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Job Title:   Supervisor Porcupine Mountain Operations

Reports to: Director of Ski Area Management

Summary: This is a working supervisor position who when necessary performs many of the duties of those it supervises at the ski area. In addition to supervising day to day operations at the ski area, this position also teaches in the Ski Area Management program with courses assigned based upon skills, summer duties focus on maintenance and construction and preparation for the winter season.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Perform preventative maintenance ensuring all equipment and plant is maintained and operational.

Serves as a teaching assistant and part time faculty in the SAM program.

Maintains up-to-date records of all lifts, grooming equipment, rentals, injuries and daily cash ledgers.

Reviews applications, interviews, hires, trains and supervises all Porcupine Mountain operational personnel.

Prepares and submits annual maintenance and improvement plan for the ski area.

Aids in the preparation of the Porkies and SAM budget.

Maintains daily record on ticket and other income.

Conduct assigned promotional activities including ski reports, and other special events.

Ability to repair and operate a variety of equipment including chair lifts, tows, snow groomers, bull dozers etc.

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of ski area operations

Gas and diesel engine maintenance

PCs and related software

Budgeting, forecasting and record keeping

Electrical AC/DC to include high and low voltage, drives and PLC technology

Hydraulics and hydrostatic operations and drives

Grooming/heavy equipment operations and maintenance

Snowmaking principles and operations

Principles of supervision

Welding and fabrication

First aid and CPR

Rental and retail practices

 

Ability to:

Ski/snowboard at the instructor level

Teach Ski Area Management Courses

Provide technical and operational leadership in ski area operations

Supervise employees

Operate and maintain a variety of ski area equipment

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

 

Education and/or Experience any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skill and abilities. A typical way to obtain these would be:

Bachelors in Business with a minor in Ski Area Management

Associates in Ski Area Management with five years experience in operating a ski area.

Valid Driver’s license required and PSIA certification and First Aid and CPR certificates preferred

 

Physical Demands: the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and climb. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to work at heights, around working machinery and in wet and cold conditions. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities require by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outdoor conditions in harsh weather including snow and darkness. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

 

Interested individuals should submit a portfolio containing:

            a letter of interest

            a detailed resume

            three references that include current contact information

            GCC Application for Employment

            unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment)

            other relevant material to:

 

            Human Resources Attn: Ashley Paquette

            Gogebic Community College

            E4946 Jackson Road

            Ironwood, MI 49938

            (906) 932-4231 ext. 324

            ashleyp@gogebic.edu

 

Gogebic Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.