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Lift Operator 2019/20 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Category Lift Operations  

Lift Operations is responsible for the safe loading and unloading of our customers on chair lifts, carpet conveyor and surface lifts. This is an outdoor and physically demanding position. Daily duties include shoveling and manicuring snow on loading and unloading areas. Lift Operations is a team-oriented department focused on providing our guests with excellent customer service.

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and the qualifications for the position. The job description is not intended to be inclusive of all duties an individual in the position might be asked to perform or of all the qualifications that may be required now or in the future. We will not ask you to perform a task that is inherently unsafe or that you are not adequately trained to perform. When we do ask for your assistance with any job we expect an enthusiastic and cooperative response.

Under the supervision of the Lift Operations Managers, Supervisors and Lead Operators, the Lift Operator shall be required to:

-Comply with the A.N.S.I. code B77.1 section 2006, which states the duties of the operations shall be as follows:

  1. Maintain orderly passenger traffic conditions within his/her area jurisdiction;
  2. Advise and assist passengers, as required;
  3. Maintain surveillance of his/her area of jurisdiction

-Demonstrate an on-going commitment to delivering excellent customer service. This involves interacting with customers in a courteous manner, and being able to answer questions professionally.

-Assist with the daily operation of your assigned ski lift, to include: the inspecting and checking of the lift prior to operation, while maintaining the lift house, equipment, and surrounding area throughout your shift to ensure they remain in a neat and orderly manner.

-Continually remain vigilant to the needs of both the equipment and the skiing/boarding customers, and react to those needs in a protective manner while maintaining quality service.

-Maintain carriers, loading and unloading areas, platforms, and ramps, (shoveling), in such a manner as to make it easy for the skiers/boarders to load and unload with a high degree of care and efficiency.

-Provide timely and accurate information concerning weather conditions, grooming or slope conditions, and related information intended to help the customer maximize their skiing experience.

-Communicate problems to superiors, while showing initiative in handling routine and emergency situations.

-Maintain any appropriate records as set forth by company policy and procedures.

-While remaining professional and friendly, check customers' tickets for accuracy and provide current information.

-Support and promote company policies and procedures.

-Keep updated on current events at Dodge Ridge.

-Requires communication with other departments in a professional manner.

-Possess knowledge in rope rescue skills; assist in lift evacuations.

-Comply to and enforce safety rules and policies.

-Be knowledgeable of and promote hill safety, risk awareness, and good housekeeping procedures.

-Be prepared for walking and working on uneven ground, deep powder, and icy and wet surfaces.

The skiing/riding employee represents a model for safe skiing for both the guest and fellow employees. You are required to be aware of all safe skiing procedures, trail closures, and out-of-bounds policies.

Position Requirements

Job Qualifications

-Complete the initial lift operations training program, and understand the Customer Service Policy of Dodge Ridge.

-Ability to consistently deliver excellent customer service.

-Be aware of the ski area’s terrain and facilities.

-Be well groomed and present a professional public image.

-Maintain a courteous, pleasant demeanor in person and on the telephone.

-Be in good physical condition, as this position requires standing for long periods of time and the shoveling of snow.

-May be required at times to do heavy, awkward lifting, (up to 100lbs.-with assistance).

-Must be capable of tolerating heights.

-Have good manual and physical dexterity skills.

-Possess the ability to learn and be knowledgeable of the needs of the equipment and standard procedures for their care and safe operation.

-Possess the ability to read and write legibly, and to use good composition skills to complete reports, forms, etc.

-Be punctual, honest, trustworthy, and posses good judgment.

Job Attitudes

  • Provide a positive and helpful attitude towards all our customers and all Dodge Ridge employees.
  • Support the Company’s policies and procedures.
  • Support the harmony and goodwill of the Company.
  • Be an effective team leader and motivator for the department.

Work Schedules

Weather conditions and the number of guests play a large role in the work scheduling of Dodge Ridge employees.

When conditions are normal, you may be expected to work 40 up to 48 hours per week, including weekends and holidays.  During busy periods, you may be expected to work six (6) days a week.

You must arrange for transportation to work so that you arrive at your designated workstation at the scheduled time.  Keep in mind that you will often be required to drive on hilly, snowpacked, and icy road surfaces.

Working Conditions

At any time during the ski season, Dodge Ridge employees are often required to perform their tasks in high winds, heavy snowfalls, low visibility, rain, and extremely cold or warm temperatures.

Work is typically outside working directly with resort guests and other resort staff members.  It can be noisy, cold, wet, or humid.  You may be expected to work in high places and frequently you will work around moving objects. At times you may be inside your lift shack.


A professional appearance at Dodge Ridge is required.  Please wear your name tag and uniform at all times during your scheduled shift.  We will provide most of the uniform for you to do your job.  However, you will be required to provide some items as part of your job, as listed below.  The quality, color, and style of the items must be approved by your manager prior to being worn to work.  All hats worn must have the Dodge Ridge logo while on shift.

Items You Must Provide

-Watch                                                               -Pocketknife                                                      -

 -Goggles                                                            -Day pack

-Sunglasses                                                        -Sunscreen 

-Gloves                                                              -A lock for your locker

-Warm boots with vibram soles (sorrels, ect.)


PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES                               PERCENTAGE OF TIME

_____Walking                                                  99                               

___Balancing                                                     99                  

____Climbing                                                   10                                           

_____Standing                                                  99

_____Turning                                                   99

_____Stooping                                                  30

_____Walking on ice/snow                                99

_____Walking on uneven terrain                       99

_____Walking up/down steep hills                    10

_____Walking up/down stairs                            50

_____Digging/Shoveling dirt/snow                    75

_____Skiing up to 8 hours a day                       00

_____Crouching                                               10

_____Kneeling                                                 05

_____Driving autos/trucks                                00

_____Driving Heavy equipment                        00

_____Driving Snowmobiles                               00

_____Sitting                                                     90

_____Reaching                                                 99

_____Carrying                                                  25

_____Pushing                                                   99

_____Pulling                                                    99

_____Grasping                                                  99

_____Hand Coordination                                  99

_____Repetitive use of hands                            99

_____Repetitive use of feet                               99

_____Touch Perception                                     99

_____Talking                                                    90

_____Seeing                                                     100

_____Hearing                                                   100

_____Depth Perception                                     100

_____Quick Reaction Time                               100

_____Lifting 1-15 lbs_____26-50lbs_50%___51-99lbs_____100+lbs___


WORKING CONDITIONS                                PERCENTAGE OF TIME

_____Inside                                                      99

_____Outside                                                   99

_____Cold                                                        100

_____Wet                                                         100

_____Humid                                                     100

_____Dusty                                                      100

_____Dirty                                                       100

_____Noisy                                                      50

_____Vibration                                                 50

_____Mechanical Hazards                                 100

_____Moving Objects                                       50

_____High Places                                             20

_____Working with others                                100

_____Working alone                                         100

_____Working with food                                   00

_____Other____________                                 _____


Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Position Lift Operator  
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 8/13/2019  
Location Dodge Ridge Ski Area  
About the Organization Dodge Ridge, located in Tuolumne County, is a complete winter sports area featuring downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing with 60 runs, 12 lifts, 1600' vertical, groomed trails, two restaurants, adult and children programs, and rentals.

Tuolumne County is the recreational and cultural center of the Gold Country, offering a variety of outdoor activities including skiing, biking, hiking, rafting, fishing, camping, and more. The arts, theater, museums, and entertainment abound. Located two hours from the Bay Area, the Sierra Nevada foothills area is uncrowded, where the comfortable lifestyle exists at a more than comfortable price.

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