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Lift Maintenance Electrician job in Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley, Inc. jobs
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
Company Name:
Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
Company Type:
Certified B Corporation
Sports & Physical Recreation
Impact Area:
Sports & Fitness

United States
State / Province:
New Mexico
Taos Ski Valley



Lift Maintenance Electrician


Supports the Lift Maintenance Manager and Supervisor with overseeing the electrical maintenance, design, and troubleshooting of all ski lifts. Plans, directs, and coordinates lift electrical, by performing the following duties.


  • Responsible for maintaining lift and other mountain electrical systems including chairlift control and drive systems, distribution centers, transformers, power, lighting and heaters.

  • Executing scheduled annual, monthly, weekly and daily maintenance on chairlift electrical and mechanical equipment.

  • Maintain, repair and assist with lift electrical equipment by completing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting malfunctions and performing training to operators. 

  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; and checking for issues.

  • Responding to and determining cause of lift electrical problems with public on board and implementing solutions by repairing or correcting Lift Operator error, explaining problem and solution to operator. Response and correction to be completed as quickly and safely as possible with the public’s safety, and your own safety being the highest priority. Implementing and ensuring compliance with all Company and State safety policies and procedures.


  • Must be able to read electrical schematics and understand symbols and many different manufacturer schematic layouts.

  • Must maintain OSHA requirements, as well as the National Electrical Codes.

  • Must be able to use test equipment to troubleshoot all types of electrical systems.

  • Must be able to climb chairlift towers wearing a fall protection harness, while carrying tools, to troubleshoot / repair equipment and electrical issues at heights up to 65 feet while chairlift is running.

  • Must have working knowledge of electrical and electronic control/sensor devices and their functions, testing and installation.

  • Must be able to operate a snowmobile, with public on mountain safely and respond to stopped lift issues quickly and efficiently in all types of snow conditions including deep powder.


  • Previous lift electrical and maintenance experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of all types of electrical equipment including AC motors and motor control, AC variable speed drives, DC motors, DC variable speed drives, battery powered low voltage 24VDC controls.

  • Must be familiar with analog, digital, and PLC controls interfacing low and high voltage systems to operate ski lifts and snowmaking systems.

  • Troubleshooting skills using electrical testing equipment to diagnose problems. Knowledge of ski lift electrical operation and controls. Familiarity with National Electrical Code and New Mexico Ski Safety statues.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills a must. Some computer skills required in order to communicate / email and track inventory parts. Also, parts research and on-line purchases

ref: (SB_4647)
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