The majority of our jobs are working at one of our seven gas station/convenience stores as a retail associate. We also have positions for qualified automotive technicians/tow truck operators, and office/warehouse personnel. More detailed descriptions can be found at www.ypss.com
If you are a returning YPSS employee please complete application. Work references are not required unless new employment history has occurred since employment with YPSS. Personal references are also not required if employed by YPSS within the last two years. Questions? Contact us before completing.
HAVE AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS? WANT TO SPEND THE SUMMER IN YELLOWSTONE?
Spend the summers within the borders of Yellowstone - the World's First National Park.
Automotive Technician Position
Duties and Responsibilities:
Working under the supervision of a location manager, our technicians perform a wide variety of mechanical and technical repairs on passenger cars, pickup trucks, and motor homes belonging to members of the public. The ability to quickly and accurately diagnose mechanical and technical problems with a bare minimum of test equipment is essential. Once it has been determined what repairs are required, technicians will advise customers of possible solutions to their problems and make necessary repairs or adjustments as requested. The company supplies minimal hand tools; therefore, individuals employed at the repair services must provide their own. If offered employment with YPSS, technicians may contact the company if they have questions regarding the tool policy. Included in the type of work we do is the operation of service trucks and tow truck units. Operation of tow truck will occur after proper training. Tow truck operation includes towing disabled vehicles of all sizes and vehicle recovery from motor vehicle accidents. Tow truck operation will require evening "standby" duty for which the technician will be paid a percentage of revenues generated. The ability to always deal with the public with courtesy and tact is a job requirement nearly as important as the mechanical/technical knowledge and skills involved. YPSS provides a service to customers who are having vehicle concerns; therefore, enthusiastic, helpful customer service is a priority.Compensation & Work Hours:
In 2020, the wage for entry-level technicians is $14.00 per hour. Wages will be incrementally higher based on the amount of training and practical experience an individual has. YPSS will also consider higher compensation for ASE certification. The basic work-week at the repair service facilities consists of five eight-hour days. Since our facilities are open seven days per week, there is no premium pay for Sunday or holiday work. A person's days off may fall on any two consecutive days of the week. For any hours worked in excess of forty-eight per work-week, overtime is paid at the rate of time-and-one-half. In addition to normal business hours, each repair service employee is required to be on "standby" several nights each week. This standby duty is to provide emergency wrecker and road service during the hours when the repair facility is closed. Employees providing this service are paid a percentage of the revenue generated during the period of standby. There is no pay for this duty unless the employee is actually called on to provide the emergency service.
Experience & Training Required:
Must have successfully completed one (1) year of automotive mechanical training beyond the high school level and/or have at least one (1) year working at some level in the automotive mechanical/technical field. A valid driver's license, issued by any state, is a prerequisite. A Commercial Drivers License is not required to operate YPSS tow trucks; however, additional consideration is given in the hiring process to applicants who do have a CDL. YPSS will perform a mandatory motor vehicle license and background check to determine if our insurance carrier will allow the new respective employee to be added to our policy.
Housing/Meals and RV sites are also available. Information can be found on the 'Room and Board' section.
Contact us with any questions. We desire to make your transition to Yellowstone as smooth as possible.
Yellowstone + Automotive Technician = Once in a lifetime amazing experience.
Interested? Complete an application online thoroughly.
LIVE AND WORK IN THE HEART OF BEAUTIFUL YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK!
Yellowstone Park Service Stations (YPSS) is the oldest concessionaire in Yellowstone National Park. We offer some of the best summer jobs working at our convenience store facilities. To live and work in the Park can be a life changing experience. We offer access to endless adventure opportunities and connections to people with which you will make memories and friendships that last a lifetime.
Benefits (Dessert) First!
- One of the biggest backyards in America! With 2.2 million acres, you can take advantage of the employee recreation program for guided hikes, sports, seminars, and other events. You can find more at ycerp.org.
- Identity: With YPSS you are a name, not a number.
- Looking for the Wildlife? Yellowstone is home to the largest concentration of free roaming wildlife in lower 48.
- Two days off per week to hike, fish, view wildlife, mountain bike, and more. The adventure is up to you! Who needs Gold's Gym?!
- 1st place: Yellowstone is the first National Park.
- International: You will be exposed to folks from all over the world.
- Lifelong friendships!
- Hooked: Yellowstone is home to some the nation's premier fly fishing waters.
- Yellowstone is home to over 300 active geysers.
- Resume builder: Develop lifelong skills and managerial responsibilities.
- Mountain lifestyle: Gateway to experience life out West.
- A summer adventure you will remember for a lifetime!
Daily Job Activities
- Interacting with park visitors from around the world.
- Completing sales on our touch screen point of sales system.
- Actively selling snacks, drinks and other retail items.
- Replenishing stock of our high quality retail items that include local and sustainable merchandise.
- Taking the responsibility of keeping public restrooms, dormitories, sales & service areas clean and sparkling.
- Working varied shifts.
- Answering repetitive questions for visitors in a cheerful manner.
- Sharing knowledge of Yellowstone's history, policies and issues with park visitors.
- Undertaking additional opportunities and duties as assigned.
Skills & Abilities Required
- Strive for a pleasant attitude on and off duty with visitors and team members.
- Work in the beautiful outdoors in wide range of weather conditions.
- Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Able to physically stand for periods up to four hours long.
- Assist with loading and unloading of warehouse delivery trucks & other vehicles.
- Give directions and provide information to inquisitive park visitors in a professional and cheerful manner.
- Promote appreciation and enthusiasm for Park environmental and safety programs.
- Learn and share Park information.
- Entry level pay rate for 2020 is $11.50 per hour. In addition, an incentive based location operations bonus is payable to those who satisfactorily complete the terms of the employment agreement. For details, please contact us.
- Subsidized housing at our dorms in Yellowstone! Rent is only $3.25 a day and this includes free laundry facilities and WiFi! (Most housing is in shared rooms. Limited private rooms and RV sites are available. Contact us for more details.)
Take the first step in your Yellowstone Summer Adventure and APPLY TODAY!
How to Apply
Complete an application thoroughly. References will be checked so provide requested information. Contact us with questions or concerns.