racks and winter ski/snowboard racks
    • A gondola cabins travel about 11 mph at full speed
    • The longest section of the gondola has a vertical rise of 1,778 feet and is over 5,750 feet long.
    • The highest station is Station St. Sophia at an elevation of 10,500 feet above sea level.

    Housing information:

    • Employee housing IS available- the Living situation is a fully furnished shared 1 bedroom Village Court Apartment. Winter 2020-2021 Employee Housing is currently available.
      • Employees are paired with a member of the same-sex (couples or friends may be paired together space permitting)
      • Rent is automatically payroll deducted bi-weekly.
      • Unit is fully furnished - kitchen includes full sized appliances and dishwasher
      • All bills paid - cable tv included (the internet is the employee's responsibility)
      • $500 deposit $50 Admin Fee and parking permit fee required. (Parking permit subject to availability.)  
      • Everything you need is within walking distance or a gondola ride away, so there is no need to bring a vehicle. Onsite parking is limited and first come first serve. 
      • Must be employed as a full-time seasonal employee to live in Employee Housing 
    • Contact HR@mtnvillage.org for additional information 

     Other Housing Options

    • Village Court Apartments in Mountain Village: a five-minute walk from the gondola, chairlift, grocery store, Nordic skiing/ biking/ hiking trails. Offers studio, one, two, and three-bedroom rentals. Minimal dog rental units are available. 
    • Big Billie's (summer season only) in Mountain Village: For more information, contact bigbillies@telski.com 970-728-7470. 
    • Telluride Daily Planet: The classifieds are a great place to look for house/apartment rentals as well as "roommates wanted".
    • The San Miguel Regional Housing Authority provides assistance in finding affordable housing to fit your needs. 

    Contact: HR@mtnvillage.org with any questions.

  • Gondola Operator/Bus Driver-Summer Season 2021

    Gondola Operator/Bus Operator-Summer Season 2021
    Mountain Village, Colorado
    $15.00 / hour

    Mountain Village is a great place to live, work & visit! Furnished employee housing available.

    Our friendly front-line employees are responsible for loading gondola passengers safely while sharing their knowledge and passion about the gondola, local recreational opportunities, and fabulous restaurants that Mountain Village/Telluride has to offer. The 2021 summer season is anticipated to run from May 20th to October 17th.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Operates Gondola and monitors operations in accordance with specific instructions, department policies and procedures and safety and service standards; provides safe, secure, comfortable services to users of the Gondola system; assists guests with cabin access, baggage, equipment and local information; maintaining orderly passenger traffic conditions in and around terminals.
    • Performs daily inspection of equipment, reports any operational problems to the supervisor in a timely manner, and completes daily reports as required; assures that Gondola vehicles are operated in accordance with established protocols and schedules; assists with other transit operations as directed.
    • Continuously inspects, cleans and maintains Gondola cabins, stations, and facilities; assists maintenance staff as needed; loads and unloads skis, snowboards, bicycles, and child-carriers as necessary.
    • Recognizes, practices, and enforces safety rules and procedures; recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries to supervisor immediately; completes required accident reports and First Report of Injury form as applicable 
    • Removes trash, personal items, and blankets from cabins, buses, bus stops, parking areas et cetera while utilizing the proper personal protective equipment and following appropriate Transit procedures.
    • Operates a rubber-tired 14 passenger or smaller transport shuttle vehicle transporting the public and/or employees; drives transport shuttle routes as needed; transports public and/or employees in inclement weather; performs daily vehicle checks; reports any unsafe conditions with vehicle; wears seat belts when operating any town vehicle
    • Reinforces the Town’s commitment to the environment by responsible use of electricity, natural gas, fuel, paper, water, and chemicals.
    • All other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be 18 years old or older 

    Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their employment.

    Licenses/Certification(s): Possession of a valid driver’s License is required; commercial driver’s license is desired. 

    A driving records search will be conducted on all applicants prior to employment and the applicant’s driving record will be subject to observation throughout their employment.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

    Knowledge of: Gondola operations, regulations and safety procedures; Gondola operation standards and rules; Federal, state and regional public transit regulations and safety standards; radio and telephone communications protocols; Town policies and procedures; safe operation of shuttle vehicles.

    Skill in:  Operating the Gondola and Bus in a safe manner, in compliance with all policies and procedures, and state and local regulations; react quickly to situations that could create safety and customer security problems; using courtesy and respect in providing excellent customer service to guests; establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with employees and the general public.

    Environmental Factors: Work is performed outdoors in variable weather conditions. Operators come into contact with highly used public cabins, public spaces, and multiple use blankets on a regular basis. 

    Physical Factors: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to continuously stand and walk while on duty; may lift/move up to 40 lbs. Employees operate/drive Transit vehicles.

How to Apply

To apply and view our benefits package please visit or careers site via the Apply Here button below.

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Lindsay Niehaus, HR Coordinator at HR@mtnvillage.org or at 970.369.6409.

Unfortunately, we do not sponsor H2B visas at this time.


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