Shop Mechanic


Mountain Operations


Year Round


Full Time Year Round


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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