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Snowshoe - Technician Electrical II

at Alterra Mountain Company

Posted: 8/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 50194caa-6db7-4ac7-a002-9b16b6d655a0
Keywords: electrical

Job Description

Full Time - Year Round


Snowshoe is the premier destination for Mid-Atlantic and Southeast skiers, snowboarders and winter enthusiasts. We offer 257 acres of skiable terrain, 1500 vertical feet, 57 trails and the best snow around. Enjoy our world class events, cool mountain temperatures, beautiful vistas and 11,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness.



Our organizational values describe our shared beliefs…what’s important to us as an organization; how we want to treat each other and our guests.

Respect         Excellence               Safety             Sustainability        Fun

This position is responsible for the following job results.
  • Following all state and federal codes (national electrical code), regulations, insurance carrier, and manufacturer requirements
  • Performing daily inspections to ensure safe operations
  • Assisting plumbers, carpenters, and hvac personnel in keeping all components operational
  • Performing all prescribed electrical maintenance on all equipment
  • Following national electrical codes, manufacturers requirements, federal and state requirements, and insurance requirements
  • Completing all required maintenance logs and records
  • Trouble shooting electrical malfunctions quickly and efficiently to minimize downtime
  • Assembling and testing machines to verify correction of malfunction
  • Observing, monitoring, and adjusting equipment during operations
  • Performing inspections and servicing as prescribed by manufacturers or governing bodies
  • Ensuring that all maintenance information on all equipment and systems is recorded in compliance with company requirements
  • Recording and documenting all work performed
  • Completing in detail and turning in all work orders so that proper billing can be achieved
  • Performing periodic tests and inspections on all equipment
  • Monitoring and testing equipment regularly
  • Offering continual assistance of the standard operational and safety practices to the plumbers, carpenters, hvac, and other assisting departmental personnel
  • Referring to equipment technical manuals to ensure proper procedures are followed and proper settings are maintained
  • Notifying manager of any condition or occurrence that may adversely affect the safety of operation or the quality of the experience of our guests
  • Observing housekeeping, bar, or restaurant operations to ensure they are safely and efficiently operating equipment
  • Making suggestions to the supervisors or managers when abnormalities are noted
  • Maintaining high voltage switches and transformers
  • Repairing all high voltage lines as needed
  • Performing electrical tasks for other departments (snowmaking, maintenance, lifts, etc.)
  • Reading trade publications, attending training, workshops, maintaining electrical license and communicating with peers at other resorts and our sister Alterra resorts
  • Reading mountain operations manuals, employee handbooks, and manufacturers manuals
  • Maintaining work areas and shop areas clean and neat for co-workers, guests, and inspectors
  • Following all company safety policies and procedures
  • Following all manufacturers safety policies and procedures
  • Attending company and departmental safety training meetings
  • Use proper PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Conducting yourself in a friendly and courteous manner at all times and provide efficient, timely service to guests and other staff
  • Assisting and instructing guests whenever asked
  • Answering questions or concerns of guests
  • Assisting other departments in their daily routines pertaining to the use of the equipment 

This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of this resort and position, the responsibilities of this position may change.


Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: 2 years as a licensed electrician with 1-year experience with 480/15kv equipment


  • West Virginia electrician license – Master or Journeyman
  • Current and valid driver’s license
  • Level II skill list:
    • Residential – wiring, outlets, switches, lights, heaters and breaker sizes
    • Distribution panels – install, calculate loads, breaker requirements
    • Bend and install conduit
    • Experience with relays, thermostats, capacitors, solenoids, heating elements
    • Small electric motors, install and troubleshoot, repair 12V, 110V, and 220V
    • Knowledgeable of and adheres to lockout/tag out procedures
    • Knowledgeable of and uses proper PPE
    • Knowledgeable of and adheres to lockout/tag out procedures
    • Operate (or willing to learn) different types of man lifts
    • Experience with 480V equipment
    • Read electrical schematics
    • Operate cable locator to locate and mark underground lines
    • Experience with 480V and 15kv equipment; transformers, motors, switches, starters, drives
    • Operate 15kv switches and replace fuses
    • Terminate and splice 15kv cables
    • Properly ground 15kv equipment for service and repair
    • Isolate and locate faults on 480V and 15kv equipment
    • Terminate and troubleshoot 480V and 4160V motors
    • Calculate transformer and wire size for distribution lines
    • Experience with installation and troubleshooting reduced voltage starters, VFDs and PLCs


Any employee or volunteer who operates a company vehicle including cars, trucks, snowcats, snowmobiles, or heavy equipment is required to comply with the Driver’s Standards Policy. This policy also applies to employees or volunteers driving their personal vehicles for company business more than four times per month, averaging 30 miles per trip. All drivers should receive a full copy of the Alterra Driver’s Standards Policy; if you have not – please contact your Risk/Safety or HR/EE Department.


This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Office Environment:

  • Able to lift, carry, or otherwise move and position a minimum of 20 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other common office equipment on a constant basis.
  • Auditory and visual acuity to operate computers, phones, mobile devices and basic office equipment on a constant basis.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time sitting, bending, reaching, and speaking on a constant basis.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time standing, walking, kneeling, pushing and pulling on an occasional basis.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mountain Environment:

    • The primary physical environment in which this position works is out of doors with a high exposure level to cold, snow, wind, rain, bugs, sun, high altitude, extreme heights, lightning, etc...
    • The degree of strenuous activity within the job is considered to be high. Often lifting a weight of 50 pounds throughout the day is common.
    • Additional strenuous physical activity may include walking or hiking upon uneven, challenging terrain with heavy tools or equipment.
    • Exposure to: Chemicals required for cleaning, de-greasing, and painting Ultra Violet radiation from the sun enhanced through lack of atmospheric filtration at work altitude.  Fumes produced in activities ranging from cleaning to painting to fabrication of metal products. Noise generated by snowmobiles, lift equipment, and tools may require hearing protection to be worn.
    • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.
    • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

An Equal Opportunity Employer