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    • Job Opportunity: Senior Snowcat Grooming Operator

      7 octobre 2019

      Senior Snowcat Grooming Operator 

      The Nelson Nordic Ski Club (NNSC) is looking for an experienced Grooming Operator to maintain the club’s network of cross-country ski trails (35kms) for this coming ski season (November-March). The Senior Grooming Operator role is a seasonal full-time position offering a competitive salary. 

      To apply, submit your resume to Jaime Frederick, General Manager (jaime@nelsonnordicski.ca) by October 15th, 2019.

      Job Description


      1.Trail Grooming and maintenance

      • Implement the trail grooming program through operation of snowcat and snowmobile grooming machines consistent with the NNSC Grooming Policy.
      • Work under the direction of the General Manager and with other NNSC staff to coordinate grooming operations in a safe, efficient and timely manner including adjusting grooming travel speed and shift timing as required dependent on snow and weather conditions.
      • Remove snags and buck trees that have come down on ski trails during shifts.
      • Organize and facilitate staff and volunteer training as required.
      • Liaise with Nordic event and race organizers to meet grooming expectations.
      • It is preferred that grooming staff are active cross-country skiers so they can understand the requirements and intricacies of grooming for our sport more effectively.

      2. Machine Maintenance

      • Perform regularly scheduled maintenance checks on the grooming machines and equipment as outlined in the manufacturer’s recommendations and site-specific schedules.
      • Create parts order lists, stocking and parts and supplies inventories for grooming program.  Competitive pricing practices are to be used at all times.
      • Collaborate with the NNSC mechanic to flag maintenance or mechanical issues that come up through the season.
      • Administration
      • Participate in training sessions as required.
      • Implement live grooming tracking system.
      • Perform trail grooming status updates at the end of each shift
      • Accurate, professional, and timely email management.
      • Accurate timesheet completion and submission to the General Manager according to NNSC policy.
      • Use of flexible time schedules so overtime is kept to a minimum.

      3. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

      • Knowledge of NNSC Strategic  Plan, goals and objectives, policies and procedures.
      • Knowledge of the Nelson Nordic trail system, associated activities and events.
      • Knowledge of ‘skier preference’ trail grooming and maintenance best practices.
      • Knowledge of grooming machines and equipment (both operational and maintenance).
      • Knowledge of Nordic race event logistics and associated expectations.
      • Skill and ability to operate a wide range of equipment and machinery including snow grooming machines, quads, snowmobiles, tractors, trucks, chainsaws and brush saws.
      • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS.
      • Ability and willingness to work late night / early morning shifts with delayed starts during forecasted snowfall events.
      • Willingness to work with the general manager, other staff, and the directors to improve the grooming procedures therefore increasing efficiencies and the grooming product.
      • Intermediate skill level preferred in mechanical repair, carpentry and welding.
      • Basic skill level in computer operation and administrative duties.
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills
      • Class 5 driver’s license