Employment: Lift Maintenance Mechanic

Job Summary

Responsible for maintenance of lift equipment (winter and summer). The Lift Maintenance Mechanic will maintain, troubleshoot, and repair fixed grip and detachable aerial and surface lifts. Preventative and routine maintenance is performed year-round in changing and extreme weather conditions.  Position duties will entail climbing to heights greater than 50 feet off the ground as well as crawling in potentially confined spaces.  Position will also assist other operating areas with various duties as assigned.


Location: On-site at Sunrise Park Resort

Department: Lift Operations

Reports to: Lift Maintenance Manager/Senior Personnel

Employment Status/Type: 10 Month Year-Round Full Time (time away in shoulder season- April and September)

Qualifications: Network, IT, and Server Experience

Compensation: $13.00-$18.00/hr – DOE


Medical, dental, vision
Voluntary retirement plan.
Paid time off
Skiing, riding for free at Sunrise Park Resort
Deeply discounted access to additional resort amenities such as dining, and mountain biking and discounted merchandise available through the retail division.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Perform routine lift startup, daily checks, and maintenance.
  • Observe mechanical devices in operation to troubleshoot and correct the causes of trouble.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments.
  • Repair or replace defective parts.
  • Install special functional and structural parts in devices.
  • Start devices to test their performance.
  • Repair electrical equipment and machinery.
  • Assist in repairs or modifications to ski lifts.
  • Communicate possible problems to senior personnel.
  • Maintain cleanliness of all lift maintenance areas.
  • Perform all duties as directed by Lift Maintenance Supervisor/Manager.
  • Operate regularly and be responsible for company equipment and vehicles.
  • Maintain good attitude and appearance to the public.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education / Experience:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D is required.
  • Must be able to read/write English
  • 6 months experience with hand tools or construction work or equivalent vocational or military training.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read and understand hydraulic, mechanical and electrical prints. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Understand maintenance recommendations of all ski lift manufactures by interpreting schematics and manufactures’ manuals. Understand and follow all ANSI and Federal Regulations.

Other Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Able to work outside in adverse weather conditions.
  • Must have a valid drivers license.
  • Must be able to lift 100 lbs. repeatedly.
  • Must be able to climb 75 ft. ladders/towers and work at heights more than 30 ft.
  • Must be able to work days, nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required with approval.
  • Willingness to learn on the job and increase skill levels.
  • Must be able to apply good judgment in potentially dangerous situations.
  • Skiing and or snowboarding is preferred.
  • Must be able to fill out daily lift logs.
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical labor.
  • Maintain a positive demeanor in verbal and non-verbal interactions with guests and team members.
  • Must be able to work as a team, while balancing team and individual responsibilities.
  • Is consistently dependable and arrives to work on time. Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Must give 2 weeks’ notice if you are unable to fulfill your shift.
  • Uses time efficiently and works quickly; completes tasks.
  • Ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Able to function in tight workspaces.

About Sunrise Park Resort

About Sunrise Park Resort:

Sunrise Park Resort is a wholly owned and operated tribal entity of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and is located in Greer, Arizona.  Sunrise is Arizona’s premier mountain resort destination.  Elevation – 9,200 feet above sea level.

Tribal Hiring Preference:

Sunrise Park Resort applies the White Mountain Apache Tribe’s preference policy.  Preference in hiring will be given to qualified candidates who are enrolled tribal members in the White Mountain Apache Tribe or enrolled in other federally recognized tribes.

Sunrise Drug/Alcohol policy:

Sunrise maintains a drug and alcohol-free work environment, which is critical to the safety of this position. Employees must comply with the drug and alcohol tests when requested by management or HR.
Due to the intensified risk and liability of the Resort, Sunrise has a Zero tolerance policy in place in all functional areas -especially high-risk areas that present potential danger/death to employees or guests. Activities that present the most potential for danger/death include but are not limited to climbing/hanging from towers, line work, driving equipment or vehicles, performing lift inspections, or involvement in any kind of maintenance.

To Apply:

If you are interested in joining our team please email the following items to hr@sunriseskipark.com:

  • Job title you are applying for in the Subject line
  • Sunrise Employment Application (download below)
  • Letter of Interest (cover letter)
  • Your Resume

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Sunrise at 855-735-SNOW (7669) or email hr@sunriseskipark.com. We hope you join our team!