Heavy Equipment Operator 2024

Dodge Ridge Corp. | Pinecrest, CA

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Posted Date 4/21/2024
Description Summary of Job Purpose

The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for Snow Removal in the Parking Areas and Roads at Dodge Ridge in order to provide parking and access to the Ski Area. This position requires an extremely detail oriented, experienced, safety conscious and responsible candidate. This position is a key and important member of the Dodge Ridge Team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

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.

  1. Perform all duties and responsibilities with a "safety first" attitude when working on all machinery. Complete all tasks with the proper knowledge and use of safety equipment.
  2. Operate the Snow Removal Equipment in a safe and proper manner at all times and in a variety of terrain and snow conditions.
  3. Perform regular preventative maintenance on all snow removal vehicles and equipment.
  4. Daily record keeping of vehicle maintenance records.
  5. Perform maintenance on vehicle fleet when not performing snow removal and grooming duties.
  6. Snow shoveling, sometimes very heavy and wet, weighing as much as 50 lbs or more.
  7. Perform lift evacuations as needed.
  8. Must wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task being performed.
  9. Operate a snowmobile, as needed, in a safe and proper manner at all times and in a variety of terrain and snow conditions.
  10. Communicate and cooperate with Ski Patrol, Lift Operations and Maintenance as needed.
  11. Maintain a neat and orderly work place in the shop and when in the snow removal equipment.
  12. Complete snow mobile safety training program if required.
  13. Answer any questions our guests may have in a courteous and friendly manner.
  14. Assist with search and rescue operations as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to safely operate heavy equipment in all weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of basic hydraulic systems.
  • Basic knowledge of the mechanical operation of the snow removal equipment.
  • Knowledge of vehicle service bulletins.
  • Good manual and physical dexterity.
  • Ability to learn the snow removal routes and routines.
  • Ability to learn to Dodge Ridge Safety Plan.
  • Able to work in tight spaces such as in and around maintenance and snow removal vehicles and other related equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle electrical circuitry.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects weighing at least 50 lbs or more.
  • Ability to set goals and see them through to their completion.
  • Ability to work well with others and to work independently.
  • Knowledge of safe and responsible tool usage and techniques.
  • Knowledge of proper and responsible radio usage
  • Knowledge of proper and responsible vehicle usage, on and off road.
  • Ability to write legibly and to use good composition skills to complete maintenance records.
  • Must posses a valid driver's license and meet the Motor Vehicle Record qualifications as outlined in the Fleet Safety Program.
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 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 with moving objects and it can be noisy, dirty, and dusty. Machinery can cause vibration. It may be cold, wet, or humid. There is also the possibility of working inside mostly with other resort staff members. Sometimes you may be requires to work around mechanical hazards.


To project a professional appearance at Dodge Ridge, your department requires a uniform be worn, including a nametag. Please wear both 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. (We strongly encourage you to contact your supervisor for a description of the quality, color, and style of the items you are required to provide before you purchase them.)

Items You Must Provide

  1. Watch
  2. Pocket knife
  3. Warm clothing for working outside in very cold weather.
  4. Warm boots
  5. Warm gloves

Salary22.13 Hour
Equipment Operator
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