Vail Resorts Welder, Snowmaking - Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe, California

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Job Brief: The welder position at Heavenly Mountain Resort is an important part of the Snowmaking Department. Your primary role will be welding and fabrication, however you will also be working in various other roles within the department, including actual snowmaking. It is your responsibility to execute our safety best practices to the best of your ability, as well as maintain a friendly and positive attitude every day, with all guests and employees. We are an internal based guest service department we want to make sure we leave our customers with a positive experience. A welder must be competent in using potentially dangerous equipment following all safety precautions. The ideal candidate will also have a steady hand and great attention to detail. Knowledge of different kinds of metal and their properties is essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Read blueprints and drawings and take or read measurements to plan layout and procedures. Track project requests and execution.

  • Determine the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements

  • Set up components for welding according to specifications (e.g. cut material with powered saws to match measurements)

  • Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded

  • Align components using calipers, rulers etc. and clamp pieces

  • Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal or overhead)

  • Repair machinery and other components by welding pieces and filling gaps

  • Test and inspect welded surfaces and structure to discover flaws. Maintain great attention to detail.

  • Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety

  • Learn the operation and control of Heavenly’s Snowmaking System. Assist in making snow when needed

  • Other tasks and duties as assigned by management. Requirements:

  • Proven experience as welder

  • Experience using a variety of welding equipment and procedures (TIG, MMA etc.)

  • Experience in using electrical or manual tools (saws, squares, calipers etc.)

  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings

  • Knowledge of relative safety standards and willingness to use protective clothing (face-shield, gloves etc.)

  • Deftness and attention to detail

  • Proficient in English

  • Snowmaking experience preferred

If you want to work for a different kind of ski resort, you’ve found your perfect match at Heavenly. With a massive mountain full of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is for those who want to go big and forge their own path. From on-mountain concerts to world-famous après ski parties and a one-of-a-kind DJ CAT, Heavenly exudes high-energy from first chair to last call. Come be a part of the team committed to delivering a refreshingly unique ski experience. www.vailresortscareers.com

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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