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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.
Impact Area:
Sports & Fitness
Company Type:
Certified B Corporation
Sports & Physical Recreation

State / Province:
New Mexico
Taos Ski Valley



Lift Maintenance Electrician

Company Overview

Here, at the end of a box canyon surrounded by wilderness where the Rockies begin in the shadow of the iconic Kachina Peak is a place situated off the map of ordinary. A place that since its first lift was installed over 60 years ago has strived to stay true to its roots while growing better rather than bigger. Here we get a glimpse of the future, a ski area that is redefining what a year-round mountain resort can look like. A place that is independent, free-spirited, and intimate in scale. A place that is more home than destination, more retreat than resort, and the people that come here are more family than guests.

This defining drive to be better is at our core, but better means more than how we do business, it reflects what nature and history has so generously given us. Big vertical and terrain, abundant snowfall and sunshine, and a rich cultural mosaic formed by the heritage of its original Pueblo people and vibrant Hispanic influences. By its community of artists and artisans and by the adventurers drawn to its spectacular wilderness. Today, amidst this enduring character are the winds of change, it’s a revitalization of Taos Ski Valley that will preserve both our values and our environment, while reinvesting in lodging, infrastructure, lifts, snowmaking, and facilities. Our goal still is to grow better rather than bigger and to create something that is unique in approach that is supportive of our environment, our community and our culture. This vision for the future has helped make us the first ski resort in the world to earn B Corp Certification. It’s a symbol of where we’re headed and what we stand for.

Job Overview

Electrical Maintenance is responsible for all Electrical issues pertaining to the lifts and lift buildings located at Taos Ski Valley. Knows, understands and follows the proper procedures to operate assigned lifts by using prescribed lift operating proce­dures. Demonstrates working knowledge of the safe operation of main and auxiliary drives, service and emergency brakes, safety circuits and telephones for all lifts to which (s)he may be assigned. Can carry out all company procedures for mechanical failures, lift evacuation, adverse\weather conditions or any other occurrence which may adversely affect the safety of the passengers on lift equipment. Skillful use of tools and equipment such as, but not limited to, hydraulic jacks, wrenches, hoists, porta-power. Lift mechanics carry out the duties and responsibilities assigned to them with respect to public and employee safety, customer relations, and providing safe, efficient, and quality uphill transportation to our guests.

Qualifications & Knowledge

  • 4 years’ experience with residential and industrial power – Journeyman License, required

  • Education requirement of High School Diploma, preferred

  • Must possess valid driver’s license

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

  • 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 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 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.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays and evenings.

  • Knowledge of lift safety codes and standards – ANSI B-77 Standard, preferred

  • Knowledge and experience with electrical codes and standards – NEC/NFPA 70, required

  • Familiar with lift operation and controls, preferred

  • Possession of personal tools and understanding of tool use safety, preferred

  • Safe work habits, understanding of lock out tag out

  • Ability to create orders for parts or new installations

  • Understanding of Com-Line maintenance and installation

Total Compensation Package:

This is a full-time, seasonal position with benefits including a free season pass, paid wellness days, domestic partnership benefits, free employee shuttle, family & friends discounted tickets and excellent resort wide discounts!

Objectives of our overall compensation philosophy include: 

  • Fairly & competitively compensate within our region, industry & larger marketplace while keeping with our B Corp ethics

  • Pair equity amongst genders and similar types of work, rather than relying on past wage history

  • Support pay transparency & encourage openness on compensation topics

  • Conducting regular, organization-wide pay analyses to ensure fair and unbiased compensation

  • Rewarding those that are results-driven, contribute positively & bring additional value to the organization by aligning with our organization’s overall goals, B Corp ethics and sustainability guidelines.

Other sweet perks include:

  • Retail, Rental, F&B, Lodging & Recreational discounts

  • Totally cool deals on awesome gear

  • Lift ticket discounts to partner resorts

  • Internal recognition programs

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • Awesome staff events and cultural experiences

  • Access to wellness programs and gym discounts!

  • A robust Employee Assistance Program offering all kinds of wonderful perks!

  • ...did we mention the views are gorgeous?!

Background Check

Positions dealing with children, of safety sensitive and/or confidential nature, require driving or positions that handle cash may require a background check and MVR check. Employment is contingent upon a favorable background check and MVR check.


Here at Taos Ski Valley, Inc. we want you to Be Yourself! We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer which means your gender, your sex life, your skin color, your age, disability, DNA, military status, who you love or your religious beliefs are all welcomed and appreciated here. We prefer to base our hiring on your values, your experience & qualifications and your passions! So, if you’re stoked about the mountain, want to work for a B Corp, have a positive, can-do attitude and are good at what you do, then WE WANT YOU!

This description is a summary of the position, for a full job description please CLICK HERE

If you have further questions, please email HR@skitaos.com or please give us a call at 575-776-2291

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