Shop Mechanic


Mountain Operations


Year Round


Full Time Year Round


Availability: Full Time available.

Repairs, maintains and overhauls diesel, and gasoline automobiles, trucks, tractors, snowmobiles, snow grooming machines and other vehicles by performing the following duties. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Examines vehicle and discusses with supervisor nature and extent of damage or malfunction. Plans work procedure.
  • Raises vehicle, with hydraulic jack or hoist, to gain access to mechanical units bolted to underside of vehicle.
  • Repairs or replaces parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings.
  • Overhauls or replaces carburetors, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, and pumps.
  • Rebuilds parts such as crankshafts and cylinder blocks. Rewires ignition system, lights, and instrument panel.
  • Relines and adjusts brakes, aligns front end, repairs or replaces shock absorbers, and solders leaks in radiator.
  • Mends damaged body and fenders by hammering out or filling in dents and welding broken parts.
  • Installs new ignition systems, aligns front wheels, changes or recharges batteries, and replaces transmissions and other parts.
  • Overhauls electric, gas or diesel engines.
  • Lubricates moving parts and drives repaired vehicle to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Fabricates special lifting or towing attachments, hydraulic systems, shields, or other devices according to blueprints or schematic drawings.
  • Visually inspects hydraulic lines and components to detect leaks, damage, and wear.
  • Replaces worn or damaged hydraulic components such as oil lines, fittings, cylinders, servo valves, pressure release valves, gaskets, and seals.
  • Performs routine maintenance such as changing filters. 

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Parts washing.
  • Components lubrication.
  • Use of welders and cutting torch.
  • Keep parts, materials and tools organized.
  • May be requested to work extra hours with little or no notice.
  • Keep nice and neat appearance, keep uniform clean and have good personal hygiene.
  • Must be dependable and punctual with daily scheduling.
  • Willingly perform any task outside the normal job parameters that are assigned which may be required to help the Red River Ski Area as a whole meet required goals or standards. 


  • Demonstrate good guest and employee relation skills: ability to be pleasant, courteous and actively friendly with everyone. 
  • Self-directed.
  • Works well as a team to get the job done
  • Ability to identify and accommodate shifting priorities with little or no notice
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence

Work Environment

  • Work in extreme weather conditions, standing for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to safely operate heavy equipment, snowmobiles and 4-wheel ATV’s.
  • May be required to work holidays and weekends.
  • Lift and/or move heavy weight.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School Degree or equivalent
  • Mechanical aptitude
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